Never before in history has a simultaneous miracle occurred on such a global scale. Television stations (among them CNN and BBC), radio and newspapers (among them Washington post, New York Times, The Guardian and Daily Express)
eagerly covered this unique phenomenon, and even sceptical journalists held their milk-filled spoons to the statues of gods - and watched as the milk disappeared.
It all began on September 21st when an otherwise ordinary man in New Delhi dreamt that Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God
of Wisdom, craved a little milk. Upon awakening, he rushed in the dark before dawn to the nearest temple, where a skeptical priest allowed him to proffer a spoonful of milk to the small stone image. Both
watched in astonishment as it disappeared, magically consumed by the God.
What followed is unprecedented in modern Hindu history. Within hours news had spread like a brush fire across India that
Ganesha was accepting milk offerings. Tens of millions of people of all ages flocked to the nation's temples. The unworldly happening brought worldly New Delhi to a standstill, and its vast stocks of
milk - more than a million liters - sold out within hours. Just as suddenly as it started in India, it stopped in just 24 hours.
August 20/21, 2006:
The miracle occured again on 20/21 August 2006 and 23 September 2010
in almost exactly the same fashion, all though initial reports seem to indicate that it occured only with statues of Ganesh, Shiva, and Durga. The first reported occurance was on the evening of the 20th in the city of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, from where it spread throughout India like wildfire. Browse Google News.
January 13/14, 2008:
The miracle is occuring again on 13/14 January 2008 , as I was informed by guest book entry! See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exoCi2N2VxA (spectacular, very clear footage). Is it a single phenomenon this time?
September 21/23, 2010:
Ganesh murtis 'drink' milk
Hindu devotees: It's a miracle phenomenon. Murtis of Sri Ganesh "drank" or accepted milk, offered as part of a religious ritual by Hindus yesterday.
The "miracle", as it was called by believers, was first noted at midday on Tuesday at the Om Shanti Mandir, Cunjal Road, Princes Town, where devotees have been observing the holy period of Ganesh Utsav.
Other mandirs began observing the "phenomenon" yesterday.
Trinidad Express Newspaper