Who is Bageshwar Baba?
Bageshwar Baba is a Hindu saint and spiritual leader who is said to have resided in the town of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is well-known for his great devotion to Lord Hanuman Balaji, one of Hinduism’s most important deities, as well as his teachings on the need of spiritual discipline, self-control, and compassion.
Bageshwar Baba was born into a family of devoted Hindus in the region surrounding Chhatarpur, according to folklore. He got highly interested in Hindu teachings as a young man and began to practise hard meditation and austerity. He earned a reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate spiritual leader over time, and many people sought his advice and blessings.
Bageshwar Baba is most renowned for his profound devotion to Lord Hanuman Balaji, whom he saw as the ultimate source of wisdom, calm, and enlightenment. He frequently spent hours in prayer and meditation, and he urged his disciples to do the same. He also emphasised the significance of living a simple and humble life, as well as treating all living beings with care and respect.
Many people think Bageshwar Baba possesses supernatural abilities, such as the capacity to cure the ill and injured and control natural forces. His miraculous actions are the subject of several myths and legends, and he is revered as a symbol of heavenly grace and spiritual force.
Today, Hindus throughout India and beyond respect and revere Bageshwar Baba, and his teachings continue to inspire and assist countless seekers on the path to spiritual enlightenment. His legacy of dedication, compassion, and self-discipline is a major element of Hindu spirituality’s vast and colourful fabric, and his memory is commemorated in innumerable temples, shrines, and other sacred locations around the area.
What is the controversy around his brother?
A video of Bageshwar Baba’s brother allegedly assaulting a Dalit family and allegedly brandishing a handgun went viral on social media, prompting his arrest. He is being held at Chhatarpur court, where a hearing is now taking place. A large amount of force has been deployed. He was allegedly accused of storming into a marriage, threatening and harassing a Dalit family. The event occurred on February 11, when the brother of Bageshwar Dham Sarkar allegedly arrived to a mass wedding location and insulted people. He was also allegedly suspected of having a pistol in his possession.
The incident’s footage quickly went popular on social media. Garg was allegedly seen in the video assaulting an unnamed man and threatening to shoot him with a weapon. He can also be allegedly heard screaming verbal abuse at the man while smoking a cigarette.
Case against Baba’s Brother
The Bamitha Police Department filed a FIR under sections 294, 323, 506, 427 of the Indian Criminal Code (IPC) as well as the SC/ST Act.
On February 22, a fresh video allegedly showing Saligram Garg shooting in the air emerged from the Madhya Pradesh area of Chhatarpur. Saligram Garg is allegedly seen in the video standing in the centre of a bunch of young people and firing in the air.
Baba on the charges raised against his brother responded that, “a thorough investigation should be conducted in the case. “Whatever one does, he/she has to pay for it…we are with the truth, the law will take its own course…” In the instance of his brother Shaligram Garg, he has declared unequivocally that the law should take its own course.