Darshan - Satguru: I take many forms
By Sri Skanda's Warrior of Light
June 6, 2002
Last night, I was in a sacred place where a line of devotees stood to get darshan from a holy person seated on top of a stage. We were in a hall and - everyone was coming one at a time - prostrating to a holy person. When I glanced at the person, He appeared like Sri Narayani Amma. He was a young boy, approximately 15-16 years of age, and was wearing an orange-colored ochre robe worn exactly like how Narayani Amma wears (see picture on right). He had bright white bands of vibhuthi on His forehead, His hands, and His chest. I saw a female devotee come and prostrate before Him. He blessed the devotee and then adjusted His robe, which was wrapped around His neck and when He did this, I saw a poonool (sacred thread) adorning his body. I then realized that Sri Narayani Amma does not wear a poonool. Then this must be - Sri Murugan?! When I realized this, He smiled my way and then turned back to the line of devotees who were continuing to prostrate before Him and receive His darshan. As I came to this realization of who the boy was, I awoke. I felt terrible for not recognizing Lord Skanda and not prostrating before Him. In spite of this, I am deeply humbled and thankful for His darshan, which He lovingly and generously gave without my asking. Bhagavan Skanda also came to teach me an important lesson He can take many forms.