Once, Chorangi Nath was in penance in Asthal Bohar Math. One
Banjara with a Bullock-cart laden with Khaand took rest near
the Ashram. There was dense forest which had a big pond. The
servant ofBanj ara went to the Dhoona (sacred ash) to collect ﬁre.
During conversation, Chorangi Nath asked the servant what the
bags contained. Thinking that if he told the truth,he might ask
for Khand, he lied and said that these contained salt. Chorangi
Nath was an adept yogi. He got to know through divine vision
that he was lying. He transformed all the bags of the Khaand,
into salt by Qccult power. When the Banj ara unloaded the Cart
in the town he found that the bags contained salt. Banj ara asked
his servant how it happened. His servant said, “When I went
to collect ﬁre from the Dhoona (sacred ash) the yogi enquired
about the contents of the bags, he said that these contained salt.
He further said that because of the wrath of the yogi all this hap-
pened. Banjara hurried to Chorangi Nath and falling at his feet
He expressed contrition for lying by his servant. Chorangi Nath
was deeply moved by his plight and said, “Go and see the bags.
You will ﬁnd them containing Khaand instead of salt and you will
earn huge proﬁt as well.” When Banj ara came back he found the
bags full of Khaand instead of salt. He also made huge proﬁt out
of it. Seeing this, he was ecstatic. The Banjara made a temple
there which still exists in the Ashram.
Chorangi Nath sat in meditation in the Ashram for twelve years.
Before going in for penance, he had deputed his disciples to
guard him. When he completed his tenure of twelve years in
meditaion, he saw that all his disciples were emaciated.This hurt
him very much. Chorangi Nath enquired of them the reason
for their frailty. The disciples said, “We used to go for alms in
the nearby town. We were given the rotten and decayed food
in alms.” The town was predominantly inhabited by the Jains.
However, they would give better food to their saints. This affected
their health adversely. Chorangi Nath was too distraught by their
discriminatory treatment. He caused the whole town to destroy
by his mystic power . The whole town was in ruin in no time.
Only the Brahmin woman could save herself from this calamity.
She was forewarned of the impending disaster. This Brahmin
woman provided them with better food. She had left the town
and settled in a place which is known as Pehrawar. The ruined
town got converted in to a mound of earth known as Khokhrakot.
Excavations revealed that this was a big town. Stone images
of Jain religion have been found and these are preserved in the
museum of the math.