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|Bangalore, Jul 18 : An Industrialist’s house here has turned out to be
a centre of attraction for thousands of people gathered following a rumour that an
idol of Shirdi Sai Baba there had opened one of its eyes. On hearing about the news,
curious people started visiting the house to offer prayers, police said. Source:
Bangalore: It was blind belief, but people came with their eyes wide open, all for a
glimpse of the one-eyed Sai Baba.
A one-foot high idol of Sai Baba attracted a huge crowd as well as huge donations
all through Friday, when word spread fast that Sai Baba had come to bless one and
all by opening one eye on Guru Purnima, his birthday.
The crowd thronged the house of A Babu, a trader who had bought the idol some seven
“When we bought the idol, both eyes were closed. However, on Thursday, one eye
opened. I thought at first that it was just dirt, but Baba has opened his eye to
bless us,” says he.
Word of mouth was enough to draw both the young and the old, the devout and the
believers. Police had to be called in to control the huge rush.
But miracle or not, the devotees ensured that they paid Baba back in currency for
his blessings. People even took photos of the idol for keepsake and the sale of Sai
Baba idols also shot up parallely.
So the question is: Can you have life in a stone figure? Well, it is a thin line
between faith and reality which got blurred enough to get the crowds to the home of
A Babu, and as always blind faith is proving to be quite profitable to the owner of
the Sai Baba idol.
‘Guru Purnima’ celebrated
Hyderabad: Guru Purnima was celebrated with gaiety across the twin cities on Friday.
Right from dawn to dusk, various temples, particularly Shirdi Sai Baba temples
located in different areas, buzzed with activity as city dwellers thronged the
temples to celebrate the auspicious day.
Guru Purnima is celebrated to pay tributes to the spiritual gurus, their teachings
and their lives. Embellished with flowers and lights, special rituals were performed
in various Shirdi Sai Baba temples that reverberated with religious hymns and
Late in the afternoon, with visuals of a Shirdi Sai Baba idol opening an eye in a
temple at Bangalore being screened in almost all television news channels, people
turned out in even more numbers at various temples. Soon rumours spread across twin
cities that another Shirdi Sai Baba idol at a temple in Yellareddyguda too, had
opened an eye leaving the local residents spell bound.
Serpentine queues were witnessed at the temples and it was reported that people in
some localities had even performed ‘abhishekam’ to the Shirdi Sai Baba idols with
milk, honey and water as part of the rituals.
Bangalore, July 18 (ANI): A large number of devotees has started thronging a house
in Bangalore’s Hanumanthnagara after learning that a miracle which has occurred in a
revered Sai Baba statue.
The one-foot high marble statue started captivating the religious minded people
after they heard about the statue whose one eye has opened up in a miraculous
Lakshmi in whose house the miracle took place feels that it was her great fortune
that the God has taken rebirth in her house.
“I am very happy. It has happened on Thursday that too on Buddha Purnima the God has
taken rebirth in my house. It was when I was trying to cleanup the idol that I
noticed that the left portion had some particles. I cleaned it up and the God opened
his eye. It is my fortune. People are thronging to my place,” said Lakshmi.
Hope scientific community stand up and answer this miracle. By Kestur Vasuki (ANI)
BANGALORE, July 18, 2008: Thousands of devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba on Friday found
thronging to a house at Gavipuram in Bangalore city, located in southern part of
India. The reason is that TV channels are showing visuals of the idol of Shridi Sai
Baba with one eye open.
Today being Gurupoornima day considered very auspicious by Sai Baba devotees, the
news spread and thousands of devotees are thronging the house to experience what
they claim as miracle by Sai Baba. Some believers say that it is a trick to draw
crowds to the house and temples.
Surprised at the one-foot high marble idol with one eye open, the house owner Babu
said the he was blessed by the Lord. Hundreds of women visited the house to seek the
blessings of the Sai Baba. “When I was trying to cleanup the idol I noticed that the
left portion had some particles. I cleaned it up and the God opened his eye. It is
my fortune. People are thronging to my place,” said his wife Lakshmi. The police
have been posted at the house to control the crowd.
The famous Shirdi Temple is located at a distance of 260 km from Mumbai in
Maharasthr, but lakhs of devotees adore Sai Baba idols at home and worship the lord.
A few years ago, television channels, radio and newspapers eagerly covered a unique
phenomenon called Lord Ganesha drinking milk offered by devotees in Mumbai and other
parts of the country. Even sceptical journalists held their milk-filled spoons to
the statues of gods - and watched as the milk disappeared.
Speaking to this Mangalorean.com correspondent, a devotee said “I am a devotee of
Sai Baba and today I am really feel very happy.” Many people, young and old, found
standing in a queue in front of the house in the small locality of Hanumanthnagara
to offer their prayers to their Lord.