Shri Balmukunddasji Swami
Sadguru Swami Balmukunddasji, the disciple of Sadguru Gunatitanand Swami was also a powerful saint, having extraordinary divinity. He was born in the village ‘Kalej’ in Saurashtra on the third day of Chaitra in the V.S. 1887. His name was Gordhanbhai. From the childhood he had inclination towards devotion to God. Coming in contact with Gunatitanand Swami, there was the inner inspiration to renounce the home.
Soon after his initiation as a saint in V.S. 1909, Yogiraj Gopalanand Swami blessed him and forecasted that he would be highly capable to shoulder the responsibility of its of sampraday.
Aacharya Maharaj Shree of Vadtal had high regards for Swamiji on account of his extraordinary calibre. He had undergone severe penance and was strictly following the Code of Conduct for Saints as prescribed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
He had unshakeable faith in Bhagwan Swaminarayan as the Supreme Lord. This true Saint had many a times divine holy sight of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. He was a ‘Vachan Siddh’ Saint and so whatever he said out of inner inspiration actually took blace. He had to removed distresses of many devotees. He was preaching all to worship God by becoming Brahm-Swarup, considering the soul, separate from physical body.
By his blessings many got rid of worldly desires, and by chanting the name of Swaminarayan, in his presence, before God, many could leave physical bodies on the spot, attained final salvation and miraculously went to the divine abode of God. This great saint forecasted the day and time of his departure from this world, and accordingly he left for ‘Akshardham’ in the V.S. 1972 at Junagadh.