Baba given Darshan to Shri C. Venkatram Naidu of Nellore and made Him as His devotee
Shri C. Venkatram Naidu of Nellore on 4-7-1939, entered the Udippi coffee hotel along with his friends to have coffee. There he saw photos of Shri Rama, Lord Krishna, Hanuman, and Madhvachari and other photos of Gods and Goddesses. To his wonderment, he saw a Saint in the sitting posture on a stone wearing Kupni and tying the cloth around his head. In front of him were coconut and plantains for puja.
As soon as he saw the photo he was drawn to it and he gazed at it intensely and with love. His friends finished coffee and left the hotel telling him that they were going. He did not even respond to them and went on admiring the Saint in the picture. A doubt arose in his mind as to what religion or caste the saint might belong as he dressed like a Muslim or a Hindu.
When he came to his senses, he has enquired the Proprietor about the Saint in the Photo. He did not know anything in the Photo and directed him to Raosaheb C. Subbaiah Chetty, Stone housepet, Nellore who has gone to Shirdi along with his family in 1939. He straight away went to Shri Rao saheb C. Subbaiah Chetty from the hotel and requested him to explain about the Saint whether he is a Muslim or a Hindu. He congratulated him and said that the saint is no other than Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi and gave a small card size photo of the saint and a pocket of UDl (Vibhuti) and wanted him to worship daily with devotion and bakihi.
He commenced the worship of the photo from the same evening. On every Thursday, he used to break a coconut and offered fruits, flowers and light scented sticks. He used to worship the photo in his puja room for over one hour in the mornings and two hours or more in the evenings.
On 13-12-1939, he got a clear vision in his dream, the Samadhi of the Saint at Shirdi and its surroundings and smelt to light scented sticks at the Samadhi. On 14-12-1939 night, Shri Sai Baba has appeared in his dream for the first time and ordered him to come to Shirdi. On 20-12-1239, he got another dream and saw his “Ishta Devatha”. Shri Rama in standing posture with His Kothandam. Suddenly Lord Rama vanished and in his place, he saw Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi. He started to Shirdi along with his family on 21-12-1939 and reached Shirdi and remained there for four days.
He had darshan of Shri Abdul Baba, a devotee of Shri Sai Baba in his hut. He took to the Samadhi and he had the darshan of the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba and he said that Shri Sai Baba will safeguard his interest all through his life. He started on the same evening to Nellore.
Thus he became a devotee of Shri Sai Baba, Shirdi. He told that the mental happiness health and prosperity, he has having are entirely His blessings and added that Shri Sai Baba had removed him from all shakeless of his family responsibilities from 1960. Is it not mean that Shri Sai Baba is in existence and blessing His devotees even after His Mahasamadhi on 15-10-1918?
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