July 7, 2008

The Yogi Who Has Not Eaten For 70 Years

Prahlad Jani who prefers to a called ‘Mataji’..notice the red sindoor in his hair parting, tikka, ornaments and red clothes,

Watched awestruck the unfolding of a story on IBN live yesterday that informed about the presence of a Yogi in Gujarat ,  Prahlad Jani, who claims to have not eaten a morsel of food or drunk a sip of water since the last 70 years.

It came as no surprise though. Mention of such ‘miracle men’ in the ‘Autobiography Of A Yogi” helped. It remains one of my favourite books, although to merely consider it one would be trivialising its core. Its more a synthesis of our culture, replete with magical men and saints who have graced our planet and yet continue to do so. The authenticity of the Maharishis and Divine souls mentioned therein with their photographs, increases a thousand fold when you keep in mind the identity of the author, Paramhansa Yogananda, the yogi whose body , after his earthly demise remained fragrant for days. No further proof needed to substantiate the level of his purity and stage of divinity achieved in his short span of life.

Coming to Prahlad Bhai or ‘ Mataji’ as he is referred to since he is a devotee of Mother Goddess, who he avers blessed him at the age of 9 subsequent to which he has never felt the need to eat or drink. A hole in the palate , he continues, internally supplies him with water ( nectar). One recalls reading about saints who lived on for hundreds of years solely on this nectar which seems to be produced only on the awakening of the Kundalini, beyond which all material concerns vanish. Now thats true progress!

Prahlad bhai though appears less divine, in that sense. Although he is touted to have meditated  in the Himalayas for 12 years, following which he came down to the banks of the Narmada and meditated in its waters.

A team of 300 Doctors kept him under strict vigil for 10 days in the hospital with CCtv cameras to follow his every move so as to validate his claims. That he was in good health throughout, with no apparent discomfort or loss of health is what they have reported.

What is the possible explanation? is it a case similar to that of plants where absorption of oxygen creates chlorophyll internally? Perhaps the required carbohydrates and minerals are being self produced. If so, how? Is it really a divine blessing or an indication and spurring on granted by Nature to us to study deeper into the phenomenon and explore for answers?

If a day does dawn when this mystery is solved and Man is able to replicate the occurrence, one cannot imagine the extent of positive fallout. The present food crisis, disease, would be as archaic as the stone age. Longevity a birthright.And.. a piece of information that may serve as food for thought. People die more of over eating than of starvation :)

Nonetheless..Now that this reality has hit a high note, what will be worth watching is the further investigations into unravelling the enigma or rather will there be any such investigation at all or will this just be another instance of breaking news which will be relegated to the back burner once the initial outburst of excitement has died down? We are so cynical presently that even miracles fail to keep us agog for long. Or lets say so starved for excitement and thrills a minute that nothing really captures our attention over a prolonged period.

Also one doubts that the ‘food lobby’ would encourage this story to make rounds in the upper echelons. An Industry which is growing by the minute with no signs of abating, this phenomenon will serve it a blow which would be fatal. Of course, I hasten to add it is not as if this is going to e a rampant occurrence from the first of next month..But all the same the biggest discoveries were made with baby steps..the trickle of water in a dam is enough to create a terror of its impending collapse!

The point is that if Prahlad Bhai can be the recipient of this unusual occurrence, what stops this from happening to any of us? Enlightenment, Grace, Blessings? Or merely a scientist hitting upon the right gene?

Till such time as the tablets are available off the counter.. I might as well book my table at Yokos for a delectable sizzler. Tomorrow..will look after itself.

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  1. Dear Kaveeta
    It was a double wonder to read this blog; as yesterday while roaming here and there in Copenhagen, I came across a man who was performing magic on streets. Though he must have been a trickster; yet the logic defies the mind. He produced 3 oranges and a big papaya from an emepty hat. The volume of the fruits made me think how it can be concealed somewhere. And then I hope you hae heard the name of B Premananda who exposes many babas, and has declared that whoever will produce a real miracle; he will give 5 lacks as a prise money to him. I have once seen him in patna science college; and was equally impressed by him. He has exposed many things about the Sai Baba also. But again words of Swami vivekananda too comes to the mind; who and whos guru paramhansa are sort of idol to me, regarding the existence of supernatural powers. I was very happy to find that you love to read vivekananda(in ur previous blog), and I thought I could have some discussion about him with you.

    Comment by prabhat — July 7, 2008 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

  2. I saw this programe today also..didnt know whether to believe it or not.but i wish it would work for jhanjhat of servants and cooking..all time to be spent only on mauj masti 🙂

    Comment by Neha — July 7, 2008 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

  3. Hello,

    This is True and I know Prahladbhai Jani (chunddi wala mataji) since last 25 years… He has god gift and doing good to everyone.

    Any further queries about him you can contact me…

    Hardik Vyas.

    Comment by Hardik — July 8, 2008 @ 12:42 pm | Reply

    • Hi

      Do you know what type of yoga and meditation he practices. If you have any more information regarding this holy man would appreciate.

      thanks mike

      Comment by mike burridge — May 2, 2010 @ 10:30 am | Reply

      • Hi Mike,

        According to reports he claims that a nectar, as it were secretes from the upper palate , far back in the mouth, near the gullet. This is not a result of yogic practise in his case, at least not in this lifetime, but he explains a gift from the Goddess, while he was yet in his teens.

        If you manange to get hold of a copy of Swami Paramhansa Yogananda’s ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ you will read of similar instances which do not raise a brow in the yogic world. Perhaps there maybe a hundred more such meditating in the Himalayas. ‘Mataji’ is living amongst us and therefore the object of much curiosity.

        Yogic practises, like Hatha Yoga, taught by enlightened Gurus make this a possibility. Science cannot take the lead as far as Powers of Our Mind and its miracles go. It can merely explore marvels, or miracles as they may seem to us but are commonplace in our spiritual community.

        On a lighter note if this were to get widespread, millions of our poor wouldnt feel so deprived when they go hungry. We’d exalt them to the Yogic position of greatness..which in a way they already are. What these poor mange to do with their lives can leave many of us dumbstruck.

        Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — May 6, 2010 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

        • Thanks, enjoy your knowledge of spirituality. Will get and read this book and start Hatha Yoga. Please keep me posted on all your insights. Planning to make a trip to India and hopefully visit the Kumbh Mela and other important spiritual sights and yogis.

          Do you know anything about the 250 Year Old Devraha Baba of Vrindavan? He past away in 1989 but seems like a fascinating guru. It seems as though he lived to at least 150 yrs old.

          thanks mike

          Comment by mike burridge — May 7, 2010 @ 9:25 am | Reply

          • This is very fascinating want to learn as much as I can regarding this

            “This is possible by down regulation of cellular and receptor functions, altering the energy metabolism to the lowest possible extent. The doctor also notes the importance of cosmic energy sources: “If he does not derive energy from food and water, he must be doing that from energy sources around him, sunlight being one,” he says. “As medical practitioners we cannot shut our eyes to possibilities, that of the source of energy other than calorie. It will lead us to the study of gene modification.”

            In casual moments, mataji has tried to explain his ‘powers’ to the doctor, which he says, is not for public consumption yet. “This is an opportunity of marking a bridge between faith and science,” he says.

            Comment by mike burridge — May 10, 2010 @ 2:41 am | Reply

            • Oh Yes Mike. It is fascinating even though not unattainable. Although the path is ridden with great sacrifice and need for fortitude, strength, determination and above all the luck or th inner call thats get answered by the arrival in ones life of a real Guru.Seek and ye shall find.. as Jesus urged us.

              For me though personally speaking, magic, powers, or great gain which crosses boundaries of metaphysiacal laws, is not a goal. After all it will keep me tied down to this body birth after birth. My quest is for eternal liberation and to be one with the Source. Now that is simply wonderful. Vippassana system of meditation taught by the Buddha and through the practise of which he demonstrated first hand how this is possible. I have just entered into the practise about 9 years ago. It will take a while I guess ..but salvation will finally come. It cannot elude.

              Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — May 10, 2010 @ 10:17 am | Reply

          • No I dont know anything of the Devrajha Baba. But Mike is longevity all?

            Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — May 10, 2010 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  4. Dear Prabhat,
    My father was a magician, as a matter of hobby. He used to perform some wondrous tricks including the ones you mention. I know the procedure but its unethical and a promise to him that the secrets of how these tricks are performed I will never reveal.Sleight of hand is one thing. But what Mataji is doing is not so much in that arena. It is super natural and hence my curiosity.

    Swami Vivekananda’s works is something I feel every single human being worth his salt must read at least once. Only then will you know what you may have missed had you not. His Guru was Ramakrishna Paramhansa of Belur math in Kolkata.. the saint who I believe was an avatar. Swami Yogananda is someone else ut also a yogi whose powers were arguably supreme.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 8, 2008 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

  5. Neha as usual .. you come up with the most simple and practical deductions.You must have been a wiz at logic in college 🙂

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 8, 2008 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  6. Hardik.. please tell us more about Prahlad Bhai. Where does he live now? What have been your experiences with him? How does he explain this phenomenon? So many questions come up. Share with us your perception..Thanks

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 8, 2008 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  7. Dear Kaveetaa

    You spring up new surprises everyday for me. It is quite ok that you don’t have to reveal the secrets. I was curious in magic only in knowing whether there is really some trick involved, or some supernatural power too, and you have answered that. Though such a trick is very ingenious and mindboggling.
    Regarding supernatural powers and the saint Prahald jani, I hope you have read Rajyog of Swami Vivekananda. It expounds the yog-sutra of patanjali and he has mentioned several powers in that, including living without food. Though most of the powers seem ridiculous while reading the book, only because a true practitioner is not there. And I believe Prahlad Bhai is manifesting just one of those. But regarding those powers, Ramakrishna has said that they are an obstacle to the real aim of yoga, and should be avoided, as they hinder the progress of a person. I hope you have read The Gospel Of SriRamKrishna. I have been to belur math 3-4 times and liked it immensely. I am studying in IIT Kgp, so calcutta is near. And I have been in hostel of RKM Deoghar right from class 5, so know them well. And the more you read about Ramakrishna, Vivekananda will seem like a mere straw near him.

    Comment by prabhat — July 8, 2008 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

  8. just now read your blog on melting of amarnath ling. You have caught the essence of religion.

    Comment by prabhat — July 8, 2008 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  9. Prabhat..yes I have read Raj yoga by Swami ji. In fact since I am a trained yoga teacher my introduction with patanjali and his sutras happened earlier on. They are a revelation comparable with no other. And you are so right when you state that all these ‘siddhis’ that yogis gain en route their spiritual journey or for some as the raison d’etre of their meditation, are basically obstacles which have little or no significance in the final stage of nirgun aakar which to me is the sole essence of all religiosity.

    Have you heard of the Vippassana form of meditation through which The Buddha gained enlightenment? I am a keen follower of that system. In fact all seers may it be Guru Nanak, Ramakrishna, Jesus all have followed Vippassana. it simply means being aware every second..experiencing TRUTH. Many have reached heights and siddhis along the way, fascinating experiences are gained but these are at most junctions and we are taught to ignore them and carry on. Since we have to finally reach the beingless state where there is no good or bad, nirguna samdhi.. no matter how long that takes.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 8, 2008 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  10. The media and the easy accessibility to information have brought all of us at the queer threshold of paradoxes of logic, devotion and surrender. One doesn’t know what to believe and what not to believe, though in my deepest self I truly believe that these things are possible. Take any religious book; they all are loaded with mysteries and miracles. Do we ever pose a question mark on them? The hunger for deeper knowledge in each one of us does not allow us to cast away these things as mere tricks and neither the doubting debater in us lets us accept things as they are with relative ease. There is no doubt that there are rogues in the garbs of saints everywhere, nevertheless, the human race will always be eager to understand the paranormal.

    Comment by Anjali Rajguru — July 9, 2008 @ 1:27 am | Reply

  11. I guess Anjali like most situations in life we finally have to rely on our gut feelings, instincts and intuitions. In this particular case however, what was is more imperative is research on his physiology now that it is accessible. The yogis ensconced in the Himalayas like the 400 year old Babaji who looks like a 26 year old lad as in Swami Yoganandas book and other such rishi munnis are not available to us. Swami Vivekananda was a proponent of the realism theory. “haath kangan ko aarsi kya’.. he resisted mystery in religion as in his book raj yoga he often clarifies thus. Transcending material obstacles and going into the realm of the spiritual was possible for all according to him.One only had to thirst enough for it, like a drowning man latches on to a blade of grass.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 9, 2008 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  12. Pl let me know how to contact Sri Prahlaad bhai.My father is deeply interested to have a glimpse of him and meet him if possible.Thanks.
    Moreover one should not deny the possibility of anything.A real scientist adopt humble view that any theory may change…so we should always realise that all whatever tentative knowledge we have of this nature and our perception is all but tentative.Laws were discovered and not invented so if any new refined law comes in future verifying the existence of natural phenomena called miracles with logical explanations and simultaneously would be no wonder…so we should better be open to investigate and not assume positive or negative.

    Comment by Aseem — July 9, 2008 @ 6:46 pm | Reply

  13. Aseem I saw the news on IBN7 and have since been trying to find the link to the video or any further news abut nothing is available on the site.

    However for more information please read here. he is presently in Gujarat near the Ambaji temple.

    I agree with you on all counts above. But it is always better to satisfy niggling doubts of others who may be sceptical instead of stifling them. Nothing will be gained b y making them feel they are wrong in their averments. after all right and wrong are two sides of the same coin and all paths do lead to the sun. So to each his own..all in good time.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 9, 2008 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

  14. Ramakrishna: People read about God, talk about God, hear about God, but how many really want to experience him directly?

    Comment by prabhat — July 9, 2008 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

  15. Thanks kaveetaa for giving an opportunity to see divinity.. God is Great !!
    Prabhat – Actually god is with everyone.. Its all on ones desire.. I read a small article on this .. it was about the great ramakrishna paramhansa. One day a man met him and told him that he wants to experience/meet god but donno how to do it.. Instead of answering the question Shri Paramhansaji held his head and dipped it in river.. and he was gasping for breath.. after sometime he pulled his head out and said to him, when i dipped your head in water, you were desperate for breating.. In the way, if you become that desperate to see god then you will achieve that also..

    Comment by Rajeev — July 10, 2008 @ 1:13 am | Reply

  16. Thanx Rajeev.
    I would like to point one amusing thing regarding the short story pointed above. Truely the story is so powerful that I have read it in so many different contexts. Somewhere the guru is Aristotle or socrates, somewhere he is a zen guru, or anonymous gurus too. I just pointed it out for amusement, but truely the story deserves that. But probably Ramakrishna didn’t do it as far as I know(I am being mean, it is irrelevant who did it, I am spilliting hairs 😦 ).

    I have heard the name of vipasanna, and know vageuly about them. They are probably deeply related to control of breath,similar to pranayam(I may be wrong, its my instinctive feeling). And when you say all have followed this system, I believe they have been guided by thier self alone, which put them on their path of sadhna. I want to say that their is a subtle difference in following a path(like vipasanna) after knowing its rule, and coming across the path just by self search and intense desire to know. Though it may become immaterial later.

    Comment by prabhat — July 10, 2008 @ 1:41 am | Reply

  17. You are welcome pleasure 🙂

    Prabhat.. the story Rajeev posted above has also been posted by me on some post. It was in fact Ramakrishna who was the auteur.I go often to ramakrishna mission in Mumbai and it is here that I heard it apart from also reading it in books available there.

    Vippassana has nothing whatsoever to do with breath control or Pranayama.Yes you are right. When I say that other saints too have followed Vippassana it is not as if they knew it as Vippassana. It is a Universal truth which they were seekers of and arrived at the same conclusion.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 10, 2008 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  18. Dear Kaveetaa
    I would surely like to know about the book or incident in which Ramakrishna has done so. I have read some books on him, the prominent being The Gospel Of SriRamkrishna by M., his life by Swami Saradananda, Ramakrishna by Rommain Rolland and some other smaller ones. As far as I remember, he too narrated this parable to his disciples. But he himself didn’t dip anyone’s head in water. And yes, this discussion is just a trivia. Who did it is immatrial, we need to have the spirit in our life. I just point this out for biographical information. I hope it will not seem as arguing over trivials or being out of context of the post.


    Comment by prabhat — July 10, 2008 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  19. Dear Prabhat..It seems like some confusion over ‘said’, which was what I meant(It was in fact Ramakrishna who was the auteur” or author) and ‘did’ which Rajeev meant.In any case when saints speak, you are right , splitting hairs should not be an option.

    Ramakrishna often spoke in simple metaphors so as to communicate with the masses. Once while teaching how a householder could manage to be a yogi he explained how milk if mixed in water loses itself in that water. but if the milk is churned a bit and made into butter, now when placed in water it remains afloat. He suggested that we churn our mind everyday in a reclusive corner for some time so that when we return to our mundane life and material world , it will float above, unperturbed. This was not demonstrated 🙂

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 11, 2008 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

  20. Dear Kaveetaa
    Thanx for clearing the confusion, as well as for the apt illustration. Even after reading these illutrations time and again, how many obstacles does mind creates in following them and taking our life to a higher level. It destroys all my determinations and plans to implement them in real life. Its not a wonder that we are not able to control our life and take them to higher plane, rather its a woner that someone achieves powers as Prahalad jani, surmounting the mind. Its not my negativism, but to illustrate the obstinate mind. As for me(for everyone), Vivekanandas words that stand up even you fall for the 1000th time, has been the saviour, the ray of hope at the horizon.

    Comment by prabhat — July 11, 2008 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  21. Prabhat,Kaveetaa – The incident which i mentioned may have been told by Ramakrishna and not did my him.. I cannot recall where i read it but i accept your version.. Thanks for correcting my knowledge -).
    Prabhat – Regarding your mention of obstacles of mind.. donno if you have read mandukya upanishad.. if not, then would suggest reading it.. That upanishad may answer your question..

    Comment by Rajeev — July 11, 2008 @ 7:23 pm | Reply

  22. Prabhat..The nature of the ‘mind’ is to be ‘chanchal’. the paradox is that we have to control the mind through the mind. If we gradually train our mind it will serve us or else we are at its beck and call. We realise how uncontrolled we are when we sit in meditation. In barely five seconds the mind wanders from one thought to another, present, future, past, then again future and so on.

    But yes.. we have to go on unperturbed. This is all a part of the journey.. of the learning experience. We cannot hurry things up at the same time we should not defer for later our quest for spiritual progress.

    Our rishis tell us that to attain the birth of a human being is after countless other births. we would be foolish to waste it on inane pursuits. Material world is like a trap. We have to learn not to fall into its clutches while at the same time retain our worldly obligations and see them to their successful completion..Quite a task..but that is the challenge.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 11, 2008 @ 10:32 pm | Reply

  23. Dear Kaveetaa
    I came to the blog and thought that the author was only a scholar and a person with a beautiful heart. But I find that the auteur has the signs of that quality too, bereft of which all scholarship is vain, and with which an illiterate is far better than scholars devoid of it. Where there is smoke, firw should be there. Hope to learn so much more from you in the future. Hope it is transmited to us through the blog. It is a form of good company, which is necessary for our inner nourishment.
    Thanx a lot and my regards too.

    Comment by prabhat — July 13, 2008 @ 1:26 am | Reply

  24. Dear Prabhat..It has often been said that our outer world is only a reflection of the inner. We are able to sense in the other what we embody and recognise. When you opine so kindly about me it is in fact a mirror of what you are within or else you may have bypassed it.

    I hope my writings live up to your expectations. Without being too didactic I try to bring forth what my deepest world constitutes..both in what troubles and pleases me in a way that it may find an echo with a fellow traveller and together we try and nurture our spiritual journey with a balance of give and take.

    I believe that is never worthy of just a single soul being blessed with salvation. We ALL have to rise together..or are doomed. That is what the scriptures say. In the benefit of all lies the greatest benefit.


    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 14, 2008 @ 3:08 pm | Reply

  25. HEllo All,

    AS I said in my previous comment that I know him since last 25 years.

    Prahladbhai Jani – Chunddi Wala Mataji ! stay in Ambaji (Welknown place in Gujarat).

    HE has god gift to stay without food / water.

    If someone has missed looking at the program on TV you can check at below link which I got from Editor:

    Have a look.

    Hardik Vyas.

    Comment by Hardik Vyas — August 21, 2008 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

  26. This blog is superb and I wish to know more about these great yogis. You have done a fantabulous job my dear. I itself pusuing the Path of Kriya Yog. I also love to read about yogis like Pilot baba, Mahavatar baba, Swami Vivekananda, Sri RamKrishna Paramhansa, Prabhu Nityananda and many many great souls of India who descended from heaven to liberate us.

    Harshvardhan vishwakarama.

    Comment by Harshvardhan Vishwakarma — September 24, 2008 @ 12:12 pm | Reply

  27. Thanks a ton Harshvardhan ji. Why dont you share with us your thoughts on the Great masters?

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — September 25, 2008 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

  28. After reading few books on Yoga and Mysticism I came to know supernatural powers are so natural to the yogis. But the logical mind always does not like to believe these things. Even if we see such miracles with our own eyes, we can still dismiss them as foul plays or magic. But somewhere in the depths of our minds we wish such things should be true. What a paradox!

    Comment by Chandra — October 25, 2008 @ 12:14 am | Reply

  29. Lol..whoever said humans are easy to configure!

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — October 25, 2008 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  30. oh come n people I DO NOT BELIVE IN THIS! 😀 biologically that is not possible!

    Comment by Lilly — April 9, 2009 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

    • All answers arent biological in nature. Spiritual interventions defy logic and average human understanding.

      Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — April 10, 2009 @ 7:34 am | Reply

  31. dear kaveeta, there is a verse in guru granth saheb, which goes thus “CHHORE ANN KARE PAKHAND, NA O SUHAGAN TEY NA O RANDD. I am sure u must have got the meaning, nonetheless the illustration is as -: fasting endlessly doesnot take u anywhere, rather u get engrossed in the i ego. i think what is required is ” ALP AHAAR SULABH SI NINDIYA” which means consume little food so as to nourish urself and sleep little, so as to be aware in ur life.

    with regards.

    Comment by ijsingh — June 1, 2009 @ 10:31 am | Reply

    • Dear Sachdeva ji..difficult to disagree with your quote or its assertions. Personally I think fasting is a tool coated with spiritual inferences but is a physical necessity to detox. Apart from the fact that hunger pangs can be the surest means to remind oneself as to the current purpose of the fast. In the case of this yogi it seems like what has happened to him biologically is beyond his control or option. Fasting per se may not have been the sole purpose.

      Guru Granth saheb is is ‘sach’..hai vi sach nanak ho si vi sach’!! I have great regard for Guru Nanak and Ek Onkar is present on my puja sthan.

      Regards and Thank you.

      Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — June 1, 2009 @ 12:42 pm | Reply

  32. that non eating is not so rare.they use to open a channel that feeds his case he get this as gift in most of cases they train for that.

    Comment by lee — January 1, 2010 @ 9:59 am | Reply

  33. great man

    Comment by hari .k1576 — April 3, 2010 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

  34. will u take me as ur student??

    Comment by jayanth — April 19, 2010 @ 6:39 am | Reply

  35. Quisiera saber si El Señor Referenciado ha hecho pupú, en los ultimos 70 años?

    Comment by Lou Piniella — April 30, 2010 @ 6:44 am | Reply

  36. ……Quisiera saber si El Señor Referenciado ha hecho pupú, en los ultimos 70 años?

    Comment by Lou Piniella — April 30, 2010 @ 6:44 am | Reply

  37. This is really a unbilivable (may be a truth), neverthe less, the team of doctors behind him can explain more about them, studied the case summary also given on the net, and it seems all well, if this would have been really works for others or they revels the truth of keeping himself, without water, food etc; all the problems can be solwed for the humanbeing.

    Comment by ASTOSH DHAWAN — April 30, 2010 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

  38. For those who wanted a video check out the BBC:
    Also, @Lou Piniella: El video menciona que por lo menos no ha hecho popo ni pipi por mas de 108 horas (casi 5 dias), mientras ha estado bajo observacion medica.

    Comment by Vega — May 10, 2010 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  39. I think 20 years is really long for someone to go without eating or drinking, later-on 70 YEARS!! Where was this man..?? Why dd he decide to “unveil” it now when he is 82? Did he know that he was going to survive till this age so he could tell, all its just “fiction”.
    I’m sorry, but I don’t buy this!

    Wait a minute; does this man stay alone? Noone has ever seen him eating and/or drinking? I really wonder if this is true!

    Comment by Gabs (CT, SA) — May 11, 2010 @ 11:56 pm | Reply

    • It wasnt he who decided to unveil this miracle. It is the world and the TRP crazy media who insisited he be made a story of. He would have been perhaps content with just Being!

      ANd it is an infirm logic which points out that one can go hungry for 20 years and not 70!! Hunger cannot be tolerated for even a few days. And if it can then time is now meaningless.

      The doctors have been monitoring him 24/7 and on camera. I am sure it wasnt his choice to be made a spectacle of. He is kind that he is complying!

      Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — May 12, 2010 @ 8:12 am | Reply

  40. I cannot believe that there are so many ignorant people in this world to believe this man has not eaten or drank anything in 70 years. Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert….HE WAS JESUS, and he suffered, the devil tempted him, but he never waivered. But this guy….JESUS he is not, he’s not even an amazing man who lives in his 4th dimension (yes, that’s what they are saying). He is a scam artist. What happened to the 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 year anniversary? There weren’t any. Catch some snap people! Ignorance is not bliss.

    Comment by Dana — May 12, 2010 @ 1:37 am | Reply

    • The thing about Truth is that it isnt dependent on validity from the less wise. Truth just is!! Irrespective of a thousand bellowing and shouting naming it a lie, it will remain unmoved. because it is Truth and eventually will shine through.

      As for ignorance, I guess its a matter of perceptions. Reverse the viewer and ignorance unveils! Get my point?

      Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — May 12, 2010 @ 8:17 am | Reply

  41. Hi Kaveetaa,
    let me add some more information regarding the ‘yogi’. I hv heard(bt still NOT believed) that there is a particular gene(i hope u know whats a gene!!!) which is responsible for this. Due to that gene, this yogi can recycle his urine n other excretary material n fulfill his daily nutritional requirement. If scientists will able to manipulate that gene in each n every human, we would not require any type of food or drink.. 🙂 n the funniest part is, people believe in these sort of lies because there is a scientific background. Mera bharat mahaan…!!! Note: Its just what i think.

    Comment by Pranav kulkarni — May 17, 2010 @ 12:24 pm | Reply

  42. Why are we Indians such unbelievers ?? Here is god’s gift to us and all we do is make fun ! 30 per cent of India’s population is starving – we should get this guy to teach them his “tricks of the trade”, Bangladesh is starving, African is starving – why aren’t we learning from him ?? Doesn’t our PM or FM or every other M realise that here is the key to killing the deficit?? Ok – forget about the starving population. What about those of us who are killing ourselves or emptying our wallets in order to “cut our fat’? All those who are part of the obese population – USA to start with, UK, India – why aren’t we learning from the great man ?? Why are we letting the army get their claws into him? Jago Re ..before Osama Bin Laden wakes up and spirits him away from under our noses so that they learn how to survive. Why is it that we Indians always learn our lessons when it is too late ?

    Comment by Heather Ann Chatterjee — July 13, 2010 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

  43. please let me know the address of parhlad jani,mataji of ahmedabad

    Comment by pawansingh — September 30, 2010 @ 10:16 am | Reply

  44. Please let me have the address of of the Saint Prahlad Jani

    Comment by SWuresh .V — September 6, 2011 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  45. Very Interesting. Such saints are saviours / protectors of this holy land. Please let me have the address of Prahlad Jani.

    Comment by Suresh .V — September 6, 2011 @ 11:48 am | Reply

  46. hi, can we please have the your address, as we thinking to visit there.

    Comment by Neha — December 18, 2011 @ 5:14 am | Reply

  47. Why don’t you take this guy to the Amazing Randi foundation and claim the USD 1 million price? It’s simple, anyone can do it … if indeed it is true that this guy can magically survive without any food or water for months and years.

    Comment by Horacio — January 18, 2012 @ 7:21 am | Reply

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