Mahaprabhu Sri Ramlal Ji Maharaj
in his second bodyform on Himalayas)
is also known as Mahavtar Babaji according to the famous book- 'Autobiography
of a Yogi'. He had taken this body form in Amritsar, Punjab in the year
1888, Thursday, Chait Shukla Navmi (ram Navmi) at 6 Ghadi 56 pal (4
am), under Vrishabh lagna according to his horoscope. His mother's name
was Smt. Bhagwanti and his father, Sri Gandaram was an astrologer. Prabhu
ji was a Siddha yogi since his birth. He is the master of ashta siddhis,
radiant light of Yoga knowledge, salvator for mortal beings on earth
and capable of giving them the divine experiences, master of masters,
immortal. His birth was predicted thousands of years ago by Kakabhshindi
ji in his Nadi Grantha.
Prabhuji had existed in this body form for 51 years. He is capable
of having multiple bodies at the same time and exists since time immemorial.
He never dies even when the universe comes to an end. Such is the power
of Siddha Yogis. He still exists in his second body form in Nepal Himalayas
and few people have seen him even now.
Prabhuji's birth time and date matches the birth time of God Rama exactly.
This is an indication his state of complete unison with the Brahman
or supreme. Prabhuji is the treasure of peace and happiness and no wonder
our gurudev Sri Chandramohan Ji Maharaj also was a master of an infinite
storehouse of Yoga knowledge and divine powers.
Prabhuji displayed his divinity since his childhood days. Gurudev used
to enter a state of Bhavateet, Gunateet and Turyavastha samadhi while
narrating prabhuji's life's story. Prabhuji's mother saw him as Lord
Vishnu during his birth. He took this body form to reestablish the lost
knowledge of Yoga in the present age.
In Amritsar an old lady was on death bed and wanted to die after seeing
Prabhuji. Prabhuji who was 3 years old then gave her his darshan and
she left her body for her divine heavenly abode due to prabhuji's grace.
A Siddha Yogi from Himalayas came once to see this child form of prabhuji
and sought his blessings.
Prabhuji left his house at a very young age to study Ayurveda and Yoga
in Kashi. He learnt under the tutelage of renowned saints and yogis.
Once while he was discussing the mysteries of ashtang yoga and shatchakra
a railway guard from Amritsar town got interested in him and recognized
him. He brought him to his house. Prabhuji did not stay there and left
In 1905 his father got him married to Srimati Subhadra Devi so that
he gets back into the material world. But Prabhuji was a detached person
and continued his yoga practice in his house.
Prabhuji studied in a place called Kurukshetra in Haryana under the
guidance of Pundit Balaraj. Once while prabhuji was asleep, his classmates
saw a cobra spreading his hood over his head and providing shadow on
his face. This was an indication that prabhuji may be either an emperor
of emperors or a Yogi amongst Yogis. On waking up Prabhuji dispelled
everyone's fears and acted like a normal being.
mastery over Astrology
During his education period once Prabhuji surprised a businessman by
telling him correctly his past, present and predicting his future. His
classmates were awestruck with Prabhuji's knowledge of astrology. Later
his father too learnt a lot from him.
of Father (1907)
Prabhuji was at home when his father expired. Prabhuji then left for
11 kilometers away from Rishikesh is a place called Bhramapuri where
Prabhuji stayed. The place was a dense forest with wild animals during
that time. Great yogis Heeragiri and Kripalanandji stayed with him and
received Prabhuji's blessings to reach heights in their Yoga practice.
Prabhuji also stayed in Vashishtha cave during that time.
to confused saints
In Bhramapuri Prabhuji saw a sadhu that had a container that could
fill itself with any food desired. On seeing that people are trapped
in worldly and mundane powers Prabhuji taught such people to work towards
their main goal of Yoga and left Bhramapuri.
the form of a yogi and a doctor
Prabhuji stayed for some time in a place called Kathagodam in the foothills
of Himalayas. He used to cure people of various ailments by giving them
his blessings and petals of flowers. He also sometimes used to give
them a small packet of medicine which was same for any kind of ailment.
In Muradabad there was a saint in whose ashram people used to say cows
and lions come and sit together. On hearing that Prabhuji went there
and found this saint called Laxmandas to be a fake saint fooling people
and enjoying the luxuries of life. Prabhuji being omniscient understood
that and told this fake saint his reality. On hearing that the saint
was stunned and fell on Prabhji's feet. Prabhuji blessed him and guided
him towards the right path.
power to a child (Devraha Baba)
There was a temple in Muradabad where a child was practicing yoga.
Prabhuji awakened his Kundalini shakti and blessed him with the mastery
of khecheri state of Yoga. ( a very high state of yoga where the tongue
rolls up and the yogi enjoys divine nectar. The yogi is able to control
his hunger and can control is death.). Devraha Baba became very famous
later and used to remember Prabhuji explaining Prabhuji's qualities
and blessings whenever anyone from our ashram used to visit him.
Lord Krishna to an Avdhutani
Prabhuji traveled from Jaspur to Ayodhya where he met an Avdhutani
named Sulabha who was crying on meeting fake saints in her life. Prabhuji
took pity on her and initiated her in the higher levels of yoga and
she saw Lord Krishna.
Prabhiji reached the village Sawin, Etmatpur in Agra and stayed with
Mr. Pyrelal. He used his knowledge of medicines to cure villagers, taught
them yoga, initiated them and guided them.
the Siddha Gufa (cave)
In 1911 the famous Siddha Gufa (cave) was built by villagers for prabhji
to stay inside and remain in the state of samadhi without disturbance
whenever he wanted.
miraculous sand of the Siddha Gufa
Prabhuji blessed the sand of the cave and even today this sand when
applied on the forehead or eaten with devotion cures the most difficult
ailments and fulfills wishes of thousands of people.
of a pond
Prabhuji directed the villagers to construct a pond in Savain village.
This pond used to cure people of any kind of skin diseases. The pond
had dried now and no longer exist.
through the sky with the 'Anima' powers
Once Prabhuji expressed his desire to villagers that he wanted to go
to Nepal Himalayas, his favorite abode and stay there. Villagers did
not like the idea and pleaded to Prabhuji to stay in the village and
they would not disturb him. After persistent requests Prabhuji agreed
to stay in the cave while innocent villagers locked the cave from outside
so that no one can go inside and disturb him. During one early morning
hours a farmer of the village saw someone flying in the sky. He got
scared which made Prabhuji come down from the sky and tell him that
he is from the Savain Cave and is going to Nepal Himalayas Prabhuji
further told him not to inform his fellow villagers as they may feel
sad that Prabhuji has deserted them. The farmer could not hide this
from villagers and came to the cave to inform , what he saw to villagers
sleeping around the cave. The villagers did not believe him as the cave
was locked by them. Thus the cave was unlocked to be found that it was
latched from inside too. When the door was broken open the villagers
could not find Prabhuji inside the cave. They could only find Prabhuji's
water container and the piece of cloth he used to sit on. This unbelievable
incident has happened in this age of modern science and may be inexplicable
by the still developing science. But according to Yoga, all these kind
of miracles are possible by a Siddha yogi and is called 'Anima' siddhi
where a yogi can make himself as small as an atom. We have heard from
Mythology about Lord Hanuman crossing the sea with his flight in Satayuga
age and this incident proves that Hanuman's story is not just a story
but a possible feat by any Siddha yogi.
a brahmachari in Kashi
There was a Brahmachari in Kashi who used to live like a material man
hiding his yoga practices from prying eyes of the society. Prabhuji
saw him, understood his truth and cleared all his doubts blessing him
with higher states of Yoga.
a Tantric Pundit
Prabhuji was staying at his disciple's place who was a Pundit. Another
pundit once came to his house and the host pundit got scared on seeing
him. Prabhuji who was watching all this understood the scene. The visitor
was a tantric who used to perform impure 'Vama" practices to achieve
selfish gains and caused harm to others. During that night Prabhuji
went to this Tantric in his metaphysical body and destroyed the sadhana
of the tantric. Horrified by the loss that tantric pundit fell on Prabhuji's
feel and sought Prabhuji's forgiveness. Prabhuji then initiated this
Tantric into the Siddha Yoga order and he practiced yoga as directed
There was a temple on the banks of the river Narmada and anyone spending
a night was found dead the next morning. Prabhuji camped there in the
night and got that place rid of all the ghosts and helped the villagers
live without fear.
over elements by Hariharanandji
Hariram was a youth in a village where the head of the village used
to do illegal flesh trade of women in the village. Hariram was attacked
by the headman's goons with bamboo sticks but Hariram bravely fought
them and beat up those goons breaking their bones in the event. Prabhuji
was happy at this brave man and called him and asked him lovingly if
Hariram is a generous man too. Hariram answered in the affirmative and
told Prabhuji to ask from him whatever he wanted and he would promise
to give him. Prabhuji asked him his head to which Hariram agreed but
he asked for a day's time so that he can donate everything he had to
brahmins. Hariram came the next day with a sword and the moment he was
about to cut his head Prabhuji held his hand and broke the sword. Prabhuji
instantly blessed him to become a conqueror of all the elements of nature
('tatva Vijay') and Hariram went into the samadhi state for the next
eight days. After he had practiced samadhi many times Prabhuji took
Hariram, now Hariharanand ji along to serve him and then directed him
to stay on the hills of Sheshgiri to practice his samadhi. He stays
on those hills and gets up from samadhi once in every three months.
a proud hermit
There was a sadhu who had the powerful container that could never be
filled by any food and always looked empty. He used to impress people
with his power and achieve selfish gains. This sadhu once came to Prabhuji's
ashram to eat and used his trick to finish up all the food cooked that
day. Prabhuji understood his intentions and sent Hariharanand ji to
control the situation. Hariharananda ji poured pudding in that container
and it started overflowing. Seeing this the sadhu started asking for
forgiveness. On promising Prabhuji that he will never misuse his powers
his powers were restored and was guided into the siddha yoga.
Sister Draupadi became widow in her childhood. Prabhuji initiated her
in the highest order of siddha yoga and she used to have divine experiences.
When she used to offer food to Lord Krishna and meditate the some food
used to disappear (eaten by the lord). Many people saw this happen in
front of their eyes. She used to be in a very high samadhi state called
a Medhu boatman
Prabhuji appeared before him in his dream in the night and blessed,
but this boatman asked Prabhuji to appear in live human form immediately.
After his persistent requests Prabhuji who was in Rishikesh at that
time appeared before him hundreds of kilometers away in Kashi.
Mr. Babu Singh
Mr. Babu Singh died due to the poison of opium, but Prabhuji put him
back to life and later performed a miracle at this poor man's daughter's
marriage. Prabhuji gave him his slippers to be kept in the place where
food was prepared. All the vessels kept there became full of delicious
food and the food did not get over until everyone in the marriage had
the son of a village Headman
After 12 years of leaving Savain cave when Prabhuji had come back to
Rishikesh and lived there wearing the pundit attire of Dhoti kurta he
blessed a dead son of a village headman and brought him back to life.
Similarly he blessed a mother in Kashi whose son had died and brought
back life to his son.
On Jamuniaghar situated on the borders of the states Bihar and Bengal,
a kshatriya father and a son were waiting with a dagger in their hand
for her daughter Ramrati whom they wanted to murder. Prabhuji while
passing by noticed them and understanding their intentions with his
omniscience powers asked them the reason for their anger and sadness.
They explained to Prabhuji how Ramrati had brought disgrace to the family
with her illicit relationships with many people. Prabhuji then asked
the father-son duo if he can suggest a solution whereby they don't have
to kill Ramrati and she also without being dead reforms herself into
a pious woman. It seemed impossible for the father and son but then
Ramrati was seen coming towards them intoxicated with liquor she had
in hand and in her unmanaged and unclean physical self. Prabhuji asked
if why she indulges in such wrong acts to which she replied that she
enjoys them. Prabhuji asked her if she would want to do something that
is more pleasurable than what she does. She said that there cannot be
anything more pleasurable than what she indulges in, but if there is
anything better she would definitely want to do that. Prabhuji asked
her to sit in siddhasan posture and instantly made her experience the
depths and bliss of samadhi. Prabhuji declared that Ramrati will henceforth
be called a Devi (saint) and whoever serves her will be blessed and
their wishes fulfilled. Ramrati Devi stayed in that place practicing
samadhi for another 12 years. After 12 years Prabhuji was traveling
through that place and went to meet her. Ramrati had by now become a
great saint and was helping poor, unhappy and downtrodden people in
the Yogini Saroj
After getting married to Mr. Balbir Singh of Rudki, Saroj was victimized
by her in-laws and husband. Her husband went abroad and married someone
else. After being ignored and feeling dejected she came to Prabhuji
for refuge. She was given the 5 letter Shiva mantra by Prabhuji which
she practiced and reached a Shiva state of being. She herself saw Lord
Shiva appear before her in his physical form and bless her. He declared
her date of death during the Navaratri festival and died at her own
wish at the age of 24.
the character-less Saidas
Saidas was man of loose character and a drunkard in Dulhe ka Katla,
Amritsar. His mother forcibly brought him to Prabhuji's feet and begged
Prabhuji to reform him. The ever compassionate Prabhuji gave this man
a very high state of meditation after giving him shaktipat. Once his
mother wanted to take him along in some marriage ceremony, but Prabhuji
did not allow that. Ignoring Prabhuji's instructions the mother took
Saidas away. There Saidas again became a drunkard and lost all the divinity
that he had received. He could never again get back to his divine self
or could meditate after ignoring the directions of his guru.
the loose-character woman
One married woman was immensely attracted to a man. Prabhuji asked
her to meditate on that man only. During meditation her concentration
changed from that man to lord Krishna and then she became a yogini and
a faithful wife.
a village and a Krishna devotee
Sri Lakshman das a disciple of Prabhuji saw in his meditation that
Prabhuji kicked his feet to the ground and this kick saved an entire
village that could have been immersed in the floods of the river Yamuna.
This was done just to save a Krishna Devotee who was in that village.
Brahmachari Gopalanandji was a disciple of gurudev who attained a very
high state of samadhi, had many divine experiences, saw Guru Nanak Dev,
the Guru of Sikh religion in meditation, was saved from curses, and
had deep love for Lord Krishna. He penned down his experiences in his
book titled ' My meditation experiences' in Hindi that can be bought
from the ashram's publication center.
Nirman (forming another body of self)
One young saint wanted initiation from Prabhuji and Prabhuji himself
stood in the sky and spoke to him. He saw this himself in front of his
eyes. Saint Narayan DAs also experienced Prabhuji forming another body
for him to give him initiation and bless him to conquer Khechri Siddhi,
a very high state in Yoga.
of Prabhuji after he left his body
8 miles away from Amritsar at a place called Guru ke Batale Prabhuji
appeared in front of his relative and asked him to go to Amritsar and
tell all the disciples that he has gone to Nepal Himalayas and they
should not worry about him. This relative named Mr. Dulichand then had
lunch with Prabhuji and left for Amritsar to inform Prabhuji's relatives
of his message. On reaching Amritsar he was shocked to see Prabhuji's
dead body and he had not gone anywhere and had been in the deadbody
state. This was a proof that Prabhuji is a siddha Yogi and can form
or leave any body at his will. He has since then been seen by many disciples
to this day. Some people saw him in the Prabhuji's body form while some
saw him in different forms. My father Acharya Chandra Has Sharma ji
also was fortunate to see Prabhuji once when he visited Pashupatinath
temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. While a rudrabhishek was being performed
a tall saint came to the temple and blessed people. No one could understand
who this saint was even though one of the disciple thought him to be
Prabhuji and paid her respect and then looked on the other side. It
was later revealed to those disciples and Acharya ji that Prabhuji had
come during that occasion to give his blessings and the fruits of performing
the Rudrabhishek ritual.
Prabhuji has also been seen in mediation or in real life by many disciples
who have reached a high level in their practice. Some people also have
visions of Prabhuji even today and they seem to be possessed by him.
Their voice changes and their speech becomes the speech of prabhuji.
Even though they are unaware of scriptures or technical terms of yoga
or anything about ayurveda or astrology they talk about the depths of
these subjects and guide disciples listening. Some of these possessed
people don't even have enough education to know anything of that sort
so its a mystery and a miracle. I myself am a scientific and a rational
person educated according to the western school of thought and do not
believe in anything mumbo-jumbo unless I see it myself and see some
truth in it. I have been a witness to this and have seen lot of miracles
happening in front of my eyes and with me many times by my Gurudev and
I myself met another saint named Lal Baba who even today permanently
lives near Muni ki reti in Rishikesh who narrated various incidents
where he met Prabhuji. He had twice embarked journeys to Nepal to meet
Prabhuji. After a long and tiring journey not knowing where to find
Prabhuji he was taken to Prabhuji by some yogi who had appeared to help
him on prabhuji's instructions. On reaching Prabhuji's abode in Nepal
he found that there was no vegetation in that place and the place was
uninhabited. Prabhuji offered him freshly prepared delicious food which
is a mystery because there was no other human being or any food available
on those mountain ranges. Prabhuji then told him not to ever come to
meet him again as everytime Lal Babaji makes a trip, Prabhuji has to
worry about his safety, food and well being.
The last time Lal Baba ji had experiences of Prabhuji was few years
ago in his Rishikesh ashram. He was bitten by a snake and felt that
he is now about to die. So he closed the doors of his room sat in meditation
and chanted a Sanskrit shlok which means that O lord please take me
in your arms as I am now leaving my body. On chanting this he felt Prabhuji's
hand on his head and felt his divine grace that took him into deep samadhi
state for the next 41 days without food, water or even change of posture.
Lal Baba is still very much alive and a living proof of Prabhuji's grace.
Many a times this question was asked to Prabhuji's disciple and my
guru Sri Chandra Mohan ji Maharaj about Mahavtar Babaji as written in
the world famous book by Sri Yoganandaji - 'Autobiography of a Yogi'.
Gurudev used to say that this is Prabhuji himself as he takes many body
forms to fulfill his mission. He has been there since a long time. Even
Adi Guru Shankaracharya, GorakshaNatha were Mahavtar Babaji only. Prabhuji's
work method is such that nobody knows him fully. He throws light with
his torch to human beings who are seeking their path and then turns
away, without them knowing who was their guide. Such Siddha yogi who
has everything does not desire any publicity, name, or any material
benefits. They only seek deserving devotees who are in search of truth
and help them through the means they deserve.
There is no end to the stories of Prabhuji's compassion, miracles and
blessings. The human mind can comprehend only as much as he can understand
within the limited resources he has. These are only some of the incidents
that were known . There are innumerable incidents of grace that have
been showered on known and unknown people whose lives have become divine