earth is full of resources, but these resources are
not equal & balanced in nature. Some area may be
full in one may not in other.
India is one Country which is full of resources. In
India there is one state called Gujarat Sub-state of
Saurastra is located. The Saurashtra is lacking in natural
resources but it is very holy land and full of saints
and great people with bigger identities. Thus Saurashtra
may be lacking in natural resources but fortunately
the god has made it full of human Resources.
Really this land has given a birth to many great Saint
and Sufies who had served the society whitout any expectations.
Really the soil of Saurashtra is worth visiting.
Right from the greatman Mahatma Gandhi many others
are the jewel of Saurasthtra. The whole Saurashtra area
is known for holiest and noble saints & Mahatmas.
200 Years ago, the picture was quite different. Man
was ignorant narrow-minded and superstitious. He knew
nothing about the lands afar. He knew very little about
the planet he inhabited. Darkness prevailed. The dawn
of modern science was yet to break. No transportation,
no communication system helped him to contect his fellow-man.
His world was limited. He dared not cross the limits.
He was confined to himself. He lacked the spirit of
adventure. He suffered a lot, because he believed that
destiny was the only force that governed his life. If
destiny chooses him to be poor, he can't do anything
about it ! The so-called religious leaders told him
that he suffered because he had committed sins in his
previous life. He thought he was guilty. He reproached
himself. He was suppressed. Social injustice and constant
exploitation almost killed him.
that time, in a little village in Saurashtra, a saint
was born. He was a prophet on disquise. He liberated
the common people from the bondages of ignorance and
superstitions. He inspired them to work hard. He assured
them that can shape their destiny by strong will and
complete devotion to God. His name was Rev. Shri Dan
Maharaj. He was born at Kothi in Vikram Sanvat 1784,
in Rajkot district. He established a Monastr (Ashram)
at Chalala in Dhari district.
He was compassion personified. He devoted 47 years
of his life, going from village to village, struggling
constantly to root out ingnorance from the society.
He was born with a divine power in him, so he totally
changed the life of the common mass around him, He was
considered, among the masses, to be the reincarnation
of God. He was worshiped by thousands and thousands
of followers all over Gujarat .
Shri Dan Maharaj Memorial Trust has been working of
the last 200 years as a mission, for the welfare of
rural people. According to the tradition, the trust
runs a hospital, a health center, A Gurukul, Annkshetra
and Gaushala. We are glad to put this pamphlet in your
hands so that you may guide, help and support us in
all the ways possible.