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Devraha Baba
Devraha Baba
Birth: 1740?
Death: 19 May 1990
Uttar Pradesh, India
Age: 250 years?
Country: IndiaIND
Longevity myth

Brahma Rishi Yogiraj Sri Devraha Baba (between 1090 and 1740? - 19 May 1990) was an Indian siddha yogi who according to some of his disciples would have an estimated age of at least 250 years and according to others even about 1000.

Biography

Devraha Baba was an Indian Siddha Yogi saint who lived beside the Yamuna river in Mathura. He was believed to born allegedly in 1740 in Deoria, India. He was known as "ageless Yogi". At the half of the 20th century he visited Maiel a town at south west of Salempur, Deoria Uttar Pradesh. Here he started living atop a machan, a high platform made of wooden logs, situated 3 km from the town on the banks of Sarayu river. The place was near chilma Bazar Basti District, thus local people started calling him Devraha Baba, Baba being an honorific for saints or old men. Thereafter he shifted to Vrindavan, where again he lived atop a machan on the banks of Yamuna river for the rest of his years.

Devraha Baba was a hermit from Vrindavan. He was considered to be a "spiritual guide to everyone from a pauper to the most powerful ... above narrow confines of caste and community." Village people as well as important personalities waited for hours to have a glimpse or darshan of him. He received visits from politicians seeking his blessings at the time of general elections, including Indira Gandhi, Buta Singh, and Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi and his wife Sonia Gandhi visited his ashram on the eve of the 1989 elections. He used to bless the devotees with his feet.

Some people were saying that Devraha could stay hours under water and that he could understand the language of animals. He was always semi-naked, his intimate organs were covered by a huge wooden beam and he wore a small deerskin coat.

Devraha Baba died in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India on 19 May 1990. According to Dr. Prasad Baba, Baba was "over 150 years old" but many people claim he was actually over 250, this grants him the nickname "ageless yogi".

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