|'Shri Radhe Maa'|
Rita Purohit’s story: Once, Shri Radhe Maa drew some snakes on my son’s hands with mehendi, and I paid no attention to it because Shri Maa’s ways are the ways of a child. She sports freely. She is extremely innocent and childlike and being around her is in ways like being around a child. I only understood what she had done a few days later, when a snake fell out of nowhere on my son as he was enjoying a joyride at a water park. He was with his schoolmates on a fun trip.
The snake did not bite him but it was narrow brush. Shaken, he narrated the story to me. I thanked Devi Maa in my heart. When I presented myself in her presence before I could say a word she said, “I had to protect him. He is your son. The snake had come to take him but I would not allow it. He saw my swarup (Her image in a string that he wore around his neck) and left after taking darshan.” I was too moved for words. A catch in throat, eyes streaming with tears, I fell at her feet.