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Bajarangdas Bapa's Jivan Path
 

Bapa’s family background originates from Rajestan (Adhevada), and they were Ramanandi Sadhu. His mothers name was Shiwar kuwarbai and father’s name was Hiradas. Bapasitaram was born on 1906 (no exact date) at Janjariaya Hanuman Mandir, in a village called Adhe Wada in Bhaunagar. At birth his parents names him Bhaktiram. It was known to all that Bapa was the complete incarnation Shesh Narayan. He studies until the 2nd standard.

Bapa first attended Nashik kumb mela in 1915 along with his Guru Pujya Shri Sitaramdas Bapu (ashram was in Uttar Pradesh, Ayodhya). He performed his main sadhna at Mandakini river at mountain Chitrakut which is by the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. He gained yog sidh at the age of 28. His guru advised him go on his own journey and named him Bajarangdas Bapa. Bapa encouraged people to call him Bapa Sitaram so that people recite the name of mother (Maa) and father (Baap).

When he was about 30 he went on the Himaliya yatra, traveled and resided in numerous places: Mumbai, Kaanan Vistar, Surat Laxmi Mandir, Dholera for 1 year, Bhaunagar, Warugat Bai's Hanumanji place for 5 years, Palitana, Karmodar for 5 years, and then Bagdana at the age of 41.

 

He performed many miracles that were unexplained, but bapa never took any credit for the results.

Once during the Kumbh Mela, when thousands of Saints and Gurus Sitaramji got together at the sea bank in Mumbai. It was very hot and the water available was the salt water. How could they quench their thirst? Guruji gave Bapa the responsibility to get clean drinking water for all. Bapa did not know what to do, but naturally started digging on the sea banks. Others were surprises of what he was doing. As he continued digging, Ganga appeared on the sea bank of Mumbai. All of them began to drink the water. Guruji eyes opened for Bapa and saw him as having the capabilities of becoming a proficient saint.

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Bajarangdas Bapa
(Bapa Sitaram)

Guruji Sitaramji was so impressed with Bapa that he gave him the permission to leave the monastery and work towards improving the society and the standards of life in the villages of India. His guru advised him go on his own journey and named him Bajarangdas Bapa. Bapa was very thankful for the Guru’s comments and began on his journey to fulfil Guruji’s wishes. Bapa encouraged people to call him Bapa Sitaram so that people recite the name of mother (Maa) and father (Bap).

Bapa’s first visit was to Surat, where he stayed in Laxminarayan temple on Begampara Saveria Street. He then moved on to stay at Hanol Village in Ranjit Hanumanji for seven years, but could not forget his native town. On his journey he visited Bhavnagar Jadeja’s house and then Vivagala Shoe maker’s house. He then went to Palitana, Jesar and Kalmoder. Bapa then arranged a Saptah at Kalmoder Village and decided to stay there for three years.

Bapa then came to Bagdana village and saw Triveni Sangam. It was here that he recognised 5 important elements:

1. Bagdana Village
2. Bagad River
3. Bagdeshwar Mahadev
4. Bagladan Rishi hermitage
5. Bajrangdas Bapa

This became Bapa’s field of actions. The main aim was to improve the way of life in these areas and utilise the resources available to better the life style for those living in India.

He passed away peacefully at the Bagdana Ashram’s Madhuli at 5am on 09/01/1977 by english calendar (gujarati calendar date is Pos Vad Choth). Bapa’s death aniversary is usually celebrated by gujarati date.