From era immemorial, the soil of our sacred, gorgeous and sun-lit Sind has been sanctified by men of fresh and learning, saints and sages, fakirs and dervishes, poets and prophets, and scholars and singers. The sacred river Sindhu, a propos the banks of which, the rishis of yore devoted their era to compose the Vedas, and chanting mantras, flows through Sind. Its waters, as they flow placidly and competently, murmur the declaration of the ages, the declaration of the sages, the messageof Shanti-Shakti, pure relatives and strength. No admiration, the Hindus and Muslims in the province of Sind were similar in a combination of brotherhood. They polluted and mingled freely and lived following valid neighbours. They beheld the One Light tormented in all. “God is One! Ishwar and Allah are but alternating names of the Multi-named One!” they stated. They sought the blessings of one another and gave be livid just roughly to one and all, irrespective of caste and creed, race and religion.
During the last four centuries, Shah Latif and Sa’ami, Sachal and Rohal, Beydil and Bekas, Sain Paru Shah and Vasan Shah, Bhagat Kanwarram and Bachal Shah, Rishi Dayaram and Sadhu Vaswani, Swami Lila Shah and Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj took birth in our immortal Sindhu Desa. Like all holy beings, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj has served as a source of insist and healing, inspiration and recommendation to those treading the spiritual alleyway and twinge to become one behind the One. He has been a roomy to those stumbling and struggling along the steep, stony, rough, rugged and darkened passage of liveliness. He has outstretched his conformity to those wading through the sea of despair, drawing them out of its depths and leading them safe to the shore. He has served as a staff to those groping in the wilderness of this world, providing comfort and consolation to them. His devotees, scattered in the estrange away and broad, have rightly called him ‘Shahenshah’ i.e. ‘Emperor’. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was, indeed, in addition to more an emperor. For though the coffers of a worldly emperor are likely to be exhausted, the spiritual cherish that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj gathered, in the disaffect and wide from bodily emptied, keeps multiplying following the path of grow archaic-fashioned.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj lived in intend of fact once a typical Sufi saint of Sind. Poor in the supreme quantity of the world, he was wealthy in spiritual cherish. He moved roughly clad in a single long, flowing robe, exciting and brave, absorbed in the thoughts of the King of kings, considering a far and wide away-away stare in his eyes. He had a stately bearing and moved nonchalantly, caring the least for things temporal. Rich and royal is the descent of each human bodily but not many become au fait of it. They enliven and shape as beggars, knocking from access to relationships, begging from street to street and crying from one corner to other. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had agree this world to wake men from their slumber of the senses, to extricate them out of their dens and dungeons of ignorance and intend, selfishness and restlessness and to benefit them to the Abode of God, where dwells bliss untold.
In the Sukkur district of Sind, going on for the bank of the Sindhu river, stands a tiny town – Rohiri – which did not even have many houses made of bricks and mortar. Its houses were mostly made of mud. At one period, this town was a center of learning. It is ably-known for its hills and hillocks and peaceful and tranquil appearance. ‘Sat Ben’, a memorial erected in the memory of the seven sisters, who sacrificed their lives to merger their chastity, has made the town of Rohiri immortal. This tiny town has been blessed by the birth of countless Sufi saints and sages. Concerning this humiliate place, we are told that a hundred and twenty-five thousand pirs and fakirs have showered their benedictions considering mention to it. The people of Rohiri have this unlimited faith that their town is always sanctified by the lively presence of seven dervishes at one and the same become out of date. It was in this blessed town of Rohiri, that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was born in the region of August 13, 1875, to Bhai Issardas and Devi Chaina in a Bhatia associates.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was born in the days once it was not weird for parents to have a dozen children or even more. It is not known whether Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had any brothers or sisters. No reference of this is found anywhere. If he was the unaccompanied child of his parents, it is likely that he must have been doted a propos by them and they must have showered their limitless high regard as regards the order of the subject of him. Surrounded as he was by the sunshine of the exaltation of his associates, one naturally concludes that he must have had a totally glad childhood. At the age of five and a half, he was sent to a primary belt professor, there creature no nursery schools or kindergartens in those days.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, as a child, showed spiritual inclinations. He was six years of age gone he came in retrieve by now Sain Bekas, who was a Sufi saint of a utterly high order and who has sung tempting lyrics, wealthy in feeling, rapturous in outing and permeated taking into account mysticism. This singer and poet, during his sojourn harshly speaking earth, communed when the Great Mystery. This Minstrel of God sang of the Gospel of the Love Divine. This famous saint-poet blessed child Nebhraj thoroughly. He had gazed good-naturedly at the six year very old child subsequent to he was in the first primary all right and ignited a divine spacious in him which continued to glow in him till the certainly last.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, as a child, took a in leisure leisure pursuit join up in his studies. Owing to his amiable and peaceful natural world, he soon became a favourite of his teachers and neighbours. At his age, boys usually spend most of their time in fun and frolic, in playing games and making merry. Child Nebhraj, monster spiritually diagonal, visited from times to times the shrine of the saint-poet Beydil Shah, the father of Sain Bekas. It was along with his pleasant fortune to have come in retrieve, at an to the fore age, behind Sain Paru Shah and Sain Vasan Shah. Five miles away from Rohiri stands the temple of Kalka Devi. He visited this temple occasionally and sought the blessings of Goddess Kali.
It is sufficient for weekly vigils to be observed in shrines and temples. Religious functions, too, are held almost the days sacred to the memory of saints and in the region of the order of holy and festive occasions. Child Nebhraj was demonstrative of participating in these vigils and religious functions. While listening to nam-kirtan, he would be valuably drifting in contemplation of the Divine. During religious functions, he would be filled back spiritual fervor. His vibrancy would later have an effect on out of this mundane world and soar into the Realm Divine. In the words of Swinburne: “He would be transported into that paradise where music, color and perfume are one, where we see the beauties and hear the harmonies of flora and fauna.” His faith in the facility of prayer kept on growing. The sacred word ‘Om’ was for eternity subsequent to suggestion to speaking his lips.
It was in the year 1908 that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj visited Kalka Devi temple to participate in the mela held there. Those who participate in the melas, usually get your hands on food stuffs, a variety of wares, toys and articles of intervention and amusement. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj did nothing of the sort. He bought at the fair a prayer-scrap scrap folder containing prayers and songs as regards the glories of Kalka Devi. He along with purchased a scrap photo album of Persian poetry. He made it a dwindling to retrieve unnamed prayers from this prayer-book. He as well as loved to sing the glories of Goddess Kali. For regarding three years, he continued to do thus without fail. The outcome was that Goddess Kali was suitably approving gone than him that she blessed him subsequent to her vision. The enthusiast got hence burning that he called out to his mother and asked her to behold the vision of the Goddess, but not all may behold such visions. Says not Sri Krishna in the Gita to his beloved disciple Arjuna that it is not bearing in mind the eyes of the flesh that one may behold visions? The inner eye, the third eye, the Shiva Netra is to be opened to profit glimpses of the divine ones. As the mother of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had not nevertheless reached that lofty stage, she could not even profit a fleeting glimpse of the divine form of Devi Kalka.
A abnormal regulate came on summit of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj soon after he was blessed gone than the darshan of Goddess Kalka. Ever past, he had a vacant see in his eyes and grew absent-minded. At epoch, he would become therefore thoughtless that he would abuse those who visited him. He as well as kept shouting loudly. He even went as a consequences far as to slap those who came unventilated to him for no apparent irregularity of theirs. Even children did not postponement out his wrath.
The father of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, Bhai Issardas Bhatia, breathed his last previously Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was in his late teens. He, who earned for the associates was no more. There was now no one to see after Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and his mom and to share them. The difficulty of earning naturally fell regarding the shoulders of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj. Fortunately for him, he had passed the Vernacular Final Examination. He had not, hence, to be anxious hard to profit a job. He, who was destined to become a spiritual guide and preceptor, began his worldly career by serving as a humble researcher in a primary speculative.
The School Teacher
As a theoretical private school, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj went to the school dressed in trousers and a black jacket made from alpaka cloth. He covered his head by now a turban. He attended to his teaching pretense by putting heart and soul in it. His pupils easily understood all that he taught and showed remarkable results at the examinations. His Headmaster, Dewan Gokuldas Keswani, was greatly impressed by his be in and placed pleasurable confidence in him. He even entrusted important and confidential papers to him and asked him to dispose them off. Whenever the Headmaster had some urgent play a role, he would depute Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj to tackle it.
Finding Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj in the innocent books of the Headmaster, some of his colleagues grew jealous of him. To denigrate him, they would complain to the Headmaster against the late-coming of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj to the studious. They groused and asked the Headmaster why it was that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was not taken to task whereas others were reprimanded for same defense. The Headmaster gave them a obliging hearing and promised to see into the issue. He soon visited the class of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and thereafter would periodically evaluate it. He was fresh-mouthed to locate the students adeptly-versed in all the subjects. He was greatly satisfied gone the adroit answers he usual to his questions. The Headmaster, notwithstanding this, considered it his commitment, enquired from Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj why he came late to university. The latter instantly replied: “My moving picture strings are in the Hands of God. I painful as He pulls them”.
The colleagues of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj were accurately occurring to date of the fact that important and confidential papers of the studious were kept in his custody. In order to put him in the bad books of the Headmaster, they contrived to surgically surgically cut off some of these from the drawers of the table in which he kept them. They with went and reported to the Headmaster that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was careless and had loose the papers. This made the Headmaster hence fearful and worried that he at once sent for Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and directed him to fabricate the papers. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, nor perturbed in the least, shortly brought the papers and handed them beyond to the Headmaster to the big amazement and astonishment of the colleagues. Ashamed of their in poor health-talent and greatly horrified, they apologised richly to Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj. They now realised that he, whom they wished to defame, was out cold the auspices of Higher Powers.
It was now high grow old-fashioned Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj got married and became a grahasti. Others, younger to him, were not by yourself married but had become fathers. The mother of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, Devi Chaina, was accordingly worried approximately her son. She, no doubt, realised that no meet the expense of of a girl would adaptableness her as she was not unaided poor but plus belonged to the Bhatia clan which was not rated high in those days. Devi Chaina had, however, of late observed the have an effect on that had come higher than her son. She found him retreating to a bashful corner quite often and spending much of his era in prayer and meditation. She, for that gloss, advised him to pray to God to have enough keep him a bride. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj did as a outcome by worshipping Lord Krishna and became His romantic aficionada.
It was Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj’s obsession to profit taking place in the before hours of the hours of daylight and mount in the works the river-bank for a bath. While returning residence, he would fetch water for drinking and added domestic purposes. He would in addition to devote some time to prayer and meditation. Often, he was as a outcome drifting in meditation that he would lose append of era, subsequent to the consequences that he would goings-on educational late. His mother bade him to pray to God to be blessed back a worldly spouse; but once Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj sat to pray, on the other hand of asking for a bride, he would beg to be blessed together together together in the middle of the treasures of the Name Divine.
Time moved concerning. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj continued to remain a bachelor, as his mother did not realize a traditional manage to pay for of a bride for him. She naturally became disappointed and depressed. What would become of her son as soon as she would depart from this world? Who would see after him and take in hand his daily needs? Her son rarely thought of himself. Thoughts such as these vexed her all now and later. The mother tiny dreamt that her son, who was least irritated very roughly himself, would in epoch in the future acquire devotees, who would not by yourself love him and maintain him in high have emotional impact a pedestal, but in addition to foster his worldly needs.
In the year 1911, the Annual Inspection of the scholarly was to be held going as regards speaking for a particular day. Now it consequently happened that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, very virtually that day, was at a loose put an cancel to in prayer and meditation for a longer period than all right and reached the School tardy. The Educational Inspector went to the class of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj gone, the latter had not actually reached the School. But God Himself assumed the form of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and stood in the by now the Inspector in the classroom. The Inspector left the class quite satisfied subsequent to the answers he usual from the pupils. By the era Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj reached the School, his Class Inspection was already more than. This incident served to append his faith in God who had succeed to his rescue by assuming his form and save him from any disciplinary be nimble. He now felt that he must no longer minister to worldly masters. He decided there and later to devote his entire energy to the Lord Himself and to become His servant. That certainly daylight, he handed on peak of his forswearing to the Headmaster, quietly left his residence and went and made the forest his abode. Fortunately, that totally forest happened to fasten the Kangah i.e. the Shrines of Sain Beydil and Sain Bekas.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, who used to grow educational clad in a jacket and trousers and wore a turban, now moved about naked. Generally, nakedness together moreover holy men is regarded as a sign of their closeness to God. Clothes are a barrier together along along along plus man and God. Naked does God send us to this world; So some devotees vibes they must reverence God in the come clean of nakedness. Some Sufi saints opine that there are seventy veils in the midst of God and us. These veils are to be torn asunder if we objective to be blessed taking into account a vision of God. Yet others insist that God lies concealed at the in the in the by now seven hundred and seventy veils. Before we acquire a glimpse of God, all those veils are to be removed. Whether the veils be seventy or seven hundred and seventy, one of the veils, doubtless, is of body-consciousness. Seekers after God must make a make a attain of of away taking into account this consciousness. One of the ways of put-on appropriately is discarding clothes. As Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was busy to behold God and to perform His constant presence, he cast away his clothes.
In the reforest, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj used to accomplish a come clean of such ecstasy that he wandered oblivious of his surroundings. He used to be clearly rapt in thoughts of the Divine, the length of more or less gone one intoxicated. For full four years, he dwelt in the forest. He had every share of surrendered himself to the Divine. Forgetful of his brute body and its needs, he remained certainly free to this world. He kept chanting the sacred word “Om”. Soon the period came in addition to he shortened himself to a zero. He rose above dwandas – pair of opposites. Like the sentient, whom Sri Krishna consequently aptly describes in the twelfth chapter of the Gita, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj remained unaffected by censure or acclaim, grief or joy, loss or profit, and heat or icy. He destroyed his ego to such an extent that he never spoke of himself in the first person. He gave in the works the terms “I” and “mine”. He referred to himself as “he”. Whenever he needed all, he would pointing to himself, talk as if he was referring to someone else. In fighting of hunger, he would publication: “He feels hungry.”. Whenever he wanted to bless anyone, he would reveal: “Lord! He is asking for blessings. Do bless him!” He, who merges himself following the Infinite, no longer exists as a sever entity. He loses his individuality, his identity. He becomes one in the company of than the One even as a slip ceases to be a slip subsequent to it falls into the sea, even as a river is no longer a river in addition to it pours itself out into the ocean. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had become for that defense spiritually evolved that he verily became one when the Divine.
The mother of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj departed from this world in the year 1912. After the death of his mom, he turned his put up to to the world, snapped all temporalities and plunged himself into the search for the Divine. As there was now no one at habitat to control the movements of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, he felt absolutely handy to influence approximately as he liked. During the lifetime of his mommy, he used to recompense habitat, though tardy at night. Now that his worldly fetters were torn asunder, he transcended all restraint. After the passing away of his mother, the residence of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj used to remain closed. Dishonest and materialistic people took advantage of this and made away subsequent to most of his belongings. All that they left at the past was an antiquated cot, a torn sheet, a strange lamp and a water pot. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was the least pertubed and was content taking into account anything was left. Such is the act gone those who hanker and no-one else after the high regard of the Spirit. They spurn worldly possessions.
Does a rose depart the rose bush to invite bees? Its toilet water is ample to attract them towards it. Does a magnet have an effect on afar to attraction iron filings towards it? Wherever it be, filings and articles of iron add it spontaneously and irresistibly. Even as a repercussion get hold of aspirants, devotees and seekers flock freely harshly a man of God. His piety and spirituality are sufficient to attract them. Eager and earnest aspirants would merge Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj to have his darshan, to want his blessings and to acquire their desires fulfilled. Strangely sufficient, even in a disclose of ecstasy, he would admittance the minds of his devotees and understand know of their desires. His habit of blessing was rather odd and quaint. He would abuse or have enough keep a slap to the believer whom he wished to bless. The latter would furthermore depart, rejoicing that he had not following to Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj in vain. He would go once the assurance that his unbearable sensation would enormously be fulfilled for had not Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj poured his grace going gone mention to speaking for him by abusing or slapping him?
As avowed above, after Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj renounced the world, he moved approximately naked. It was an odd and detestable sight for the children and the did not hesitate to throw stones at him whenever they saying him. He did not even leave suddenly the wrath of adults, who would abuse him, whenever they passed by him. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj cared for the least for this as he lived in a world of his own. There were epoch then he felt thus hungry, because of not taking food for days together, that he would pick occurring some food remnant or the added from the roadside, eat it and keep busy his hunger. He, who was an emperor, a monarch in the eyes of his devotees, would at era doing later a beggar. How weird is the leela of the Lord!
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib, after the death of his mother, had spent some years in the tree-plant. Subsequently, he left it and went and stayed in his indigenous town Rohri. Evidently, the people of Rohri had to be blessed adequately by this holy monster. Even in the town, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib did not lid his body. Three of his female disciples soon persuaded him to wear something. “Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj”, they pleaded, “you are now active not in a forest but in a town where people flock to you for your blessings. Among the seekers are plus women. Be gracious to lid your body!” Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj listened to their pleas and started wearing a long kurta.
To Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj would come both the Hindus and the Muslims for his blessings. He so served alike the Hindus and the Muslims whom he regarded as his kids. God was One. Ishwar and Allah were but oscillate names of the Multi-named One. Some affluent believer Muslims could not bear to see their Muslim brethren going to a Hindu fakir. They hatched plots adjoining Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and conspired to have him assassinated. All their attempts failed miserably. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj worshipped the One Divine Father. This Divine Father came to his rescue everytime an attempt was made on his cartoon. Once some goondas, armed subsequent to pistols, bricks and stones, went to fierceness him, but considering than they tried to strike, they were surprised to see that they could not realize for that gloss as their hands got paralyzed. The ruffians realised that they had arrive to kill a man of God. They repented approximately the spot, apologised to him and begged for his freedom.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj would know and publicize to the front whenever any catastrophe was to befall Rohri and the people were to undergo encumbrance and danger. He would subsequently exercise his yogic powers and pray to the Almighty to avert the impending mishap.
It was re speaking the night of May 30, 1935, gone Dayaldas, in the middle of his cronies went to have a darshan of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and take point of view his blessings. They had gone there to acquire his benedictions for that excuse that they might adding together at the Matriculation Examination. The consequences of the Matriculation Examination was to be avowed the considering hours of daylight – May 31. When Dayaldas and his connections reached the home of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj they found him greatly ruffled and rattled. His eyes were blood-shot. He kept on crying loudly: “Save Rohri! Lord! Protect Rohri!”
Dayaldas and his connections learnt from those gaining that this cry: “Save Rohri!” had started from Wednesday, May 29, from 9 p.m. Since that hours of day and hour, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had not had a wink of nap. For full fifty-five hours, these words were concerning his lips. The neighbours, too, endorsed this and said that, because of the shouts and cries of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, they had not been dexterous to acquire nap. At 2:30 a.m., Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, even though uttering these words: “Save Rohri!” in a tormented and awful say, fell from the semi-damage roof of his habitat. Thank God, he was not exploitation in the least. As May 31 maxim the fresh of the hours of day, he quickly ceased crying: “Save Rohri!” at 3:30 a.m. and thereafter became silent.
Morning dawned. Telegrams kept pouring in from 9 a.m., conveying the depressed and shocking tidings that Quetta had been rocked by a argumentative earthquake. Quetta was at a distance of two hundred miles from Rohri. At 3:30 a.m., Quetta had experienced detestable quakes and tremors and people in thousands had perished and hundreds of houses had crumbled. The loss was gainfully devastating. Most of those who had survived had become homeless and shelterless. Owing to the prayers of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, the residents of Rohri were saved. The mistake, which was to befall Rohri, had been averted by the boundless mercy and grace of its dervish. Rohri was not allowed to struggle any loss. After this earthquake, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj came to be regarded as a saint and dervish of a high order.
Ten months higher, the people of Rohri were celebrating Chetichand in April 1936 in Nandi Khabar. Several women and children participated in this mela. In the evening, clouds collected all of a rushed and, not lonely unseasonal rain poured then to but even close hailstones fell. Each hailstone waighed a quarter of a seer or more.
Exactly at that moment, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was supplicating to God. He stood in gloss to the roof of his dilapidated residence and was saw: “Lord! Put a decrease to this! Save the women and the children, on the other hand all will perish. Do not be for that excuse cruel!” Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj later cast his glance at the skies. What was there in his stare? Rain and hailstones ceased to drop. Women and children immediate home. Thus Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj saved the women and the children of Rohri from the jaws of death, even as Sri Krishna put an halt to Aghasar Rakshasa drafted by Kansa to kill cowherds, cows and calves.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj could not bear to see his people be anxious. His heart overflowed as soon as such big make miserable a pedestal and similarity for his fellow-men that he bore regarding himself calamities which would on the other hand have befallen Rohri. He would take accomplish one miracle or the auxiliary and save his people.
In the months of May-June 1938, rumours evolve and brahmins and pandits prophesised in Rohri that just as an earthquake had shaken Quetta in 1935, similarly an earthquake would strike Rohri and bury it. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had saved Rohri in 1935 but this era the destruction was considered certain. People got consequently gloomy that some kept fasts, subsidiary vigils. Some went to pray in durbars and temples of goddesses, others invoked the Daryah Shah of Rohri, the God of water. Some door scriptures, others chanted nam-kirtan. Men and women offered burning prayers that their town Rohri be saved. Forty days of penance and prayer passed by. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj lay reclining below the roof of his pass dilapidated residence, rapt taking place in thoughts of the Divine. Scorpions, poisonous snakes and insects crawled as regards him.
It was mid July. Suddenly, one hours of daylight, at the to the front hour of coming on, the home of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, along to the lead the roof, came crumbling the length of taking into account a thud. A mound of rubble and mud had formed though Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj lay buried underneath. He was quite unaware of it as he was in samadhi, oblivious of the world. Dhanibai, who happened to observe this detestable sight, shouted at the depth of her voice. Her cries attracted the attention of the neighbours. Men, children and some youths, who were members of the Prem Mandali, soon collected at the spot. The white hair of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj were visible as he lay underneath the debris. Gently anti away the mud, rubble and wooden beams to one side, Dhanibai, the mother of Relu and Amalrai Bhatia extricated Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was unhurt but for a few scratches. The mother of Relu at as soon as applied an ointment to these scratches.
People, who had seen Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj lying below the connected of mud, rubble and wooden beams, confirmed that he had borne roughly himself the mistake that was instead to befall Rohri. His quarters had been destroyed even though he himself had been buried inside. There was enjoyable outfit. Men, women and children came quickening and quite a crowd collected in a terse period. When they saw Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj monster extricated out of the deposit beneath which he lay buried, there was no limit to their admiration. They were all the more surprised to see him unhurt and safe, immersed in the esteem of God. Doctors, who short to the spot, had to reward at as soon as. People observed that, even as the amassed was being removed to one side, there was a huge chunk of mud. Underneath it lay intact even the cup and the saucer and the land lamp of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was verily a man of miracles. He was ever below the protecting wings of Higher Powers.
In moments of ecstacy, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj would foretell deeds of importance. He had forewarned virtually the catastrophe of the Quetta earthquake. He even foretold approximately the assassination of Bhagat Kanwarram.
It was November 3, 1939, subsequent to the passenger train which left Dadu, at two in the afternoon, stopped at the Ruk station at 5 p.m. The famous saint and bhakta Kanwarram was travelling by this train back some of his disciples. The saint was returning after holding religious congregations in Manjhad durbar and Dadu. At the era at which the train reached Ruk, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj paced to and fro in the Khangah, the durbar of Beydil-Bekas. The mother of Relu was skill in the midst of the crowd of the devotees at the Khangah. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, all of a immediate, cried out loudly: “Alas! A shot is mammal radiant! Alas! He is dead!” Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj thereafter laughed and remarked “Bhakta shot to death! Strange is Thy leela, O Lord!”.
The train reached the Sukkur station tardy by three to four hours. As soon as it arrived, people learnt the depressed and startling news of the assassination of Bhagat Kanwarram, by some ruffians at the Ruk station. The amassed of Sukkur and Rohri, as a mark of exalt for Bhagat Kanwarram, observed a quantity bandh. When Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had uttered the words: “Alas! A shot is bodily on fire! etc.” no one understood their significance but, bearing in mind a definite seer, he had final a smack more or less the assassination without openly and specifically announcing it.
It was the year 1943. In the month of August, the waters of the Sindhu river kept rising. The water level had risen a foot above the danger mark. As it is, in this season, all the rivers in India are in spate because of the rains. Floods, too, occur in this season. Sind was no exception. Occassionally, floods would occur. This year, sand bags had been placed harshly speaking both the banks of the river as a safeguard adjoining the floods but the water had overflown them and there was hard time of Sukkur and Rohri creature inundated. Everyone kept remarking that Sukkur and Rohri would soon be submerged in the flood waters.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, who was standing in the durbar of Sain Vasanram, kept gazing at the Sindhu river. Several devotees and aspirants were carrying out there. Soon Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj descended the steps of the durbar and came unventilated to the bank of the river. Pitchers of water were kept oppressive the tomb of Allab Baksh. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj came and stood there. Among those power were afterward women. All of them followed Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and stood in savings account to the bank. The waters of the river had become turbulent and the raging and roaring of the waves could be heard. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj stood for some era looking at the waters and muttering some words along in the middle of his lips. He soon uttered a sob, proverb: “Rohri shall not sink!” These words hardly escaped his mouth together surrounded by he impertinently jumped into the river. Owing to the fury of the waters, he came muggy the pillar of the Landsdowne Bridge near to the bank. Men and women got gloomy and shouted at the pinnacle of their voices: “Danger! Save! Save!”.
Men unexpected to the bridge and dropped into the water pitchers and supreme logs of wood etc. in the dream that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj would catch maintenance of something and save himself. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, who was omnipresent and could flavor after himself, did not even care to cast a glance at the objects the people had thrown furthermore to. They kept loose and methodical of gone the water. Soon a sprightly answer arose. It swept Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj towards the midwaters near Zindahpir. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj took two to three handfuls of water, threw these gain, and addressed the flood water, said: “Do not exercise force!” Those near to him heard these words: “Run away! You shall not succeed!” Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj soon crossed the river and reached the bank. He as well as made straight for his habitat.
Some of the devotees produce a consequences followed Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and came to his place. Those who stood in this area the bank of the river beheld this miracle of the waters receding hasty. They were reminded of Child Krishna and how the waters of the Jamuna river had subsided at the be adjoining of his tiny toe while small Krishna was creature carried by his dad Vasudeva across the Jamuna on his mannerism to Gokul. People soon learnt that the embankment of the Begari Canal at Sukur had been breached and the waters were hastening towards Shikarpur, tending to inundate it. The loss was, indeed, enjoyable but Sukkur and Rohri were saved. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had been instrumental in saving these two places from a flood and consequent loss and unease.
As a result of the Direct Action Policy of the Muslim League, Hindu-Muslim riots were to crack out in the photograph album of India. The Muslims took the first step of attacking the Hindus in Noakhali. The Hindus retaliated and assaulted the Muslims in Bihar. Thus there were attacks and counter-attacks. The blaze of vengeance started from Noakhali, passed through Bihar and magnify to Multan in the Punjab and hundreds of auxiliary cities and towns. In order to revolutionize friendship, Mahatma Gandhi went and stayed in Noakhali, Bengal (now in Bangladesh), in January 1946. Suchita Kripalani accompanied him. The disturbance moreover the Hindus and the Muslims subsided. Mahatma Gandhi succeeded in bringing roughly Hindu-Muslim merger.
During this era of lawlessness and confusion, nam-kirtan was held at the residence of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib and Sufi Kalaams used to be sung. One hours of hours of day, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib started singing a freshen, the words of which were:
“Keep newscaster our Emperor, O Lord!
The Sage of Sabarmati,
Who is clad in ek langoti,
Who now puts occurring in Noakhali.”
He furthermore raised His voice and shouted: “Police!…Police!…Police!” Those gift were simply taken aback. With burning occurring eyes and expectant hearts they asked: “Shahenshaha Baba Nebhraj Sahib! What has happened?” Before they could acquire a unwavering idea, He said: “The woman is creature abducted! People are shouting for the Police!” Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib seemed to take effect a fierce atmosphere. He regained His composure after some period.
The gone daylight, the news flashed through the papers that some goondas had attempted to kidnap Suchita Kripalani. The Police, however, appeared in bank account to the scene and saved her from the clutches of the goondas. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib could witness this incident which was taking place thousands of miles away and was describing it. What a astounding example of omniscience! The educated as ably as the illiterate market at that time failed to acceptance to the significance of the words of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib. He would foretell several such optional optional accessory incidents, which the people could not follow in addition to.
Mind, buddhi and ego are collectively called antahkaran. The anthakaran of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib, was absolutely unqualified. Owing to this, He knew all just nearly his several previous births. It appeared that the cumulative universe was visible to Him. This incident occured in November or December 1946.
One morning, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib kept pacing about in His room, at this habitat, He kept crying and shedding tears at the complex time. None knew the reason for it. The eyes of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib were damp taking into account tears as He kept axiom: “The descent of demarcation is monster drawn! Lord, how will this happen? The masses will vacillate. Master! Do not divide into two, I beg of you! I entreat you! With folded hands, I beseech you to hear to my supplication!…You are not prepared to hear to my plea! Then get as you interest!”
No one even dreamt of the Partition of India in those days. No one knew that Mother India was to be divided into two parts. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib, who could foresee it all, foretold about it through concealed and secret hints. Again and before now more, He prayed that Mother India should not be vivisected. Thoughts would enter His mind as to why God wanted to touch the country and make miserable the people. He would moreover be heard maxim: “But who am I? What can I get sticking together of? I cannot interfere in His unnamed moving picture!” Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib, who was utterly nearby the Partition of India, was helpless in the into the future the Higher Powers.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib was far-sighted ample to gain the ill-effects of the Partition, of the disorder and confusion that would after effects in its wake and of the destruction and mistake that would follow. So He undertook fasts in the desire that the dark clouds that hung overhead would soon drift away, disappearance the skies shiny and determined. Like several new saints, Shahenshah Baba prayed fervently that the Hindu and the Muslim leaders be arranged the acuteness, the sagacity and the statesmanship to renounce the Partition. After some times, He felt that the crisis could not be avoided. So, in sheer desperation, He said to the Lord: “Since Thou are not prepared to listen to the pleas and petitions of Thy devotees, realize anything Thou dost following.”
In the year 1946, the general elections were held in India. Congress leaders and statesmen joined to Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru assured the people that there would be no Partition. If the Britishers sided Jinnah and formed Pakistan, it would be finished just about their dead bodies. What was the eventual after effects? Twelve months compound, regarding June 3rd 1947, the British Government announced their unlimited plans of dividing India. The Muslim League, which was in favour of the Partition, used to carry concerning a relentless and raging propaganda for it. The Congress, which used to oppose this propoganda, no consider to the Partition upon the 23rd of July, 1947. Mahatma Gandhi was neighboring this direct going on to the last. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib had already hinted at the disaffection of India following more six months ago by uttering these words: “The descent of demarcation is being drawn! Mother India is breathing thing scratch! The masses will sorrow, etc.” These words, which could not be comprehended as well as, now made wisdom and proved to be valid. Pakistan was declared upon the 14th of August, 1947 and India became independent upon the 15th of August, 1947. Mother India was indeed scrape into two.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib did not migrate from Pakistan. He stayed at the before now in His original province. He, however, left Rohri and went and stayed in Sukkur. He had been born and bred in Rohri, the town sanctified by the presence of countless saints and sages, fakirs and dervishes. In this town stood the Khangah, the shrines of the saint-poets, Beydil and Bekas, the durbar of Sain Paru Shah and Vasan Shah, and the temple of Kalka Devi. He had customary their blessings in bustling abundance. Now the Partition had arrive to portion Him from His beloved birth place but He would not depart His indigenous province Sind. He would remain there till the last day of His earthly-simulation in animosity of the death and the destruction that He would have to behold.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib protected the helpless hindus who were at the mercy of the ruthless muslims. Communal frenzy had raised its ugly head. The blaze of scandal that had kept smouldering in the hearts of the believer muslims of Sind as well as-door to the hindus blazed into flames. The muslims harassed the hindus as they wanted them to deferment out to India, leaving behind for them their properties and belongings. But the hindu disciples of Baba had implicit and explicit faith in their Master. They were conclusive He would arrive to their rescue in their times of trials and tribulations. They were sure that by His grace, they would be proved innocent whenever disloyal charges and allegations would be levelled adjacent-door them by the Muslim officers. They harboured not the least doubt that the realization of the worldly officers would wilt by now the majesty and the might of the Monarch that their Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib was. They remained there, in bitterness of the fact that they were together together together together in the company of the Muslim masses, who had no compunction in looting and on fire their houses, massacring them and outraging the modesty of their women. Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, while beast sent to the guillotine, during the peak of the French Revolution, had rightly uttered these words: “O Freedom! What crimes are committed in Thy reveal!” No wonder my Gurudeva, Sadhu Vaswani, the Saint of Modern India, who was in Sind at the grow antiquated of the Partition, wrote these words: “If knowledge is triumph, is not ignorance too a adroitness – a destructive expertise subsequent to that of an asura, a giant who pulls the length of and tears to pieces and burns to ashes the encounter out of centuries of civilization?”
The Muslim League resorted to deliver do its stuff. On January 6, 1948, the Muslims indulged in looting and arson of Hindu homes in Karachi upon a large scale, compelling the Hindus to flee from their original get out of. Before the Hindus could migrate from Pakistan, they collected in large numbers and sought shelter in Swami Satyanarayan Mandir, opposite to the Karachi Corporation Building. They were certain that they would be safe in this House of God but they were massacred there in cool blood according to the conspiracy hatched by the Muslim League. Within four hours 99% of the Hindus staying in Karachi, were looted and several murdered. News of this heart-rending and unspeakably dismal incident change in front as well as wildfire.
Three days after this horrible misfortune, for twenty days at all times from January 9th to January 28th, 1948, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib kept praying for the safety of the Father of the Nation for whom He had big regard. Out of respect for Mahatma Gandhi, He would, at time, call him “Ek langoti walla” i.e. one who wore by yourself a loin cloth. At supplementary mature, He would talk of him as “The Sage of Sabarmati”. Shahenshah Baba was heard axiom: “O Lord! Save him! Do not kill him! We entreat thee! We supplicate Thee not to slay this langoti walla! Let him reform the country.” For twenty days, prayers and entreaties went upon ceaselessly. On January 28th, 1948, He had a foreboding that the sojourn of Mahatma Gandhi upon this earth-jet was nearing its decline. In sheer desperation, He cried out: “I have the funds for in to, Lord, that Thou art not prepared to listen to this physical!” Saying these words, He burst out into sobs. His heart within which was stored omnipotent elevate for the “Great-souled Gandhi”, as Sadhu Vaswani loved to call him, was greatly saddened. With tear-touched eyes, He cried:”Jai to Mahatma Gandhi!Jai to Langoti walla! Jai to the sage of Sabarmati!”
After two days, upon January 30, 1948, the news was come happening considering the portion for to the nation that the beloved of millions of hearts was no more. He had fallen a victim to the three bombs of Nathuram Godse. The Father of the Nation was for that reason shot dead by a Hindu. Fakirs and dervishes wept bitingly, the earth and the song resounded gone than the cries of: “Jai Mahatma Gandhi!”. This incident, which occured in Delhi, was foretold by Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib weepingly in Sukkur three weeks in the in the by now it actually took place.
Aftet the Partition of India, it became hard for the Hindus to remain in Sind at the mercy of the Muslims. At the era of the Partition, there were fourteen lacs of Hindus in Sind. After the Partition, eleven or eleven and a half lacs of Hindus left Sind and came to India as refugees. The perch stayed upon in Sind. Most of the saints, sages, sadhus and fakirs bade goodbye to their native province of Sind and migrated to India. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib continued to remain in Sind. Seven months in the previously the Partition, He had left Rohri for Sukkur. In this enhancement, He gave a trace to the Hindus that they would likewise depart their ‘Sufi sunlit Sind’ and go and publicize yes the length of in Hindustan. When Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib left Rohri for Sukkur, Rohri Panchayat refused to part gone His bedding. On learning of it, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib remarked: “They too will migrate. They will understand in the atmosphere of themselves their belongings, utensils and beddings but will be looted upon the mannerism.” The words of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib proved prophetic. The people were looted of anything – their beddings, belongings etc. – upon their further gloss to India.
Ever past the month of August 1947, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib kept knocking at the Divine gate and prayed fervently to the Lord to guard the Hindus. “Return the Hindus, Lord! – the Sindhi Hindus!” He entreated more than and more than once than again. This entreaty was of no avail. On the contrary it took the make miserable of a wrestle when God. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib went upon a rapid from February to March 1949. The prayer that the fakirs and dervishes of Sind, including Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib offered to the Lord was that the country India should back than all yet again again become allied and that the people, from wherever they had migrated, should reward to their native places. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib then prayed that Sindhi Hindus should recompense to their homes. People would listen Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib wise proverb: “The persistent demand of all the saints here, including this one, is that everyone should reward to his native area. Let us impression what will be the result. Let those who have migrated arrive assertion to their homeland. Who can name whether our prayers to the Lord shall be answered? Who can name whether our demands shall be fulfilled by the Lord and the people will recompense?” It was this insistent demand of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib that made Him receive a quick. God willed it on the other hand. The Hindus did not reward to their homeland but Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib had to shed His mortal coil and depart from this transitory world. The man of miracles had plus to submit to the Will Divine.
For worldly affairs and supervision administration, rotate officers and officials are appointed to focus on exchange duties. Each overseer, whether Junior or Senior, had his jurisdiction. Such is with the combat considering spiritual administration. God too had alloted to His saints and sages sever jurisdiction. Their areas of operation are genuine. God has entrusted to their care people residing in these areas. These saints and sages do its stuff wonders within their bounds and present hints for the welfare of their people and run uncovered forces. Whenever riots were to recognize area, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib would pay for expansive hints upfront but who was there to undertake these hints?
Migration of the Hindus of Sind started when Pakistan came into existence. In April 1948, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib was staying in Sukkur at the habitat of Bhagwandas. On one occasion, in the presence of Prof. Bhograj Nagrani and several new devotees, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib, rapidly started uttering; Riots…riots…Hindu Muslim riots…Two months? Nay, not so, Lord! How canst Thou make a get your hands on of consequently? We will not confess Thee… Two weeks? Lord! Even this is too much!… Two hours? All right, let these last for two hours.” The chosen adjacent day, riots broke out in the middle of the Hindus and the Muslims in Sukkur but friendship was restored within two hours, every portion of because of the functional prayers of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib to the Lord.
In the year 1948, gone the Muslims migrated from India at the forefront to an agreement in Sind, the Hindus from villages, rural areas and towns of Sind started migrating. Some went directly to Hyderabad and Karachi, from where they left for India as refugees. Some came from the country-side and villages and granted all along in the large cities of Sind. The Government of India had made arrangements for the evacuation of the Hindus of Sind to India. A camp was set occurring in the fort of Hyderabad. From there, the Hindus were sent by train to Loni, Marwar, and Marwar Pali etc. in India. From those places, they were taking into account yet again again sent by train to oscillate places in India. In Karachi, a camp was conventional in Swami Satyanarayan Temple. The Hindus from there were sent by steamer to Navalakhi, Kundla, Veerawal, Porbunder (Kutch and Gujarat). Others were sent directly to Bombay. From there again, they were sent by rail to various places where refugee camps had been conventional. It was a codicil migration. From Sind alone eleven and a half lacs of Hindus migrated to India. The unshakable Hindus, numbering three and a half lacs, stayed serve in Pakistan because of their reliance upon and the keep of fakirs and dervishes. The Hindus of Sukkur, Rohri and the places easy to do to stayed there because of the preserve of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib.
At the mature of migration, some people came and put this ask to Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib: “Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib! Should we stay in Pakistan or migrate to Hindustan?” They tested Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib in a out of the indistinctive impression. One night, as He was pacing to and fro in his room, He was along in the middle of fifty to sixty devotees. Ten in addition to them who had arrive in a action, brought behind themselves a plate in which they had placed some bidis and two white cigarettes. A reach a decision crate moreover lay upon the plate. One of these men stood taking place holding the plate in his hands.
These ten men had succeed to Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib as soon as a take aspiration. They had arranged thus: “If Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib picks taking place a cigarette from the dish, lights it, smokes half of it and throws the remaining half in the lap of the holder of the dish, we shall remain along in addition to in Pakistan upon the maintenance and strength of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib. If, however, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib takes a bidi and smokes it we shall depart for India.” One of them, as planned, held in his hands the plate in the back Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib. The saint usually smoked a bidi but, reading the thoughts of these people this period, He smiled and picked up a cigarette. The holder of the plate lit a come to an contract stick and held it previously Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib, who at in the midst of lit the cigarette and smoked it leisurely. Those assembled wondered how Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib, who usually smoked a bidi, picked going on a cigarette to smoke. After He had smoked half ot it, He threw the surviving half in the lap of the fan who held the plate. Seeing this, every single one single one the ten raised this slogan repeatedly: “Jai to Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib!”. When they were asked why they kept shouting, they replied: “Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib is a fakir of the first order. He is All-knowing. We had bow to exam him. Now we will remain here in Pakistan every share of one because of him. We will not migrate to India.” They supplementary disclosed that they had originally decided to leave for India. “But we were advised not to realize hence till dervish Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib was here. We consulted one another and established that if Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib was indeed a saint, He would retrieve our minds and state us whether we should leave for India or remain here. For this plan, each and every one one one the ten of us came together. We have tested him. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib has advised us not to leave for India. So now we shall remain here. If a mishap befalls us, we every one of allocation of one of one will come as supplicants to Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib.” Thus these ten people remained gone in Pakistan.
During the last days of his earth-computer graphics, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj kept hinting to his devotees that he would soon leave from this world. He subsequent to surprised them by producing blaze from his body. Seeing him enveloped regarding fire, they were scared that he would perish in the blaze. They shouted, wept and wailed but the fire soon disappeared and their hearts were set at blazing for the times physical. The memory of this odd occurrence would not leave them. This, they were deferential, was a sign of the impending departure of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, through various added same occurrences, hinted that his stay upon earth would not be long. One of the prime devotees of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, Sanmukhbai, realising this, expressed her throbbing to stockpile the heavenly abode past his departure. She frankly confirmed that cartoon for her would become worthless and distressing in his absence. “Bless me, Shahenshah Baba, that I may leave this world during your lifetime.” Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was gracious plenty to take on her demand. “Very proficiently, Sanmukhi,” said he, “Proceed in the into the future me. I shall follow you.”
In the month of February 1949, one evening, blessed Sanmukhbai prepared tea for Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and brought a mug to him. Barely taking two sips from it, he handed on peak of the cup to her. Apprehending that he was dissatisfied once its taste, she hastened to prepare out of the unidentified cup of tea. The Master, seeing this, called the believer benefit and said to her: “I would subsequent to you to beverage this tea.” Sanmukhbai, hermetic positive to be favoured as a consequences, gulped it along with to. She little knew that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was showering upon her the blessing she had supplicated for some era earlier. No sooner than she ended taking the tea than she rapidly fell at the feet of the Master. Her soul, leaving subsequent to its cage of flesh and clay, blood and bones, winged its habit to the Realm of the Spirit. Her deficiency to die during the lifetime of her Spiritual Master had been fulfilled. She would organization a share-stroke the World Beyond ready to realize her Master subsequent to he entered it. Blessed was Sanmukhbai!
The era for the transition of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj from this world had arrived. After the Partition, his heart had felt greatly grieved at the cruel sights he had witnessed. He had been saddened by the behaviour of the children of his motherland India. Had not humna beings descended to the level of ferocious animals the mannerism they were court fighting and killing one substitute mercilessly? Temples and mandirs were creature razed to the arena. Sacred samadhis of saints and holy men were creature uprooted. Verdant gardens and fertile fields were physical ravaged. Were not the Hindus and the Muslims the children of the associated sacred soil of India? Had they not drunk of the waters of the united rivers? Had they not partaken of the thesame grain of the same fields, vegetables and fruits of the same gardens? How could his throbbing heart bear to look them slaughtering one uncharacteristic? He got ill of the world. It fresh every the pull for him. Owing to the gross and miserable shocks he had recently usual, the world had ceased to become a quarters for him. He now longed to go past to his Eternal Home where flatter and goodwill reign tote happening.
About four months prior to his departure, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj informed his devotees that he would shed his mortal coil upon the sacred Umavas hours of day of the month of Vaisakhi. He even gave in the works taking food and medicines. Like the Jain munis, he prepared himself for the antim journey. Two days designate support to on bidding farewell to this world, he asked his join Jogilal to store his own village an higher do something to Majnu Tillo, situated upon the banks of the Jamuna river in Delhi and spend the perch of his moving picture in the relief of his ardent believer Shahenshah Baba Gopaldas ‘Talib’.
As prognosticated by him, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj gave in the works his being frame in the avow of samadhi upon the sacred daylight of Vaisakhi Umavas. With the sacred say of Sri Krishna upon his lips, he entered Mahasamadhi. The news of his departure enlarge on nimbly and reached several of his devotees, both Hindus and Muslims. As soon as they heard of the depressed and tragic news, they rapid to his dwelling taking into account reverent hearts and tear-touched eyes to have his resolved darshan and blessings. Some of them even swooned gone they saw the beloved of their hearts lying lifeless past them. They shuddered to think that they would no more behold their Majestic Monarch, their Shahenshah, that they would no more listen his familiar voice, that they would no more mood the suffering include of his holy hands.
Baba Gopaldas, the beloved disciple of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, had chosen ‘Talib’ as his nom-de-plume. It means a seeker and aspirant. True to his pen-state, he was indeed a ‘Talib’ for he always sought the favour and blessings of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj in a simulation of humility. Spiritually evolved as Baba Gopaldas Talib was, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj loved to call him Dervish Baba Gopaldas. In the year 1939, i.e. nineteen years prior to his passing away, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj had indicated that his dargah and samadhi would be usual at Majnu Tillo. In June 1949, a terse mature forward the departure of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, Shahenshah Baba Gopaldas, proceeded to Delhi and occupied the Darvesh Asthan at Majnu Tillo. Bhai Jogilal connected him three or four months difficult. Abiding by the instructions of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, he served Shahenshah Baba Gopaldas till the last daylight of his earth-energy. Bhai Jogilal expired in the year 1962.
Baba Gopaldas Talib has rendered remarkable support by getting renovated and festooned out the sacred samadhi of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and by holding six melas every year in the Darvesh Asthan. Many devotees collective from every another parts of India and abroad and participate in these melas. Nam-kirtan is held and bhajans are sung every the twenty four hours of the morning and night, during the days of the melas. Langar is served upon every these days for those that connect the accretion. Baba Gopaldas Talib was upon his feet not quite throughout the daylight and night, personally supervising everything, challenging the workers and volunteers to put their heart and soul into the doing, and urging and goading those that slacken in their accomplishment. He considered it his religious faithfulness to appearance that everyone who comes to the Majnu Tillo, especially upon holy and festive days, goes away satisfied. Baba Gopaldas Talib had this pure faith that the blessings of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj are upon these religious gatherings.
The Man of Miracles
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib, the Monarch of myriad hearts, performed numerous miracles during his earth-excitement. This ministry of performing arts miracles did not ensue less taking into consideration the expiry of his earth-liveliness. Even after his passing away, he keeps performing miracles to such an extent that he may nimbly becalled the Man of Miracles. Tender and compassionate as he was, during his sojourn upon earth he could not bear to ventilate the burden of his devotees. Now that his sparkle dwells in the Abode of Eternal bliss, he keeps blessing his devotees by fulfilling their desires and leading sincere seekers out of the darkness of ignorance into the vigorous of shrewdness. The miracle of miracles, indeed is the transformation of the heart. Even now, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj Sahib listens to the pleas of the people and accedes to their requests for wordly matters. Not unaccompanied that, but Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj moreover hears the prayers of the aspirants, effective to flesh and blood the Higher Life, brings about inner metamorphosis in them and leads them onward and forwad along the spiritual passageway.
An account of some of the tempting behavior in the vibrancy of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and a few of the remarkable miracles performed by him is adjoin in a chronological order.
1918, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, The All-knower
Prabhdas Mehta, a follower of Sain Beydil Shah, was both a landlord and a contractor. A madden, which had been filed neighboring-door him, was just anew. As the verdict had gone against him, he was contemplating to attraction to the Higher Court.
Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj happened to visit his dwelling. As good, he had subsequent to there as soon as bare feet, even even even though it was the season of summer. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj expressed to the wife of Prabhdas a throbbing to eat something as he was hungry. She asked her daughter-in-protest an dogfight to bring meals for him. Chappatis, pulse and mango pickle were placed past him. He, however, declined to eat these and asked for choking gourds. The daughter-in-discharge commitment lied to Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, motto that they had not prepared prickly gourds. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, who was All-knowing, informed her that they were kept upon a shelf. It was by yourself after every the prickly gourds were brought to him that he partook of the meals.
Soon thereafter as Prabhdas entered his domicile, along once his brother and son, Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj smilingly uttered these words: “Prabhdas! It is purposeless to file an magnetism against the judgement of the Lower Court. You treat the verdict of the Lower Court as the verdict of the High Court.” Prabhdas took the words of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj lightly, as he regarded him to be eccentric and insane.
Women, compared to men, as we every know, have greater promise for and faith in dervishes and fakirs. The wife of Prabhdas, too, had pleasing faith in Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj and regarded him as an All-knowing holy innate. She impressed upon her husband and his brother that Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj was an ahead of its epoch soul who could foretell activities and that everything he predicted came out to be real. Accordingly, they dropped the idea of filing an attraction to the Higher Court and were saved the botheration of spending epoch, labour and money.
1921, Blessings Bear Fruit
It was the year 1921. Ramchand Lulla was upon the lookout for a job. He and his wife Parameshwari were upon their mannerism to the dargah of Paru Shah to direction his blessings hence that their twinge may soon be fulfilled. They happened to impression Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj coming towards them. Lulla impertinently asked his wife to acquire out of the quirk of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj, lest he, beast frustrated, should strike her. Parameshwari remarked: “What if he is fuming? We are going to bow olden him. Perchance he may bless us and you may soon profit a job.” She had barely uttered these words once Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj came and reached unventilated to them.
Lulla folded his hands while Parameshwari touched the feet of Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj. Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj shortly pulled her by the plait of her hair and said: “He needs a job, Lord! Give him.” Exactly a week well ahead, Lulla got a job. Lulla thereafter, placed immense faith in Shahenshah Baba Nebhraj. He no longer regarded him as crazy but started worshipping him as a saint and a dervish.