The Malaysian devotees had the good fortune to host Srimati Uma didi, especially during the most auspicious occasion of the Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja and the Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja.
Below are two short excerpts of the glories of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja by Srimati Uma didi.
The Ghostly Wedding
"Once my Gurudeva wanted to visit his disciple in a nearby village. At that time there was no public transportation. So, Guru Maharaja used to walk everywhere. He walked for a very long time and soon it was really late at night. He was passing by a jungle and the time was almost ten at night.
Suddenly, he saw some bright lights. It was as though some wedding festival was going on. A person approached Guru Maharaj and asked Guru Maharaj to bless his daughter and son-in-law. Although, very late, and not thinking anything out of the ordinary, Guru Maharaj obliged.
After the young couple got their blessings, Guru Maharaj went on his way to his disciple's house. Soon he reached his disciple's house and knocked on the door.
Upon opening the door, the disciple was shocked to see Guru Maharaj arriving at his home very, very late at night.
"Gurudeva, you have come so late. What happened? inquired the disciple.
"O I went to bless a young couple on their wedding day. It was on the way and I thought, I might as well do it."
The disciple looked very puzzled. "But there's no houses anywhere near here, Gurudeva. No matter, we will look into this tomorrow."
The next day, Guru Maharaj and the disciple went to the spot where the wedding festival was held. The place was covered with trees.
This shows that Guru Maharaj not only delivers humans but also other entities such as ghosts."
The Foot Bath Water of a Mahajana
"Once a brahmacari who was residing in Rupa Sanatana Math went to the Yamuna River to take his bath. As he was dipping himself, he felt someone was pushing him. It was as though a heavy weight was put on him. He kept coming up to the surface but to his surprise, there was no one around.
Each time he dipped, he felt something heavy was on him.
Feeling a little afraid, he came out of the water and started off towards the math. He felt someone was following him.
That night, he saw a female ghost in his room. The ghost said that she had committed suicide because the man who was supposed to marry her did not keep his promise. After seeing the brahmacari, the ghost said she had fallen in love with him.
The ghost also warned the brahmacari not to tell anyone of this incident as it will kill him. Fearing for his life, the brahmacari did as he was told.
Soon , the brahmacari grew thinner and thinner and looked very pale.
It so happened, the brahmacari's room was adjacent to another building and his sister was staying there. She heard her brother talking to someone every night. Feeling suspicious, she decided to confront her brother.
"Who are you talking to every night. I hear voices coming from your room. Tell me honestly!" demanded the sister.
"There is a female ghost. If anyone knows about this, it will kill me," the brahmacari said.
Soon, the sister told everyone in order to save her brother. Many tried to reason with the ghost to leave the brahmacari alone.
The female ghost said that it will go if she can get the foot bath of a mahajana. Not any mahajana but the foot bath of my Guru Maharaja.
My Guru Maharaja's foot bath water was quickly brought to the brahmacari's room. Soon enough, the ghost left the brahmacari.
The shows how very powerful, Guru Maharaja was. We should not think my Guru Maharaja and Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaj are any different.
Once Sripad Bhaktivedanta Madhava Maharaj told our Guru Maharaj that he wanted to serve him.
Our Guru Maharaj said, "Don't think I am any different from Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaj. You should serve him.""