ॐ नमो गुरू मछिन्द्र, शब्द साँचा
पिण्ड काचा मेरा भक्ति, गुरूका शक्ति
नवनाथै जगाऊँ, चौराषीनाथै जगाऊँ
फूरो मंत्र ईश्वरो गुरू गोरख वाचा ।।
ॐ नमो गुरू मछिन्द्र, शब्द साँचा
पिण्ड काचा मेरा भक्ति, गुरूका शक्ति
नवनाथै जगाऊँ, चौराषीनाथै जगाऊँ
फूरो मंत्र ईश्वरो गुरू गोरख वाचा ।।
— गुरु गोरख
In the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan state of India there lived a woman who was known all around for her gentleness and very good conduct. Once, Lord Narayan appeared to her in all his brightness and said, “Good lady, in a week’s time from now I’ll be born as your child. Please name him Narayan ok !”. What the lord told the woman in her dream came true. The woman brought a luminous child to bed.
The twenty first day of the month of April 1933 dawned in new redness and with joy for everyone. The villagers were singing & dancing. It seemed nature herself, overwhelmed with joy, spreading streaks of divine light all over. In short, an atmosphere of welcome to a great godly event had mystically emerged. Amidst all this a child is born, at 10:21 in the morning. Father Pandit Multan Chand Shrimali and mother Rupa Devi are struck by a happy, surprise and named the baby “Narayan”.
Narayan goes growing up. His activities show sign of divinity and extraordinary powers. Right on the twenty seventh days after his birth a big snake spreads its hood over the child’s head and hisses. Frightened the mother, she prays to the snake to leave her child and the divine serpent moves away wriggling. The hindu faith accepts this serpent episode as an indication that the child is virtually divinity.
The child’s education begins. His maternal uncle Ram Sukhaji, who is deeply learned in the Yajurveda, teaches him. He is put to school too. At the age of 5 or 6 he learns the tenets of the Vedas & the Puranas and comits hundreds of holy and philosophical verses to memory. He begins to practice Samadhi. His intellectual and spiritual sharpness astonish the people around. He is benign to all and loves even animals & birds. For all the virtues, he gets known to the village as the ‘saint child’ and is loved by all.
One day he was returning from school, on the way he saw a house on fire. The burning house had a child inside it. The mother of the child was crying for her baby calling out for help. Amidst a big crowd, no one present there dared to run into the house to rescue the child. When the school boy Narayan understands the situation, he hastens into the high flames at the risk of his life and comes safely back with the child in his arms. Narayan is badly injured and it takes him fifteen days in hospital to recover.
It was not an event for an event’s safe; it was something that truly sheds light on one aspect of his extraordinary and charismatic personality. He did what an ordinary human cannot do. For this and several other benign acts this boy got transformed into great spiritual teacher that was Dr. Narayan Dutta Shrimali, who threw himself into flaming fire for saving all humanity and each human individual.
Changes of time made material progress dominant over spiritual endowment. People began to see perfection of life in luxury and physical comfort. Consequently, began to suffer and hue and cry prevailed. Achievements in science & technology brought physical facilities and material resources but failed to provide spiritual peace & happiness.
Relieving men & women from troubles & traumas and bringing them to the right path of life became inevitable. But to do this was quite beyond ordinary human power. Mother Earth wanted some one with extraordinary power who could lead the entire suffering humanity in the right direction. It is for this that the great Dr Naryan Dutta Shrimali was born as an incarnation of God.
The great preceptor (Gurudev) is in fact, the mahayogi, Paramhamsa Swami Nikhileshwarananda of Siddhashram, and this is his eternal individual entity. Siddhashram is a divine place where one can go to only on having attained spiritual perfection. It is somewhere in the vicinity of the great lake Mansarovar and the holy Kailash peak in the Himalayas. The place is , however cannot be seen with physical eyes nor can it be reached by using a scientific equipment. There is, of course, one medium the spiritual height you have attained. The person who manages this place is the great venerable Swami Satchidananda Maharaj and Paramhamsa Swami Nikhileswhwaranda is his most beloved disciple. It is from this place that a nice balance is struck between materialism and spiritualism. When the balance goes bad, divine souls are sent down to the earth. It was in consonance with this master scheme that great holy personages like Ram, Krishna, Guru Gorakh Nath, and Sankharacharya got incarnated. In this iron age, the materialism spiritualism balance went off and swami Nikhileshwarananda was born.
At the age of 12 Gurudev married Bhagvati. Even after his marriage he continued his studies and also started teaching. But this ordinary way of life did not satisfy him. “My life is not only for my family, for earning my livelihood, for employment, it’s for high attainments and for the world”, he thought. From his very childhood he was interested in delving into cores of subjects such as mantra, tantra, dhyan (meditatiaon), yoga, sammohan (hypnotism), palmistry, astrology and Ayurveda and reveal the ultimate truths inherent in them to the inquisitive world. He would ask himself questions such as – Do mantra tantra and the like have powers ? “If they do, how can I achieve the powers and use them for the good of the society?” He knew that life bound to the family would not help and that the great saints & sages who visualized the truths of ancient learning had done so by performing tapasya (penance) in the access remote dales caves in the Himalayan forests. So he decided to quit home and banish himself into the forest. He was at that time working as a teacher and living happily with his parents and his beautiful and gentle wife. In spite of this he chose the life of Sanayas, which, of course, is full of pains and struggles. Thus he decided to sacrifice his own pleasures for the happiness of mankind.
He began a hard and challenging trek over the deep jungles of the Himalayas, looking earnestly for saints performing tapasya in the stony caves. His only purpose was to get the sages and obtain from them mystic and elemental knowledge. By his undaunted and unceasing efforts he succeeded in quenching his thirst for knowledge of the truths. The saints from whose darshan he benefited were Swami Purnananda, Trijata Aghori, Swami Prabhupada, Kinkar Baba, Naga Baba and others. In the course of his quest tours he had also came to Nepal and obtained mystic knowledge from Babas like Bhurbhuwa Baba, Pagala Baba, Tringker Swami and Kamarupa Baba.
It was on this Sanyas tour he met the great guru Swami Sachidananda, and he regards this as the greatest achievement of his life. During the tour he thoroughly studied all the subjects such as mantra, tantra, dhyan, yoga, sammohan, astrology, palmistry, Ayurneda. Chemistry & solar science, investigated into their scientific aspects to see how man can benefit from the findings. He assimilated all the knowledge and obtaining the blessings of his great guru, he returned home and became a grihastha (entered into family life) again.
For the great venerable gurudev, who had lived long on open ground under the blue sky, it was in all ways difficult to return to family life but he did so. Gurudev was sorry that the invaluable learning which the sages, our ancestors had treasured by efforts of thousands of years was about to go extinct the posterity kept them withheld. To reach the knowledge and learning out to the society, it was imperative for him to live as part of it. That is why he chose to return to the society. Divine souls set every step and do every work for the welfare of the world.
He disproved the so called social acceptance that to be a spiritual one needs to quit home by marrying the venerable Bhagvati shrimali. Despite his conjugal life at home he remained spiritually active. He has unfolded the mystic knowledge of Bharatvarsa through books, camps, lectures and deeksha. Through out his life he worked for human welfare by rising above psycho social complexes concerning ethnicity, communalism, religion and nationality.
He started his work with the study of astronomy. He explained the theories and methods of this ancient science of Bharatvarsh, rendering them easily comprehensible. It is particularly for this that he is counted as the topmost astronomer of the world. He has rejuvenated the system of mantra and tantra, sadhana practice. It is by his continued contributions that practice areas like palmistry, sammohan, Ayurveda, chemistry, dhyan, yoga, have regained popularity and interest in mystic studies like solar science, paravigyan, kriya yoga and kundalini shakti have revived.
He has analyzed the tenets of these studies, which are formulated in difficult sanskrit verses, in a scientific aspects in easy language. The proofs which he has given will greatly help men to solve their material problems and attain spiritual heights.
Pujyapad Gurudeva thus restored the invaluable treasure of ancient learning and scholarship for the welfare of mankind. When he saw that the society was getting gradually westernized at the cost of its glorious ancient heritage he left no stone unturned to revive and rehabilitate the society’s intellectual spiritual heritage, including the mantra and tantra practices in its original and undefined form. In this connection he has published a monthly magazine with the title “Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan”, which, of course, has earned a special place in the world of spiritualism. He has at the same time, established the Siddhashram Sadhak Pariwar” and thus perpetuated the glorious “gurukul tradition”. He has given top most priority to producing excellent disciplines. He says “A live disciple is a living book which will enlighten the age to come”
Perfection of life consists in a true balance of spirituality and materialism. That was what Gurudeve pursued as his ideal, and in that his material life was all perfect. Father of three sons and two daughters, he lived a successful grihastha life. He had earned M.A. degree in Hindi from Rajasthan University and the Ph. D. in the same subject from the university of Jodhapur, where he later served as the head of the department of Hindi. Many people had the honor of being his students at the university. He had a command of many languages.
Getting excellence in a particular field of learning needs whole life time. The great guru, alone, succeeded in re establishing the whole body of ancient learning in all its perfection, which proves that he was not an ordinary human.
However, for all that he did he had to suffer on his head from the ignorant society and the hypo critic clergy (religious officials). He was accused, insulted and divided,. There were even conspiracies against him.
Gurudeva who endeavored to enlighten the world was himself smudged. The people only viewed him as mere flesh and blood but did not see the divinity he wore. They see him just as a scholar, writer and astronomer. It is not under the power of an ordinary human to recognize a singular person. There were however some people and institutions who knowingly or unknowingly, paid him their respect.
In the year 1982, the then president of India Dr. B.D. Jatti conferred on him the title of “Mahamaopadhyaya” and in 1988 the Mantra Sansthan of Ujain honored him with the title “Mantra Siromani”. And in 1989, Dr. Sanker Dayal Sharma, the vice president of India decorated him with the title “Samaj Siromani”. And in 1991, during his Nepal visit for “Viswoshanti Mahayangya and Shivalaxmi Sadhan Sivir” the then prime minister of Nepal Krishna Prasad Bhattarai had specially felicitated and honored him on behalf of Nepal. Similarly in 1992 Sir Jagannath Anirudra, prime minister of Mauritias, honoured him with the title “Jagat guru” and in 1993 a temple of gurudev was inaugurated.
Pujyapad Gurudev made every moment of his life meaningful, eventful and human welfare oriented. He taught the society the lesson of love and fraternity and called it to fight superstition and narrow mindedness. He lifted men and women from luxuries of life and pleasures of the world enticed them to sadhana and tapahsya. He has also softened the rigours of sadnana and tapasya with the sweetness of music and dance. He has thus, shown that one could achieve spiritually and achieve godlines even along living in the life of grihastha.
Having performed all the tasks which God had assigned him and living the future responsibilities on the shoulders of his disciples, the great guru departed from the world at early day break on July 3, 1998. He had told his disciples that his last day on earth had come. He had also told them his body should be given a very simple funeral and that the news of his demise should remain undelivered through the media. We salute our beloved Jagadguru again and again hundreds of times.
Now he is present in the universe as Paramhamsa Swami Shree Nikhilesworananda Maharaj (Gurudeva) and providing guidance to his disciples for the welfare of the people. The disciples get his darshan during their dhyan, Sadhna, and dreams, even they see and feel his presence and can talk to him about their problems and concerns. Any body those who have been performing sadhana can get his darshan, feel his presence and talk to him. One can experience and feel about gurudeva, who has achieved the height of Sadhan and devotion, through this one can know about invaluable things of the universe also.
It is not possible to venture describing the work done by him in the article. He has done so much work, even that could not be done by thousands of organizations together, the title ‘man of the age’ even seems less to him. In short, during his stay on earth he concentrated about two things: (1) to visualize the truths of ancient invaluable learning which had treasured by our ancestors, and (2) to prepare real great disciples to do every work for the welfare of the world.
His main goal was to make a real spiritual age on earth, to accomplish this task he has been providing guidance as Paramhamsa Swami Nikhilesworananda Maharaj (Gurudeva) for the welfare of the people of the world. Siddhashram Shakti Kendra finds itself blessed with opportunities to remain constant to ideals of the great gurudeva and help him in the execution of his plan for the restoration and revival of the spiritual world where humans can live in peace and happiness. This, in fact, is a matter of glory not only for the Nepalese nation but also for the entire world. Gurudeva was born not for a particular nation of religion but for the mankind as a whole. The day will come when mankind will know this.