Aarthi means bodily or mental distress or pain. Hara means the agent of destruction, the destroyer. He who destroys such anguish, is Baba. Baba said at Shirdi, 'If a devotee is about to fall, I stretch out My hands with My four arms. (four, because He is Lord Vishnu, the All pervading one). I will not let him fall'. Baba has said at Parthi, 'If I have any vow, it is this; to relieve distress, to make all men happy everywhere, happy in body, mind and spirit.' Baba's grace has won for many a devotee, freedom from pain during operations some of which Baba Himself has condescended to carry out; He has appeared at the operation table or in Hospital wards to console and give strength, in New York, Kuwait, Muzzaffarnagar! He has saved people from injury and pain, though the cars which they were driving were pitiably jammed in head-on smashes! He knows, He wills, He saves. We need only to win His Grace through efforts to achieve Sathya, Dharma, Santhi, Prema. When He declares, "It is gone", the illness disappears. When He says, "Stand up and talk", Tara (age 17) from Bhadravathi who had not set foot on the ground for 6 years, walked around the Nilayam thrice and is able to have normal use of her limbs since.
Dr.S.Bhagavantham D.Sc. announced on Sivarathri, 1969 that Baba physically entered the operation theatre at Bangalore where he was operated on, even while the doors were closed against all, and the red lights were on, outside them!