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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group VII | Mr. K. Lakshmi Reddy

Mr. K. Lakshmi Reddy,
Karnata Nagepalli,
Puttaparthi Mandal,
Anantapur District.

      Mr. K. Lakshmi Reddy (75), an agriculturist, relates a few of his experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan in his own words.

'In my childhood we used to go with Swami to Kalpavriksham. I saw Him pluck mango fruit from the tamarind tree. I, too, tasted it. He used to materialize vibhuti and sweets for us. This was long before He declared that He is Sai Baba.

Once, our village had a peculiar problem. Those who walked near a certain place were getting bad times. Some even died. So our villagers went to Swami. By that time He declared that He is Sai Baba. He came to our village. He got a pit dug at one place. We were all there curious to see what He would do. Suddenly there was fine fragrance. Then a pir appeared. Swami personally took it out. After that no untoward incidents happened in our village.

I used to work as a volunteer during Dasara festival.

Swami once sent me to an official in the Indian Telephone Industries, Bangalore. That official gave me employment as a clerk. But, I did not like to stay there. I wrote a letter to Swami, resigned the job and came to my place. I have since taken up agriculture. Luckily for us, we have got good rates for our lands owing to real estate deals. We are comfortable now. Whatever development has come about in our village and in neighbouring villages, it is only owing to Swami.

Whenever Swami came close to me in darshan, He used to talk to me. He used to enquire after my welfare. Once He gave me Rs. 10,000 and asked me to build a school in our village. We did so meeting the extra expenses collectively.

In my childhood, I used to hear from elders that Swami was actually born in our village. Our village was the place of the mother of Eswaramma. So Eswaramma was brought to our place by her mother for delivery and Sri Sathya Narayana Raju (Swami) was born here. But I had no confirmation for this.'

-- Mr. K. Lakshmi Reddy

    (As narrated to Mr. B. Parvatala Rao at Prasanthi Nilayam on 09.05.2006)