Hazur Maharaj Baba Channan Singh Ji

The Great Master Maharaj Baba Sawan Singh Ji imparted spiritual training to so many of his disciples making them the complete Saints during his ministry of 45 years w.e.f. 1903 to 1948. One of his great disciples was Baba Channan Singh Ji who was born on the day of Ram Navami in the month of October 1917 in village Saidpur situated at the distance of just 18 k.m. from Dera Beas. Baba Ji was born in a middle class peasant family. His fathers S. Buta Singh & Mother Mata Saintee were also the disciples of the great master Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji who used to visit the village Saidpur every month and delivered holy lecture (Satsang) to the sangat who had a lot of love and affection for their Guru.

In the age of 11 years a thirst of love broke out in the heart of Baba Channan Singh Ji who bowed down his head in the feet of Great Guru Baba Sawan Singh Ji & begged for showing him the path of soul purification to attain salvation and eternal peace. There only Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji gave the Guru - Mantra i.e. Nam-Daan to Baba Channan Singh Ji. After seeking Nam Daan Baba Ji meditated so vigorously and devoted so deeply in the love of Guru that in a very Small Period he became the master of senses and thereafter left for Dera Beas in the services of his great Guru who advised him to go to Sirsa Sikanderpur for doing the sewa in the Agriculture field which are the property of Dera Beas. Baba Ji remained in Sirsa Sikanderpur for 8 years and worked so sincerely and hard that he won the heart of his Guru Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji.

Who once was very happy and said, “Channan Singh, I am very happy you have passed all the tests. Your journey from Sadhu to Saint is Complete. You can go back to your village. Your dera is your home. Go there and show the spiritual path to the common sangat. Taking the blessings of his Guru, Baba Ji came back to his native village Saidpur. To earn the live hood Baba Ji started his profession as an Agriculturist. Cultivation of vegetables and selling them in the market was his main source of income. For the rest of the time Baba Ji either remained in meditation or remained associated with his Guru brother Baba Teja Singh Ji who too was a Complete Saint and happened to live in a Dera situated in the Same Village Saidpur. Baba Teja Singh took the Samadhi and left for heavenly abode in the month of March 1967 and thereafter Baba Channan Singh Ji started routine Satsang. He gave Nam Daan to about 3000 souls in his life time. In the year of 1982 Baba Ji laid the foundation of Dera at Sekhewal in Distt. Ludhiana. That too is the personal property of Baba Ji. Baba Ji took the Selfdecided Samadhi on 22 Nov. 2002 at Ludhiana in Punjab leaving behind thousands of Sangat in Grief and Sorrow. The most Significant contribution which the Baba Ji made was that in his own life time Baba Ji announced his successor saying the following couplets, “that Maharaj Amir Singh is my successor whosoever shall have faith and love him as I am being loved shall get four times spiritual benefits which the sangat is receiving from my darbar” giving the Sangat a clear Message and Passage for Choosing the Path of self-realization and eternal salvation. Today Sangat is happy getting the blessings from the present Ministry, “his holiness Maharaj Amir Singh Ji”.