Test of Faith “Khima Dobariya”

One of the great saints of Bhagwan Swaminarayan Sadguru Gunatitanand swami said, “As eyelids protect our eyes, as hands protect our neck, as a mother protects her child and king protects his empire similarly God is always well set ready to protect his beloved devotees”. As we have seen in the history of the epic spiritual world God has protected Bhakt PrahaladDhruv, DraupadiMirabai, and many more.

Let’s see one divine example of how Supreme Godhead Bhagwan Swaminarayan had protected his devotee Khima Dobariya. In Gujarat almost eight miles away from the district Amreli there is a place named Pithwajal.

The background of the village is such that there lived a wicked Bawa with a heavy body, big jata on his head, long beard, golden chain in his neck, tilak of ashes on his forehead. His appearance was like a messenger of Yamraj (king of the hell) he was addicted to bad habits such as alcohol, hookah, adultery and so on. Whereas the villagers consider him as God and worship him every day.

We as human beings strive to fill our stomach, strive to get a good name and fame whereas this wicked Bawa was getting all these things with zero effort.

One day two saints of Bhagwan Swaminarayan namely Ramanujanand swami & Raghvanand swami were passing by the village Pithawajal. A person Khima Dobariya was working in his field, he saw these two saints from far away. He approached the saints & did pranam and saints started telling him the incarnation of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

In the meantime, Khima Dobariya was surprised because it seems to be that saints were hungry from a few days and walking barefoot but still they have not yet asked him for food or water.  He felt immensely blessed in his heart to have the darshan of true saints.