is no end to their number, nor variety has reached the point of
satiation. It is these miracles to speak the truth that are filling
the temple vaults and enabling the Trustees carrying on innumerable
social service activities, like running of educational institutions,
founding of charitable organizations and the like which the
governments can never undertake even if they pledge the country's
whole resources - natural and financial to the World Bank that could
lend even to Kubera - the god of wealth, if he stretches his hand to
meet an unforeseen emergency.
offerings of all types - in cash and kind dropped into the hundis of
certain temples like Balaji seem vying with the never exhaustible
and ever increasing sea waters, rather adequate enough to cover the
earths crust with golden sheets. No exaggeration please. If
enumeration of only a good assortment of miracles and their
aftermath experienced by the beneficiaries are prolonged. I aim
sure, with my insignificant knowledge and ill-equipped brain alone.
I could write a few more volumes to adorn the racks set apart for
bakthi literature. For, I had the ample opportunity of listening to
both the pathetic tales and joyous experiences of thousands of
victims and beneficiaries during my stay at one famous temple for
one year, in addition to hearing the devotees narrating their
experiences on my Visits to temples numerous across our Punya Bharat
right from Badarinath to Cape and Somanath to Calcutta.
a matter of fact. I made sincere, anxious enquiries with the
devotees who offered worship with redemption of vows during my
meeting with them. Above all, many miracles were witnessed by me,
produced by god-men whom I met on several occasions. To cap all as
it were. l had and
have the good fortune of seeing miracles happened in my own house,
like growing of garlands adorning the portraits, and the relief
obtained by the distressed with mere vibhuthi, achieving success in
exams and interviews after a single darsan of the garlands grown and
the like, and a few of them were published by some periodicals. So,
I haven't attempted here to give the readers any cooked up
anecdotes, nor did I ever entertain the hope of misleading anyone.
This soulful confession, if accepted and honoured. I feel my efforts
are recognized and rewarded too.