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

We have a Vaara Vazhipaatu Mandram in Thali. Near the Mandram, there is a Kali Amman temple. I regularly go to the temple on Tuesdays and light a lamp using a lemon. In those days, I hadn’t known about Maruvathur Amma. When I would go to the temple, I used to meet our Mandram Thalaivar (President), Sakthi Selvavel Esq. and his wife, Sakthi Rasathi. They would tell me about Amma’s miracles and request me to go to the Mandram and participate in the pooja. Afterwards, I began to attend the pooja regularly. At that time, it was only a few…
In the state of Rajasthan, in a place called Bikaner, I am working in the army as a Junior Commissioned Officer. My family is living in a small village in a place called Thevaram, in Theni district. My family has been worshipping Amma from the year 1988. I have been working in Rajasthan from October, 2001. I was working in a desert, which is 175 kilometres from Bikaner. On 1st April, 2002, at about six ’o’clock in the evening, I went to take a bath. I was bitten by a Krait (a species of snake – kattuviriyan)! In this desert,…
A relative of mine has been accompanying us to Mel Maruvathur, for four years, during Sakthimalai Irumudi season. She has never come to the temple during any of the festivals, which take place there. However, she would recite the manthras at home, itself, and do her worship without fail. Once, she became ill. Although she went to several doctors, they couldn’t cure her. Hence, she wished to do Paada Poojai to Amma and get Her blessings. She requested me to accompany her. As I wasn’t well at that time, I thought it would be better if I go with her…
After completing the tenth grade, my daughter joined the 11th grade (+1) in the year 1999-2000. After the quarterly exams were over, she had vacation. When the college reopened, she refused to attend classes! When we asked her the reason, she said that, she didn’t write the exams well and hence, she would get less marks. She didn’t want to continue her studies! We said that, even if she got less marks, it wouldn’t matter. She could study well and get good marks in the next examination. Still, she said that, she wouldn’t go to the college. That year, she…
I am a primary school teacher. As we didn’t have any peace in the family, I chose the path of Bhakti. I have gone to several temples and on pilgrimages. As we did not own a house, we might have rented twenty to twenty five houses so far! There was no end to the problems, which we had to face everywhere. Sometimes, I couldn’t even pay the rent. I had to take care of five children! My husband was jobless. Added to this, my fourteen year old daughter passed away. Two sons did not study well. I thought of committing…
It was 12th December, 1997, Friday. My cousin sister and I sat in front of Amma, to get Her Arul Vakku about her (cousin sister’s) wedding. Before we asked Amma anything, Amma said, “On 20th December, the function of Sakthimalai Irumudi is going to be conducted on the seashore. You come there; wear Sakthimalai and come to the temple with Irumudi. I shall find a very good groom for you!” It was the Divine Mother sitting in front of us. She is Adi Parasakthi. She is Almighty and She is the God of all Gods! Forgetting all these for a…
My son, Ravichander, is living with his wife and son. In 1998, his kidneys were affected and he became ill. We went to several temples and prayed to God for his good health, but his condition didn’t improve. My son became sad. He had a lot of faith in God. Slowly, he began to lose that faith. Frustrated that his disease became worse, one day, he put all the pictures of Gods and Goddesses in a bag and threw them out of our house! He refused to accept any prasadam from any temple. In this condition of his, in August,…
I belong to a very religious family. In spite of that, even when I had heard about Amma’s miracles, I didn’t begin to worship Amma. On 28th May, 1982, we started the Vaara Vazhipaatu Mandram in our village. We performed a Velvi on the same day. We were told that those, who were adding Samithu (twigs from the sacred Peepal tree), should remove their shirt. When I heard this, it made me angry. Without knowing, I asked them a question, “When it is difficult for us to light a lamp in several temples in the village, why do you people…
Two years ago, my brother-in-law’s seven year old son swallowed a pencil! The pencil was only the size of our thumb. At that time, my brother-in-law had gone out of station. I took the child to the hospital. The doctors took x-rays. For three days, the pencil did not move from its place. The pencil did not move from the middle portion of the intestine. Hence, the doctors decided to remove the pencil using endoscopy. They introduced a tube into the child’s mouth and tested. They said that, the child had to undergo surgery and that it was the only…
Ever since I took part in the Madurai Spiritual Conference, in 1984, I have become Amma’s devotee! I do service at the Madurai Navapathkana Mandram. I take Irumudi to Amma’s Temple, every year. Amma has shown several miracles in my life. This is one among them. My younger sister, Vasantha lives in Eerod. She had undergone heart surgery eighteen years ago and was doing fine. During the midyear in 2001, she used to suffer from breathlessness. One day, she told me about this on the phone and cried. I went to Eerod immediately! I took Drishti for her and then,…
I got seventy percent marks in the 10th standard. I came to Amma to have darshan and submit my mark sheet. I was sitting with my mother. Thirumathi Bharatidevi, a Sakthi from our Mandram, told me, “We are going to perform Paada Pooja. You come with us!” Hence, I joined the Paada Pooja with them. Then, I prayed to Amma to bless me in getting a seat, in the Polytechnic. Amma told me to join the Polytechnic and study there. Before joining the college, we came to Amma and did Paada Pooja. Amma said, “You would have failed in the…
We came to Mel Maruvathur for the Navaratri celebrations, in the year 1999. We performed Abhishekam to Amma. We did service. My younger sister had accompanied me. We could ask Amma Arul Vakku. Because of the above service, my sister got promotion in her office. My husband, too, got promotion! We could sell a land of ours, which we couldn’t for four years. We were fortunate enough to get Neem leaves from Amma’s hands. Amma told us, “Give it to those, who have no children! I will bless them with children.” I took them to Andaman, carefully. I gave the…
I am working as a senior nurse in the Rajaji Hospital, in Madurai. Amma has shown several miracles in my life. Among them, this is an important one. On the New Moon day in the month of February last, in order to collect water in the bucket, I turned on the motor and its valve. I didn’t know that the condenser inside the motor had burst. As soon as I touched, the shock pulled me along with the motor and I felt as if all the blood in my body had been drained! I couldn’t remember even the Moola Manthiram.…
I have known Amma for the last four years. Before doing any important work, I go to Amma and seek Amma’s blessings. We have a dog. Once, he was suffering from wheezing. Five or six dogs from our locality lost their lives, because of this illness. Hence, instead of going to the doctor, I felt Amma Herself is my veterinarian. I recited the Moola Manthiram. Saying, “Om Sakthi, Parasakthi,” I prepared food. Saying Moola Manthiram, I sprinkled water from the Kalasham on the dog and applied kumkum on his forehead. My dog recovered from his illness. The dog is stronger…
Before performing any operation, we pray to God and seek His blessings. Two months ago, we performed a Caesarean and the mother and child went home safely. However, after almost twenty days, she came back, complaining about suffering from burning while passing urine. I told her to lie down and examined the stitches. They were okay. I could see a swelling almost the size of a ball, right in the middle of her stomach. There was no connection between the surgery and this swelling. In my service, I have never seen anything like this after a surgery is performed. I’ve…
I am Charulata, M.S.C. I am studying micro-biology. We had exams last month. This happened during that time. One night, I was feeling very sleepy while studying. Thinking that I could study the following day, I went to sleep. The next morning, at about 5 a.m., I felt that Amma was standing near me and telling me, “Why don’t you study? Get up!” I woke up and started studying. Within ten minutes, the ceiling fan in my room fell exactly in the place, where I had been sleeping! Hence, nothing happened to my roommates. Amma saved my life by waking…
Two young men, who belong to Puthukottai in Thoothukuti district, joined the spiritual group for the young. They did several acts of service. They are Sakthi N. Ramesh and Sakthi A. Balamurugan. Sakthi Balamurugan wanted to do higher studies. Sakthi Ramesh was trying to secure a job. Last year, during the Adi Pooram festival, these two Sakthis, along with devotees from Thoothukuti, did security service. They continued doing the same service during new moon and full moon festivals at Siddhar Peetam. Although their attempts so far, for a job and higher studies, had been futile, these young men got rewarded…
July 31st is a day I can never forget in my life. That was the day, on which the results of the Engineering students’ exams were announced. I am studying in Adi Parasakthi Engineering College, 2nd year. It was on this day that I was going to get my first year results. During the holidays, I did not study well. I spent more time talking to other girls and playing with them. The only reason was that after spending 14 years with my parents, I was in the hostel for the first time. I shall come to the matter-at-hand. Before…
My nephew (elder sister’s son) had been looking for a good bride. He had been trying for three years, but didn’t succeed. He had spent a lot of money for this purpose. He was so disappointed that he decided not to marry. When I came to know this, I came to Siddhar Peetham on last Panguni (Tamil month) New Moon day. Praying to Amma to bless my nephew with a good bride, I tied the yellow thread on the Neem tree. Divine Mother loves all devotees. When we pray to Amma faithfully from the bottom of our hearts, She grants…
It’s a proverb that there is no temple superior to Mother and there is no mantra superior to Father’s words. I love Mother Adi Parasakthi very much. When I was studying in school, I heard that Amma Adigalaar was coming to Chettipalayam, near our village Nambiyur. I, too, went to the Kamakshi Amman temple to see Amman. There, I found a very kind and affectionate person. I prostrated and paid respect at his feet. In those days, I didn’t know much about Adi Parasakthi. In the 12th standard exams, I couldn’t get enough marks to join the medical college. My…
My family consists of my father, mother, my younger brother, and me. Now, I’m in the 1st year of Computer Engineering. I would like to tell you an incident that happened, when I was in the 10th standard. My father was an alcoholic. Some well-wishers told us that, if we take my father to a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, there were chances that he would give up alcohol. My mother decided to do so, but my father plainly refused to accompany her. I cried and prayed to Amma, “Please help my father change his mind and go for treatment. Please turn…
In the year 1999, I suffered from a tumour on the right side of my chest. I underwent surgery to remove the tumour. In those days, I hadn’t known much about our Amma. After a year, another tumour began to grow on my left side. This time, I decided to take part in the new moon Velvi, at Maruvathur. I performed the yagna and prayed to Amma to remove the tumour. I refused to take medicines given by my doctor. When the next scan was done, the tumour had disappeared. Seeing the results, the doctor said that, I didn’t have…
My father recently had brought the holy water from the Kumbhabhishekam, which took place at Ottanchathiram Sakthi Peetam, at Dindukkal. All members of my family took the Theertham (holy water). We stored a little water that was left. All had gone to bed. Suddenly, on my left foot, I began to feel numbness. Standing in front of Amma’s photo, I began to weep. I sprinkled holy water on my foot and then, applied Amma’s oil from Thaipoosa Jyoti. The pain and numbness went away within minutes!
My name is Meerabai. 15 years ago, my mother-in-law had gone to Maruvathur. She had brought me a picture of Amma with Divine Mother Adi Parasakthi. For a few days, I worshipped the photo in a simple way. After a few days, I felt that Amma is an ordinary person and I need not worship Amma. I kept the picture in a cupboard and locked it. I didn’t think back at all. A month ago, unexpectedly, I was watching the programme ‘Sakthi Yugam’ on Raj TV. I felt that I must go to this temple. My husband felt the same,…
My family and I are devotees of Amma. My children do not start for school, without saying the Moola Manthiram. I bring them up in the spiritual path only. We had great financial difficulties. We wanted to enrol our elder daughter in the Engineering college. We went to Maruvathur and performed Amma’s Paada Pooja. While we were doing the pooja, Amma was sitting on the chair. But, it seemed to me that Amma was standing up and blessing us. I couldn’t control my tears and I wept, calling Amma. “Hereafter, you are going to live happily. Why do you cry?”…
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