Surrender of Tiger at the Feet of Sai Baba

As described in Chapter XXXI of Shri Sai Satcharita,” Seven days before Baba passed away a wonderful incident occurred at Shirdi. There came a country-cart and stopped in front of the Masjid. A tiger was on the cart, fastened with iron chains with its agonised face turned to the rear. It was suffering from some painful malady. Its keepers-three Derveshis – had been taking it from place to place and making money by exhibiting it. It was the means of their subsistence. They tried all sorts of remedies to cure it from the malady it was suffering from, but all in vain. Then they heard of Baba`s fame and came to Him with the animal. They got it down with chains in their hands and made it stand at the door. It was naturally fierce besides being disease-ridden. So it was restless. The people began to look at it with fright and amazement. The Derveshis told Baba everything about the animal and with His consent brought it before Him. As it approached the steps it retreated on account of the awe of Baba, and hung its head down. When both saw each other, it got on to the step and looked at Baba with affection. Immediately, it moved the tuft of its tail and dashed it thrice against the ground, and then fell down senseless. On seeing it dead the Derveshis were much dejected and full of sorrow, but on proper thought they came to terms with it. They considered that as the animal was diseased and nearing its end it was very meritorious on its part that it met its death at the Feet of Baba. It was their debtor and when the debt was paid off it was free and met its end at Sai`s Feet”.

When any creatures bow down their heads at saints` feet and meet death they are liberated. Unless they have got a good store of merit on their account, how could they get such a meritorious end?

Shri Satchidananda Sarva Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj ki Jaya

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Shirdi Sai Baba devotee


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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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11 Responses to Surrender of Tiger at the Feet of Sai Baba

  1. Statement of Sai Baba:

    Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose, remember this well that all that you do is known to me. I am the Inner Ruler of all and seated in their hearts. I envelope all creatures. I am the Controller – the wire-puller of the show of this Universe. I am the mother – origin of all beings – the harmony of the three gunas (attributes), the propeller of all senses, the Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer. Nothing will harm who turns his attention towards me, but Maya will lash or whip him who forgets Me. All the insects, ants, the visible, movable and immovable world is my Body or form.

    • If all deeds were known to Sai Baba, why did he die before the date that he mentioned? Thanks that he was the inner ruler of his surrounding and seated in their hearts but not of the universe.He was nothing but a scientist especially of environmental science that he was cheating the public as God although his such activities relaxed to poor.

      • The animal was diseased and nearing its end it was very meritorious on its part that it met its death at the Feet of Baba. There is every scientific reason behind the miracle of SaiBaba. Let it be explained by our science teachers starting from professors from various branch of science if secondary education is not sufficient.

      • Probably you have confused the statement to be made by Satya Sai Baba. The Statement of Shirdi Sai Baba is an excerpt of Chapter III of Shri Sai Satcharita published by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.

  2. Thanks for referral and love to Snigdha. The story narrated above and the comment mentioned are reflection of submission in your mind for a deity in mind presumed to be God. It is entirely a matter of faith and scientific discussion on such issues leads us nowhere. As far faith and powers of God in this universe are concerned, anything can be believed and professed. Faith in God is best thing to have especially in old age when we slowly start loosing control over things and parts of our body and we slowly progress to journey where life is highly uncertain. When we look at old age, functions of various organs of body start deteriorating, leading to innumerable problems and infinite possible happenings in deteriorating health. Fears and real problems are bound to come adding to problems. In all this uncertainty and for peace in mind, God is best support. Belief in all these stories reinforces faith and peace.

    • Congratulation to Dr.Madan Goyal for the psychological adjustment for senior persons that they may be unable to sustain faith on their old organs for scientific causes which is difficult.Let them relax with a faith on God for comfortable living.

  3. Madhusudan Mahunta says:


    It is a nice article and it is the miracle of Shirdi Sai Baba. The spiritual power and thought of Baba could do everything. Baba is the supreme power who could make impossible to possible in his life. Thank you for your nice collection of Sai Leela.

    Madhusudan Mahunta
    Shirdi Sai Baba devotee
    Sohela, Bargarh Odisha

  4. Kedarnath Sahu says:


    A nice article which enlightened the miracle as well as the power of God.The line of Baba -Sabka Malik Ek Hai -has been proved in this article.

  5. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    As per the article the surrender of tiger at the feet of Sai Baba and got liberated is highly debatable among the Scientists of present day but is strongly and staunchly believable by Spiritualists of all ages. Hence nothing to comment.It depends upon the status and type of the above two qualities of a person. But one can’t and never deny that as his image follows him during running under Sun so also science remains back to spiritualism under the cosmic ray emanating from Almighty. This is the understanding of heart language, the esoteric voice finest wavelength caught by man of liberated status. Hence personally I have no comment, rather may I hanker to get chance like tiger for liberation.Here I never remain silence without giving thanks to the care takers of tiger.

    With Regards,
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr.Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh, Odisha

  6. Prakash Padhan says:

    I knew interesting story about surrender of tiger before Baba. It may be science, miracle or anything, but “chamtkar ko namaskar”.

  7. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    It is a nice article about the miracles and spiritual power of Shirdi Sai Baba. We say that the hour of death can not be forecast, it was the tiger`s good deeds which brought it at the feet of Baba before its soul departed from the body so that it rested peacefully.

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