Haidakhan Babaji

Haidakhan Babaji

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  • Name:
  • Haidakhan Babaji
  • Died:
  • February 14, 1984

Haidakhan Babaji Biography

Haidakhan Babaji was a monk and teacher who appeared near the village of Haidakha in present-day Uttarakhand in the 1970s and 1980s. As he was seen in this village, he was known by the name Haidakhan Babaji. His followers also called him Babaji and Bhole Baba, and he appeared in the village premises during 1970 – 1984. He first appeared in June 1970 in a cave at the foot of the Kumaon Mount Kailash, across the river Gautama Ganga, near the remote village Haidakha, and his followers believed that he was not born to a human. He taught intensively the importance to live a simple life with loving principles in truth.


Haidakhan Babaji was first seen in year 1970s, and nothing is known about his history, childhood etc. Babaji spent forty-five days meditating in a small temple on the top of the Kumaon Mount Kailash, and his believers certify that he never left the seat during meditation for this period. He convinced others to be "Old Hariakhan Baba” who lived in the region during 1860–1922, and has the right to use the ashrams in Kathgaria and Haidakhan. He extensively travelled preaching his ideas and also performed Hindu rituals like Yagna.


Many of the celebrities got attracted by his charisma, and he had a huge folk of followers, who regarded him as a teacher. Haidakhan Babaji took Mahasamadhi on 14 February 1984, following heart failure. One of his teachings includes the saying - All religions are incorporated in the principle of Truth, Simplicity and Love. He believed in the unity of all religions, importance of hard work and proper performance of one’s duty. Karma Yoga was the centre of his teachings.


Published: November 26, 2019

Updated: November 26, 2019

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