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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group VI | Mr. Divakar Pillai

Mr. Divakar Pillai,
12-14, Santhinagar,
Patancheru - 502 319.

Tel: 08455-243006,       Mobile: 98484-21709

      Mr. Divakar Pillai (56), a civil contractor, relates a few of his experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan in his own words.

'At the time of the 75th Birthday of Bhagavan, I used to observe some persons going about singing bhajans in the morning along the streets. I used to wonder why they were singing about Jesus and Allah in addition to Hindu Gods.

At the request of one of my friends, I arranged bhajan one day in my house. I was thrilled at the disciplined way the proceedings went off. I was impressed by the melodious rendering of songs also. That is how I came into Bhagavan's fold.

In 2002, I came to Prasanthi Nilayam and had darshan of Bhagavan for the first time. 'This is not what a man can achieve' I felt on my visit to Prasanthi Nilayam, 'except a Divine Power'.

In 2003, I came to Prasanthi Nilayam for Onam. I was overwhelmed by the way Onam was celebrated here.

In 2005, we all wanted to celebrate a festival in Sai Mandir at Patancheru. Each one of us offered to bring one dish for the function. I volunteered to bring payasam - a sweet dish made of milk. I brought five litres of milk for the purpose and gave it to my wife to prepare payasam and went back to the mandir to attend to service there. When I was at the mandir, I thought 'I should have taken six litres instead of five. What if it is not enough?' So I decided to go home and get one more litre of milk. When I went home, my wife said 'it is good you sent one more litre of milk. I was afraid that five litres would not be adequate'.

'But I did not' I replied in surprise, 'how did you get it?'

'One man delivered it here' she explained, 'and I asked him who sent it? He replied 'I was asked by a person to deliver it in this house.' He did not take money even!'

I was stunned. 'You are lucky' I said with choked emotion, 'you have seen Swami. The milkman is none other than Bhagavan. I only thought of brining one more litre. And I did not tell anyone. I myself came to fetch the extra milk. But Swami had delivered it even before I could reach home!'

-- Mr. Divakar Pillai

   (As narrated to Mr. B. Parvatala Rao at Prasanthi Nilayam on 27.03.2006)