Sakthi Olhi, 2002 devotees' experiences translated from Tamil into English.

From the year 1999, for one reason or another, my job could not become permanent. I prayed to Amma to make my job permanent and started writing the Moola Manthram every day. When Amma came to our district, I could do Amma’s Paada Pooja. I don’t know how to explain the happiness, which I felt. I felt certain that Amma would take care of my job. In February, they appointed a new person in my place and sent me home! I literally cried for ten days. One night, I had a dream. Amma was feeling sorry that I gave up…
Almost five months ago, one day, I boarded a bus at Mel Maruvathur and bought a ticket to Thiruchi. On the way, the bus entered a bus stand. As soon as the bus entered the bus stand, a few people came near my bus in an Ambassador car. Some of them came out of the car near the bus, pulled the driver out, and were about to beat him! The passengers followed the driver and got down. Two ladies and I were sitting in the bus. There was a fight among them. Before the fight reached a climax, I started…
In the year 2001, in the month of Panguni (Mar-Apr), our Guru Amma came in my dream. Amma told me that my mother’s heart had become very weak. Her life would end within three months! Amma used sign language. I told my mother about my dream. My younger brother and I would pray to Amma to extend my mother’s life. We promised that my mother would wear only red dress for three months, would give a pure silk sari to the Divine Mother, and put her mangalyasutram (thali) in the donation box at the temple. My mother is sixty five…
We have been worshipping Amma for ten years. For six years, we have been taking Irumudi. Even when we have to face difficulties, Amma helps us overcome those problems. It was 11:00 on a Saturday morning. While I was working in the kitchen, my mother told me that she felt something crawling inside her head. Soon, she fainted! We had Amma’s Paada Pooja Theertham at home. We made my mother drink a little. I sprinkled a little Theertham on her body as well. Then, we took her to the doctor nearby. The doctor said, “The pulse rate is less than…
I am working in the police department. I took a loan and built a house, in which I am living now. I built it in such a way that we could live on one side and give the other side on rent. We began to stay in one part of the house. However, we couldn’t find a tenant for the other part. I had financial problems. It was a very difficult time. At that time, while getting salary, they would deduct `615/- and give me only `400/-. I had to repay the loan. With four hundred rupees, it was very…
My son and daughter-in-law are living in America. Recently, they had telephoned us, saying that their daughter had been admitted in the hospital. The child was suffering from severe loose motion. The doctors were giving her drips. Hearing this, I was very much worried. When our Amma was in America, my son and daughter-in-law did Paada Pooja. Amma blessed them and within a year, my grand-daughter was born. We began to call them frequently, to know about their daughter’s well-being. I could imagine how the child might have been suffering, when they said that, she had bowel movements thirty times…
Madurai is the spiritual state of Adi Parasakthi. There are a number of cities and several prosperous villages. Chinnamanur is one among them. Sakthi Vijayabharathi belongs to Chinnamanur. He is a mechanic, working in RMTC. He is a devotee of Amma. His mother, Unnamalai does a lot of service in the Mandram. She attends Pooja every week and takes part in all the festivals at the Mandram. One day, after having food, Vijayabharathi was taking out something from his tooth, using a safety pin. He was in a hurry to go to office. Unknowingly, the safety pin went into his…
I have been attending the Vaara Vazhipaatu at our Mandram and doing service to Amma. My daughter was heavily bleeding for more than fifteen days. Before this, she had several miscarriages. It became so severe that she became unconscious! She was admitted in a private hospital. They gave her glucose. She was given injections and medicines. Seeing my daughter’s condition, I became very sad and worried. Standing in front of Amma’s photo, I cried and prayed, “Mother! If my daughter gets well by tomorrow, I shall write to Sakthi Olhi.” The same night, at 3:00 a.m., Amma came in my…
We have known Amma for fifteen years. By Amma’s blessings, we are living a happy life. Whenever we had to face difficulties, Amma was there to help us. She protects us. We have a picture of Punnai Nallur Sri Mariamman in our pooja room. In February, 2001, one day, we saw water drops, like pearls, appear in Amman’s photo! Slowly, they reached up to Mother’s neck. My husband and I were a bit afraid, not knowing exactly what was happening. We prayed to Her, “Amma! Please protect us. Let no sorrow befall us. Let us not suffer from chicken pox.…
8th January, 2002 – It is a memorable day in my life. It was on that day that my B.Sc Mathematics results were announced. I passed in the exams. Do you know why I said that, I cannot forget this day? I always say the Moola Manthram before writing exams. On the 5th day of the exam, I couldn’t answer any of the questions, which carried ten marks. In that confusion, I forgot the answers for a few of the remaining questions. Some answers were only half-written. Tears began to flow in the exam hall itself! I prayed to Amma,…
One day, my TVS Suzuki motorcycle fell on my heel. The bone was affected. The foot became swollen. When I woke up the next morning, I couldn’t walk well. X-rays were taken. Doctors gave me medicines, but they couldn’t cure me. When I went to the temple, I asked Amma during Arul Vakku. Amma said to me, “Mix a little camphor in Neem oil and make it warm. Apply the oil on the affected area.” I did what Amma told me to do. What a wonder! I had been suffering for two years. However, I became perfectly all right in…
My grandmother is mentally sick. She has been living with us for two months. It was the final year examination time. My grandmother would talk to herself. She would laugh a lot. I would feel pity and sorry. I couldn’t study at all! Whenever I would open the book, I couldn’t concentrate at all. I hadn’t learnt anything, until there was only a week left for my exams. It was March 3rd, our Amma’s birthday! I went to our Mandram and wept in front of Amma. I prayed to Amma to help me pass the exam. I requested Amma to…
I have a son. His name is Harish. He has written tenth standard final examinations. He was very healthy, but during the half yearly exams, he suffered from viral fever. He couldn’t write the exams! We showed him to several doctors. The fever didn’t come down. I felt very sad. I went to Amma and did Paada Pooja. When I told Amma about my son, Amma gave me a list of medicines. That day was February 23rd, a Saturday. Amma told me to come again on Thursday, the 28th. During that interval of five days, I gave my son whatever…
Although I hadn’t been in good health, I had to go to a relative’s house with my child. When we started from home and reached the bus stop, the bus had gone! I was worried. I didn’t know how to reach the house. I didn’t get another bus. My relative lived five kilometres away from my house. I decided to walk the distance, saying, “Om Sakthi Ammave, Sharanam Amma!” Carrying my child, I might have walked just ten feet. Then, suddenly, a young girl came. She had a basket on her head. There were Appalams in the basket. She asked…
My name is Rajeswari Kumar. I am living in CN village in Nellai Junction. My husband is working in a co-operative bank in Nellai. My husband and I have been doing service for five years now, in the Meenakshipuram Mandram. We were married on 1st July, 1991. Although ten years have passed, we don’t have a child. Our relatives and people, who live nearby, began to talk about us. My husband and I felt sad. Although I have wealth and relatives, the fact that I didn’t become a mother made me very sad. There wasn’t even a day, when I…
To my family, Arulthiru Adigalaar Amma is our Guru and God. We belong to Chennai Adaiyar Indira Nagar Mandram and do service there. For more than a month, my chin had become swollen. My mouth was also swollen inside. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t open my mouth, or swallow any food. My husband told me that we should consult a doctor. I was reluctant. I told him that Amma will cure me. As I had not been eating well, my health was affected. Every day, I would smear Amma’s Paada Pooja Theertham on my cheeks. I would read Adigalaar 108…
My whole family worships Amma. My husband is working abroad. One day, he told me to sign on an official paper and send it back to him immediately. He had specifically told me to send it by courier. Carelessly, I sent it by ordinary post. If sent by post, a letter takes fifteen days to reach there. Whether it will reach there or not is also uncertain! When my husband asked me whether I had sent the signed paper by courier, I told him that, unknowingly, I had sent it by post. I felt sorry. He said to me, “Do…
My sister wasn’t married. Those, who came in pursuit of marriage, went away for some reason. It was at that time, that I read in Sakthi Olhi that, if we recite Adigalaar 108 Potri fifty one times, it will fulfil our wish. I began to read Adigalaar Potri and completed the recitation 51 times. Within seven days, her marriage was fixed! She is married, now and lives happily. I had promised Amma that I would write to Sakthi Olhi; thus, I am sharing my experience with all of you.
We have been coming to Mel Maruvathur since 1991, to worship the Divine Mother and Guru Amma. In the beginning, we didn’t know much about the ways of worship. We would come to the Temple, have darshan of the Divine Mother and Amma, and go back home. That’s all! While I was working in England, in 1998, I lost my job. I used to get temporary jobs often, but I couldn’t get a permanent job. Living in England with a family costs a lot. Hence, I sent my family back to India. In 1998, July, my parents came to the…
Thanjavur Podu Mandram (P. No. 109) is in Ottakaara Theru. Sakthi Kaanthimathi lives in this place. She has a lot of faith in Amma. She sells milk on a small scale. During the pooja at the Mandram, she brings milk and gives it to everyone. Near her house, a one year old boy, called Rajesh, swallowed a whistle, while blowing it! He didn’t know what to do. He began to cry! It was a Wednesday morning. All at home were worried. Hearing their cry, a crowd gathered there. They took the child to the doctor. The doctor said that, the…
My parents are devotees of Amma, but I am not. When I was studying for my +2 (12th standard) exams, I became ill. I suffered from loose motion very often. I wrote the final exam very well, because I had prayed to Amma. During the Commerce exam, my health became worse. I didn’t think I would write well. My parents kept Amma’s photo, the Divine Feet, in my bag. What a wonder! Even when I was not well, I wrote the exam very fast and very well. I answered all the questions. When the results were announced, I doubted whether…
This happened on 20th August, 2002. It was 3 o’clock in the morning. My husband developed stomach ache, all of a sudden! We took him to a doctor, later. The doctor said that, my husband might have kidney stone. He told us to get the x-ray and scan done and come back to him. We brought the reports to the doctor. The doctor said that, he could find a small stone weighing 1.0mg. He added that we would have to take another scan the following day. When I woke up the next morning, I said Adigalaar 108 Potri and prayed…
We haven’t had such a severe drought for the last twenty five years. We have not been getting drinking water for six months! Ground water is also not available. It is inevitable that we have to pay for water. In the village, industries have been affected. Two and a half lakhs of coconut palms in our district have dried up! In these circumstances, we started distributing Navaratri Laksharchana tickets to devotees. From all the Mandrams, we were receiving very little response. One month before Navaratri, I went to the Temple and had Amma’s darshan. From the time I remember, the…
In Velur district, there is a village called Nanthivattam in Ponneri locality. There are only a few amenities in this village. We do not have an Adi Parasakthi Mandram in our village. Hence, we carry Irumudi from the Mandram in the nearby village. I have been going to the Temple with Irumudi, for nine years. The villagers here are poor. By Amma’s blessings, after we started a Mandram in our village, many people are going with Irumudi to Mel Maruvathur, every year. Near our village lives a lady, called Shikamani. Her second daughter cannot speak. They were in distress. One…
In January, 1994, my husband, Sakthi Krishnamurthy had cardiac problems. He suffered a lot. I prayed to Amma, “I shall wear Sakthimalai and bring Irumudi to you. Please save my husband!” My prayer was answered. He doesn’t have any problem, now! He takes medicines and goes for check up once in three months. It is only Amma, Who saved him. I have been going to the Temple with Irumudi, during Thaipoosam, for six years now. My husband is free from heart problems, but in 1999, he developed kidney problems. I told him to pray to Amma. He did what I…
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