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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group IV | Mrs. Supriya Prabhu

Mrs. Supriya Prabhu,
26, Supriya, ACES-Stage-II,
Sanjay Nagar, Banglore-560094

Tel: 080-23418401

Mrs. Supriya Prabhu(43), a housewife, relates a few of her experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan in her own words.

'I had the good fortune of being born in a family of Sri Sathya Sai devotees. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba performed akshrabhyasam to me at Prasanthi Nilayam. Swami wrote 'Om' on the slate, took my hand and made me follow with slate pencil on the 'Om'. He also made me repeat 'Om' three times.

I was fortunate to be a Swami's student as I graduated from the Ananthpur Campus. It was my good fortune that Swami had performed my marriage in the interview room in the mandir of Prasanthi Nilayam. As Swami usually does on such occasions, Swami materialized mangalasutras and gave them to the bridegroom, Mr. Kishore Prabhu who was also a student of Swami. Bhagavan gave new clothes to us and arranged the marriage feast Himself.

There has been a custom in our families to change the name of the bride after the marriage. My father-in-law Mr. Sridhar Prabhu requested Bhagavan to give me a new name.

'What is your name?' Swami asked me feigning innocence though He is omniscient.

'Sujatha, Swami!'

Swami paused for a moment and said, 'call her Supriya'

Then Swami turned to my husband and said, 'call your new house Supriya'. This was on September 12, 1986. My husband had constructed the new house as far back as 1981 when swami told him that he would name it. He fulfilled His promise in 1986.

My husband was away at Prasanthi Nilayam attending to Seva there. At that time, I was carrying. On September 25, 1987, I delivered a female child at 1:30 p.m. Though we had not informed anyone of the news, Swami told my husband by 2:15 p.m. that day the good news that he was blessed with a child. He took the trouble of calling my husband, and informed him of the joyous tidings.

When my daughter was five months old, I took her to Brindavan where Swami was at that time. During the darshan, I showed my child to Swami and prayed 'Swami! Pray give her a name'.

'What is your name?' Swami asked in His usual style feigning innocence.

'Supriya, Swami!'

'Call her Sujana', Swami told me and moved on.

Sujana had the good fortune to be a student of Swami from class I to calss XII. In March, 2005, she passed her XII standard. She applied for a seat in B.Sc. (Biology) at a reputed college in Bangalore. Every one told us that it would be very difficult to get a seat in that college; 'try some recommendation', they used to advise.

We knew no one who could recommend her case except Swami.

Sujana prayed to Bhagavan mentally chanting His name. She got a seat because she was a student of Swami's school.

'If there are any of your classmates from Swami's school, get them, we will give them seats, too', they told her.

That is the regard Swami's students command even in colleges run by those who are not Swami's devotees.'

-- Mrs. Supriya Prabhu

(As narrated to Mr. B. Parvatala Rao at Prasanthi Nilayam on 25.06.2005)