Balak Nath Ji meets at Shaha Talai Mai Ratno
Devi and compensates with 12
years of service in return for her guidance in Dwapra
Yug by which he met
told Baba Ji came to Bachhretu Mahadev from Kurukshetra
where he had come with saints at the time of Solar Eclipse.
There after Baba Ji came to Shaha Talai and met ‘Ratno Mai’
- the epitome of ‘Dwapra’s old woman’, who had guided
‘Mahakaul Baba Ji’. Thus Baba Ji was to compensate what the
old woman had done for Him in ‘Dvapra Yuga’. So Baba Ji took
the most inconvenient work of Ratno Mai i.e. cow-grazing.
Baba Ji made his shelter below a Banyan Tree. He told Ratno
Mai he would meditate below Banyan Tree and graze the cows
side by side. He asked her to leave the bread and ‘Lassi’
(mashed curd) for Him there for taking after meditation.
Baba Ji committed with Ratno Mai to work for her so long she
would remain satisfied. Everything remained smooth till
twelve years. People started complaining the damage to crop
field by the cows by the end of 12th year.
Ratno Mai used to ignore such complaints; but the complaint
of village head man broke the patience of Ratno Mai and she
started rebuking Baba Ji. At this, Baba Ji took Ratno Mai
and village head man to the field and on spot there was no
damage at all. Everybody was taken aback by this miracle.
Baba Ji came back to His place of worship and asked Ratno
Mai to take back her cows and let Him go His way. Ratno Mai
out of motherly affection/attachment tried to persuade Baba
Ji and reminded Him about her providing Bread and Lassi for
Baba Ji responded that that had been coincidental and
further affirmed that coincidence would always be
predestined. Baba Ji further told that He has kept all the
Bread and Lassi safely as He never used them. By saying that
Baba Ji threw away His ‘Chimata’ on the stem of Banyan Tree
and the breads supplied for 12 years came out. He further
forcibly threw the same ‘Chimata’ on the earth and spring of
Lassi started coming out taking the shape of a pond and the
place came to be known as ‘Shaha Talai’.
The word later on corrupted to ‘Shaha Talai’. A half hollow
structure has been prepared to symbolize the ‘Hollow of
Banyan Tree’. Nearby is a temple having the images of Baba
Balak Nath, Guga Chauhan and Nahar Singh Ji. The soil of
this place is used as anti-worm for cattle-foot diseases.
On Baba Ji’s stance for going away from Shaha Talai, Ratno
Mai repented for her ignorance and got moved. On seeing all
this Baba Ji kindfully told Ratno Mai that He would worship
in forest land and she could see Him there. He established
His ‘Dhuna’ below a ‘Garna Jhari’ (a thorny bush) about half
kilometer from Shah Talai.
legend of Baba Balak Nath Ji
& Guru Gorakh Nath who forcefully wanted
make baba ji his discipline.
Did You Know ::
Balak Nath Ji is Avtar of shiv putra Kartikaya.