of Jewels belonging to the time of Rama - Pic
The Kanayazhi Ring, which was sent to Mother
Sita through Hanuman -pic
of the pearl necklace that Sita gifted to Hanuman - pic
4. Part of Krishna's Kaustubha jewel materialized by Bhagavân
of jewels belonging to the time of
From an interview with Prof. Anil Kumar
...AK: At times, Swami takes the boys out on a picnic, where He
almost plays with the boys. Sometimes, He even sings with the boys.
All sorts of funny things happen.
GV: Does it all remind you of Krishna and His cowherd boys, the
AK: Yes, I think it is all action replay, like a tape being
GV: Except for the age difference between the physical body of the
Lord and those who are with Him this time?
AK: May be, but Bhagavan crosses all time barriers when He
materialises certain things. I know Sir, one year He materialised
the ring worn by Lord Rama that was presented to Him by His father
GV: Oops! The ring that Dasaratha gave?!!
AK: That is right. It was a diamond ring, and Swami was smiling as
He looked around while materialising another ring – this time it was
a sapphire ring that was presented to Lord Rama by His
father-in-law, Emperor Janaka.
GV: I am told these rings are very big?
AK: Very big indeed. I said, “Swami, it is almost the size of my
wrist. How come this ring is so big?” Swami replied, “Lord Rama was
an Aajanubhau, meaning one of very tall stature.
GV: Eight feet or so?
AK: Yes, Swami then materialised the Mangalsutra or sacred wedding
medallion, complete with the sacred thread that holds the medallion.
This was worn by Mother Sita at the time of the wedding. I have also
seen Swami materialising the chain worn by Ravana.
AK: Yes, complete with 365 Shiva Lingas and a pendant at the bottom
made up of three large Shiva Lingas, one yellow, one green and one
blue. All the 365 were made of gold while the three in the pendant
at the centre were made of crystal. This was the chain that Ravana
GV: What happens to these jewels afterwards?
AK: They go back to SAI STORES (laughter). Swami also materialised a
golden replica of the deer that captivated Sita, later landing her
GV: Are you allowed to touch these objects?
AK: Yes, sir. On one occasion, Swami said, “Tomorrow is the wedding
function of Balarama [brother of Krishna] and Revathi. All of you
are invited for lunch!” Sure enough, on the following day, there was
a fabulous lunch and in the afternoon Swami spoke about the marriage
of Balarama with Revathi. And at the end He materialised a
magnificent diamond-studded necklace with three or four rows of
GV: My GOD! How big was the necklace?
AK: About 15 cms. At the centre of the arch-like necklace there was
a Swan suspended by a gold chain. The Swan was clear and you could
look through its eyes, beak, stomach, and so on. Every body started
looking at it. Swami came to me and said, “Look, look deep”. I did
so and there in the middle of the stomach of that bird I could see
Bhagavan Baba in a reclining posture, the classic reclining posture
of Lord Narayana, reclining on His Thousand-hooded snake, Adisesha.
That is what I saw. It was absolutely fantastic. Swami also
materialised the CHOODAMANI or the ornament that Sita used to wear
on her head. This was the CHOODAMANI that Hanuman brought back as
proof of having met Sita, when he reported back to the Lord Rama.
GV: How do the boys feel on such occasions? They must be transported
to a different world.
AK: That is right, into a totally different world. They had come so
close that they even took the liberty of almost pestering, saying,
“Swami, let us see, let us see!” Swami gave ample opportunities for
all to see these manifested objects at close quarters. He would keep
them on the table so that everybody could later see at some leisure.
Photographs would be taken and some of them are here in our MUSEUM
Radio Sai E-Magazine, February 15, 2004. Radio Sai Website
Sathya Sai Baba materialised
the pearl necklace that Sita gifted to Hanuman
Rama Navami is the festival that marks the advent of the Lord as
Rama. Many years, the festival occurs when Swami is in Kodai. On
such occasions, the festival becomes a truly memorable day for the
boys. On one such Rama Navami day, Swami materialised the pearl
necklace that Sita gifted to Hanuman at the time of Rama's
Coronation. Rama was distributing various gifts to members in the
assembly but somehow, He seemed to skip Hanuman. Sita was troubled
by this apparent indifference; how could such a loyal one like
Hanuman be overlooked on an occasion like this? So, she whispered to
Rama that Hanuman should not be forgotten. Rama whispered back that
Hanuman was way above material gifts. Sita was not quite satisfied
by this reply; so she took out a pearl necklace that she was wearing
and offered it to Hanuman. While receiving the necklace, Hanuman
gave it a suspicious look. He then placed the necklace near one of
his ears as if to check whether the individual pearls were emitting
some sound. He appeared to examine every pearl in the necklace, and
once in a while, he would bite a pearl. Sita was shocked by this
behaviour. Was Hanuman proving that, after all, he was a monkey? She
demanded an explanation from Hanuman for what he was doing. With
great humility Hanuman replied, "Mother, for me the Name of Rama is
supreme. An object is worthless if it does not resound with the Name
of Rama. Some of these pearls are not emitting the proper sound and
so I am chewing them up." Sita was neither convinced nor amused and
tersely remarked, "Pearls do not emit sound." Hanuman replied,
"Everything that is saturated with the Rama Principle will always
chant the Name of Rama. Let me demonstrate." So saying, Hanuman
plucked a hair from his body and offered it to Rama. When Sita took
it near her ear, she could clearly hear the chant of Rama's Name!
This was the way Hanuman proved to the world how intense true
devotion really is.
After narrating the story and materialising the necklace, Swami
passed it around and asked the boys to carefully examine it. Sure
enough many pearls had teeth marks! After everyone present there had
had a look, Swami made the necklace disappear!