In Search of Jadui Ram: Jhabua Revisited
Dr. Gautam Chatterjee
Maharishi Dr Vishwa Mitterji Maharaj gave me a pleasant
surprise gift on my last birthday and promised me to show me “JADUI RAM”
in Jhabua. He further said it was Parmahansa Shree Ramakrishna who
referred the concept - Jadui Ram, that I would see in Jhabua.
Blessed with the bliss, with an empty mind I revisited
Jhabua after a gap of 13 years, since then much water has flowed by in
Narmada. I recall, in Indore Central Jail, I spent long hours to interview
those convicts who were experiencing the immense result from the Ram Naam
Jaap and the socalled stigmatised society got an opportunity to undergo
auto-voluntary reformation from within as a result they got paroles, some
were saved from the noose, some got honourable exit after the higher
courts stepped in their favour. Such was the impact of Reformation through
Ram Naam piloted by Maharshi Dr Vishwamitterji Maharaj in 1998.
That time I followed those ‘released’ prisoners to
their home which mostly posited in Jhabua and around. What I saw, even
outside the jail, immense reformation was going on amongst the tribal
populations. Ram Naam was then showing the path of light, enlightenment
and corrections were happening in the stigmatised society as Jhabua and
Alirajpur was most notorious district and topped the crime list of Asia.
Today, when I revisited Jhabua I found there was sea
change in the soul content of the people. Though abject poverty, unfertile
land, scarcity of water and medical facilities do remain the story line of
reality even today. But socio-anthropologically speaking, the district no
more figure in the notorious crime list of Asia and even its not falling
under the top ten crime prone districts of Madhya Pradesh as former SP of
Jhabua Shri RP Singh highlighted. Its the effect and result of Ram Naam
movement which is ongoing over a decade. He told Ram Naam families has
reduced the divides of communities and as a single family commanding
respects from others. He even advised Police personnel to visit Shree Ram Sharanam so that they can be valued and respected in the society. Addl SP
Shri Jagadish Dawar quipped that 90% of crime rate has come down here at
Jhabua and thanked to the Ram Naam reformative revolutions which is taking
place here. Today, Ram Naam is not only de-throwing the age old taboos and
superstitions from the tribal community’s mind set, but also actualizing
de addiction and social reformation from within and undoing many
traditional aberrations of the society.
Experiencing Jadui Ram:
In Bhil society girl’s family get dowry from the
groom’s side. A girl who, though from Ram Naam family got married to
another bhil family, which was not so pious, and she wondered why her
parents forced upon her this marriage. The groom family was in Toddy (local
liquor) manufacturing business and all the members drank Toddy, consumed
meat and indulged in aberrations. One day her husband also brought another
lady to his house. The lady of the house finally took it upon herself to
bring changes in her family and took vow of doing one crore twenty five
lakh ram naam jaap so that she can enforce corrections. Before long, the
business of the family changed as the jaap progressed. Drinking habit in
the family has evaporated and changed their attitude towards her.
Aberrations were shelved. Even other villagers, who also did toddy
manufacturing also underwent change. It’s unimaginable that some six
hundred Bhils of the village are part of the Ram Naam family today. The
concerned family elevated their life style and became pious in their
endeavour as her father in law himself confided. Such is Jadui Ram Ram, I
was experiencing in Jhabua.
Contrasts in Tribal and Urban Societies:
I am an urbanite and resident of Delhi. I grew over the
decades with Ram Naam Mantra of Shree Ram Sharanam Order. Smile, folded
hands, Matching mala, show of humbleness and spotless dresses are the
socalled forte of ours. But we are just in the rudimentary state of
spiritualism as our mind is frozen for decades as we are still holding
Mala and ventilating the pride of our count of Mala more as sociological
expression than as spiritual experience. But in Jhabua and around those
socalled unlettered tribal has become knowledgeable soul and become
themselves mala of Param Guru Shree Ram. They have merged into eternal
entity with very subtle social ventilations. The challenges they face
cannot be fathomed by us but they are smiling with innocence and striding
with deepest possible shraddha with no iota of inhibitions or doubt no
matter they suffer or not, their wishes are fulfilled or not they are with
100% Proximity with Gurujans:
For these Tribal Sadhaks Swamiji Maharaj, Premji
Maharaj and Dr Sahib, as they lovingly call Maharshi Vishwa Mitter ji
Maharaj are doing celestial overtime duties to cater to those innocent
souls. One of the Guru always stands by them in their hour of need as
expressed in about 170 interviews we have taken. Swamiji Maharaj gives
life to the dead, Premji Maharaj ji stands by in the hour of need and
calamity and Maharishi inspires all in dynamic form of life within their
failures and follies.
The difference between us and them is quite startling.
We all urge to Meet Maharaj ji and somehow try to show our face(meaning
giving Darshan and not seeking Darshan). We make Q to meet and have
audience of Guru and try to rope him in into our mundane life and karmic
ongoings and actually we snatch away the divine time of Guru for our
Nearer to God though Away from Church:
But in Jhabua, its a different story. They have or even
may not have yearly glimpse of Maharaj ji and even if their is a given
chance they would not indulge with inter personal dialogue of mortal kind.
Yet our three generations of Gurujan reside in their heart more precisely
in their sub conscious mind which is embalmed with millions of Ram Naam
Jaap in sound and silence. And they are closer to the God no matter away
from Guru’s mortal Headquarter.
For Bhils Guru is their companion in good and bad times
as many interviews revealed. I was astonished to see how hundred percent
proximity of Guru they enjoy even without his presence. A tribal girl told
me she was so depressed with social torture from her family that she
thought of Committing suicide. Then, at night Guru appears and asked her
to sing two lines of Bhajan. This changed her life and now she regularly
renders bhajan in the Shree Ram Sharanam and successfully negotiating life
and bringing corrections at house. Such is the Ram Kripa.
The power of Amritvani:
In Kalyanpura, Gopal a sadhak was alone reading
Amritvani sitting on a chair outside the Shree Ram Sharanam Hall, in the
evening. He saw a black NAGIR whisked passed his leg and pass through the
chair without harming him, which is most unnatural for a snake. But Jaduai
ram prevails here.
In Kali Devi Village, a muslim girl Arifa and few
others saw a light emitting from nowhere took a circle of the Shree Ram
Sharanam while the hall was echoing Sarbashakti Matey Shree Ramaye Namaha.
In another village a house holds Amritvani Patth every
evening for the community. A boy from the family went out for a motor
cycle ride with a friend. There they met with an accident with a speeding
vehicle that over run the boy and he was carried to the hospital in
unconscious state. He regained consciousness and said that he saw Shree
Adhistanji and heard amritvani rendering. Luckily the boy was saved and
only got few cuts.
Ram Naam Jaap—The Changing horizon of Tribal Life at
Here, life is tough, medical facilities are scanty and
there is no buying capacity of the people here. Means of life are limited.
To overcome all these, Bapu of Jhabua, constantly advises to do Purnima
Jaap for forty nights, Amritvani Paath for forty days and seven times a
day. And encourages to take Sankalpa of doing One crore and Twenty five
thousand Jaap to overcome the short coming of life. Here people take
sankalpa after sankalpa and do several lakhs of jaap and successfully
negotiating the adversaries of life which visit them off and on. A lady
got back her only son after twelve years once she resorted to intense Ram
Naam Jaap. A still born girl was revived within 30 minutes by the jaap
done by her uncle with passion and dedication. In another case a lady who
was submerged in Navaratra Jaap got the news that her two son had fallen
in a 25 ft gorge with their vehicle and the vehicle is beyond recognition.
But to everybody’s disbelief the two sons of the lady were not only alive
but had no major Injuries. Such is the Jadui Ram at work in Jhabua.
Prarthana Sabha – A SOS Centre
Community of Ram Naam Sadhaks functions together and
are always available to each other calls. A young lady who was mowed down
by tractor was immediately to be taken to hospital, and that too far off.
Tractor worked as ambulance took her. But the villagers opened Shree Ram
Sharanam hall and removed the curtain of Shree Adhistanji and sat for Jaap
and sixty odd people continued this jaap for whole night and with the day
break they got the news she was fine. Such is the power of Jaap and
prayers for others.
Maharishi Dr Vishwa Mitterji Maharaj had constituted a
Prarthana Sabha at Jhabua. Where people get respite within hours. When a
Phone call comes in an emergency the message is relayed in the committee
who are requested to sit for jaap immediately wherever they are. These
jaap giving immense results and within short time the good news is relayed
back to the Committee by the person for whom the prayer is undertaken.
Such is the power of Prayer as those people who are enlisted there in the
Sabha have had their own siddhi to pray in need for others and begetting
results too. A boy reported about his father’s medical emergency to the
Parthana Sabha. The father was terminally ill and doctor said he would
survive few more hours and there is no point of shifting to big hospital.
The boy gave his mala to his father and started also praying. The doctor
being sure of himself called a hearse van instead of an ambulance. But
after some time the man started responding and was advised to take him to
big city hospital. With no available vehicle, the person was taken on the
Dead-body carriage without any life saving facility. The man got back his
life and thanks to all the prayers that flows in Jhabua and I saw Jadui
Ram under the guidance of Maharishi Dr Vishwa Mitterji Maharaj. Some
detail work is come shortly on my Jhabua visit, rather re-visit to fathom
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: JADUI RAM MAGIC of RAM NAAM
Spiritual Revolution and Revelations in Tribal Jhabua by Dr. Gautam Chatterjee, Translated by Shabnam Pardal
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Chapter 2 Jhabua - An Administrative Overview...
Chapter 3 Experiencing Magical Ram...
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Thus Speaks Maharishi Dr. Vishwa Mitter Ji Maharaj...
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