Baba freed devotee
from the clutches of an evil spirit
BABA FREED SMT. SUSHILADEVI, WIFE OF SHRI BABUSAHEB SAKHARAM BABLE FROM THE CLUTCHES OF AN EVIL SPIRIT.....
Three months after Shri Babusaheb Sakharam Bable’s marriage, his wife used to fall unconscious, clenching her teeth. He and his family were very learned and hence did not pay heed to other people’s advice that this occurence may be due to the action of some evil spirits. They spent a large amount of money on various treatments; but in vain.
She used to remain unconscious for 18 hours daily and that increased to 23-24 hours in October, 1952. She was brought to Shirdi on 25th October, 1952. She was made to attend arati on 25th and 26th October by force. She was given udi and abhishek teertha to drink and made to prostrate before Baba’s Samadhi. In the evening, she fell down unconscious after the arati at the Samadhi Mandir. One of Baba’s devotees, Shri Y. B. Pradhan, told them to sprinkle Baba’s teertha on her always. They did so accordingly.
Later, the evil spirit in her began to talk and said that it had caught her whilst she was returning from her mother’s house to her father-in-law’s house, near a tree at the Belgaum bus stand. When asked if the spirit was prepared to leave the body, it replied that Baba was beating it often and it would leave the body for good. So saying, she collapsed.
Later, Sushiladevi woke up as usual and made pradakshina of Baba’s Samadhi. She went home happily and everyone thanked Baba.