Sharmila, sometimes one is really awestruck. in my adolescent days i saw once one middle-aged lady prostrating before a baba who had a dhooni by his side, burning incense and some photos of Goddess Kali, Hanuman and some unknown deities to me in front of a crowd of ppl sitting all around and watching in excitement. lo and behold, this lady was talking some abracadabra, then suddenly picked up an iron pipe lying nearby, and slowly rotated it over the head and gave a gentle hit her on her back, by herself. then the baba commanded her to do more in penitence of her bad deeds. she did it 5 or 6 times, yet carefully avoiding to touch her head or any other part of body. no injury was caused as she hit her back fairly in slow motion i.e. gently. but the baba clarified that this was good enough to complete her punishment. then he asked her to once again prostrate before the dhooni, and pray. I mean, i hadn\'t seen such things before, and could not believe it or potency to cure evils, or drive away bad spirits from humans like that. did u see any such thing anywhere?