Mahaanand : God In The Eye Of A Devotee



I do not know how much I can express with my tiny abilities and tiny writing, who is the possessor of extraordinary power and strength, possessor of all knowledge and all qualities. Everyone look to my mistakes – faults with pardoning eyes, with this hope and with his blessings, I am starting to write with pen.
                                                        
    An ordinary inhabited place – which has been presently flooded by river Ganges. At the bank of Ganges River, in West Bengal (India) – Subhadra Devi and Gouranga Sundar have been married for some years, still by then not yet given birth to a child – Subhadra Devi in hope of getting a child, and in accordance to the suggestion of an ascetic – offered a voluntary promise to Lord Shiva. She was conceived one day, at a special moment, due to regular and adequate devotional fasting – religious vow in hope of fulfillment of desire and lying before and idol of God Shiva, repeating the name of Lord Shiva and meditation. As the days pass, Subhadra Devi gradually became more and more beautiful. Seeing that beauty astonishes the surrounding people. She was then nine months pregnant, when she met a tourist ascetic surprisingly. That mated hair, huge size ascetic said to Subhadra Devi – “you are conceiving a great prophet in your womb, who is coming, he is the last prophet of this Iron Age. Very soon, he will appear on earth in your lap, lighting it, as an Incarnation.” The ascetic instructed her, not to leak out his words to others. But any who, the words do not remain secret, as a result, curious people gathering, gradually started increasing in Subhadra Devi’s house. It became impossible for her to do peaceful meditation privately and repeating deity name silently due to public talking. Gradually the crowd of devotee and curious people increased so much that, by force the seniors advised Subhadra Devi to conceal their self-living. Next day, in the darkness of night, as per the prearrangement, Subhadra Devi and Gouranga Sundar set out for a close relative’s house, on a roofed bullock cart. At about end of night, terrible storm and rain started. In the light of lightning a very old, decayed, broken conditioned Lord Shiva temple was seen, at the side of the road and jungle. Finding no other alternative, everyone took shelter in that desolate Lord Shiva temple. The surrounding jungle trees were excited due to force of storm – rain –thunder – lightning. At the dusk – early hours of morning at a very lucky moment, the crises of a newly born baby was heard form the temple. At the same moment, a divine voice was heard, which shivered the sky – air, and surpassed the storm, rain – thunder – “the great man MahaAnand has appeared in this temple as an incarnation of Lord Shiva, to bring salvation to the innocent, evil doers, infatuated persons in this very early morning. Not only in India, to show the true light to the whole world – he has come to give salvation from Innocence – Blindness, …….” All storm – rain – lightning suddenly vanished. After a while the golden sun rays of the morning illuminated the eastern horizon – gradually every side became lighted. From every side, the forest area became lively – joyful, due to chirping of birds.
               As per the instruction of Divine Voice – Gouranga Sundar with the newly born baby and Subhadra Devi, started journey for own home. After coming close to house, saw many peoples gathering. At the early hour’s of the morning while fisherman went to catch fish, from a nearby pond, a Lord Shiva idol of stone came up in his net. Seeing Subhadra Devi coming on a bullock-cart with a baby-Shiva in the lap, all the public shouted in joy. And just then, the sky-air was filled up with unique light. Heavenly music with heavenly flowers showered down in form of showers of rain all around.
                  New temple has constructed, and with great celebration that Lord Shiva idol was established. Traditional religious and social custom was celebrated gorgeously on that same day, centering around the divine child. Unpredictable, many ascetics, monks from different states, came to that festival. They have come from very far distance to see the divine child. Many of them blessed the child and many of them laid down on the ground with face down, hands joined as praying to respect the child. After being satisfied with the food, the ascetics returned to their destination. MahaAnand’s life is filled up with numerous miraculous incidents. Here I am mentioning some incidents in short –
                  After MahaAnand grew up to be a little big, he used to take out sometime from his play times, and very often, used to go and meditate, in the new Lord Shiva temple, near the house. One day his play-mates while finding – could not find him any where and at last went to Lord Shiva temple and saw, very deep inside the temple, almost in the darkness, idol of a lighted boy was seen engrossed in deep meditation. So much light, that, the eyes were bewildered due to light. With the purpose of viewing properly, when they were going to proceed, just then hearing the snake’s hissing sound, looked properly, saw two big snakes with their hoods upright, blocking the rods.
                  From that childhood, many came to him to take suggestion regarding many facts. Whenever any religious instruction was asked, he rose against religious madness – blindness, superstition, improper conduct, immoral sexual conduct, jealousy – hatred, torture of priests, deceitfulness etc. he said, whatever causes the development of mind, is only the region. The only purpose of following the religion is to attain self-development. One category of people, by falsely alluring to attain God, for self-motive fulfillment, whatever is said and done – that may whatever be – not human religion – this idea is felt by him.
                  Many a times, many have taken his shelter and many serious diseases has cured completely and gradually they became his devotees.
                  Once a time a very ill-fated – ill-conditioned – penniless came to seek shelter, he instructed that person to follow MahaDharma (great religion) – ‘MahaVad’ and – he dose meditation, repeating God’s name silently, worship, and on every Thursday, the person held Maha religious ceremony at his home. With his publicity and achieving good practical results gradually the number of participants started increasing, in his ceremony. Very strangely, within six months, the person’s enormously had development. Gradually he became lucky from every side. Not only the external developments, but also his inner developments started taking place unimaginably.
                  Once a evil doer from the under world, came to see MahaAnand, and good changes started taking place, in his mind. Then that person, in order to get back to the good path, seek shelter of MahaAnand. He then gave that persons to drink a glass of water (specially powerful) and told him to repeating the God’s name (MahaAnand) continuously – silently. By following this instruction perfectly, such good changes took place in that persons immediately that he became a real true saint. By seeing his development, all became astonished. MahaAnand said, “Why only I will become MahaAnand, you all also became MahaAnand.
                  At a very early age, he left home, visited many inhabited place, religious places, all over India, at last, went to the Himalayas Mountain and settled. Majority of the time he lives in hardly accessible areas of Himalayas beyond the eyesight of public. There he initiates some special persons, at different times. At present due to effort of some of them Maha Anand Holy Association (MAHA) has been established. We are trying our level best to spread the religion – preaching – sermons shown by MahaAnand and let others know the easy and real ways of self-development in the whole world. Let us come together, and be enlightened with divine light of MahaAnand and become Maha Anand (very happy). 
Though there is a debate on the birth place of MahaAnand. Some think, he is South Indian, some think, he is North Indian.
TheAdviser TheAdviser
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3 Responses Jul 24, 2010

Hello,<br />
Reading your comment & the story about MahaManas i have inspired & going through Google search i come to know more about MahaAnand - MahaManas. if you are interested in true spirituality then please visit & join in http://www.mahavad.webs.com<br />
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Hello,<br />
Reading your comment & the story about MahaManas i have inspired & going through Google search i come to know more about MahaAnand - MahaManas. if you are interested in true spirituality then please visit & join in http://www.mahavad.webs.com<br />
Thank you!

When I was younger, I read books such as Paul Brunton's "Search in Secret India", and Paramhansa Yougananda's "Autobiography of a Yogi" - which contributed greatly to my spiritual awareness. It makes me happy to hear that there are still spiritual wayshowers coming out of India. I like the idea of "self-development"... It is key, I feel. Not to take others' word for things, but to arrive at one's OWN understanding, by experience and devotion!<br />
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Thanks for the story!<br />
Blessings and Namaste!