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

My husband is an industrialist. He had contested the village Panchayat election. As a result, he had several opponents. Some of his enemies performed black magic on us. Because of this, a healthy, energetic calf died. Soon, its mother, the cow, also died. The black magic then began to affect me. Slowly, I began to lose my consciousness. One day, I became mad! I did not know anything. It is from my relatives that I knew I had become mad. My husband took me to several doctors, but none of them could cure me. At last, we went to Mel…
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…
In December, 2001, all of a sudden, my legs became swollen and the pain became unbearable. I could neither sit, nor walk. I really suffered. Although I went to several doctors, their medicines, ointments, or painkillers did not have any effect on me. I went to Mel Maruvathur and performed Amma’s Paada Pooja. I told Amma about my pain. Then, Amma told me the following medicine, “In a little, warm Neem oil, mix a little camphor. Add a little pepper powder and apply this mixture wherever you have swelling, or pain. Make a paste of Nochchi (Hindi - Nirgundi, Sanskrit…
In August, 2000, a son was born to us. When he was born, he had heart problems. The doctors found that there were blockages in certain important places and also, in the artery! They also said that, his problem was very serious. According to them, even if he underwent surgery, it wouldn’t be successful. They said that, there are different methods of surgeries, but in his case, it was doubtful whether it would be successful. Hearing this, we felt very sad. One day, my brother-in-law came to know about Maruvathur Annai and our Adigalaar Amma. He told us about the…
I was born in a very small village in Thirunelveli District. Within the forty years of my life, I had to meet with several trials and sufferings. I got married in 1982. That itself is a big story. It was my aunt’s son, who married me. Many of our relatives did not agree with it. They were against the wedding. Still, the marriage took place. Hence, some of those relatives, who were against the wedding, did black magic on us! This was the result. My husband and I lived happily for just eight days! On the eighth day, I lost…
Our family has known Amma, since 1984. Whenever we come to Chennai, we go to Mel Maruvathur. My wife, Sitalakshmi, recites the Manthira Nool every day. My wife turned sixty-five in the year 1997. On 14th March, 1997, my wife developed a health problem. We saw red blisters on her body, which looked like an allergy. We went to the doctor nearby. The doctor said that, the platelets in her blood had become very less. The doctor also said that, when the number of certain cells decreases in the blood, this kind of problem can develop. He wrote medicines. The…
I have been worshipping Amma for four years. I have full faith in Amma. I passed B.Sc. Chemistry exam in 2001. I found it difficult to decide whether I should do B.Ed., or M.Sc. I sent applications for both. I got admission for M.Sc. But, my parents told me to wait and see whether I would get a seat for B.Ed. Hence, I went to that college and met the principal. I told them that my father had gone abroad and I would be able to join the college only after ten days. They agreed. I didn’t get a seat…
I am writing about a person, who lives in Madurai. His family is well known for several generations. In those days, when Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Devar would come to Madurai, he would dine in their house only. Devar was very much attached to this family. That couple had two children. Three years ago, their elder daughter fell unconscious, while she was in the classroom. As soon as they heard the news, her parents went to the school. The girl, who was studying in ninth grade, was lying unconscious! Her body had become cold. When they lifted her, they felt her body…
We had heard Amma say in Her Oracle, “Only the service (thondu) and duty (dharma), which you perform, will accompany you.” 28th July, 2003 was the day I understood the meaning of these words! I am one among the millions of devotees, who have experienced the depth of Amma’s grace and mercy. When I sat in front of Amma for Arul Vakku, Amma had told me, “Make sure that the divine glance of Adigalaar falls on you, as far as possible. Amma’s glance will wipe all your sorrows away, just as the sun’s rays melt the snow!” My soul was…
I have been doing service at Karamatai Arulthiru Mel Maruvathur Annai Adi Parasakthi Siddhar Sakthi Peetam, for three years. During the procession carrying Divine Mother’s statue, this humble devotee had involved himself, totally, in Divine Mother’s service. By the blessings of Annai and our Guru Amma, my younger son completed his education with first rank and joined an engineering college in Kovai. He has completed his third year. We received a letter from the school, where he had been studying. They had congratulated him. It was as follows: ‘The Results of the Last Semester Examinations show that your Son has…
My daughter was pregnant. On a Thursday, we had a function at home. On the next Thursday, my daughter went for a check-up. The lady doctor told her that a scan should be done, for the baby’s movement was rather less. The reports were shown to the doctor. The doctor found that the baby was struggling, because of less water in the womb. The doctor said that, my daughter should be admitted the same night, so that they could give her glucose in the morning and induce labour pains by giving her an injection. Otherwise, the doctor would have to…
My daughter’s name is Ambujam Saranya. When she was studying in +2 (12th standard), because of ill health, she found it difficult to attend her classes regularly. The astrologers told me that it was because of the planetary positions. Moreover, it seemed doubtful to them whether she would pass her exams. I prayed to Amma to help my daughter become well, study well, and pass the exams. I also promised Amma that I would share this good news with the Sakthi Olhi readers. By Amma’s blessings, my daughter became well and she passed the exams scoring 94%! In Annai’s Potri,…
I belong to Sri Lanka. I worship Lord Muruga. He is my favourite deity. For thirty years, I have been worshipping Him. On every Friday, I fast. Several times, Lord Muruga has come in my dream. I am living happily, only by His blessings. I have been living in Australia for five years. In 2001, I came to know about the Adi Parasakthi Vaara Vazhipaatu Mandram through a close friend of mine. I went there. I got a Sakthi Olhi from the Mandram. I decided that, when there is Lord Muruga to help me and save me from difficulties, I…
I am twenty years old. Eight years ago (September, 1995), I became ill all of a sudden and was admitted in Ezhumpur Children’s Hospital. I was admitted in the I.C.U. As the doctors said that, I was suffering from lack of blood, I had to undergo blood transfusion. But, my body refused to accept the donor’s blood. It began to come out! My parents were really worried! We hadn’t known much about Mel Maruvathur and our Amma, so far. A friend of my father is a staunch devotee of Amma. He gave my father Manthira Nool and told him to…
My brother-in-law, Sakthi B. Suresh Kumar, is living in Andhra Pradesh. He is the railway station master in Vijayawada. He is a devotee of our Amma. He does a lot of social service. In 2003, the Telugu New Year was celebrated at Mel Maruvathur, as they do every year. The Andhra devotees, who did service at the Temple, had Amma’s special darshan. At that time, our Amma gave Sakthi Suresh Kumar a shawl and a gift with Her divine hands. My brother-in-law carried them in a bag. When he came back to Chennai, he reached home in an auto rickshaw.…
In Velur district, in a place called Kurisilampattu in Vaniyampati, there is an Adi Parasakthi Mandram. I go there during Vazhipaatu and do service. My wife, Lakshmi, suffered a lot, because of her swollen stomach. I brought her to our Amma’s hospital in Maruvathur. The lady doctor, who examined her, said that, my wife had to undergo surgery. I admitted her in the hospital and went to the doctor to ask him what the operation would cost. The doctor told me that it would be enough, if I took care of my expenses. On 10th October, 2002, my wife was…
I belong to a very poor family. Seven months ago, I went to attend a wedding with my child. Among the crowd, I lost the ring my child was wearing. That was the only valuable thing I had! Hence, I felt very sad. I prayed to Amma to help me get my ring back. I also promised her that, I shall put Guru Kanikkai in the donation box in our house and write to Sakthi Olhi. It was time to receive the bridegroom. All of the people stood up and moved forward. Suddenly, I found the ring under a chair!…
We have been worshipping Amma for several years. We have had several experiences in our lives. These are all Amma’s miracles. I prayed to Amma for a job, for my younger brother. Every day, I would read 108 Potri Thiruvuru fifty one times. As a result, Amma gave him a good job. As I had promised Amma, I share this experience with Sakthi Olhi readers. If we have deep faith in Amma, Amma will certainly answer our prayers.
After the Mahamaham (a Hindu Kumb Mela festival celebrated every 12 years in a town called Kumbakonam, in Tamil Nadu, India), our Adigalaar Amma had come to Kumbakonam to perform Velvi (yagna), around the Mahamaha pond. My husband and I went to Kumbakonam to get Amma’s blessings and watch the Velvi. While we were away, my daughter had hiccups. My relatives tried whatever they could, but the hiccups did not stop. She was taken to the hospital. The doctors gave her several medicines to stop the hiccups, but it didn’t. Therefore, they told my relatives to take my daughter to…
All my family members are Amma’s devotees. I had the problem of irregular periods. A few months ago, it gave me a lot of trouble. I prayed to Amma, “Amma! If I become all right, I shall write to Sakthi Olhi and send money to the hospital.” In a few days, I became all right! I sent money to the hospital. My health is improving. I don’t have any problem!
My mother-in-law was a bit unstable. She was normal, except on New Moon, Full Moon, and Krithikai (star of fire) days. On these three days, she would behave in a strange manner. She would talk as if someone is listening to her. Once, when she was behaving like this, I became angry and told her, “Why do you shout like this? Stop talking! Go to your room and lie down!” That’s all what I said. My mother-in-law became angry and left the house! My husband was not at home. I became afraid. How am I going to find her? Who…
I have known Amma for two years. I am a nurse in a private hospital. My husband is working in a private company. In his company, there was a labour union strike. Hence, they had to stop working. I prayed to Amma to help my husband get back his job. I wore Sakthimalai, took Irumudi, and went to Amma’s Temple. After the Irumudi, on February 20th, the company called my husband back for the same job! I am writing this to Sakthi Olhi, now. It is only due to Amma’s blessings that my husband got back his good job!
A few years ago, we saw a boil on my mother’s leg. Its size began to increase day by day. The doctors said that, they would have to remove that leg. They added that, if we wanted my mother to live, it should be done! My mother’s condition was slowly becoming worse. My father went to Mel Maruvathur and performed Amma’s Paada Pooja. Amma said, “Don’t remove her leg. I shall take care of it.” After coming back, my father met the doctors. He told them, “You may treat her as far as you can, by giving her medicines. I…
My husband is a very good athlete. He is good looking and always active. Last year, in the month of May, he began to develop cardiac problems and was admitted in the hospital. He was in the ICU for eighteen days. All over his body, there were wires. The doctors said to me, “We are unable to say anything. We may see change in another twenty four hours. It is better that you inform your relatives.” To me, it was a bolt from the blue! I had three daughters and a son. I prayed to Amma, “O Mother! How am…
My husband was suffering from severe pain on his neck and shoulders. It was at that time that the Spiritual Light (Aanmeeka Jyoti) was brought to our Mandram, in connection with Amma’s birthday on March 3rd. From the Mandram, I brought home a little oil from the Spiritual Light and rubbed it on my husband’s neck and shoulders. From the next day, the pain began to reduce and gradually, went away. The oil from the lamp cured my husband’s pain completely. I am very grateful to Amma.
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