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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group I | Mrs. Bala Valluri

Mrs. Bala Valluri

Mrs. Bala Valluri, aged 67 years, worked for about 31 years as Medical Social Worker in the RBTB Hospital, New Delhi. After retirement, she moved to Hyderabad in 1995. She comes of a family very intimately devoted to Bhagavan and known to Him personally. She has several experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan since 1962 of which she narrates a few in her own words.

'For a long time, I have come to believe that Tirupati and Puttaparthi are shrines unapproachable until the Deities there decide in one's favour. I stopped entertaining even a vague desire to go. Jaya kept reminding that it was high time and we need to undertake the journey to Baba.

Late November 2002, Smt Rajeswari called me from Puttaparthi reminding me that it was the best time to pay a visit. I explained to her that we were leaving for Delhi and from there to Bikaner and that we would, with Baba's grace, manage our visit to Puttaparthi in February 2003. She then said, 'let it be before Shivaratri'. I listened without commenting.

Whenever I called Jaya (my niece in Hyderabad) from Bikaner, she would repeat that we should try and reach Baba on the Shivarathri day, March 1, 2003. Finally, after our return to Hyderabad, we decided to be at Puttaparthi for this occasion, though I asked Jaya to leave everything to Baba.

We left for Prasanthi Nilayam by train on February 27 and reserved for return on March 2 from there.

On the Shivaratri Day, we entered the Sai Kulwant Hall around 11.45 a.m. and sat through till 5 a.m. the next morning. We were seated in the front row. Baba entered at 3 pm accompanied by shehnai-nadam. I was pleading, in my soul, 'Baba! Look at me, and the envelope (in my hand)'. For a second or so, He halted, stared so tenderly at me. Tears welled up, and then His eyes fell on the envelope. He raised His right hand and made a sign in Blessing, and then again at me. That was it - it was the sacred cleansing ever.

One Mr. Narasimhamurthy (Warden of the Brindavan campus hostel), while speaking, that evening, kept pleading with Bhagavan that He should not undertake manifesting Shivalingam from within His body through the mouth. As though in response, Bhagavan materialized one huge Shivalingam by waving His right hand. All round applause! It appeared as though that was the actual Lingodbhavam upholding the devotee's entreaties.

Bhagavan gave a Discourse after others had concluded. During the Discourse, He observed that on the sacred occasion of Shivaratri, the Atma Lingam would have to manifest. So saying, He started a Bhajan and asked every one to continue singing. He went in, and came to His seat and sat listening to the Bhajans. Slowly He started sipping water. Exactly, at 7.10 p.m., He manifested the Atma Lingam, shining gold, through His mouth. We were all awe-struck. After 2 minutes, He stood up with the manifested one in His right palm and the materialized one in the left. Placing them safely on the table, He got down and walked back to His abode very slowly.

Our Mother was sitting in the wheel chair in the hall for hours. We could not imagine how she had sat through.

No more questions. Only perfect peace and true happiness! Feel like sitting with closed eyes and enjoy the peace. Nothing seems to be needed.

Thank You Baba!

-- Mrs. Bala Valluri.

(As sent by Mrs. Bala Valluri on e-mail to Mr. B.Parvatala Rao on 26.05.2004.)

I registered to learn Pranic Healing in 1997. I registered for it with a view to overcoming the type of pain I had had the same year in the Bhajan-hall at Prasanthi Nilayam on my visit there. After learning Pranic Healing, I have been rendering free service to those in need of it for relief from pain.

Early in 2003, I attended Akhand Bhajan at the residence of Mr. Vijay Babu at Hyderabad. I sat with closed eyes immersed in the melody of the Bhajans. Suddenly I felt a nudge on my shoulder. The lady next to me was saying something, which I could not hear. She enquired, during the interval between two Bhajans, whether I was doing Pranic healing. Absent-minded, I nodded my head, and started to get into the next Bhajan.

Deep down in my psyche something happened, and my mind raced back to 1997, the Bhajan Hall in Prashanti Nilayam, and the pain I had. A voice inside me said, 'the pain was to make you understand the technique of Pranic Healing first hand, so that healing can be done with faith and conviction'. I shuddered, and I opened my eyes to look at the lady who made me conscious of this great fact, which I overlooked, without a sense of gratitude to Bhagavan all these years. She was no longer there eventhough the Bhajan did not conclude. I have not seen her since.

Jaya, my niece and my Mother who were also in the Bhajan observed what had happened. They, too, thought they had never seen her before, or later. It dawned on me Bhagavan was telling me that He had given me that pain in 1997 on purpose.

-- Mrs. Bala Valluri.

(As sent by Mrs. Bala Valluri on e-mail to Mr. B.Parvatala Rao on 12.06.2004.)