Soon the villagers knew that saibaba had divine powers and he was a spiritual saint who having Supreme power to show the way of human values . His simplicity attracted everyone . People came to him with hope and he helped them with his devotional powers .
Sai Baba used to say , “My Leela is hard to make out”.
of the recipient to absorb it. Leele (Miracles) of Sai Baba were plenty and varied, and we narrate just a few which occurred during and after his lifetime.
Leelas (Miracles) of Sai baba
Saving a kid from drowning
It is said one day a three year old girl of Babu Kirwandikar had fallen into a well in shirdi . Her life was in danger and villagers rushed to that well . Some people told this incident to saibaba and he balanced the girl in mid air . He showed his hidden hand to holding that girl in the well . Thus sai baba saved her life . Villagers chanted his name as life saver .
Lighting lamps by water
Sai Baba was fond of burning lights in Mosque( Masjid) and other Temples.
He had made it a rule to light earthenware lamps in the his Mosque( Masjid) every evening and he would call on the grocers for small
Donations for that . But one day grocers got tired of giving oil free to Sai Baba and openly refused , saying they had no fresh stocks.
Without a word of protest Sai Baba returned to the masjid. Into those earthenware lamps he poured water and lighted the wicks. The lamps continued to burn deep into the midnight. The matter came to the notice of the grocers who now came to Sai Baba with profuse apologies. sai baba warned them never to lie again. “You could have refused to give me the oil, but did you have to say that you didn t have fresh stocks?” he admonished them. But he had made his point.
Sai Baba Forewarning of blazing fields.
Once, harvesting in Shirdi had been completed and the foodgrains of the entire village had been stored in a yard. The summer was on.
One afternoon Sai Baba warned Kondaji Sutar Go, your field is on flrel” Frightened, Kondaji ran to his field and. frantically looked
around for any sign of fire. There wasn t any. He returned to the masjid and informed Sai Baba that he had looked everywhere but had found no trace of fire and why did Baba
have to frighten him? Unfazed, Baba said : “You better turn back and look again.” Baba was right after all. Kondaji noticed that a sheaf of corn was indeed on fire and smoke
was billowing from it. A strong wind was fanning the fire and word had gone round to the villagers who now came running to the scene. “Sai Baba,” the people shouted “help us,
help us put the fire out!” Thereupon, Sai Baba walked casually towards the yard, sprinkled some water on a stack of sheaves and said: ” There now! The fire will die down!” And
so it happened.
Stopping the rain
There is the story of one Rao Bahadur Moreshwar Fradhan who had come to Shirdi to take sight of sai baba along with his wife. As the couple were about to leave, it began to
rain profoundly. Thunder and lightning look likes hazardous. On their troubles Sai Baba prayed. “Oh Allah, Be the rain calm down. My children are going home. Let them go peacefully!” The storm thereupon ceased and the Pradhans were able to reach their destination safely.
Raising the water level in well
At the time of sai baba arrivals at shirdi, the water facility is so bad and people have to go distance to fetch water. There was a well put only in name. It had no natural spring water. on ramnavmi festival,
the big problem facing the organizers was one of water supply Here. sai baba got their problem and told with full faith, shirdi has lot of water. The villagers rushed to hollow well and present some flowers and prasad into it and with lot of faith they asked the well for water . All villagers very happy to see that the well is now full of water.
Flow of Godavari (river) from Baba s feet
Das Ganu once had an unforgettable experience. On a festive occasion, he required permission of Baba to go to a place called Singba on the banks of the Godavari to take a bath. Baba refused his permission and told in my feet you could get the holy water of Godavari.
Das Ganu was unsatisfied. He knew only Shri vishnu can do that.
Shri Sai Baba who was reading Das Ganu mind decided that this was the time to strengthen Das Ganu faith. He told his devotee: “come closer to me get something from my feet!”. As soon
as he did so water flowed freely out of the toes of the sainath feet and filled. His joy knew no limits. He sprinkled the water on his head and his body and distributed some more among the assembled devotees. This is biggest miracle of his life .