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A commemorative postage stamp on Param Pujya Shree Visaman Bapu, hailed as incarnation of Ramdev Peer :

Param Pujya Shree Visaman Bapu Ni Jagya PaliyadIssued by India

Issued on Dec 31, 2022

Issued for : Department of Posts is honoured to issue Commemorative Postage Stamp on Visamanbapu and appreciates his teachings for the spiritual upliftment of millions and for the welfare of the society.

Credits :
Stamp/FDC/Brochure : Shri Brahm Prakash
Cancellation Cachet : Mrs Nenu Gupta

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 201600

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : Visamanbapu

Born at Paliyad, Saurashtra, Gujarat, India

About : 

  • Right from the Vedic times, India has enjoyed a rich spiritual tradition. The Indian scriptures, also cover a gamut of every human emotion and aspiration that have made a sublime contribution to Indian spiritualism. On account of this, India has always attained reverent place in the world.
  • India is not a piece of land but a mass of uplifting consciousness. In this majestic India, Paliyad, the pilgrimage place of faith of millions of devotees, is situated in the divine land of Gujarat. Paliyad is believed to be no less than Haridwar or any other place of pilgrimage.
  • Patamanbapu was childless after many years of marriage. He came across a yogic saint who was practising Sadhna in the caves of mountain Chandangiri. Looking at Patamanbapu’s selfless service and dedication towards spirituality, the Saint blessed him and promised him that Ramdev Peer himself will take birth as his child.
  • Visamanbapu was born in the Kathi clan of Paliyad village, Saurashtra on the 5th day of Maha Sud, 1825 (Gujarati Calendar). His father’s name was Shri Patamanbapu and mother’s name was Aai Ranbai Ma. Visamanbapu is hailed as the incarnation of Ramdev Peer himself. He was famous for his saint like qualities from the childhood. Visamanbapu had set off on the path of sainthood under the guidance of Shri Gorakhbapu of Songadh and Shri Daanbapu of Chalala. He was believed to have super powers and there are numerous tales of his miracles.
  • Even in the midst of tumultuous Kali Yuga, powered by devotion and his spiritual qualities, he overcame the plight of many kings, ranks, aristocrats and visitors. At the age of about sixty years on 11th day of Bhadarva Sud, 1885 (Gujarati Calendar), he handed over the throne of Paliyad, Thackeray to his nephew, Shri Laxmanbapu, son of Hada Boricha. In the 14th of Savant, Visamanbapu attained salvation.
  • Before his salvation, he instructed Laxmanbapu to serve the monks, saints and cows and to give a piece of bread to the visitor. These words of Visamanbapu later became the core philosophy and practise of Paliyad cult. After Visamanbapu, Laxmanbapu, Purna Thakar, Nirmalaba took his legacy forward. Later, Unadbapu worked against the vices of society like alcohol, gambling, carnivory and established a prominent tradition of spiritual and virtuous society.
  • Visamanbapu established Yatradham on the bank of river Goma, 15 km from Botad. Free meals are offered to every devote here. About 5000-6000 people visit Vihaldham, Paliyad every day. Also, the fair is held on the day of Amavasya (New Moon) and millions of devotees visit to the holy place to seek blessings of saints. A fully equipped food court has been set up at Paliyad to meet such an arrangement and to accommodate everyone in the pangat without any discrimination on the basis of caste and creed.
  • In modern times, the organisation has taken up a number of activities for the welfare of the people. These include, diagnosis camps and free treatment of patients, book aid to vulnerable students in society, financial support for further study of brilliant children, eye surgery, cowshed (gaushala) and ambulance facility.
  • Text : Referenced from the contents provided by Gujarat Circle.
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