There is faith, there is trust, as well as there are claims of miracles. Some consider him to be an incarnation of God, while in the eyes of others, he is the one who removes the sorrows of the poor. For someone there is a divine court. So the whole world to someone.
Questions were also raised on the miracle, the claims were also rejected. The faith of hundreds of people in Baba was also shaken. That’s why it is necessary to understand that who is this Baba, how is his world.
To understand Maharaj Pandit Dhirendra Krishna Shastri, one has to visit Bageshwar Dham in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is claimed that every suffering of those who come to this Bageshwar Dham goes away.
No entry fee is charged from those who come here. Does Pandit Dhirendra Shastri, who claims to have obtained all the information about people without telling them, really has any charismatic power, this is a mystery. This is the fine line between faith and superstition which is difficult to understand.
About 30 kilometers away from the Chhatarpur district headquarters, the eyes of the country are on Bageshwar Dham, a village adjacent to the Chhatarpur-Khajuraho highway. Here, amidst dozens of cameras, the court of just 26-year-old Dhirendra Shastri remains decorated. Where Maharaj Dhirendra Shastri of Bageshwar Dham claims to read the minds of those who apply.
Everyone reaches the court with their problems
People of all ages come to the court of Baba Bageshwar with their problems. Some come to Baba’s place with the problem of job, while some come with the wish of having a son. Some want to get rid of evil spirits and some want to get rid of domestic troubles.
The popularity of the Maharaj of Bageshwar Dham, who claims to stand for the protection of Sanatan Dharma, has increased so much that now he remains in headlines for his statements. They are a hit on social media as well, their short videos go viral. One of the reasons for this is narrating his stories in Bundeli language, which makes him different from other babas.
Honored in the Parliament of London
Two years ago, his journey of fame started from social media and reached across 7 seas. He was honored in the Parliament of London on 14 June 2022. Dhirendra Krishna Shastri is discussed because there is a crowd of applicants in his ‘Divya Darbar’.
The story is recited in the temple of the family deity
Gadha village is located in Chhatarpur district of MP. The Bageshwar Dham temple is present at the end of which. It is said that this Shiva temple is about 300 to 400 years old, which is also the family deity of Dhirendra Krishna Shastri.
The idol of Hanuman ji has been installed in this ancient temple a few years back. Dhirendra Krishna Shastri calls it Balaji. To meet him, an application is made by tying a coconut here. Narrator Dhirendra Shastri used to tell Satyanarayan Katha in his early days.
Gradually, he started holding court and then his name became so fast that within two years he was mentioned even in the Parliament of London. It would not be wrong if we say that this Maharaj of Bageshwar Dham is the fastest emerging storyteller.
Who is Bageshwar Dham Maharaj?
His full name is Dhirendra Krishna Shastri, but he is known by the name of Bageshwar Dham Maharaj. Those who believe in him also call him by the name of Balaji Maharaj, Bageshwar Maharaj, Dhirendra Krishna Shastri. He was born on 4 July 1996 in Gada of Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh. That is, if we look at the age, then he is only 26 years old.
Those who have known Dhirendra Shastri since childhood, say that he was fickle and stubborn since childhood, he was educated in the government school of the village itself, Dhirendra did his high school and higher secondary studies from the nearby Ganj village.
He was not born in a big family, mother Saroj Shastri used to sell milk and father Ramkripal Garg used to narrate the story of Satyanarayan in the village and the family used to earn from that. Dhirendra Shastri got the atmosphere of telling stories from his childhood.
Perhaps it is the result of this that when Dhirendra came to this field, he progressed rapidly. The people of the village tell that there was a time when the economic condition of Dhirendra’s family was very bad, even the children used to eat. The way she used to run the household. There was a small kutcha house to live in. In which it was difficult to cut rain.
In childhood, he used to read stories with his father
Meanwhile Dhirendra Shastri also started reading stories with his father. Gradually, he started carrying forward the rites he got from his father, alone started spreading stories in the surrounding villages. For the first time in the year 2009, he narrated Bhagwat Katha in a nearby village.
People who have seen him in the early days say that Dhirendra Shastri had a different style of storytelling, which people liked a lot. That’s why he started getting calls from nearby villages as well and gradually he became famous for sharing these stories.
When there was little fame, Dhirendra Krishna Shastri thought that instead of going to people’s homes, it would be better to build a place where people would come and listen to him. For this, first of all, he made the ancient temple of Lord Shiva built in his village Garha as his place.
Which is today known as Bageshwar Temple. In the year 2016, a huge Yagya was organized with the help of the villagers. The idol of Shri Balaji Maharaj was also installed in it. Since then this place came to be known as Bageshwar Dham and then people started coming here.
He considers his grandfather as his Guru.
It is told that behind the temple of Shri Bala Ji Maharaj, there is also the tomb of Dhirendra Krishna Shastri’s grandfather Sethu Lal Garg Sanyasi Baba. It is said that his grandfather was a perfect man. He used to hold divine court in this temple every Tuesday and Saturday and used to know the mind of the people. At that time also people used to apply in the same way.
Dhirendra Shastri himself also used to visit this temple with his grandfather at the age of 9. He learned Ramkatha from him only, that’s why he considers his grandfather as his guru. Like his grandfather, Bageshwar Dham Maharaj also started holding divine court every Tuesday and Saturday. People started applying in this divine court. Started writing 3 questions and their solutions on one page to people’s mind.
Devotees gather in large numbers
People from nearby gathered in large numbers in the Bhagwat Katha organized by Dhirendra Shastri. The journey of Dhiru Pandit to become Dhirendra Krishna Shastri started from here. This divine court of his was being broadcast on every platform of social media.
Due to this, the crowd of people coming to his court increased manifold. Gradually, Bageshwar Dham of Dhirendra Krishna Shastri became so famous that people from all over the world started reaching there with their sufferings. Bageshwar Baba always carries a small mace. They say that by this they keep getting the powers of Hanuman ji. He inspires people to worship Hanuman ji.