God in the eye of 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.
– Dayamoyee Mondal.
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 fulfilment 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
seeked, he rose against religious madness – blindness, superstition, improper conduct, im-moral 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 fulfilment, 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
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 helds 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, seeked 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 onlt 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.