The Birth of the Eternal Guru
The great saint Sadafal Deo Ji Maharaj was born on Thursday at 9 A.M. on the fourthday of the first fortnight of the month of Bhadra in Year 1945 corresponding to 1888 A.D., inthe family of Baba Lal Ji Rao of the dynasty of Kshatriya Sangers. His father's name wasRajarshi Hanuman Singh and his mother's name was Maharani Mukti Devi. The place wherehe was born i.e. the village Pakari is located at a distonce of 25 Kilometers towards the NorthWest direction from the northern bank of the Ganga, in the district of Ballia in Uttor Pradesh. The Kshatriya-Sanger-dynasty is a dynasty of saints and it has its origin from Shanto thedaughter of Raja Dasrath of Ayodhya, who was married to the renowned Rishi Sringi. Thisdynasty has produced a galaxy of Yogis, saints and seers from time to time. But the Yogicexcellence and the sphere of influence of Yogiraj Maharshi, Sadafal Deo Ji has been the mostspectocular of the whole lot. People all over the country hold him in the highest esteem andhis enumerable disciples worship him as Kabir incarnate. There is an unmistokable impact of Yogi Ji's prowess, knowledge and philosophy on Yogis and searchers of spiritual truth in India. The eternal flame of the Brahma-Vidya of Sri Sadguru Deo Ji will always enlighten theirhearts. Sri Nath Baba, Sri Junglee Baba and Mahatma Bulaki Das have been some of theluminaries in this dynasty of Sanger Khastriyas of the Gautom Gotra in which Swami SadafalDeo Ji was born. Sri Nath Baba was born near Rasera and his Samadhi can still be seen in thatvillage. There are a number of places in districts of Azamgarh, Chhapra and Ballia where onemay come across
set up by him. Even today his posterity offer Roto (a special kind of large size bread) in his holy memory. The sphere of activities of Mahatma Bulaki Das has alsobeen close to Rasera. Even now one comes across people, singing his poems that contain therefrain “so says Bulaki Sanger”. He was a saint and he composed his poems based on hisexperience and self-knowledge. There had been the advent of one more saint in this dynasty, that of Mahatma JungleeBaba, who was a recluse of the first order and was amongst the category of saints who,though not literate, are possessed of the divine light of Brahma-Gyana. Usually the saints of true realization are unfamiliar with language or customs of the society, but they arepossessed with the internal and secret knowledge of the divine, in the light of which theyroam freely about in the universe. Sri Junglee Baba was a saint of this order.Sadguru Sri Sadafal Deo Ji Maharaj had great respect and admiration for Junglee Baba,who lived for fairly a long period during his life time. He was widely known throughout thedistrict of Ballia and there are numerous stories pertaining to the Baba's bountiful mercies tohis disciples and others who went to him seeking fulfillment of their desires. Normally saintsand pious souls show reluctance in doing miracles for the benefit of people, but kind heartedand full of compassion as they are, their stiffness melts before prayers of distressed andsuffering folk made to them in the expectation that they would be fulfilled. It is on record thatthe wishes of a lowly devotee of the Baba were fulfilled at the mere asking of it. The fame and reputation, of Bhagwan Maharshi Sadafal Deo Ji is spread over not onlythe districts of Ballia and other adjoining areas; it extends to far off States like Assam, WestBengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat and Maharashtra. A great number of people in allthese States have disciplined their lives in accordance with the teachings and the ways of lifepropounded by Swamiji and are striving to attain spiritual bliss in life. He has been the mostspectacular and the most illustrious among the saints of this dynasty, both from the point of view of depth of spiritual attainments and the extent and range of his impact and influence.