In Shrimad Bhagavatam Geeta it is said, “Sometimes Lord Krishna descends personally, sometimes he descends through incarnation and sometimes he descends in the form of a devotee.”
In this age, Lord Krishna has sent one noble soul in the form of His devotee, for spreading His message. He is none less than his Holiness Param Poojiniya Satguru Swami Shanti Prakashi Maharaj.
He was born in a small village of sindh, called Chak, in 1907, on the day of Raksha Bandhan, in the house of Mata Jugadevi and Dada Asoodomal. Satguru´s birth name was Khairaj. Mata Jugaldevi used to recte Ram-Naam in the early hours of dawn, with Swamiji in herlaps and taught him to cultivate the religious habits.
At the age of 11 he lost his eyesight when he got an attack of small-pox disease. His parents tried their best to regain this eyesight. Ultimately his father took him to a great Saint of Sind, Sant Harchooram who blessed the Child and asked the father not to worry. His child would not be at loss even after losing his eye sight, on the contrary, he would enlighten the world with his inner light. A sagewould visit Chak and would take him with himself.
Thus, in 1923, at the age of 16, he met his Spiritual Master, Braham Gyani Satguru Swami Teoonram ji Maharaj, the pioneer of Prem Prakash Mandal. Accepting Swamiji under his fold, Satguru Teoonramji Maharaj brought him to his headquarters Amrapur Asthan, a great temple on the top of Sands, in Tando Adam, Sindh and began to build up his Spiritual life bye doing Sheva.
He visited Hyderabad and then Haridwar so as to enrich his divine knowledge and experience. After that, he went on a pilgrimage with other saints going through a difficult route, even through the Himalayas.
He stayed for 2 years in Amritsar so as to gain, more understanding, about the Guru Granth sahib. Once he finished his divine Studies, he came back to Satguru Teoonram and on the 14th November, 1937, he was initiated into Sanyas bye his Holi Master and rechristened Shanti Prakash.
Sain Shanti Prakash along with Satguru Swami Sarvanand ji Maharaj, and in those moments Saint Hardasram, later Satguru Swami Haridasram ji Maharaj.
In May 1942, Acharya Swami Teoonram merged in the Supreme Lord and Satguru Swami Sarvanand Maharaj was crowned s head of Prem Prakash Mandal. In 1947 after the partition, Swamiji left Pakistan and want to Ahmedabad and later in Jaipur where he inaugurated the new Amrapur Darbaar by celebrating the Chaitra Mala (we still celebrate this mela to conmemorate the occasion.)
Swami Shanti Prakash´s visit to Ulhasnagar was like a ray of Sunlight on a misty day. His melodious bhajans touched soft corners of many a wavering heart. Thus, with the permission of S.C. he opened a small temple which grew with the passing of the time. He was the favourite of all the sages, and everyone felt a great love for him, just like the gopis and guals for Krishna.
When Swami Sarvanand ji decided to depart from this world to heavenly abode of the Lord, Satguru Swami Shanti Prakash succeeded him on the 4th August 1977 and he humbly said:
“You all have entrusted me with great responsibility. I am a most humble servant of Guru Maharaj. I am nothing. I am Zero. All are his manifestation, He is the Supreme Director. We all are his artists and ill carry on this holy mission under the benign guidance of Satguru Teoonram ji Maharaj and Satguru Sarvanand ji Maharaj.”
Satguru Swami Shanti Prakash, His teachings and His words were as Krishin Bhagwan´s Swami Shanti Prakanshji was a philantiopist, a thinker who went out of his way to defend the cows, taught us the Ekadashi´s significance, Krishna bhakti, and Guru Bhakti. He travelled throughout the word to preach the name of God. He was love personified. By a mere vision (darshan) of Swamiji, people used to forget their worldly problems and seemingly reached in Brindaban.
On the 14th August Satguru Swami Shanti Prakashji after bidding farewell to all of his desciple in Bombay, flew to Singapore together with Sant Dev Prakashji, Sant Anand Prakashji and Sant Gyanji. His last words in this materialistic word were to Sant Dev Prakash: “What time is it?” and he said “3:45 a.m.” Swamiji told him that he wanted to go to the toilet, when he came back he sat down and closed his eyes forever. He left this world just as when Lord Krishna left the Gopis in Brindaban and never returned back.