The Legend of Baba Balak Nath Ji

Innumerable Jana Srutis sing praises to the divinity of Baba Balak Nath. As told, a parrot nestling incidentally heard the Amar Katha. The Gospel of Immortality, being narrated by "Lord Shiva" to "Parvati". Lord Shiva’s Trident ‘Trishul’ followed parrot nestling. Parrot nestling hid in the stomach of the wife of Rishi Vyasa and requested a promise of forgiveness from Lord Shiva for coming out. The promise was that when parrot nestling would come out in human form, it along with all the children born at that time might become eternal. Lord Shiva agreed for that and an extraordinary beautiful lad came out and vowed before Lord Shiva for blessing. Baba Balak Nath was one of the nine ‘Nathas’ and eighty four ‘Sidhas’ born at that time.

According to ‘Lok Srutis’ Baba Ji reincarnates in every Time Frame that is termed as Yuga in Hindu Religious structure of time. He was known as ‘Skanda’ in ‘Sat Yuga’, ‘Kaul’ in ‘Treta Yuga’ and ‘Mahakaul’ and ‘Dvapra Yuga’. ‘Mahakaul’ of ‘Dvapra Yuga’, while visiting ‘Kailasha Parvata’, Baba ji met an old woman on the way. The old lady asked of his mission and destination. After listening to him she advised ‘Mahakaul’ to meditate on the bank of ‘Mansarovar’ and request ‘Mother Parvati’ (who would come there for bathing on special occasions), help him in reaching ‘Lord Shiva’. ‘Mahakaul’ acted as told and became successful in his mission of reaching ‘Lord Shiva’. On seeing ‘Balayogi Mahakaul’, ‘Lord Shiva’ became very happy and blessed Baba to be the ‘Sidha symbol’ of worshipping for devotees in ‘Kaliyuga’ and his childlike image to remain forever.

Jai Babe Di
Balak Dev Meeting
Guru Dattatreya
Let's Chant the Holy
Maha Mantra
Meeting Mata Ratno
in ShahTalai
  • Balak Dev Meeting Guru Dattatreya

    Baba Balak Nath is believed to be a re-incarnation of Lord Kartikeya son of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati, Baba ji came on the earthly abode as the son of a Pandit Vishnu and Lakshmi, in Kathiawad Junagadh, Gujarat. The childless couple was granted a baby-boy as a Boon by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for the meditation & medicated prayers performed by the couple, at Girnar. The boy was named ‘Dev’. Dev later on became completely devoted to ‘Bhagvad devotion’. On a matter of marriage proposal, He left home to attain eternity & ‘Parma Sidhi’.

    After leaving Junagadh, Balak Dev went to Vrindavan. Here he meditated to please Lord Shiva., Dattatreya was visiting Vrindavan with his disciples. When he saw a divine child meditating, he was impressed by the Child's dedication and faith so he took child Shiva as his disciple. Under the guidance of Guru Dattatreya, he learnt the attained mastership in concept of ‘Sidhas’. On attaining the ‘Sidha’, Dev became popularly known as BABA BALAK NATH.

    It is said that once an old woman came to Dattatreya's ashram, wailing and looking for her lost child. She requested Guru to help her locate and find her child. Moved by her pathetic condition Guru promised her to get back the child unharmed, and asked of his disciples to find the child. All the disciples looked around for the child, with the aid of their Divine Powers, but were unable to locate the child. Then Guru asked of Balak Dev to go & find the child, which he duly did & found the child soon.

  • Maha Mantra

    The mantra helps one to progress on the spiritual path and enjoy peace. It is the Mukthi Mantra. It is the cure for the triple diseases of body, mind and soul. Whoever chants this mantra, Baba Ji’s prema and nature will enter into them. It will guide and help them.

    Let's Chant the Holy Mantra of our Lord 108 times Daily


  • Meeting Mata Ratno in ShahTalai

    There after Baba Ji came to Shaha Talai and met ‘Ratno Mai’ - the epitome of ‘Dwapra’s old woman’, who had guided ‘Mahakaul Baba Ji’. Thus Baba Ji was to compensate what the old woman had done for Him in ‘Dvapra Yuga’. So Baba Ji took the most inconvenient work of Ratno Mai i.e. cow-grazing.

    Baba Ji made his shelter below a Banyan Tree. He told Ratno Mai he would meditate below Banyan Tree and graze the cows side by side. Baba ji asked Mai Ratno to leave the bread and ‘Lassi’ (mashed curd) for Him there for taking after meditation. Baba Ji committed with Ratno Mai to work for her so long she would remain satisfied. Everything remained smooth till twelve years. People started complaining the damage to crop field by the cows by the end of 12th year. Ratno Mai used to ignore such complaints; but the complaint of village head man broke the patience of Ratno Mai and she started rebuking Baba Ji. At this, Baba Ji took Ratno Mai and village head man to the field and on spot there was no damage at all. Everybody was taken aback by this miracle. Baba Ji came back to His place of worship and asked Ratno Mai to take back her cows and let Him go His way. Ratno Mai out of motherly affection/attachment tried to persuade Baba Ji and reminded Him about her providing Bread and Lassi for 12 years.

    Baba Ji told that He has kept all the Bread and Lassi safely as He never used them. By saying that Baba Ji threw away His ‘Chimata’ on the stem of Banyan Tree and the breads supplied for 12 years came out. He further forcibly threw the same ‘Chimata’ on the earth and spring of Lassi started coming out taking the shape of a pond and the place came to be known as ‘Shaha Talai’. On Baba Ji’s stance for going away from Shaha Talai, Ratno Mai repented for her ignorance and got moved. On seeing all this Baba Ji kindfully told Ratno Mai that He would worship in forest land and she could see Him there. He established His ‘Dhuna’ below a ‘Garna Jhari’ (a thorny bush) about half kilometer from Shah Talai.

The Duel between Baba Ji & Guru Gorakhnath

Guru Gorakh Nath wanted Baba Ji to join His sect and tried for that. Baba Ji was not willing for that. One day Guru Gorakh Nath along with his 300 disciples and asked Baba Ji for providing them seating. Baba Ji spread His towel and surprisingly a portion of that remained unoccupied even after accommodating Guru Gorakh Nath alongwith his all disciples. Then Gorakh Nath asked Baba Ji to bring some water in a bowl from a nearby hill-bauli. Baba Ji found some magic in the bowl when He filled it with water. Thus He understood the intention of Guru Gorakh Nath. Baba Ji made that bauli disappear by His Sidhi and told Gorakh Nath about the non-existence of the bauli.Gorakh Nath asked his disciple Bhartrihari to accompany Baba Ji to verify the fact. Bhartrihari was taken aback by the non-existence of the bauli. Baba Ji told Bhartrihari the factual position and further emphasized the imprudence of Gorakh Nath for shunning the worship of ‘Lord Shiva’ and in its place recommending his own adoration.

Bhartrihari understood the whole game and got lost in devotion to Lord Shiva. This time also, Baba Ji returned without water. Then Gorakh Nath sent Bhairon Nath to bring Bhartrihari back along with water. Bhairon Nath couldn’t spot the water and came empty handed without water and Bhartrihari. Thereafter Gorakh Nath asked Baba Ji to serve them milk. Baba Ji called a non-milking barren cow and patted her. The cow started milking and everybody took milk. Amazingly there was still lot of milk in the bowl. Gorakh Nath threw his worshipping skin to sky and asked Baba Ji to bring back to the earth. Baba Ji aimed the skin with His ‘Chimata’ and pieces of skin fell on earth. At this, Baba Ji tempted Gorakh Nath to bring Baba Ji’s ‘Chimata’ back to the earth, which Gorakh Nath couldn’t.

Reaching to Deoth Sidh and Cave Dwelling: After getting defeat in every feat, Gorakh Nath directed his disciples to forcibly put rings in the ears of Baba Ji. Every disciple became faint before doing so. During that struggle Baba Ji made a loud cry and reached a place where ‘Charan Paduka’ temple is situated. From ‘Charan Paduka’, Baba ji went to a Cave on the Hill. A demon came out of the Cave and warned Baba Ji to go away. Baba Ji, by His ‘sidh-shakti’ forced the demon to vacate the Cave for Baba Ji’s meditation. The demon understood the state of affairs and went away. Then Baba Ji settled there for meditation. Bhartrihari also settled for meditation near that Cave. One day, a Brahamin named as ‘Banarasi’ from the nearby village Chakmoh came to that area for grazing his cows. Baba Ji appeared before him and interacted. Brahamin told Baba Ji about his barren cows. Baba Ji asked where his cows were. Brahamin took Baba Ji to the place where his cows were grazing. Surprisingly only loins and tigers were there.

After seeing the stunning posture of Brahamin, Baba Ji asked him to call his cows. Astonishingly, as the Brahamin called, his cows reached him. Seeing the miracle, Brahamin became the devotee of Baba Ji. Brahamin continued to see Baba Ji. One day Baba Ji told him that He would disappear one day and asked the Brahamin to continue the tradition of ‘Dhuna’ and worshipping. Brahamin followed the point and maintained the tradition.

A lamp remained lighted near Baba Ji whose light spread far away in the nearby villages. Thus people had started calling Baba Ji as ‘Baba Deot Sidh’ and later on the place became famous as ‘Baba Deot Sidh’.


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