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Baba Kali Kambli Walla - Kali Kambli Wale Baba of Himalayas

Kali Kambli Walla was a great saint who offered his life for the welfare of the poor, needy and pilgrims in the Himalayas. He walked up and down between the sacred shrines in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Badrinath providing shelters for the pilgrims. He used to be clad in only a black blanket and that is why he got his name, Kali Kambli Walla Baba, which means, the black blanket man.

Kali Kambli Walla Baba was born in Vikram Samvat Era 1882. Once while visiting Haridwar he became interested in spiritual activities and took Sanyasa. After years of travel, he realized the hardships and troubles faced by the pilgrims visiting the Himalayas during the that period.

To help the hungry and poor pilgrims he started a small food distribution center at Pilani
 Later Kali Kambli Walla Baba travelled in India and with the help of businesspersons and rich people in Kolkata he formed Baba Kali Kambli Walla Panchayat Temple. With the help of funds collected, he opened Dharmashala (guest house to stay with food) for travellers in Rishikesh, Haridwar, Rudraprayag, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Kurukshetra, Joshimath and Devprayag.

He received large amounts of money, which he used for the welfare of the poor, needy and travellers. But all he owned was a black blanket – a Kali Kambili.

He had dotted down his teachings in Pakshapath Rahit Anubhav Prakash.

He is also believed to have performed several miracles.

It is said that Baba Kali Kambli Walla left for Kailash pilgrimage in Vikram Samvat year 1953 and never returned. Some people believe that Baba is still alive and is doing meditation in Kailash Parvat.

Guest houses and inns started by Baba Kali Kambli Walla is still functioning in the Himalayas.