Tuesday, September 18, 2012

250 year old yogi Devraha Baba

Devraha Baba (claimed 1477 - 1989 or June 19, 1990) was an Indian Siddha Yogi saint who lived beside the Yamuna river in Mathura. He lived on a 12-foot-high (3.7 m) wooden platform and wore no clothes. A barricade of wooden planks hid his naked body from his devotees. He came down only to bathe in the river. His followers claimed that he was more than 250 years old when he died in 1989.
Devraha was described as a "fully God realized master" and "an ageless saint of legendary repute". One legend has it that Devraha blessed Tulsidas (1532–1623), which would make him over 500 years old. A rough estimate is that around the world, his devotees may number in hundreds of thousands to millions of people. Devraha Baba's birth date has been claimed as 1477;his death in 1989 would give a lifespan of 512 or 513 years, one of the longest modern longevity myths.or June 19, 1990.
According to Devraha, he wasn't born from a woman's womb, but emerged from water. According to legend, Devraha Baba never ate any food. He is described as a major attraction in the Kumbh Mela. The Baba used to bless his devotees by touching their heads with his foot.

The first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, stated that his father had sat at the feet of Devraha Baba as a child in the middle of the nineteenth century, and Devraha Baba was already elderly at that time.Another notable devotee was Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Another attributed miracle was his ability to stay underwater for 30 minutes at a time, without resurfacing for air. He could also allegedly understand the language of animals, control wild animals, heal people by his look or word, and tell the future.
His samadhi shrine is located across the Yamuna River from the Hindu pilgrimage city of Vrindavan.

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