Upasani’s Prophecy


Upasani Baba Maharaj
Shree Upasani
Maharaj’s Prophetic Announcement

The Following is from Sage of
Sakuri, Life Story of Shree Upasani Maharaj, by Shri B. V.
Narsimha Swami and Shri S. Subbarao.

Chapter VI, Sage of Sakuri

P. 190

In February 1939 Shri Shankaracharya
of Jyotirmath#, Himalayas, paid a visit to
Sakuri. He was greatly delighted at the religious life of
the Ashram and as a token of his full satisfaction with the
life and activities of the Kanyas, he presented several of
them with religious books. He had long talks with Baba on
the subject of Dharma (religion), the present chaotic
condition of the Hindu Dharma, the need for its reform etc.,
and expressed his regret that holy men were helpless to
advance its cause. Circumstances were such that only an
Avatar will be capable of re-establishing Dharma in the
world. This interesting talk of the Swamiji evoked a
sympathetic response from Baba who burst out with a
prophetic announcement of the future Incarnation and his
work, mention of which will be made in the next

Next Chapter VII, Baba’s

P. 203-204

In respect of religion, Baba is
thoroughly conservative (almost reactionary in these days of
free thinking). He never countenances the complete
overthrowing of the tried old order in preference to an
entirely new scheme of things, though he is not averse to
making necessary alternations or modifications to meet the
exigencies of the time. He takes his stand on the four
Varnas (castes). These distinctions and differences in Hindu
Society are not based upon social status, but constitute a
course of graded spiritual training to lead one to the
transcendental Advaitic state. They form, as it were,
specialized channels for the progress of the individual
souls in their march towards their spiritual goal. If this
order does not function properly and a change is imminent,
God does not require a reminder. Change in Dharma is the
specified work of an Avatara and Lord Shri Krishna has
emphatically declared that He would incarnate himself if and
when Dharma is in chaos and needs reform.


‘Whenever Dharma is in

and Adharma rampant, Oh Arjuna!

then shall I incarnate


Untouchability Baba explains on the
basis of the Karma doctrine. It is for the expiation of some
heinous sin in the past that the untouchables are obliged to
be in their present state of wretchedness. It is better that
they spend out their Prarabdha in this life rather than
create more evil Prarabdh for the future by trying to avoid
or escape from their present state. In this connection may
be mentioned Baba’s prophecy to Shri Shankaracharya of
Jyotir Math in February 1939, mentioned in the previous
chapter. Baba declared than an incarnation will shortly
manifest Himself on earth in a European country. He will be
all powerful and bear down everything before him. He will
see to it that Vedic Dharma is firmly re-established in

From ‘The Eternal One’ p. 145
Ruchiradama Quandra Sukhapur Rani Naitauba.

In February 1939, the Indian Master,
Upasani Baba, received a distinguished visitor at his
ashram. The Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, head of one of
the four principal monasteries founded by the sage Shankara,
was welcomed for the Hindu feast of Siva Ratri (the “Night
of Siva”). In the course of conversation, the Shankaracharya
was lamenting the decay that he saw in the Spiritual culture
of India. Tranported by sudden inspiration. Upasani Baba
proclaimed that an Avatar “would soon be born in a European
(meaning Western) country”. “He will be all-powerful,”
Upsani declared, “and bear down everthing before him. And he
will see to it that the Vedic Dharma is firmly
re-established in India.”*

*B.V. Narsimha Swami and Shri S.
Subbarao, Sage of Sakuri, 4th ed, pp. 190-91, 204

The history of Jyotirmatha is extremely complicated.
According to official accounts the Jyotirmath was extinct
for about 165 years, before it was revived in 1941, under
Sva-mi- Brahma-nanda Sarasvati-.

Baba Mahraj Biography