Ujjain, Its Seers and Glory of Hindustan( India)
The city of Ujjain is located about 55 miles from the city of Indore, the biggest city of Madhya Pradesh in the Indian state. It is also known as the city of temples as over 1000 temples some of them over 3000 years old adorn this city. It is one of the holiest cities for Hindus and no pilgrimage for any Hindu is complete without a visit to Ujjain. Ujjain was also the ancient capital of kings of central India and the famous legendary emperor Vikramaditya sat on a golden throne at Ujjain.
Ujjain is very well connected by broad gauge line to all parts of India and luxury trains connect it to Mumbai and Delhi. The nearest airport is at Indore, which is connected to all major cities of India. One can reach Ujjain very easily from Indore by Taxi and bus and a beautiful highway connects the city to Indore.
Ujjain is mentioned as far back as in the Mahabharata, which was written between 4500-5000 BC. Whew! it's a real ancient city. Legend tells us that Lord Krishna and his brother Balram came to Ujjain to learn the battle techniques from Guru Sandipani. There is a temple now dedicated to Guru Sandipani, which is located about 2 km from the city center.
Ujjain is also home to two temples of Lord Shiva, the most powerful of the Hindu deities. Firstly we have the maha Kaaleshwar temple dedicated to Shiva. This temple traces its origin to antiquity. It is recognized as one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peetham. Legend tells us that when the wife of Lord Shiva, Sati Devi died he carried her corpse and her body parts fell in 18 places. The upper lip of Sati Devi is supposed to have fallen here.
The second very important temple is the one dedicated to Kaal Bhairov. This god is an enigma and represents the netherworld. Kaal Bhairov is the 5th avatar of Lord Shiva and is characterized by a severe disposition. His icon carries bones and skulls and at the temple dedicated to him, there is a unique phenomenon of the deity drinking liquor and wine from a plate. There is no scientific explanation of this and one can conclude that it is a miracle.
Two seers reside at Ujjain are the essence of Hinduism. They draw their powers from the deities of the temples and its a wonder as to how these seers impart great wisdom to all who visit them.
The Mauni Baba
Maun means silence. As it stands the Mauni Baba is a seer who resides at Indore and has been here for over 5 decades. Not much is known about Mauni Baba 's early years, but it is conjectured that he spent a lot of time in the Himalayas and then came to Indore about 50 years back.
He settled in Indore and took a vow not to speak ever. He communicated with his followers by sign language and it's a beauty that his sign language is so simple that even a child can understand what the Baba says. There used to be a huge flock of devotees who used to come for his blessings, some of them foreigners from America and Europe.
What is the age of the Baba? Presently he is 107 years old. But for the last 3/4 years, he does not appear before his devotees every day like he used to do earlier. Now he makes an appearance only on Guru Purnima, the festival day of Holi and for 3 days on his birthday from 12-14 November.
The baba was operated for spine problem when he was 104. Doctors at the hospital in Delhi had refused to carry out the operation, but he insisted and now we know that after surgery the baba was up and walking around within 3 days of the spine surgery with the surgeon.
Mauni baba is a real Seer. I had met him about 8 years back. I looked at him and could see that he radiated goodness and the best part was that he read my mind. It was telepathy and I never uttered a word as the Baba by sign language answered the questions in my mind. This is a miracle. Such men are the glory of Hinduism and India
The Dabral Baba
There is another seer who also resides at Ujjain. He is known as the Dabral Baba. He is a worshipper of Kaal Bhairov and draws his powers by penance and prayer from this fierce representation of Lord Shiva. The baba gives daily darshan between 3-5 pm and also in the morning between 7-830 am( but this is only by appointment). The Dabral Baba is a highly educated man having done Post Graduation in two disciples and was employed in the Ujjain University. He retired in 1996.
The baba is now 83 years old and visitors from distant lands come and meet him. I have met the Baba at least half a dozen times and have come away impressed each time by his power of clairvoyance and telepathy. I remember a girlfriend from Austria, who came to know about the Baba from me visited Ujjain and came back greatly satisfied with a new purpose in life. The baba sits in a small room and visitors enter inside one by one. He holds the hands of the disciple and says whatever he has to convey. He reads the mind and one need not tell him anything thing. This is the beauty of power of the baba who is in many ways a living god.There is no scientific explanation as to how he divine's the thoughts and tells about the future, but remember he is not an astrologer.
Both these baba's are exponents of the highest form of spiritualism in Hinduism. They are men who bring glory to India.
Since I wrote the above Hub, the time has elapsed and both the Baba's are no more, having left for their heavenly abode. They have left behind a rich legacy that is the glory of Hinduism