Nirmal Baba

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Nirmal Baba (Nirmaljeet Singh Narula) is a controversial Indian godman who is known for his public discourses and following in North India.[1] His discourses are broadcast on multiple television channels across India & several other countries. Nirmal Darbar is a televised show of the public meeting of Baba Where he addresses his followers and communicates with them.[2] He was mentioned in a list of fake sadhus released by Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the apex organisation of Hindu Sants (saints) and Sadhus (ascetics) in India.[3]

Life[edit]

Nirmal Baba, (Nirmaljit Singh Narula), was born in 1952 in Samana, Punjab, near Patiala in Punjab. Nirmal Baba's schooling was from Samana, Delhi and Ludhiana respectively.[4][5] He is married to Sushma Narula and has a daughter and a son.[6]

Nirmal Darbar[edit]

Nirmal Darbar used to be the name of the Samagam corresponding to each public meeting of Baba. This show was broadcast by approximately 40 different channels including AXN, TV Asia, News24, SAB TV and more.[7] During these Darbars, he makes public appearances and converses with aggrieved devotees who usually narrate their personal, social or financial worries to him. He then, asks questions to diagnose what has stopped "kirpa" (God's kindness) from flowing in the devotees' lives. He advises them on those issues publicly and suggests "solutions" to make "kirpa" (God's kindness) flow in the devotees' lives again thereby solving their problems.[8] The solutions that Nirmal baba suggests are usually related to the daily lives of people. Nirmal Baba also claims to save his devotees from negative effects of black magic and evil spirits. The tagline of the show was "Yantra chale na tantra mantra, na rahe dukhon ka ghera, Bhagya uday ho jayega jab ho, Nirmal Baba aashirwad tera," meaning "Even when objects representing aspects of divine and mystical hymns and sounds having special meanings fail, good luck can be awakened in a person's life by blessings of Nirmal Baba [9].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'About Nirmal Baba'". Times of India. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Nirmal BabaShow". Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Apex body of sadhus releases 2nd list of fake godmen - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ Nirmal Baba's popularity : North, News – India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (1 May 2012). Retrieved on 2013-01-17.
  5. ^ "Nirmal Baba Life". Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  6. ^ Shakti Sharma (19 April 2012) Who is Nirmal Baba?. The Sunday Indian. Retrieved on 2017-11-11.
  7. ^ "Nirmal Baba popularity on the web". Daily Bhaskar.com. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  8. ^ "'Principles'".
  9. ^ "Nirmal Baba popularity".