Rai Saligram Bahadur

Hazur Maharaj was born in a Kayastha family of Peepal Mandi, Agra on 14 March 1829. His worldly name was Rai Saligram Bahadur. His father, Bahadur Singh, a lawyer of repute, was a highly religious and generous man. His desire to reveal unto himself the secrets of absolute truth and inner urge to seek a perfect guru let him to visit many holy places meeting many religious teachers and saints. His long-cherished ambition was realized when he met Soamiji Maharaj in 1858; in whom he could discern a real guide in flesh and blood. For twenty long years (1858-1878), he served the guru in a manner unparalleled in the annals of bhakti. When in 1878, Soamiji departed for his heavenly abode, Hazur Maharaj succeeded him as the guru and inaugurated an era of consolidation in the history of Radhasoami Satsang. Hazur Maharaj was the true and the only successor of Param Purush Puran Dhani Soamiji Maharaj. For twenty years (1878-1898) he served humanity at large and spread divine light of love which he had received from his master. He took very little food and slept less than four hours a day. Excessing work weekend him physically. He left for his heavenly abode on December 6, 1898 after a brief illness. Thousands of his followers rushed to Agra for His last darshan and paid homage to their benevolent guru. His Samadhi was built by His son Lalaji Maharaj at the very place where satsang was held.