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

Before writing this letter, I had once prayed to Amma to find me a good bridegroom. As soon as the marriage was fixed, I had written to Sakthi Olhi. Within four to five days since my marriage was fixed, my brother lost his job in New Delhi. I was really worried and prayed to Amma. I also promised myself that I would write to Sakthi Olhi. Surprisingly, my brother got a better job in Intel. Now, my brother is fully engaged in the preparations for my wedding. I am really very happy!
I have a small shop in my house. We live on the income from this shop. On our street, there is a person, who commits murder for money. He has gone to jail several times, on criminal charges. People fear to go out, if they come to know that he is there. Daily, he drinks and walks along the street talking to himself. He comes to my shop sometimes, buys something and behaves well. He pays for what he buys. He has never misbehaved with me. Strangely, on the following day of Deepavali, this man came to my shop. He…
On Amma’s birthday, the American devotees had been giving biscuits to the long line of people, who had come for Amma’s darshan. Amma left the temple at 7:00 p.m. after giving blessings to all, who had come on Amma’s birthday. But, they continued giving biscuits till 9:00 p.m. You may ask, “What is there to wonder?” because the article about Amma’s birthday had already been published in Sakthi Olhi. Now comes the surprise. The devotees from America had been taking a certain number of packets from the room, in which they had been kept. Once they gave away those biscuits…
Mine is a family, which continuously receives Amma’s blessings. I frequently suffer heart attacks. Amma has saved me, whenever I have suffered a heart attack. On 20th June, 2001, I went to Mel Maruvathur with my wife and son. On the following day (the 21st), I felt pain in my heart and I was admitted in Amma’s hospital. Amma gave me a new lease of life. On 30th November, 2001, when Amma came to Madurai, we performed Paada Pooja at Panthayathital Mandram. After we came back home, we lit the traditional lamp. As soon as we did so, on each…
I had been suffering from stomach ache off and on, during the last one year. I consulted a doctor. The doctor took a scan and it revealed that my appendix had grown. It could be removed only by surgery. I consulted three more doctors. All of them said the same. I am afraid of surgery. So, I prayed to Amma to save me without undergoing operation. I went to a fifth doctor on the following day and showed him all the reports. The doctor advised that it is better to have another scan. When we got the report, the doctor…
Right from childhood, I have been a devotee of Amma. It is by Amma’s blessings only that I was born in a religious family. Ever since I learnt the alphabets, I began to read Sakthi Olhi carefully and slowly. My mother did not tell me stories from the epic Ramayana, or Mahabharata. Instead, she would tell me the experiences of devotees written in Sakthi Olhi. When I had been a child, I had been suffering from primary complex. By Amma’s grace, ever since I began to go to Maruvathur for Thaipoosa Irumudi, I was relieved of that disease. Although I…
We have been going to Mel Maruvathur for Sakthimalai Irumudi, for seven years. However, recently, I have begun to develop pain in my knees. Hence, I am not able to go to Maruvathur. I say my prayers and do pooja at home. Recently, during the Adi Pooram, I felt sad that I was unable to go to Maruvathur. My mind was filled with memories of Adi Pooram. I felt really sorry. I told myself, “Today is Adi Pooram at Amma’s temple. Devotees may be carrying pots of rice gruel and they perform Palabhishekam (abhishekam with milk), but I am unable…
In the month of February, 2002, my son woke up from his sleep at about 2:30 a.m. and told me, “Someone woke me up. I had nightmares. I am afraid I cannot sleep at all.” He was terrified. At once, I took him to our pooja room and made him stand in front of Amma’s photo. I said Moola Manthiram and applied Amma’s kumkum on his forehead. I told him that there was nothing to fear and he would get sleep. He kept Amma’s photo near his pillow and then, slept. It was 7:30 a.m. when he woke up. He…
I am a student in the Engineering college. Recently, the time table for our exams was announced. In that, we had to write two exams on the same day at the same time. I could write only one of them. I didn’t know which exam to write, or which one to leave. I was confused and worried. My family told me to pray to Amma faithfully, for Amma will certainly help me. Hence, I began to say Moola Manthiram, Venduthar Kooru, and Adigalaar 108 Potri every day. Amazing! Within a week, the time table was changed. In the new time…
I am a devotee of Amma for the last five years. I have passed +2 (12th standard). Amma has helped me come out of many difficulties. For a few months, I have not been able to see distant objects clearly. I prayed to Amma. I said to Amma, “By Your blessings, if my vision becomes normal, I shall write to Sakthi Olhi.” One day, Amma came on a spiritual journey to Madurai. My friend and I performed Paada Pooja. Then, Amma looked at my eyes. I did not know why Amma was looking at my eyes. I understood only on…
When Amma came to Madurai on a spiritual journey, my mother was admitted in a clinic in Shekkanoorani, where my nephew (elder sister’s son), Dr. Senthil is working. My brother was looking after my mother. I would go to see Amma every day. I get up at 3:40 a.m., take bath and perform Vazhipaatu. When Amma was going to visit Nagamalai Vazhipaatu Mandram, my niece and I went to several houses with Kumkum on the previous day and told them about Amma’s arrival. At night, when I was asleep, exactly at 3:40 a.m., we had a phone call from the…
It has been five years, since I was married. We did not have children. We wore Sakthimalai and went to Mel Maruvathur. During all festivals at Maruvathur, we would go to the temple and worship Amma. We would do service as well. When we would tell others about the greatness of Irumudi and its results, some of them would make fun of me, saying that I was talking to them about Irumudi, when I myself did not have children. However, I didn’t worry about what they said. We continued to do service at the temple. In the year 2000, we…
Recently, Amma came in my wife’s dream in the form of a serpent. Since then, my wife and I have been attracted towards Amma. This year, after attending the function for wearing Sakthimalai, I went to attend a meeting. I was riding my motorcycle. My wife stayed at the Mandram to participate in the poojas. The meeting ended. At about 10:30 p.m., I was riding my motorcycle at a high speed. There was heavy traffic on the road. On that road, when I was coming down the over bridge, the accident happened in a split second! My motorcycle hit the…
My family and I have been doing service (Thondu) in our Thirumalairayan Pattinam Vaara Vazhipaatu Mandram. I am a student in the Thirumalairayan Pattinam IIT Government Women’s Training Centre. I have to walk the distance from my house to reach the training centre. It takes fifteen minutes to reach there. I have been suffering from pain in my leg for two months. I found it very difficult to walk. I could walk only very slowly. I couldn’t do any physical work. On 9th April, 2002, our Mandram got an opportunity to do service at Karuvarai, at Mel Maruvathur Temple. I…
I have been promoted to the seventh grade. Before my final exams in the sixth standard, I was not doing well. I prayed to Amma to help me secure good marks. Before writing each exam, I would recite the Moola Manthiram. Hence, in all the subjects, I scored eighty five, ninety, ninety eight, etc! It is my request to all that they may recite the Moola Manthiram before doing any work. They will certainly get the result.
My son, Raghunath is studying in ITI. He had severe cough during the last month. I took him to several doctors, but he was not cured. The doctors wanted to know if he had phlegm inside. Hence, they took an x-ray. He had phlegm. When they analysed it, it became clear to them that he was suffering from tuberculosis! I was surprised to hear that. My son became weaker and I became afraid. I am a member in the Adi Parasakthi Mandram at Bhuvanagiri. I attended the prayer there and brought Neem leaves and Kalasha Theertham home. I gave them…
We have been worshipping Amma for only three months. My husband did not have faith in Om Sakthi. One day, he went to his elder brother’s house. He told my husband about Amma and Her miracles. It seemed they impressed my husband. One day, all of a sudden, he told me, “We shall start performing Om Sakthi pooja from next Friday.” Hearing this, there was no limit to my joy. We started the pooja. For almost two years, I have had a small tumour in my chest. It started to cause pain. My doctor told me that it would be…
My uncle’s daughter was admitted in a hospital, due to labour pains, on 17th February, 2002. It was night. She couldn’t deliver the baby till Tuesday, 19th February, 2002. She really suffered. The doctor said that, he would wait until the next day. Hence, on Tuesday, I went to our Mandram (Karai Vaikkaal Mandram), for Kootu Vazhipaatu. We garlanded Amma’s photo with lemons and prayed for her quick delivery. After the pooja, I brought home a lemon from the garland, a lemon from the Drishti, prasadam, and Amma’s Mukkootu oil. I applied Amma’s oil on my cousin’s stomach and prayed…
We left for Maruvathur on 2nd March, 2002, in order to do service (Thondu) on Amma’s birthday. My son-in-law accompanied me. My daughter was pregnant at that time. The doctor had said that, the baby was due on 22nd March, 2002. Thinking that there were yet twenty days for my daughter’s delivery, we started to Mel Maruvathur. On Amma’s birthday, March 3rd, while doing service, I was praying to Amma that by Amma’s blessings, my daughter may have a normal delivery. After Amma’s birthday celebrations, we came back to Karoor. It is all Amma’s mercy! On 2nd March, 2002, after…
After Amma performed Kumbhabhishekam at Shendamangalam Sakthi Peetam, there have been a lot of changes in Namakkal. Amma performed Kumbhabhishekam in all the old temples, which are situated around Kollimalai. Amma visited Karoor, Namakkal, Pandamangalam, Nanjay Edaiyaru, and Velur. In the famous, ancient Veerappathiruthalan, Amma performed Kumbhabhishekam. The sound waves of Amma’s Manthiram echoed in all directions. Everywhere, there is prosperity now. We have enough water. We have good cultivation. The number of Amma’s devotees is increasing day by day. It is Amma’s grace, which has brought about all these changes!
I am a member in Amma’s Vaara Vazhipaatu Mandram at Eerod, S.P.P. Colony. I have been working as a fitter in S.P.R. Paper Mills, for twenty five years. Before going for work every day, I would pray to Amma. All the members of my family are Amma’s devotees. Amma has come in my dreams several times and blessed me. The time wasn’t good for me! Unknowingly, I committed a small mistake, which turned out to be serious. I was suspended for fifteen days. I felt that I was going to lose my job. I came to our Mandram and standing…
On 25th February, 2002, I saw that my daughter had developed a rash on her left leg. The skin had become thick. I thought it was an insect bite, but didn’t know what had bitten her. I told my daughter, “Some insect has bitten you. When Appa sees, he will be worried. If you had seen the insect, you should have brushed it aside.” She answered, “My teacher always reminds us that before we start learning the lessons, we should perform a small prayer. It will help us learn the lessons well. Hence, I was reciting 108 Potri. I felt…
My husband had been having Hydrocele. As he did not have any trouble or problem with that, he didn’t consult a doctor. My husband retired in March, 2001. As usual, he would go to the Mandram, regularly and do thondu (service). In November, 2001, during the first week, all of a sudden, at night, he developed hiccups and suffocation. I became afraid. My son, nephew, and I took my husband to the Kumbakonam Hospital, by car. The doctor, who examined him, said that, he was suffering from hernia, his Hydrocele had increased, and he was in danger. Moreover, the intestinal…
I have a son, who is one year old. He had fever for four days. Even though we took him to the doctor, the temperature didn’t come down. I prayed to Amma, “I am not going to give him the medicine, which the doctor has given me anymore. I am going to recite Your Moola Manthiram continuously. Please be merciful!” I began to recite the Moola Manthiram. The next day, early morning, I had a dream. I dreamt that my mother was suffering from high fever and was hospitalised. My brother was telling me that she is seriously ill. I…
It may be because of the past sins that my husband did not have a job for one and a half years. Even though he tried hard, he couldn’t get a job. Only after we prayed to Amma did he get a job. When he was jobless, my husband had to borrow money from others to look after the family. We had an old house. We tried to sell the house and pay our debts. We couldn’t get a buyer, for each one said, “It is an old house.” We tried for more than a year. We couldn’t pay the…
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