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 Mandram. In 1988, our Amma conducted a spiritual conference for the development of natural resources, on Marina seashore. It was splendid! In connection with this, there was a grand Velvi. While our Mandram people were coming back home, we stayed at Siddhar Peetam. Sakthis from our Mandram lay in a corner and slept. We got up at 3 A.M. My wife told me to take a bath and do Angavalam with wet clothes on. I did exactly what she told me to. After doing Angavalam, I felt rather sick! I really vomited. I was surprised to see an object coming out of my mouth, with foam!
I had been suffering with severe stomach ache for almost five years. It was really unbearable. But, since the day I did Angavalam, I have never had that stomach ache! I understood the greatness and power of Angavalam. Through this experience, Amma let me know the importance of spiritual feeling within. I started doing service in whatever way I could. I joined the group, which was doing cleaning work around the Temple.
On several occasions, I had great experiences! Several wonders! Several miracles! A lot of good results! Our Amma is very merciful. In this time of Amma’s Avatar, devotees are blessed with wonderful experiences. Behind each red-dressed-devotee, there is a history!