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Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

“PICK UP AS MANY AS YOU WANT…”


Basappa’s was a poor family and no wonder that his wife lost her temper when she found that her husband was running after a madman, neglecting her and his children.

One day the Swami suddenly got up and started walking briskly. People wondered why, and some of them tried to follow Him but none could keep pace with Him. Leaving all the others behind He entered the neighbouring forest. However, Basappa ran after Him. Though the dense forest frightened him, Basappa derived courage from the Swami’s company.

At one place he found innumerable snakes of different sizes, shapes and colours. In utter fright Basappa fell at the Swami’s feet in supplication. The Swami smiled assuringly and pointed at the snakes and said, “Pick up as many as you want; you won’t get the chance again. Quick, do not fear!” Basappa picked up courage and caught one snake, and tied it up in his upper garment. As soon as they emerged from the forest the Swami told Basappa, “Go home and see.”

When Basappa went home and opened the pack he was stunned to see that there was a big lump of gold in it. This miracle had convinced Basappa’s wife of the power of Sri Swami Samarth. Thereafter she never found fault with her husband for spending all his time in the service of the Swami.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Mahan Sri Seshadri Swamigal of Thiruvannamalai

Please show me some miracle…”

One day, Suryanarayana Iyer saw Swamiji standing near a neem tree close to the Sri Arunachaleshwar (Shiva) temple and prostrated before him. Getting up he told Swamiji, “People say you are a big Mahan (Avathar). I want to understand your powers. Please show me some miracle.” He pleaded with Swamiji a number times in the above manner. Swamiji went here and there for some time, and then he picked up some dried leaves lying on the ground and asked him to eat them.

What a miracle! When he ate them, he found it tasted like sugar cane!

He wondered whether it was sugar or candy!

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Kavyavyuham means the ability to take several forms.


Hazrat Tajuddin Baba

The most striking of these is Huzoor Tajuddin Baba’s presence in more than one place at the same time and in diverse physical forms. Even while he sat at Sakardara or Wacky, in another form he would go to some one’s house or office and help them out of a difficulty or do their office work for them! Once this ‘mysterious double’ form went as a lawyer to argue a case at the court and, on another occasion, he even sat as a judge in a court. This type of miracle is indeed found in the accounts of all great saints.

Mahaan Sri Seshadri Swamigal

(Manifested 21.01.1871. Maha Samadhi 04.01.1929 AD)

Mahaan Sri Seshadri Swamigal is known to have taken many forms simultaneously and presented himself at many places. People like T.K Sundaresa Iyer, Sama Rao, Venkatarama Iyer, and others, fixed up a time – 4.45 p.m. to meet each other, on a particular day and each had seen Swamiji at that time in various streets simultaneously.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Healing the sick and such other miracles are common enough even among saints of a lesser order and the skeptic’s mind is not much touched by the replacement of medicine with faith as a means of cure. There is a realm of miracles, which defies all comprehension and needs the utmost disbelief, verging on dogma and superstition, to brush them aside heedlessly.

Hindu scriptures, and in fact all of world’s scriptures, speak of such miracles as the grace of God that He mercifully bestows on the seekers as a reward for his piety, humility and zeal to serve the suffering people materially and spiritually. Our misfortunes and sufferings often result from the accomplishment of our own desires. There is nothing so small or so apparently indifferent which God does not ordain or permit, even to the fall of a leaf.

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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

When the Guru in his infinite love rushes to help the devotee, (the helpless human being) the devotee in his turn must trust the Guru completely. He must have the ‘Shraddha’ or faith (Viswas) and abandon himself to the Guru. To put it simply, he must catch hold of the rope if he wants to save himself. How true even at the physical level!

What is Faith?

FAITH, “is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.”

-The Old Testament.

When we serve in a Gurukula, we are able to realize this truth.

That is why, faith is called, the substance of things for and evidence of things not seen; and therefore it is hailed as the greatest miracle.

The Guru is to the Chela (disciple), the manifestation of God Himself. The devotion to the Guru is for him the best help beyond all external and murthi (idol) worship, in his pilgrimage towards Brahman in the transcendence of his non-manifestation.

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