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Genesis of My Spiritual Journey with the Divine Mother

With humble pranams at the lotus feet of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Saibaba (Swami), I begin to recount the journey of my initiation into Devi worship.

From the tender age of six or seven, I distinctly remember experiencing spontaneous, shock-like vibrations traveling up my spine. Concerned, my parents consulted various doctors, yet all medical tests returned normal. This mysterious flow of energy continued unabated.

At twelve, a profound blessing came my way—a personal interview with Sri Sathya Sai Baba, alongside my parents. During the interview, when Swami inquired about my future aspirations, I expressed my desire to emulate my father as an engineer. His response—a hearty smile and an embrace—remains one of the most surreal moments of my life. As he hugged me, he ran his divine hand over my spine.

It was only years later, while practicing Kundalini yoga sadhana, that I understood these childhood experiences as the spontaneous rising of Mother Kundalini, likely a continuation from spirtual practices from past lives. Remarkably, after Swami’s divine touch, these spontaneous risings ceased.

At fifteen, while attending Swami's school in Puttaparthi, I was introduced to the Devi Saptashati by my dear friend, Mr. Jeevan Sekhar Reddy. Regular recitation of these sacred texts awakened a deep sense of the Divine Mother's presence within me, marking the beginning of a profound path.

Despite my efforts and prayers at sixteen, I felt disheartened by the apparent silence from Swami in his physical form. In a moment of youthful defiance, I mentally conveyed my shift towards Devi worship due to his silence.

Only days later, a life-altering vision ensued: Swami, in an ardha narishwara form, appeared resplendent in a red saree and a red large bindi, smiling and accepting my prayers. This vision not only shocked me but also encouraged my continued devotion to Devi sadhana.

During my time in the ashram, I was drawn to Kundalini Yoga Sadhana and studied the works of Swami Sivananda on the subject. It became clear that I required a physical guru for further guidance.

My spiritual path has since intertwined with many esteemed gurus, including Sri Vasudeva, who introduced me to the fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga sadhana through Maha Yoga initiation. Later, a compelling urge led me to Devipuram near my native place, where I was honored to receive a Sri Yantra from Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati. This encounter was followed by an initiation into the Varahi mantra by Sri Karunyamaya of Soundarya Lahari.

I offer my sincere and humble pranams to each of these venerable teachers who guided me into the worship of Maa Varahi.

The sadhana of Maa Varahi grew to a pivotal need for an idol, facilitated by Lalitha sister from Bangalore, who, through her experiences and the guidance of Pati, a premier devotee chosen by Maa Varahi, helped me obtain one.

In forthcoming blog articles, I will share insights on how Maa Varahi has not only protected me but profoundly transformed my life. She has manifested as Mother Kundalini in my sadhana and safeguards me as Maa Kali.

Jai Sai Ram

Om Sri Adivarahi Deviyah Namah

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