Ramdas Kathiababa
Ramdas Kathiababa in Vrindavan
Succeeded bySantadas Kathiababa
TitleKathia Baba Maharaj
Born24 July 1800
Lunachamari village, Punjab state, India.
Died8 February 1909
Kathiababa Ka Sthan Temple Gurukul, Vrindavan, India.
SectNimbarka Vaishnavas religion
PhilosophyNimbarka Sampradaya
Senior posting
GuruSri Sri Devdasji Maharaj

Ramdas Kathiababa (Bengali: রামদাস কাঠিয়াবাবা; Rāmadās kāṭhiābābā; 24 July 1800 – 8 February 1909) was a Hindu Spiritual leader of the Dvaitadvaita Nimbarka Sampradaya[1][2][3] the 54th Acharya of the Nimbarka Sampradaya Sri Sri 108 Swami Ramdas Kathia Babaji Maharaj was known everywhere as Kathia Baba. He was born about two hundred years ago in the village of Lonachamari in the state of Punjab.[4][5][6][7]

Religious practice

At the age of four, a Paramahansa devotee of the village advised him to always chant the name of Rama. From that time on, he started chanting the name of Ram. When he was 5/6 years old, once while grazing buffaloes in the field, he got the vision of a bright and pious man. When Sadhuji asked him for some food, Kathia Babaji Maharaj brought him a large quantity of flour, sugar, ghee, etc. from his house. The saint was pleased and gave him the gift, "You will be the yogi king." With this gift, the saint disappeared. At that time Kathia Babaji Maharaj felt as if all his attachment to the world was gone. Then, when Upanayan was reformed, he began to study the scriptures with the Guru in another village. There he studied grammar, astrology, scriptures, memory, Vishnu Sahasranama, Srimadbhagavad Gita etc. Of all these texts, Srimad-Bhagavatam was his favorite. Returning from the Gurugriha, he sat under a banyan tree in the village and chanted the Gayatri mantra to attain Siddhi, and at last he attained Siddhi in Gayatri. Goddess Gayatri appeared and succeeded in seeing him. While chanting the Gayatri mantra, he was instructed to complete the last twenty-five thousand chants by fire.[8][9][10]

See also


  1. ^ Prof. Roma Bose, Vedanta Parijata Saurabha of Nimbarka and Vedanta Kaustubha of Srinivasa (Commentaries on the Brahma-Sutras) - Doctrines of Nimbarka and his followers
  2. ^ Siddhayogi Ramdas Kathiababa Kon Kon Aloukik Shaktir Adhikari Chhilen, Saptahik Bartaman Patrika(Bengali) 23 July 2011.
  3. ^ A Short Biography of His Holiness Shree 108 Swamy Ramdas Kathia Baba
  4. ^ "Lineage". Kathia Baba Charitable Trust. 21 July 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  5. ^ "Stories about Ramdas Kathiya Baba | Avatars and yogis". 6 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  6. ^ Sobiesk, Ed (29 September 2015). "Session details: RIIT Paper 3". Proceedings of the 4th Annual ACM Conference on Research in Information Technology. New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/3247528.
  7. ^ "Waging war against lethargy". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  8. ^ দানিয়াড়ী, অতীন্দ্র (10 August 2020). "আগুনের মাঝে ধ্যানে মগ্ন যোগী". Eisamay Gold (in Bengali). Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  9. ^ "Ramdas Kathia Baba - Part 1 | PDF | Guru | Prayer". Scribd. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  10. ^ Santaldas (1998). “A” Short Biography of His Holiness Shree 108 Swamy Ramdas Kathia Baba. Sri Amalendu Roy.