Guruji moved in public, simply dressed in a lungi and a shirt or at times in pants & shirt. The number of people was increasing at an extremely fast rate in early eighties and to such an extent that Guruji would hardly find any time to be with His children, as a worldly father. But all seemed deeply content and happy; they attended their respective schools & colleges regularly.
He would go to office, where He worked as a soil scientist and did his duty like the rest of the officers in his department. He would go on official tours to mostly the hills of Himachal Pradesh along with His juniors and survey the lands’ soil, and prepare reports for submission to the department.
His team consisted of a driver, a cook, a soil digger and an overseer (supposedly). He stayed in the remote hills for months and did His official work like other people (human beings) in the department. His reports submitted to the department were very useful and totally satisfactory as I gathered from His department heads.
I happened to be close to one of His departments’ head, named Dr. Shankar Narayan, who was very learned and an author of books on soil. He happened to be one of the prime shishyas of Guruji and had been blessed with high spiritual powers to heal people, he did seva at his residence in Bengaluru and also at Gurgaon Sthan when Guruji called him (like all other shishyas) to do seva on “Bada Veervaar” which is one of the four Thursdays, which comes after ‘amavasya’ (moonless night).
Guruji would be up very early in the morning and instruct His shishyas how they should perform Seva. Guruji Himself would stand at the main gate, where people would come in queues and take His blessings. He would put His hand on their foreheads and they then moved towards ‘the sthan hall’ where His shishyas would be seated to attend to their respective problems.
The system of serving the people was unique. Out of all the shishyas, there would be seated on the bench and listened to the problems of the people sitting before them lined up in queues. Some attended those sent by Guruji for immediate relief from ailments like arthritis, joint pains, high fever or depression. These shishyas acted as per directions of Guruji.
Sometimes by splashing ‘Jal’ in their eyes, sometimes stroking their foreheads and at times by touching the joints of those who suffered from joint pains. Maximum relief was immediately felt by the people.
This act of the shishyas was guided by Guruji before hand. The results were apparent. The ones suffering from depression would go back normal and comfortable. Be it those with high fever or the ones with joint pains, each one went back happy with a smile on their faces uttering the words,
“Jai Guru Dev” “Wah Hey Guru”
On the wall facing Sun rise, a murti of Shiv Parivar, made up of silver & copper along with murtis of other Devis & Devtas – Maha Gayatri, Maakali, Lakshmi-Saraswati-Ganpati, Sita-Ram-Lakshman & Hanumanji and others are virajman (sitting).
Guruji, says this is the Sthan of “Budde Baba, Devo Maheshwara.”
All must offer prasad of ‘Meethi Phulliyan’ and place their demands either mentally or verbally. Those who express with pure bhavna (emotion), their demands will be fulfilled. Mataji lights the Jyot & Dhoop early morning and then places Prasad before Budde Baba. After Her, the shishyas offer their Prasad one by one and then the rest of the public.
A hand full of roasted rice coated with sugar for Rs.1.25. Ever since I can recall, I have been hearing the name ‘Prasad’ and it’s offering in Temples & Gurdwaras. Generally the prasaad comprises of–laddoos–burfee–boondi–halwa, I mean, sweets which range from Rs. 100/- To Rs. 1000/- or more, but the Prasad of Guruji is Meethi Phulliyan worth Rs 1.25 which pleases Lord Shiva (Budde Baba or Devo Maheshwra or Triloki Nath as Guruji addresses him)
Budde Baba (Lord of the Universe- Bhagwan Shiv) actually waits for this ‘Prasad’ and He said to Guruji that, whosoever offers this prasad on ‘Bada Veervar’, I will remove his pain/sorrows whether it is related to mind, body or soul.
The people after offering ‘Prasad’ at ‘Sthan’ would sit on the floor before the shishyas and take blessings; they ask for relief from their worldly problems-physical, spiritual or financial.The shishyas are blessed with spiritual powers given to them by ‘Guruji’. They would ask people to bring Laung, Elaichi and Kali Mirchi, which they would bless by touching it to their foreheads and giving them back to the people with instructions of how they were to be taken.
Early morning, ‘Guruji’ would make ‘Jal’ in a big drum and add Kesar (saffron) to it. As to how many countless spiritual powers would be added in that Jal, is for one to understand. Whatsoever be the problem , Jal was the remedy’. At times even some aggressive mental patients would get normal very easily with Jal. People would be, given Jal along with Laungs, Elaichis or Kali Mirchis with instructions of how they were to be taken in the morning and in the night before going to bed. People would meet Guruji the following Bada Veervar would thank for the past and seek blessings for the future.
Since they would recover, they were accompanied with many more people. The ailing and distressed were rather obliged to come again. They would happily wait in queues for more than 10 to 12 hours to have Guruji’s Darshan, with no sign of fatigue or tiredness being seen on their faces. On the contrary, they looked healthy both physically and mentally.Each one would be given tea as Prasad. Forty to fifty thousand people, who visited Guruji for solace and respite from their ailments, went satisfied and cured. No money or gifts were accepted. All of them came to Guruji and that too with a single focus of having ‘Darshans’ and the fatigue (due to having waited for long hours in queues) did not seem to bother them…… they would look as if rejuvenated!!
I have never seen him without a smile or in a foul mood at any given point of time. Whenever I have met Him, I have found Him smiling. The roop of Guruji,
• His looks
• His style of looking at people
• His style of sitting
• His style of talking
• His style of walking…….. and
• His style of standing is totally confined to Him alone.
I have never seen any saint, Guru or any swami as graceful as Guruji is…
There is nothing common in Him, He is exclusive. ‘One and the only one’.
Whenever I happened to see Him with saints or spiritual heads, with worldly or spiritual inquiries, He was complete in all respects and always extended satisfaction to the all aspirants. We used to sit and listen to Him in such situations when some one would come to Guruji and ask a question which remained unanswered in their entire lives. The moment Guruji would start speaking, the aspirants became speechless and completely convinced and satisfied. A person may come with either a social, physical or a financial problem, he would get his answer precisely and to the point.