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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group VII | Mr. P. Satyanarayana

Mr. P. Satyanarayana,
'Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Kripa',
Plot No. 89, SBI Officers' Colony,
Moosarambagh, Hyderabad - 500 036.

Tel: 040-2454 8792

      Mr. P. Satyanarayana (74), who retired as a Senior Manager in the SBI, relates a few of his experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan in his own words.

'When I was working at Bapatla in 1968, I used to hear about Bhagavan. Once, a special bus was going to Prasanthi Nilayam in 1969. I came in that bus to Prasanthi Nilayam for the first time, and had darshan of Bhagavan for the first time. I was blessed with padanamaskar also.

In 1970 we stated bhajan in a Siva temple at Bapatla. It has later grown into a very active Samithi.

My daughter, Mrs. Kusuma Kumari had no children for a long time. She came to Prasanthi Nilayam and poured out her grief to one of the ladies as she sat in the darshan line. After her return, she was blessed to be in the family way. One day before delivery, Bhagavan appeared in her dream. 'You will have a son' He said, 'name him Gopi.' Next day she delivered a son who was christened Gopinath.

My second daughter, Mrs. Kuchala Kumari also had no issues. She came to Prasanthi Nilayam and prayed to Bhagavan in her mind. On return, she was in the family way in a few weeks. She delivered a son.

We brought him to Prasanthi Nilayam for Annaprasana. 'There is no chance' all those whom we contacted told us, 'Swami has no time to do all such things now.'

We sat in darshan line with a cup of payasam and a tray of akshatas, etc. Bhagavan came straight to us, sprinkled akshatas on the child and put payasam in his mouth. He walked to the end of the line and turned back. He gazed at us and came back straight to us. He materialized vibhuti profusely, rubbed it all over the body and head of my grandson, and left.

In 1994, we wanted to construct a temple of Venkateswara in our colony at Hyderabad, and consulted a learned gentleman. One day that gentleman phoned to me in my dream and asked 'when can I come?' I replied in the dream 'wait, wait.' The work on the temple rested there waiting indefinitely. Meanwhile, I shifted to Bapatla where I was made convenor of Sri Sathya Sai Samithi. There was a proposal to construct Sri Sathya Sai Mandir there. We went with plans to Bhagavan who approved them. The mandir was completed. We went again to Brindavan in 1996 with a photograph of the mandir. Bhagavan blessed it. I had wanted to raise Balaji mandir at Hyderabad but Bhagavan shifted me to Bapatla for good only to make me one of His instruments to construct Sri Sathya Sai Mandir there instead.'

-- Mr. P. Satyanarayana

   (As narrated to Mr. B. Parvatala Rao at Prasanthi Nilayam on 28.03.2006)