Maharishi Shiv Brat Lal

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Maharishi Shiv Brat Lal
Maharishi Shiv Brat Lal Maharaj
Maharishi Shiv Brat Lal Maharaj

Maharishi Shiv Brat Lal Verman (also famous as Data Dayal Maharishi ji) was born in Bhadohi Distt of Uttar Pradesh state in India in 1860. He was a post graduate and a famous writer. It is believed that he wrote as much as 3000 books on various social, historical, religious and spiritual topics.[1][2] Being a famous writer he was called as the modern Maharishi Ved Vyas and hence became famous with the name Maharishi ji.


As an editor he moved to Lahore to edit the 'Arya Gazette' - an Urdu weekly. On August 1, 1907 he started his own magazine, 'Sadhu' and it acquired popularity very quickly. He became a famous writer and in his lifetime he edited and authored almost 3000 spiritual periodicals and books in Hindi, Urdu & English on various social, historical, religious and spiritual topics. His books Light of Anand Yoga, Dayal Yoga and Shabd Yoga became very famous.

Some of Maharishi ji's famous books on Radha Soami spiritual movement:[3]

  1. Light of Anand Yoga (English)
  2. Dayal Yoga
  3. Shabd Yoga
  4. Radhaswami Yog: Part 1-6
  5. Radhaswami Mat Parkash
  6. Adbhut Upasana Yog: Part 1-2
  7. Anmol Vichar
  8. Dus Avtaron Ki Katha
  9. Kabir Prichaya Adyagyan
  10. Kabir Yog: Part 1-13
  11. Kabir Bijak: Part 1-3
  12. Karam Rahshya
  13. Nanak Yog: Part 1-3
  14. Panth Sandesh
  15. Safalta Ke Sadhan
  16. Sahaj Yog
  17. Saptrishi Vartant
  18. Sharanangati Yog
  19. Satsang Ke Aath Vachan
  20. Vayvahar Gyan Parkash
  21. Vicharanjali
  22. Vigyan Ramayana (Urdu)
  23. Vigyan Krishnayana (Urdu)

World trip[edit]

To spread Radha Soami spiritual movement he started his world trip from Lahore on August 2, 1911. He reached Calcutta. On October 22, 1911 from Calcuta he proceeded towards Rangoon by sea. He reached Penang on October 31 and reached Hong Kong on November 22 via Singapore and Java. At all the places he was spreading the message of Radha Soami spiritual movement. After that he went to Japan and later he went to San Francisco in America and delivered two lectures in San Francisco.[4]


In 1912 Shiv Bral Lal ji founded his ashram in Gopi Ganj in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India. His inspired discourses attracted seekers of Radha Soami movement from all over the India and abroad. He died on February 23, 1939 at the age of seventy-nine. His holy Samādhi stands at Radha Swami Dham, near Gopi Ganj.


His chief successors who carried his work forward were

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