Sri Sri 108 Siddha Radha Charan Das Babaji

11 08 2009
Sri Sri 108 Siddha Radha Charan Das Babaji Maharaj

Sri Sri 108 Siddha Radha Charan Das Babaji Maharaj

Amar Rajani Jyetha
Jai Nitai!
Our param-gurudev Sripad Ramdas Babaji Maharaj had many siddha disciples and of those who did their
bhajan in Brindavan two were particularly dear to him. Siddha Gauranga Das Babaji and Siddha Radha
Charan Das Babaji, the latter was commonly known as Rajani Baba. Siddha Gauranga Das Babaji is much
more well known, mostly due to the fact that his hagiography was included in Dr. O.B.L. Kapoor’s book,
Braja ke bhakta, or the Saints of Braja. Both of the above-mentioned Babaji’s are my gurudeva’s gurubhais,
so from now on I will refer to them as “jyetha” which means uncle in Bengali. Both of them were very close
and loved each other like brothers.
Rajani Jyetha’s father was great Vaisnava and a scholar. Bijoy Krishna Goswami would come to his house to
hear his Hari-katha. In fact, Bijoy Krishna Goswami was in their house and was present for the birth of
Rajani Jyetha, and he predicted that he would become a great Vaisnava. At a very early age, Rajani Jyetha
took to the yoga-marg and quickly attained Brahma-jnana, realizing Sri Krishna in His form as the all-
pervading Brahman. During this time he was with the Indian Freedom Fighing movement and the English
police arrested him and placed him in jail. While he was in his cell he performed his yoga practice. Some of
the Government officials noticed his shakti and saintly qualities and started to cooperate with him by
providing better facility for his yoga sadhana. Shortly after his release from prison he met Sripad Ramdas
Babaji and received his blessings. He surrendered to Babaji Maharaj and began doing bhajan of Nitai Gaura
Radhey Shyam.
He made very rapid advancement in bhakti and soon became siddha. Sripad Ramdas Babaji loved him very
much and was very proud of him and enjoyed talking about his early attainments. Ramdas Babaji even
used to enjoy glorifying him in front of his elder gurubhai, Gauranga Baba.
At Govinda Kund in Brindavan Rajani Jyetha has an ashram and his samadhi is located there. At one time
he resided in Sri Path Bari Ashram. My gurudeva then lived in that room after Rajani Jyetha left there to go
to Brindavan.

Jai Nitai!

Our param-gurudev Sripad Ramdas Babaji Maharaj had many siddha disciples and of those who did their bhajan in Brindavan two were particularly dear to him. Siddha Gauranga Das Babaji and Siddha Radha Charan Das Babaji, the latter was commonly known as Rajani Baba. Both of them were very close and loved each other just like brothers. Siddha Gauranga Das Babaji is much more well known, mostly due to the fact that his hagiography was included in Dr. O.B.L. Kapoor’s book, Braja ke bhakta, or The Saints of Braja. Both of the above-mentioned Babaji’s are my gurudeva’s gurubhais, so from now on I will simply refer to them as “jetha” which means uncle in Bengali.

Rajani Jyetha’s father was a great Vaisnava and a scholar. Bijoy Krishna Goswami would come to his house to hear his Hari-katha. In fact, Bijoy Krishna Goswami was in their home and was present for the birth of Rajani Jetha, and he predicted that he would become a great Vaisnava. At a very early age, Rajani Jetha took to the yoga-marg and quickly attained Brahma-jnana, realizing Sri Krishna in His form as the all-pervading Brahman. During this time he was with the Indian freedom fighing movement and the English police arrested him and placed him in jail. While he was in his cell he performed his yoga practice. Some of the Government officials noticed his shakti and saintly qualities and started to cooperate with him by providing better facility for his yoga sadhana. Shortly after his release from prison he met Sripad Ramdas Babaji and received his blessings. He surrendered to Babaji Maharaj and began doing bhajan of Nitai Gaura Radhey Shyam.

He made very rapid advancement in bhakti and soon became siddha. Sripad Ramdas Babaji loved him very much and was very proud of him and enjoyed talking about his early attainments. Ramdas Babaji even used to enjoy glorifying him in front of his elder gurubhai, Gauranga Baba. At Govinda Kund in Brindavan Rajani Jetha has an ashram and his samadhi is located there. At one time he resided in Sri Path Bari Ashram. My gurudeva  lived in that room after Rajani Jetha left there to go to Brindavan.  More about his life and lila to come…

The picture of Rajani Jyetha that hangs in my gurudeva's room in Path Bari

The picture of Rajani Jetha that hangs in my gurudeva's room at Path Bari Ashram


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