On November 7th 1908, an extraordinary baby boy was born to
Zaverba and Shri Muljibhai Patel in a small town called Tarsali, a
suburb of Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, India. His parents
named him Ambalal, but they lovingly called him 'Gallo'.
Ambalal grew up in the town of Bhadran, in the Kheda District of
Gujarat. He was very popular amongst his friends and neighbours and
was loved by all.
From the very beginning, Ambalal displayed very special and
unique qualities. His thinking was wise beyond his years and he was
very clever. His mother Zaverba, not only instilled the highest
moral values in him but also taught him the importance of
non-violence and right conduct. All these unique qualities are
evident from all His childhood incidences.
Ambalal got married to Hiraba at the age of 16. Hiraba and
Ambalal had two children; a son and then a few years later a
daughter. Both of his children passed away soon after they were
born. Ambalal was a remarkable husband to Hiraba and in their sixty
years of married life, they never had a quarrel or dispute even
Ambalal had no luxuries or comforts in his life and lived in a
very simple manner. Despite this, he was very different from the
other children of his age group. He never found happiness in any of
the material things that the other children would enjoy. He was
always in pursuit of spiritual bliss.
Ambalal's only desire was to find the Ultimate Truth. This deep
rooted thirst within him ended in 1958, on one evening in June.
Ambalal was sitting on a bench at the busy Surat's Railway
station (Surat is a city in south Gujarat, a western state in
India) on platform number 3. He had just finished his evening meal.
What transpired within the next forty eight minutes was phenomenal.
Ambalal attained spontaneous self realisation and he became the
Lord's living instrument for the salvation of humankind, through
the path of knowledge. All the world's spiritual questions were
answered during this phenomenon.
Ambalal was transformed into a fully enlightened Gnani Purush.
Through this divine original scientific process, he in turn was
able to impart this knowledge that had manifested within him to
others in just 2 hours. Those close to him, recognizing the
transformation that had occurred in Ambalal, began to address him
as 'Dadashri' and 'Dada Bhagwan'. Param Pujya Dadashri used to go
from town to town and country to country to give satsang and impart
the knowledge of the Self to those who were wanting.
Before Param Pujya Dadashri left his mortal body on January 2nd,
1988, he had moulded Pujya Niruma and Pujya Deepakbhai to carry on
his mission of spreading this amazing knowledge for the world's
salvation. He had blessed both of them with special divine powers
that would enable them to carry on his mission even in his physical