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Ma turning a devotees (Baul) vision into reality -
In deep meditation, Baul Dada saw himself making circles around Ma's head with Shiva's trident (trishul). He told Ma about this vision. While everyone was discussing this Pishi Ma said to Bholonath "I will put a trishul in your hand" and Ma approved. The next day, at 10 am, when Baul Dada came to Shahbag, Ma immediately asked him to go to Siddeshwari temple to a certain Bairavi (a tantrik female ascetic) to get a trident from her. On the way we bought offerings of flowers and fruit. Because the main temple was crowded, we decided rather to offer the items to Ma’s mahasana (a small platform especially built, for Ma in Siddeshwari courtyard). We took the trident of the Bhairavi, placed it on Ma’s mahasana, worshipped it and returned to Shahbag with it. On the way back, Baul Dada kept on singing Shambu’s (Shiva’s) praise. We put the trident in Ma’s bedroom.
In the evening, I placed two asanas down (small carpets for meditation), requested Bholonath to sit on the right one and Baul Dada asked Ma to sit on the left one, though she protested jokingly saying: "I feel very weak, I cannot get up from the bed". We could clearly understand that Ma was in a special spiritual mood (bhava); all her limbs were stiff. After some time, she regained her normal state and sat on her specified asana. Seeing that Pishi Ma was bringing the trident from her room, she said, making fun of the situation: "I am frightened to see you thus. Will you strike me?" At this time, Pishi Ma was looking just like a bhairavi with the trident and her face had an awe-inspiring glow. She put it in Bholonath’s hand, then got absorbed in deep meditation for some time. Bholonath gave the trident to BauI Dada, who started moving it in circles over Bholonath’s and Ma’s head, while singing Lord Shiva’s praise. It was as if he was possessed by some holy madness (in fact. Baul in Bengali means crazy, often for God). After some time, Ma told him "Now, you understand why there is a trident in the hand of Lord Shiva". Incidentally, a few days back, Baul Dada had asked this question to Ma and she had not given any answer. (Continued in comments)....