This happened last year. After completing the 12th standard exams, my parents and I went to Mel Maruvathur. After doing Paada Pooja, I said to Amma, “Amma! I wish to do M.B.B.S. I need Your blessings to get a seat in the medical college.” Hearing this, Amma said, “If you had worked a little harder, you would have got full marks.” Then, Amma looked at my mother and told her to buy three Kalashams and three lamps from the Temple, take them home, and worship them every day.
When the results came, I found that Amma’s words were true. My percentage was a little less than the cut-off percentage for joining M.B.B.S. Hence, I did Paada Pooja again and asked Amma, whether I might join the veterinary college. Amma said, “Don’t join there! Write the admission test once again. You will certainly get a seat! I shall take care of that!”
My friends and relatives told me not to waste a whole year. They advised me to join some course. I have full faith in Amma. I know full well that it is Amma, who knows very well what my future is! Hence, I wrote ‘+2 Improvement Test’. By Amma’s blessings, I got very good marks. Then, I wrote the entrance examination. To join medicine, the cut-off marks were three hundred. I got two hundred ninety-nine decimal one-six.
From the day my exams started, my mother would get up at 4:00 a.m., go to the Adi Parasakthi Mandram, wipe all the photos, apply kumkum on the photos, and then recite 108 and 1008 Potri. It is only because of this, that I stood thirteenth among the students, who joined the medical college in our state. I did Paada Pooja again and got Amma’s blessings. I got a seat in the medical college and continued the studies!