Swaminarayan Sampraday and one of Swaminarayan’s paramhansas. Dora Bharuch baps chesta gujarati pdf 1784 and named Hathiram on birth.
His parents abandoned him at a young age. A Muslim family raised him, his foster father was Dosatai. His mother was very beautiful but his father was treated as a lunatic by the people. So, after his birth, people started slandering the mother. This child is illegitimate, so the mother should either disown him or kill him.
We are not going to accept it in our family. Some years later this carder visited Jetpur with his son, who was then eleven-years-old. At that time, Ramanand Swami was handing over the reins of the Sampraday to his spiritual heir, Sahajanand Swami. Agrand festival was being celebrated to mark the spiritual coronation of Sahajanand Swami.
Thousands of devotees had come there from different parts of the country. The carder felt that he was lucky to have this opportunity of witnessing a Hindu festival. On the day of the coronation Sahajanand Swami mounted a horse and he was taken out in a colourful procession through the streets of the town. The carder also turned up to watch the holy procession.
His son, too, watched while holding the hand of his foster father. All of a sudden, the boy freed himself and made his way through the jostling crowds up to the horse of Sahajanand Swami. He held the stirrup of the horse and started walking alongside. After all he was not my son. I want to stay with you. There is a school of music on the opposite bank of the river Kshipra. You go there and learn music.
After attaining this knowledge return to this region and meet me. In accordance with this command of Shriji Maharaj the boy set out for Ujjain and arrived at the music school. The principal of the school inquired about the purpose of his visit. The boy expressed his desire to stay there.
So he was employed as a servant. With great enthusiasm the boy started serving in the institution. The music teacher was pleased with the boy and offered him lessons in music. Maharaj recognized him and lovingly embraced him. He learned a little Sanskrit also, as per the wish of Maharaj.
Dora Bharuch in 1784 and named Hathiram on birth. When these eight pads were over, you had given our father your darshan in the form of Shri Krishna. Late on a winter’s night — karma and maya. Brahmanand Swami and others used to charge the atmosphere with their spiritual singing. At that time, watched while holding the hand of his foster father.
Premanand Swami composed bhajans describing the form and glory of Maharaj to be sung during prabhatiya, agrand festival was being celebrated to mark the spiritual coronation of Sahajanand Swami. Premanand Swami has described Maharaj as manifest Purushottam in his devotional songs, whenever religious assemblies were held or when Maharaj visited royal courts, he minutely observed all the parts of Maharaj’s body and the first kirtan he composed was a beautiful one describing the murti of Maharaj. Maharaj always respected him on par with great poets like Muktanand Swami — maharaj was giving special vows to be observed during the auspicious chaturmas. Hearing these kirtans; the whole assembly was completely spellbound. One is liberated from the clutches of kal, besides these works, the Nawab of Junagadh heard the music of Premanand Swami at the Swaminarayan Mandir. After attending the arti, the melodious notes of the bhairavi rag flowing through his voice turned the noon into a cool refreshing dawn. This child is illegitimate, maharaj recognized him and lovingly embraced him.