devotees at Ahmedabad had decided to arrange a parayan in Samvat
year 1992. Everyone appeared worried as this year it had not rained
till the month of Bhadarva. They prayed to Swamishri. The latter
replied: "Pray to, Jogi. He is kind, and will surely beseech
Shriji Maharaj in this respect." But Yogi Swami, when approached,
remarked in all humility: "I am only a servant. Everything
rests in the hands of Swamishri. Let us therefore perform dhun.
Swamishri will kindly shower the rains."
Swamishri asked Dharmswarupdas Swami: "Go into a trance,
and implore Shriji Maharaj for rain." Dharmswarupdas Swami
accordingly went into a trance and prayed to Maharaj. Maharaj
replied : "Since Shastri Yagnapurushdas is relieving the
earth of the burden of sin, none shall remain unhappy. It will
certainly rain." The very next day it rained, but as it was
inadequate, none felt satisfied.
The following day Dharmaswarupdas Swami again went into a trance
and prayed to Maharaj, whereupon Maharaj assured him: "From
today it will rain heavily." Shortly thereafter, while Dharmaswarupdas
was still in a trance, an amount of prasad (consecrated gift)
of magas (a sweet), weighing about seven pounds and made from
ghee was received. Everyone was surprised to see it. At that very
time, Airavat (an elephant with two trunks, being the vehicle
of Indra, the god of rain) appeared, and Shriji Maharaj, Gunatitanand
Swami, Gopalanand Swami, Bhagatji Maharaj and the god Indra got
down from it. Then Indra performed the pooja (ceremonial worship)
Shriji Maharaj told Dharamswarupdas: "Now that Indra, the
god of rain has come, there will be no scarcity of rain at all."
Thereafter, all the five images disappeared in the sky. Many people
in the congregation had the darshan of these five images. Within
a short time, thereafter, heavy rains accompanied by peals of
thunder and lightning lashed the town. It rained so heavily that
many places were waterlogged. The whole of Ahmedabad was pulled
towards Swamishri after this miracle."
In Samvat year 1994 Someshwar Pithwa organised a parayan of Satsangijivan
in Gondal. One Bhagwandas, a new devotee from Poona, having heard
about the greatness of Swamishri had gone there to participate
in the parayan. He resolved: "I shall take food only if a
temple is built in Poona and I am graced by Shriji Maharaj with
his darshan." He did not disclose this to anyone.
Swamishri was delivering the discourse on the concluding day.
Then a miracle happened. Swamishri disappeared suddenly and in
his place the devotee had the darshan of Shriji Maharaj clad in
gorgeous clothes embroidered with golden threads, a crimson coloured
turban and ornaments. Bhagwandas blinked his eyes and looked again
and again, but the same image continued to be visible to him.
In the midst of the discourse he got up and related what he saw
to the assembly. After completing the discourse Swamishri said:
"Maharaj has fulfilled your desire. You should break your
fast and have your food, and desist from taking such an oath hereafter."
The devotee in question, as also others who attended the parayan,
were firmly convinced by this incident that Shriji Maharaj manifested
through Shastriji Maharaj.