OUR RICH HERITAGE
Sidh Shriomani Shri Baba MastNath Ji Maharaj
Samadhi of sidh siromani Baba Mastnath Ji
The life of Sidh Shiromani Baba Mastnath ji is full of miracles and wonders. He is known to be reincarnation of Guru Gorakshnath ji. It was during his time that Math Asthal Bohar was rejuvenated and brought prosperity to math.
He appeared in 1764 in a village named Kansrati in Rohtak district in Haryana. A merchant named Sabala brought him up. He was named Masta. As a child he was known for this charismatic acts. His father discovered that he seemed to be omnipresent while shepherding. He also caused clouds to rain with his spiritual powers. He used to mesmerize villagers and shepherds by distributing milk among them from a single bucket without even emptying it once. He was often sighted to be in company of many sages in his courtyard. But when people used to enquire about all this the child Masta always pretended to be ignorant. All these led his father Sabala to conclude that his son was not an ordinary person. He discussed all these incidents with the villagers and decided to hand over him to some saint. But they were unable to find out any such saint. Some time elapsed and Shri Narmienath ji, the follower of “Aai sect” visited the village. He was not an ordinary saint. Child Masta requested him to take him as his disciple. After initial refusal, he gave in to his request and named him “Mastnath.” He did many miracles in company of ‘Darshani yogis.’ These yogis tried to convince other yogis from all of their 12 sects that they should worship Mastnath ji, but failed to do so. Then Baba Mastnath ji demonstrated his spiritual powers by summoning hurricanes followed by excessive heat by stopping flow of air. On witnessing these “Rechak and Kumbhak miracles” yogis from all the 12 sects were speechless and accepted him as worship-able and was thereafter addressed as ‘Sidh Baba Mastnath ji.’ In this manner Aai sect was now known as Nath sect. After being worshiped and honored in Pehwa, Baba Mastnath ji moved to Math Asthal Bohar that was established by Chauranginath ji in 8th century and later on destroyed by him only. He rejuvenated it, mediated there and resurrected the glory of the Math.
SIDH SHRI TOTANATH JI
Became the Mahent of Math in Falgun month of the year Samvat 1864. He did yeoman services for mankind followings teaching of his Guru ji Shri MastNath Ji. He travelled to the kingdom of Bikaner, where Maharaja Surat Singh, being impressed with services, devoted a village named Gangani Thedi to him. He constructed many wells, temples to develope the math. He took Samadhi in the month of Shravan 1894
SIDH YOGIRAJ SHRI MEGNATH JI
Became the Mahent of Math in Shravan month of the year Samvat 1894. He too was a very learned personality. A large number of big traders, being impressed with him become devotees of the Math which included many from ‘Rehbari’ castes. Offerings from these people led to rise of the Math. He took smadhi in Chaitra month of Samvat 1923.
SIDH YOGIRAJ SHRI MOHARNATH JI
Became the Mahent of Math in Chaitra month of Samvat 1923. He was very wise and preached and fought against many ill-traditions of the society. It was during his tenure that elephants and horses were domesticated by the Math. These animals were used for transporting sages to far away places for perching. He took Samadhi in the Poha month of Shravan 1935
SIDH YOGIRAJ SHRI CHETNATH JI
Became the Mahent of Math in Poha month of Samvat 1935. Many adversity were faced by Math during his period but at the end the Math came out more prosperous. He was a great admirer of Sanskrit Literature and his love for the language led to establishment of Sanskrit college in the Math. He also began farming on large tracts of waste lands available with the Math. He took Samadhi in the Chitra month of Shravan 1963
SIDH YOGIRAJ SHRI POORANNATH JI
Became the Mahent of Math in Chitra month of Samvat 1963. Like his guru he too had a great love for Sanskrit. He established a Sanskrit college by the name of ‘Yogashram’ in Mayapur, Haridwar. He took the Math to new heights of prosperity and added hundreds of bighas of land to the property of the Math. He helped British Government in the war of 1914, recognizing which he was awarded ‘Kesar-e-Hind’. He was so apt at politics that entire Haryana was impressed with him. He left his Gaddi while alive on 8th Feb 1939 for his disciple Shri Shreonath ji.
SIDH YOGIRAJ SHRI SHREONATH JI
Became the Mahent of Math in on 28th Feb 1939 .He was a great admirer of Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Farming and building constructions. he added a lot of revenues of the Math by means of farming. Inspired by the saying ‘VIDHEYAM JAN SEVNAM’ means Serving People. He established a 200 bed charitable eye hospital, Ayurveda college, 150 bed Charitable general hospital and Yogiraj Pharmacy at Asthal Bohar, Rohtak and a 200 bed Charitable eye hospital at Thehadi Gangani, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan. He also served as health minister in Haryana Government. he become famous all over North India for his philanthropic services. He nominated his able disciple Shri Chand nath ji as his successor on 21st May 1984. He took Samadhi in the month of Jan 7th 1985.