HATHIRAM BAVAJI

Discussion in 'Hindu Saints' started by garry420, May 3, 2016.

  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    An ardent devotee of Lord Ram from Northern part of India visited Tirumala on Pilgrimage. he decided to stay in Tirumala for ever having darshan of the Lord all the time. He used to look at the lord unmoved for long. Finding suspicious about his acts, Temple Authorities. pushed him out and banned him

    Baktha Vasthala Lord Balaji use to come to his place every night after Ekantha seva to play Indian ludo. One day Lord Intentionally kept his necklace at his place and left before suprabhatam. Later Bawaji saw it, kept it safe to return it to Lord next night.
    Next morning Purohits noticed a missing necklace. All doubted Bavaji. They all wanted to search his place but he simply returned it to them by saying “ Is this the necklace you were looking for?

    He was presented in the courtyard of the king , as a culprit.King asked Bhavaji’s explanation. Bhavaji explained all that had happened with him. King told Bhavaji that he will be given an opportunity to prove himself innocent. For this, he will be dumped with heaps of sugarcane in the cell and if he succeeds in consuming the entire heaps of sugarcane by the wake of the dawn tomorrow; he will be released innocent and if he fails to do so, he will be punished for the theft.

    He simply said OK. He was then taken to the prison cell and tons of sugarcane heaps were dumped before him and locked the doors of the cell. Bhavaji slept in a corner, A little later, a giant Elephant appeared in the cell and by the wake of the dawn, the Elephant ate all the heaps of sugarcane dumped there for Bhavaji. later the Elephant broke open the doors and ran away. king rushed to Bhavaji, and asked him how the elephant entered the prison cell? Bhavaji told that his Ram has come in the form of a Hathi (an Elephant) to save him. All begged his pardon for the assaults made on him and named him Hathi Ram Baba

    Later he served Lord As main purohit of the Temple for many years. He later sacrificed his soul to the Lord and entered into a Jeeva Samadhi. His body was cremated near Venu Gopala Swamy Temple on the way to Papavinasam in Tirumala. The Hathiram Baba Mutt had been built on the southern side of the temple in his remembrance. Everyday,during suprabhatam, the mutt used to send cow milk, ghee and camphor to prepare offerings for the Lord..This tradition is followed even today
     
  2. darkstar

    darkstar New Member

    This remarkably resembles the "fairy tales" of ancient Europe, in the form of the story and the sort of lessons it imparts.

    The fairy tales are the authentic pre-Christian folklore of Europe. They were transmitted orally for many generations, captured in writing only from about the 18th century. The Brothers Grimm collection (19th century) is more familiar to the lay public; Schönwerth [1] is more authentic.

    There is similar literature in Russian and Slavic languages with a similar history in the respective countires. Scholars have recently concluded that these European stories are up to 6000 years old [2]. This would be contemporaneous with some of the Vedic literature and hints at a common origin.
     

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