Brambha Rishi Yogiraj Shree Devraha Baba
Brambha Rishi Yogiraj Shree Devraha Baba - is one of the greatest and the most famous yogis in the history of India, the eleventh from the lineage of Sri Ramanuja Acharya, also known as Ramanujacharya (the saint and the philosopher from the south of India and the founder of the Vaishnavism) and one of his most prominent followers.
He was always radiating love. He was Premasvarupa, the embodiment and incarnation of true spiritual love.
People of all castes and estates came from every corner of India to worship him. He was also the object of adoration of Indian politicians. Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, ministers, saints, yogis, religious ministers, the rich and the poor – all came to Baba for darshan (in search of spiritual blessing).
Life of Devraha Baba is veiled in mystery; and according to different sources the period of his carnal existence varies from 150 to 2200 years. Baba is known as the Eternal Yogi. Devraha Baba acquired exceptional skills in Khechari yoga by mastering his language and controlling the time of his death. The first president of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad evidenced of the great age of the yogi. He said that he could personally prove that the yogi was at least 150 years old. At the age of 73 he said that when he was a little boy his father had sent him to visit Baba who at that time was already a man of advanced years, and that his father had already known Baba for many years. Appearance of Devraha Baba at the greatest celebrations of Kumbh Mela in India, which takes place every 12 years, was recorded 12 times. The lawyer of the Allahabad High Court proved that seven generations of his family had sat at the feet of Devraha Baba.
On the 19th of June 1990 Devraha Baba departed out of his body to enter the state of Mahasamadhi having imparted his power and his knowledge to his senior pupils Dev Das Ji Maharaj (Bare Maharaj Ji) and Ram Sewak Das Ji Maharaj (Chhote Maharaj Ji).
From the book “Living among Himalayan Yogis” by Svami Rama Sri