The twentieth anniversary of Devraha Baba’s disappearance was celebrated yesterday at Davanal Kund. Under the auspices of the Ram Janaki Trust and Sant Madhusudan Das Tyagi. Gopal Lal Sharma stated that Devaraha Baba was one of the glories of Braj. It was stated that simply by seeing Devaraha Baba, the most ordinary creatures would be benefited.
Devraha Baba, who was reputed to have lived at least 250 years, if not 700, spent the last part of his life in Vrindavan, across the Yamuna from the Kumbha Mela site in what is now a unique building surrounded by trees and filled with large numbers of birds. He was said to be a siddha yogi who ate no solid food and only drank the Yamuna water. He lived on a twelve-foot high wooden platform and wore no clothes, only coming down to bathe.
Among the miraculous abilities attributed were his ability to stay underwater for 30 minutes at a time, without resurfacing for air, to understand the language of animals, to control wild animals, heal people by a look or word, and tell the future.
The first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, apparently stated that his father had sat at the feet of Devraha Baba as a child in the middle of the 19th century, and Devraha Baba was already elderly at that time. Another notable devotee was Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
It is also said of him that he always radiated love. He was a Premaswarupa, an incarnation of love.
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