Sri Kalki Peedum Society / ஸ்ரீ கல்கி பீடும் சங்கம்
In 1988, when my son was about a year old, he was suffering from terrible cough. I sought treatment at specialist clinics. It did not solve the problem. I then sought treatment from one hospital to another but it did not help. Everywhere they diagnosed him to be suffering from early stages of asthma and told me my son has to live with it.
At that point of time, my brother-in-law who knew Kalki Swamigal asked me to seek help from him. I brought my son to see Swamigal. Swamy said this is a small problem. He blessed some water and asked me to give it to my son. I followed his directions with full faith in Swamy. Like a miracle, my son’s aliment disappeared without a trace. From that point onwards I became a full devotee of Swamigal.
Our family’s god is ‘Mother Pidari’ another fierce form of ‘Mother’. My mother-in-law prayed to her to conceive a baby girl as her 2nd child. Her family lineage did not have a female for many generations. That child is Manimekalai, now she is my wife. Due to such blessing, my wife always have to ask permission from ‘Mother Pidari’ to attend any prayers. If she forgets, something unexpected will happen to her for neglecting or forgetting to seek ‘Mother Pidari’ permission. There were many such painful incidents and nobody could solve this problem for us. When my wife met our Guru for the first time she was warned but our Guru’s grace was much required by us. One day Swamigal gave his photo to me and I placed it in my prayer room and pasted another photo on my main door. That night ‘Mother Pidari’ came in my wife’s dream and scolded her. ‘She’ complained that she couldn’t enter through the front door because of the photo. My wife told her to go and meet my guru or ask me about it. However, she did not bother me.
When we next visited our Guru, Swamigal told us about ‘Mother Pidari’s visit before we could tell him about it. We were taken by surprise by this. Swamigal told us ‘She’ came near and bowed down to strangle me. I sensed her presence but pretended to be sleeping. When she came closer to see my face, she quickly stepped back. She saw my original form. Swamigal then spoke to her and asked to protect us as her devotees. ‘She’ also agreed to have Swamigal’s photos in our home and she will not harass us. When our Guru told us of ‘Mother Pidari’s’ visit and their agreement this consoled us.
On another incident few months after the birth of my third offspring, my wife returned home after a visit to her mother’s home. I was then working 2nd shift. At about mid-night, I returned home from work. After I had my bath, I went to my bedroom. My wife who was asleep sat up. She pointed to the window and said ‘I want to go downstairs, she is calling me’. I realized that something was not right. I went to the altar and took some holy ash ‘vibuthi’ and applied to my wife’s forehead. But, my wife kept repeating those words relentlessly. It occurred to me to try something. I again applied vibuthi and chanted Swamigal’s mantra which I was reciting myself. Suddenly, my wife uttered in my “Guru’s voice” telling ‘Pidari (our family goddess) go and chase it away’. I was surprisingly shocked to hear this. Seconds later, my wife slumped on to the bed. She then got up and asked me what happened. I told her nothing happened and asked her to wash her feet and go to sleep. The next morning, I asked her where she went and she told me that she had been to her mother’s place. She brought back some meat gravy given by her mother. Her mother had given her the curry with a big nail to prevent evil spirits from harming her. However, it attracted a bad spirit to follow her. Then I explained to her how the evil spirit controlled her and how she was saved.
There are many such incidents or we can say miracles that we have witnessed in these past years and definitely there are many more to witness in the near future.