Shri Shri 1008 Shri Haidakhanwale Babaji
The Kumaon region, at the foot of the Himalayas, is the birthplace and abode of several of India’s great saints. Shri Babaji manifested as HAIDAKHAN WALE BABA (OLD HAIDAKHAN BABA) around 1800, and later, from 1970 to 1984, as BHOLE BABA of HAIDAKHAN. Shri Babaji is a Mahavatar (manifestation of the Divine in a human body, not born of woman), who has continually manifested in a divine body on earth, since the beginning of creation, to help mankind.
Haidakhan Wale Baba acknowledged that he was the SHIVA MAHAVATAR BABAJI, described by Paramahansa Yogananda in his AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI. Around 1800, Old Haidakhan Baba travelled extensively in the Kumaon region, gathering many devotees and disciples.Several miracles, such as healing the sick, raising the dead, changing his form, and appearing simultaneously at different spots, have been recorded in a number of books and witnessed by many local people. There are tales of his appearance in Nepal, too. Tibetan lamas, who visited him, recognised him as Lama Baba who had lived in Tibet centuries ago. He dematerialised this form in 1922 by seating himself on the surface of the water at the confluence of the Rivers Kali and Gori and disappearing in a ball of light.
HIS LATEST MANIFESTATION IN 1970
HIS LATEST MANIFESTATION IN 1970 was foretold by a great saint, Mahendra Maharaj. After having been healed by Babaji of an incurable illness at the age of 6, Mahendra Maharaj devoted his whole life to searching for his revered guruji, which culminated in another miraculous meeting with Babaji at Siddhashram (near Ranikhet). Mahendra Maharaj then begged Babaji to manifest again : ”Come and make the world happy!” When Babaji granted him this boon, Mahendra Maharaj was ecstatic.
IN 1970 SHRI BABAJI APPEARED
IN 1970 SHRI BABAJI APPEARED in the historic holy cave situated at the foot of Kumaon Mount Adi Kailash at Haidakhan. He materialised as a youth of 18 or 20 years. His divine power was experienced by several people who saw him simultaneously in different guises at different places. In the September of that year, he ascended Mount Kailash and sat on the summit for 45 days without food or sleep, exhibiting his yogic powers. Babaji spent most of the 14 years of this manifestation at Haidakhan where he established a beautiful ashram and built nine temples on the bank of the River Gautami Ganga.
BABAJI PROCLAIMED THAT HE HAD COME TO REVIVE THE SANATAN DHARMA
(The Eternal Law of Nature, the basis of every religion) and to transform every human being, laying stress on three basic precepts of Dharma: TRUTH, SIMPLICITY and LOVE.