This series chronicles sweet experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji as well as some divine experiences of Sri Swamiji himself. These articles are translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine.
Guru Takes Care of Every Little Thing!
Sri Venkatesan Gurumurthy is an ardent devotee of Sri Swamiji. Just like Sri Venkatesan, his parents are also ardently devoted to Sri Swamiji.
In July 2010, his parents undertook a pilgrimage to Haridwaar. In Haridwaar, due to footwear related issues, she critically injured her feet. The wound was so bad that it became ulcerous and started to bleed. The old couple was in dire search of a plaster to arrest the bleeding and further spreading of the wound.
To make matters worse it was a local festival there and so most of the shops were closed. The inclement weather with sporadic rains further compounded the woes. With that painful leg Venkatesan’s mother was getting really enervated. Both of them started praying to Sri Swamiji from the bottom of their heart to help them in that seemingly helpless state.
As a last resort, they went into a general store which turned out to be a pickle shop! Yet not losing hope, they asked the shop keeper if he sold plaster for wounds. The reply was in the negative!
The mother said, “Gurunatha! please show me some way out of this pain!’“ And she was about to step out of the store when she heard someone shout, “Wait!”
She turned around and to her utter joy and amazement the shop keeper had a plaster in his hand. He said, “This is the only plaster I seem to have. You may use it!”
With trembling lips and eyes swelling in tears of gratitude and relief, she applied the plaster which seemed perfect for the sore foot!
When she proceeded to pay, the shop keeper simply refused to accept any money.
With wonder and joy mounting she went out and looked back in gratitude. What she saw made her freeze in her tracks!
The store had this sign in bold letters: “Murali Stores”!
Published originally in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine, Oct 2010 issue