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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group VI | Ms. B. Supriya

Ms. B. Supriya, III B.Sc. (Hons),
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
Anantapur Campus.

Ms. B. Supriya, a student of the third year B.Sc. (Hons) of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus narrates her experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan in her own words.

'It was a fine April morning in Ooty at Nandanavanam. I was just five months' old. My mother narrated to me much later of what had happened that day. We had gathered to have Bhagavan's darshan. Swami emerged into the warmth of the morning, and we basked in the warmth of His love. He gently passed by the ladies' block where my mother was seated with me on her lap. She raised me and prayed to Bhagavan to give me a name. Swami seemed not to notice. My mother was heartbroken and my father disappointed. After granting darshan to all, Swami got into His car and went away for a morning ride. My father left, to attend to his daily duties, and my mother simply sat under a tree, despondent. About an hour passed. There was a sudden noise among the devotees who had remained to have darshan when Swami returned. Swami's car was approaching. But this time, my mother decided not to make any attempt to ask Swami a second time. The car came to a halt. Swami stepped out of it and made a beeline to where my aunt sat, holding me, beside my mother.

'Boy or girl?' asked Swami. My mother was dumbfounded. My aunt replied 'girl, Swami.'

'What is the mother's name?' asked Swami. 'Asha' came a feeble voice.

'Asha, Asha, Asha - Supriya, Supriya, Supriya' said Swami, blessing me with His touch. By the time they came to their senses, Bhagavan had already retreated to His residence.

Later, everyone tried to figure out the logic behind Swami's action. My father, then, glanced at the calendar and discovered that the time when my mother had made the request was rahukala - a time inauspicious for any ritual. On the contrary, the time when I was so graciously given a name was a very auspicious moment of the day. Swami, who is Kaalaswarupa, knows precisely the right moment for any activity.'

-- Ms. B. Supriya

(As extracted from the souvenir Ananta Prematarangini published by the Anantapur Campus of the SSSIHL on the occasion of the 80th Birthday of Bhagavan)