Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Bhagat Namdev Ji

(By my Brother)
Artist impression of Bhagat Namdev Ji
Bhagat Namdev Ji lived about 200 hundred years before Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaaj. In his house there was a special place kept just for prayer. His father worshipped to God by praying in front of a stone idol, which he kept in that special room. Every night he would take milk before the stone and say a prayer asking God to bless his family by drinking milk. One day his father was going out and said to Namdev, "Just in case I am late, I want you to do the prayers today and make sure you let God drink the milk. Don't wait for me, we must'nt let God go hungry".

Evening came and Namdev was worried. It was getting late and his father had not yet returned... he had never served a meal to God before and wasn't sure what to do. In the end, he had no choice... the sun was setting and he had to keep his word. Very carefully he washed the gold cup and filled it with fresh milk. He was frightened but still went into the prayer room and put the cup before the stone and started to pray.

He prayed and prayed but each time he opened his eyes, the cup was still full, nothing had happened - God had not drunk the milk. So, Namdev prayed even harder, but still nothing happened. He was getting really worried now... What would happen if his father came back and found that God hasn't drank the milk and had gone hungry? His father would be furious that he had let him down. Who knows what bad luck would fall on the family.

Bhagat Namdev started to cry and plead with God... "Please, please come and drink the milk otherwise my father will get very angry with me".

He prayed so hard with a pure heart that in heaven, God heard his prayer. He looked down on Namdev and was very happy. He sent miraculous signs but still Namdev would not stop crying because the milk was still untounched.

In the end God laughed with great happiness and came to the prayer room and sat in front of Namdev and drank the milk. There was a holy glow around the house and everywhere there was happiness that God had blessed Namdev. When his father returned he was surprised to see thousands of people flocking to see the place where this miracle happened.

Bhagat Namdev Ji tells the story in the link below;

dhoodhh kattorai gaddavai paanee

it in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Pannaa 1163


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