Sakthi Olhi, 2003 devotees' experiences translated from Tamil into English.

The 'Weekly Experience' features a devotees' experience chosen from our repository of translated experiences. This experience will feature across all the categories on Angel Grove Studio and 'My Mother' digital magazine. In 1984, my marriage took place. Although I gave birth to two children, both of them died. After that, I had miscarriages. The doctors said that, I wouldn't become a mother. Hearing this, I was very sad. When I was in the hospital, a Sakthi from the Adi Parasakthi Mandram at Ooti came to see me. I told him about my condition. This Sakthi, later on, took me to…
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For several years, I have been suffering from pain in my neck. I have gone to Ayurvedic doctors, Homeopathic doctors, and also Allopathic doctors. I underwent physiotherapy and also acupuncture treatment. None of them had any effect on me. I was suffering very much. Moreover, my age is sixty. By chance, I met a friend from Chrompettai Adi Parasakthi Mandram one day. She lives in our locality on the adjacent road. She took me to Mel Maruvathur. We were very happy that we got Amma’s darshan very well. My friend told me to perform Abhishekam and then, go for Arul…
I have mentioned earlier that nature itself was worshipped as God. When the formation of different societies began to become complicated, each society had its own faith and ideas about their God. They began to express their ideas among one another. If you look at the history about different civilisations, which existed in different times, you may come to know that there had been spiritual people, who were able to know about the Super Power, God, which an ordinary human being couldn’t. For instance, spiritual people like Abraham and Joseph, who lived one thousand seven hundred years before Lord Jesus,…
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 them. Then, I prayed to Amma to bless me in getting a seat, in the Polytechnic. To my surprise, 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 10th…
When I was turning the pages of Sakthi Olhi, I saw an article about Srimathi Meenakumari. She has written about different types of Jyoti (Flame). When I was reading, I remembered several things. I couldn’t concentrate on what I was reading. Hence, I let my mind go wherever it wanted to. I thought that it would be better, if I write down what came to my mind. You may read it. It was the month of May, 1994. After Amma’s directions, we were given a definite job (Thondu) to perform. Hence, a few Sakthis and I were staying in the…
I came to know about Amma from a friend of mine, in 1986. The same night, I saw Amma in my dream. That isn’t all. Walking along with the other Sakthis, I went and bowed in front of Amma. Then, our Guru Amma, smiling very kindly, nodded His head and called me. Near Amma, on the Suyampu, there was a serpent dancing! Seeing the serpent, I was hesitant to move forward. Seeing this, Amma said, “Come nearer.” I woke up from my dream. This was my first experience. I told a Thonder at Maruvathur about my dream. He said, “I…
My husband is working in Madura Coats. They distributed among the workers a land that belonged to them. On that land, there are more than seven hundred houses. This place is situated between Vikramasingapuram and Ambasamudram. Five kilometres away, you can see River Thaamrabarani. Near the river, there is Paapanaasam Thirukovil. Beyond that, there are mountains. The epics say that, on the Pothigai Mountains, Lord Shiva gave darshan to Sage Agastya. Hence, our locality is known as Agastyarpatti. There are Adi Parasakthi Mandrams both in Vikramasingapuram and Ambasamudram, but they are three kilometres away. Neither my husband, nor I had…
I have faith in all Gods, but for a few years, I did not have faith in Maruvathur Temple or Adigalaar Amma. I was not involved in anything related to the Temple, but later on, it became clear to me that our Adigalaar Amma has the power and kindness, which can attract millions of devotees. The following is my experience – When I was working in the Chennai office, a new boss was appointed in our branch. One day, I went to his cabin to get his signature in a few files. This officer would start his work, only after…
THIS HAPPENED IN WASHINGTON Engineer Ilango belongs to Tamil Nadu. He is living in America. He is a devotee of Guru Amma. Once, he lost his job in America and was trying to get a new one. He got an interview card from a company. While he was going to Washington, during the three hours, Sakthi Ilango was remembering Adigalaar Amma and mentally chanting Guru Potri. In Washington, when he entered the room for his interview, he saw a wonderful sight. Yes! On the chair meant for the interviewer, our Amma was sitting with a red shawl on! When Ilango…
Last year, we were fortunate enough to participate in Amma’s birthday celebrations. That chance was a gift from Amma. Accordingly, I came to Mel Maruvathur. Two days after Amma’s birthday, we performed Paada Pooja. Amma asked me how our Canada Mandram was progressing. Then, Amma said, “I shall grant Canada a common Mandram. You take the responsibility and be the leader of the Mandram. You can get the registration done tomorrow itself! You take care of everything very well. I shall give you good people to help you. With the cooperation of all the Sakthis, you can run the Mandram…
On 24th January, I came to Dubai from Chennai to join the job, which Amma had found for me. As I was in a hurry to start from Chennai, I forgot to get the address of Amma’s Mandram, in Dubai. It was only after coming to Dubai that I came to know, that Dubai is one among the seven islands in the United Arab Emirates. The population in Dubai is eight lakh fifty thousand (850,000); the area is three thousand eight hundred and eighty five square kilometres (3,885 sq. km). It is the second largest island. It is easy to…
I belong to a family that has been worshipping Annai and Amma for twenty three years. In 1988, I got married according to the traditional ways, at Mel Maruvathur. By Amma’s blessings, my husband, who had been working with the Central Government, got an opportunity to go abroad. On each vacation, we would go to Mel Maruvathur and do Paada Pooja to Amma. While my husband had been away, each and every moment, Amma had been taking care of my son and me. After three years, my husband was given a promotion and transferred to Shimla. He had to be…
Six years ago, my husband had suffered from chest pain. At once, he was admitted in a private hospital. By Amma’s blessings, the doctors said that, he was safe and he had to take complete rest. Besides, we may not disturb his mind with any alarming news. We came back home. Our Mandram was on the upper floor of a building. To worship Amma, my husband had to ascend the stairs. Remembering the doctor’s advice, I was a bit hesitant to let him climb the steps. Hence, when I went to Mel Maruvathur, while doing paada pooja, I asked Amma…
September 25th, 1998 – That Friday is memorable. Yes! It was on that day that it happened. Friday morning, at about 8 ‘o’clock, my husband complained about having chest pain. He was admitted in a private hospital. As his condition was serious, he was transferred to the ICU. The doctor, who treated him, called me and said, “We may wait only for forty eight hours. It is better that you inform your relatives.” Soon, many of my relatives came to the hospital. On Tuesday, till the evening, my husband was feeling better. Hence, the relatives went back to their respective…
There may be struggles in everyone’s life, but from the day I was born, my life has been full of struggles. I’ve had faith in God right from my childhood. That faith and devotion helped me come out of each struggle, successfully. After completing my education, I got a job. My father was not very responsible. It was my mother, who educated me by working hard. When I began to earn, my mother did not have any financial problem. We were living a very comfortable life. Our friends and relatives were amazed to see us prosper day by day. Soon,…
My name is Nalini. I got married almost three and a half years ago. With our Amma’s blessings, Velvi was performed in the same manner, as it is done at Mel Maruvathur. My husband is a staunch devotee of Amma. He takes part in almost all the festivals, which take place at Mel Maruvathur. More than a year passed since my marriage. Friends and relatives began to ask me why I did not have a child yet. I felt rather uncomfortable. I would go to our Mandram every day and pray to Amma. Once, we went to Mel Maruvathur and…
In Canada, there is a place called Morkam. There is a Vaara Vazhipaatu Mandram there. Srimathi Gnanamma Thirunavukkarasu is the president of the Mandram. The work at the Mandram and the services by the devotees go off very well. My husband and I go there, regularly and do service. This year, we decided to celebrate the Navaratri festival from 6th October, 2002. On the first day, we did all the poojas and the Akhanda Deepam (Eternal Lamp) was lighted. That day, many of the devotees saw many wonders on Amma’s photo! To me, it appeared that a pair of eyes…
In order to set one’s foot in the path of progress and move towards success and victory, there is a factor that encourages us. It is called ‘recognition’. When a student works hard and passes the exam, scoring the highest marks, that success is recognition for his hard work. When the boss praises an employee with an open mind, that praise is recognition for the employee’s skill. Amma gave me a work. The work was spreading Amma’s message. I, too, got recognition for doing the work successfully. Do you know to what kind of a person Amma gave this job?…
Mel Maruvathur, in those days, hadn’t become as popular as it is now! Siddhar Peetam was a very simple place of worship. It was like a small, thatched place! I was one among the numerous devotees, whom Amma had in those days. My wife had come to the Temple even before I did. My wife is illiterate. She would always tell me that she wanted to go to Mel Maruvathur. Hence, I sent her to the Temple with a good companion. Following the footsteps of my wife, my family and I began to take part in the Poojas at our…
In 1985, my house was burnt by our enemies. All that was left were our lives and the clothes which we wore! We struggled hard and with great effort, we built a house in the same place. Meanwhile, a good alliance came for my elder sister. The boy and his family were staunch devotees of Mel Maruvathur Amma. Actually, they had decided to choose the right girl from among several girls, by a draw in front of the Divine Mother. The lot fell on my sister! Hence, they requested my family to give my sister in marriage to their son.…
As per our Guru Amma’s directions, I wore Sakthimalai on the seashore and came here. In order to join the Adi Parasakthi Hospital on duty on the day of Ramzan, I was waiting at Tambaram for a bus. An ambassador car was going to Thintivanam. The driver asked me whether I would go with him. I told him that I would get down at Mel Maruvathur and sat in the car. Five more people, who were going to Thintivanam, accompanied me. On the front-seat, the driver, an elderly person, and I sat. The other four passengers sat on the back-seat.…
Our native place is Thirunelveli. We live in Kerala. We have been worshipping Amma for several years. I belong to the Theni Vaara Vazhipaatu Mandram. On every Full Moon Day, I attend the weekly prayers. My daughter is a nurse working in a private hospital, in Theni. She is a devotee of Amma. On 24th October, 2002, all of a sudden, she complained about stomach ache. The doctor said that, a scan should be done in order to know the reason for her stomach ache. When the results came, the doctor said that, she was suffering from appendicitis and she…
Whether it is a small photo of Annai or Amma that we keep in our shirt pocket, or it is a big photo that we worship in our pooja room, the prayer that comes from the bottom of our heart indeed reaches them. We can read several letters from devotees in the Sakthi Olhi, with the title “Your Letters” (Ungal Katitham). This, itself, vouches for the fact that Amma answers all our prayers and solves our problems. I am happy to let the readers know that Amma relieved me of the severe pain, which I had been undergoing. I am…
Among us, there are several devotees, who wear red dress and feel proud that they are devotees of Amma. Some of us remain careless, thinking that Amma will take care of everything. If we are not well, there are several ways to cure the disease. There are doctors, medicines, and medicinal herbs. If the disease is not very serious, it is enough if we go to a doctor and take the prescribed medicine. We shall become well. If we remain careless, the same disease will become worse and bring about adverse results. Hence, it is wise to consult a doctor,…
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