Dera Sacha Sauda is a social and spiritual organization that preaches and practices humanitarianism and selfless services to others. The main centre of the ashram is located in Sirsa (northern India). More than forty million people around the world are faithful followers of the organization. Dera’s devotees learn to meditate and follow the principles laid down by Dera.
His Holiness Beparawah Mastana Ji Maharaj founded Dera Sacha Sauda on April 29th, 1948 to encourage spiritual awakening among the masses, to uplift humanity, and to create a better world. HE hailed from Baluchistan, part of present-day Pakistan. With devotion and hard work, Maharaj Ji transmuted the barren land of Sirsa into a spiritual garden and imparted the glorious method of meditation to HIS followers. The slogan “Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera Hi Asra,” which Dera’s devotees chant at the Ashram, elucidates the kindness of God Almighty as our saviour. His Excellency Guruji preached about following the path of truth, humanity, and hard work. In 1960, HE handed over the reins of Dera to HIS spiritual successor, Param Pita Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj. Mastana Ji Maharaj merged with the divine light on April 18th, 1960.
Param Pita Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj made the ground of Sri Jalalana Sahib a holy site by incarnating Himself there on January 25th 1919. His Holiness served mankind for thirty years (1960-1990) and enlightened many people on the path to emancipation by showering the blessings of Gurumantra upon them. HE composed myriad hymns and wrote several holy books.
At Dera Sacha Sauda, marriages without dowry are endorsed and solemnized with parental consent. Apart from this, people get inspired here to connect with the true Almighty God without any special arrangements, rituals or gimmicks. His Exalted Holiness passed the Divine apostleship of Dera Sacha Sauda to revered Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan on September 23rd, 1990. Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj shed His human attire and proceeded back to “Nij-Dham” (eternal abode) on December 13th 1991.
Most revered Hazoor Pita Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan glorified the vicinity of Shri Gurusar Modia (District SriGanganagar, Rajasthan) and made it the most hallowed place by incarnating Himself as a human being on August 15th, 1967.
The present Master has been instrumental in leading the humanitarian endeavors. During HIS apostleship, Dera has scaled glorious heights as per the holy sermons of Beparawah Mastana Ji and Param Pita Ji. For the holy congregations several branches of Dera have been established worldwide. Presently, Dera has been undertaking around 72 social welfare activities starting with helping in road accidents and extending to the protection of daughters from heinous fetal murder and solemnizing the marriages of harlots by inspiring them to quit this abhorrent profession. Dera has set up educational institutions to provide materialistic, spiritualistic, and holistic knowledge as well.
Furthermore, Dera is running three specialty hospitals in Sirsa and one in Sri Gurusarmodia too, where health services are provided to the indigent free of cost. Ashram has the largest international eye bank named ‘Poojaneeya Mata Kartar Kaur Ji International Eye Bank’. This organization teaches to unlock the powers of the soul and that is without changing religion or quitting normal life. This is a confluence of all the religions, and offers due regards to every one of them. Devotees from various faiths, be it Hinduism, Muslim, Christian, Sikhism, or Judaism, all visit Dera Sacha Sauda frequently with all respect and devotion.
This paramount institution extends all types of help and cooperation to the deprived and dejected ones. His Excellency Guruji has composed hundreds of enchanting hymns and two books have been published encapsulating those holy songs. Beautiful, heart piercing rhymes bring ecstasy to the readers. Each of these is replete with Divine intoxication. One of the most impressive facts about Guruji is that HE sings these sacred songs on the spot without any prior practice or rehearsal. The exhilarating state thus obtained by the listeners is immeasurable and ineffable.
In Dera Sacha Sauda 25th of January is celebrated annually as the birthday ceremony of Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj. Guruji presents memento of affection to the volunteers who are involved in selfless services. As billions congregate, there is a rapture of joy bursting forth in their innate sense of celebration. It is amazing that on this day, food is served to nearly three million people within a half an hour.
Reaching the Pinnacle
To implement welfare activities smoothly and to reach every level of society, our welfare teams of volunteers are organized in a disciplined way. We have groups at every level, from national, regional, state, district, and block to village levels. Furthermore, a dedicated special group, “Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force,” is formed in order to rehabilitate people who have been affected by natural disasters. Presently, there are around forty five thousand dedicated volunteers in this group, including doctors, engineers, renowned scientists, highly designated officers and teachers. Dera Sacha Sauda also provides food, shelter and clothing to the under-privileged.
Crusades against Social Evils
His Holiness Guru Ji is bent upon eradicating social evils such as prostitution, female feticide and others. The motivation from His Excellency Guru Ji has resulted in bringing forth approximately 1500 noble souls, who are ready to marry the ex-prostitutes.
To provide education to all, separate schools for boys and girls, are formed, run and managed by Dera. Merit scholarship and free education is provided to the needy. Apart from educational knowledge, spiritual and holistic development is an integral part of our teaching. Our students, with the balance of learning and spiritual guidance of His Holiness, have achieved exemplary feats in academics as well as in national and international sports. Our students have also created history in 12th Asian Games.
Three hospitals providing allopathic, homeopathic, ayurvedic and natural treatments are built to serve humanity. Our emergency mobile hospital, Farishta, is recorded in the Limca Book of World Records for its size, agility and facilities. Dera Sacha Sauda is actively working to provide the best health care to all. We provide artificial limbs, wheel chairs, encourage body donation, conduct monthly health camps, manage the True HAPPY (Heart Attack Prevention Program for You) program, etc.
Agricultural Training Centre
Our advanced agricultural training centre uses the latest technologies to promote organic farming in the most efficient way. Farming is the prime source of income for the organization. The consistent efforts by our volunteers and blessings of His Excellency Guru Ji have converted the rocky surface into the fertile land.
A Ray of Hope
We strive to help people lead a healthy life far from the evil trap of drugs and other addictions. Our centre has cured critical addicts who used to take 70 Fortwin injections, 15 gm Smack drugs, consumed 20 bottles of alcohol daily and other addictions with help of Naam Shabad, and rendering selfless services within a week without any medicine, which is a miracle in itself.
Optimism for Bereft
Shahi Betiyan Basera (Abode for Royal Daughters)
To prevent female feticide and create awareness, Respected Guru Ji established Shahi Betiyan Basera. Girls, who have been orphaned, deserted, or rescued from feticide, are adopted by Guru Ji as HIS own daughters and provided proper family care. So far, twenty one girls have been adopted by Guru Ji and provided a respectful life. We urge people unwilling or unable to care for a girl child to leave her at the Ashram rather than kill the unborn baby.
Shah Satnam Ji Asra Ashram
Shah Satnam Ji Asra Ashram is established to provide education and training to orphaned and destitute boys, in order to help them become self-sustained. Currently there are over 42 boys receiving complete care.
Light to the blinds
Our yearly eye camp, held 13th–15th of December, is one of the largest in the world. Over 15,000 eye replacements have been conducted since 1992. This camp is organized to commemorate Param Pita Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj.
Savior of Life
Our massive blood donation camps have been recorded in The Guinness Book of World Records many times and have earned us the name of Blood Pump. On 8th August 2010, 43,732 units of blood were donated on a single day, creating a new record in The Guinness Book of World Records. The sole purpose of these camps is to help humanity. We supply 600 to 1000 units of blood to India Defense on a monthly basis.
Greening the Environment
Dera Sacha Sauda followers celebrated the 40th incarnation anniversary of His Holiness Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji by planting saplings in their respective areas and taking care of them as if they were their own children. This initiative has been recorded in The Guinness Book of World Records with 6,873,451 saplings planted in a single day. Other noted initiatives include holding cleanliness drives and encouraging water conservation.
Active Wings Always Spread Their Feathers to Fly………..
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Pioneering Treasures of Dera Sacha Sauda
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to guiding all to find peace, serenity and compassion in their life through the universal teachings of meditation, vegetarianism and selfless love.
A perfect aura of spiritualism, far away from the hurly-burly of daily mundane life and gives an opportunity to be calm, tranquil, and discover the inner bliss.
A dynamic centre of spirituality for the upliftment of souls.
Ever-pervasive harmonious environment for the parched souls.
Luminously replete with the omniscient grace of His exalted Holiness.
Brimming with the cosmological driving force leading to salvation of the spirit.
Encourages people to restrain from alcohol, or any other addiction. Besides, promotes simple living with dignity and moral values.
A warm welcome to the exhilarating environment of Dera Sacha Sauda!