SWAMI VIDYANAND JI MAHARAJ
Saint from Rishikesh
Avatar Meher Baba gave darshan to public in December 1952. In 1968 the Ram Lila Grounds where people had so far witnessed Ram Lila during Dussehra Festival, depicted at length Meher Lila from 1stt to 3rd December. In a beautifully festooned Pandal illuminated with multicoloured electric lights, was visible the Life-sized portraits of Avatar Meher Baba on a beautifully furnished stage. Inaugural address was delivered by Shri K. K. Shah, Minister of Information and broadcasting on 1st December, after he garlanded Baba’s portrait.
Surprisingly, saffron clad Swami Vidynand Ji Maharaj from Rishikesh Paid tributes to Avatar Meher Baba quoting at length from Gita and other holy books to prove that Avatar Meher Baba had come as manifestation of God
On second day Swami Vidya told the audience that, “It is wrong to say that Avatar belongs to one country, one place, one caste or one society- He is born in any place, any society, to rid humanity of all the distress and evils confronting mankind. So while Avatar is here why not remove all the shackles of Maya around your mind and body and attain the real freedoms.”