Here is an example of Bhakti
Posted by: "suresh"
Myself and my brother went to Shirdi on 23-2-07, we reached there
at 7.30 pm, it took one hour to take Shri Sai baba's Darshan.
After we came out taking darshan of Shri Sai Baba, we went to
other three temples of Lord Ganesh, lord Shani and Lord Shiva inside
the complex of Saibaba temple.
Lord Shani's temple is in between Ganesh & Shiv temple.
I sat just in front of my favourite Shri Shani temple, facing lord
Shani, and recited Shri Shani Maha Mantra. I asked my brother to Go
in and have darshan of all the three gods till i wait out in front of
Lord Shani Temple and take care of our bags.
I felt so happy and nice to sit in front of Lord Shani,
after having darshan my brother came to me and said now you go
I collected a Thali of offerings which contained flowers, Garland of
Leaves, small tin of oil, few sugar bits coated with gingely seeds.
Now what strange thing happend inside the temple:-
I first went inside Shri Shani Temple.
Did Namskar to Lord Shani,
Poured Oil on Lord Shani's Idol, touched his feet,
Garlanded Lord Shani's idol with the Garland of Leaves.
Suddenly some 5-6 devotees rushed in to Shri Shanis temple
and the temple was packed, making it difficult even to move.
While i was trying to press a small sugar bit into the mouth
of my Lord Shanidev, Actually i was pressing it too hard,
My intention was to get that sugar bit stick to lords mouth,
so that i can feel yes Lord has consumed my sweets offered to him.
STRANGE IS LORD SHANI'S MAYA
While i was busy trying to press this sugar bit into lord shani's
mouth, I COULD SEE FROM THE CORNER OF MY EYES AS SMALL HANDS COMING
IN BETWEEN THE DEVOTEES, IT WAS THE HANDS OF A SMALL 10 YEAR OLD BOY
HE WAS WEARING A BLUE T-SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS, blue color is of Lord
shani, Lord Shani also wears blue color apparels.
This boy was trying to collect all the sweet bits which i was trying
to stick in to lord shani's mouth. At first i got very angry at this
I thought to my self.
How dare this boy!!!
Here i am busy sticking sweets to Lord Shani and on the other
hand this boy is busy collecting all the sugar bits one-by-one.
He dint care even,that I would scold him for this act.
He was picking it up without any fear, as if that sugar bits was
kept for him to eat. But then my antar-atma echoed."SURESH, THIS
BOY IS NO ONE ELSE BUT LORD SHANI HIMSELF", he has come to eat what
you are trying to press into the mouth of Lord Shani.
As soon as i realized this I stopped the futile effort of pressing
the sweet to the idol of Lord shani and let the boy have as much as
sugar bits as he wants.
THIS IS SHRI SHANIDEVS BHAKTA-VATSALYA,
HE LOVES HIS DEVOTEES SO MUCH THAT,
HE COMES TO ANY PLACE, ANY TIME, IN ANY FORM,
JUST TO FULFILL HIS DEVOTEES WISHES.
ONLY HE EXPECTS FROM US IS PURE BHAKTI, PURE LOVE FOR LORD SHANI.
THE TIME I MET LORD SHANI WAS 8.30PM. AFTER WARDS AT AROUND NINE
THE TEMPLE WAS CLOSED.
I AM SO HAPPY, I MET LORD SHANI DEV. I MET LORD SHANI DEV
JAI SHANIDEV, JAI SHANI DEV, JAI SHANIDEV.