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Baba Ramdev – The Symbol of Faith

An occassion for unity of religions

Priyanshi Pareek reports on the Ramdev Jayanti..

Ramdev Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Ramdev. It is annually celebrated in India on Chaitra Sudi Panchami.

The main and biggest temple of Baba Ramdev ji is located in Ramdevra village, which is 12 kms north to Pokhran in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. 

Devotees visit his temples to worship him and offer wooden horse toys with new clothes and special meals. A seven day fair is announced at Ramdevra, starting from Bhadva Sudi Duj to Bhadva Sudi Ashtami, which attracts devotees from all over India.

Baba Ramdev was born in the house of Ajmalji, the ruler of Runicha (Ramdevra) in 1409. Despite belonging to the family of kings, he devoted his entire life to the welfare of the people and helping the poor. Baba Ramdev was the first to oppose untouchability.

There is an interesting story of Baba Ramdev becoming Pir Baba Ramdev.

After hearing the stories of Baba Ramdev’s miracle, five pirs from Mecca, came to Rajasthan to test him. When the Pirs arrived, Baba Ramdev made them sit with respect to feed them food. As soon as he started pouring the food, a pir said that he had forgotten his bowl in Mecca and could not eat without it. Ramdev Baba said, okay, you will be fed food in your bowls only. As soon as he said this, Baba revealed everyone’s bowls there. Seeing the miracle, all the priests bowed before him and gave the title of Pir to Baba.

The Story of Baba Ramdev

Baba Ramdev’s father and King Ajmalji had been given a boon by Dwarkadheesh Shri Krishna that he would personally incarnate in his house. This is how he was born as Baba Ramdev. Baba Ramdev started showing his exploits in childhood itself.

Pir Ramdev gave eyes to the blind, cured lepers and made the lame walk. Later he gave Pokhran state as dowry to his sister and became the king of Runicha. It was here that he took Samadhi alive.

Today Baba is a symbol of faith for both Hindus and Muslims.

Wishing a very happy Ramdev Jayanti to all those celebrating.

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