Shri S Rajah Iyer recalls his miraculous escape from Nigerian road accident

Shri Rajah Iyer is one of the longest member of this blog. He narrated his experience and how Periyava saved him. I wanted to share this with rest of the world. There is another experience he shared in the past that i posted earlier – click here to read

Shri Iyer mentioned that he doesn’t know what bakthi is – true, bakthi is for people like me who are trying to get the grip of Periyava and learning to surrender- not for people like you, Sir, who has already surrendered! Who other than such a staunch devotee like you would see Periyava when your car is spinning at 100 mph?! Amazing experience…..

Thanks for sharing….

Enjoy this one!!




“It was July 1980 when I was working in Ijebuode,Nigeria a town,100 KM away from Lagos the capital.My wife and my daughters were yet to join me and I used to go to Lagos for weekends on Fridays to be with my friends.On Fridays,just like in western world,there used to be heavy traffic on the express highways and when we were driving in my Peugeot504 at 100 KMPh(I had a diver by name Philip Ogunde,who was driving me on that day)I was reading a book on the back seat .It was also slightly drizzling on that Friday afternoon and suddenly I heard a Baaaaang..

Philip Ogunde has rammed our car at 100KMPh on the car on the left side! Wherever I live I used to have Mahaperiyavaa’s picture nearby..even in my cars!

I suddenly saw HIM in front of me!

The car made a 180 * turn on th left towards the Median which was well secured .as in any western country but at 100 KMph Centrifugal force!

The car banged the Median and the centifugal force made the car to make a complete turn again and it hammered the median TWICE in a matter of few seconds before the car was thrown into the Bush on the right side..

During thiese few seconds…BELIEVE ME..I had Only Maha Periyavaa smiling at me!

There was LUCKILY a TRuck just a few 100 yards from our car ,whose intelligent Driver,saw the bang of my car on the Median! He applied suddent Brake and also STOPPED the entire Traffic towards Lagos with his presence of mind,as othewise we wd have been ploughed thro’ as our car made two turns due to very High Centrifugal force..

Luck wd have it the Bush was at a level ground and if it was an elevated level ,car wd have been smashed byond recognition.. I just opened the back door as if nothing had happened ,when many onlookers and particularly, the NIgerian Truck driver hugged me and lifted me..

“Oh!Jesus!This is MIracle!This MIracle!!”

Many Nigerian women onlookers screamed, “God saved you..BELIEVE ME!I Tell You!!”

Philip Ogunde was shocked beyond words and was unable to get out of the Driver’s seat as he took time to recover! We removed him and put him on the back seat and I started driving the car!
The car started normally,EXCEPT that th Silencer was smashed and thrown away and hence Noise was too much to bear! I drove the car to Lagos .. The on lookers shouted
“This is Miracle! This is Miracle!! God is there! Believe me, God is surely there!!”

When I reached Lagos to my friend’s house.Philip Ogunde was still in a shock and took him some days to recover. I repaired the 504 and drove back next day with Ogunde on the back seat,AS IF NOTHING HAD HAPPENED!!


I dont know much about Bakthi….

But in my life I have confidence that He will protect me!

Categories: Devotee Experiences

10 replies

  1. I was in Lagos, Nigeria in 1980 on my company’s assignment for 2 years.The power of Maha Periavah to save
    his ardent followers is unbelievable.I too have many such instances which happened to me and my family.Even
    during my stay in Lagos,there were many such instances.We are lucky to have lived during the times of the great
    saints Ramana Maharishi and Maha Periava.Sri.Rajah Iyer is among those who are blessed and will always be as
    he has fully surrendered himself to Maha Periava.As a true devotee of Maha Periava, if anyone wants to contact
    me, my e-mail id is
    Sitaraman Balachandran

  2. really a miracle i salute maha periyavah

  3. I salute Him! My God, my guru, my guide in life… I still invoke Him every time I take any major decision.

  4. Dear divine children,
    The incident narrated by sri rajam iyer over his escape from a cruel accident by the grace of OM SRI KANCHI SRI MAHAPERIYAVA is indeed a miracle exercised by him.This reveals that whoever really without an inch of suspicion believe over his powers are protected by him meaning

    SUNDARAM SEKAR Those who really say as the followers of GOD should desist from eating egg,nonvegetarian,wearing silk cloth,wearing leather articles,hurting others like negative attitudes.This only will please GOD.

  5. after reading this i have no words to say. Yes periyar was a living God. My pranam and i seek his blessing.

  6. Great escape thanks due to Maha Periyava’s protection. You are blessed, Shri. Rajah Iyer! Thanks for sharing the miraculous incident with us.

  7. yes mahaperiava always smiles at such things. you must have heard by now the incident where periava did not give permission to a person to travel by the train which met with a serious accident and he was saved because periava did not give permission to leave!!!!!!!n.ramaswami

  8. Shri S.Rajah Iyer was totally under the DIVINE GRACE OF MAHA PERIYAVA

  9. Paramacharya is great. There is no doubt about it.
    D. C. Subramanian

  10. I read this, leaned back, closed my eyes and invoked Him in a state of Surender. Still am.

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