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Tailang Swami Jayanti 2025 Date – Birth Anniversary Of Trailanga Swami Who Lived For More Than 250 Years

Trailanga Swami, also known as Tailang Swami or Telang Swami, was a famous for his yogic powers and very long life. Tailang Swami Jayanti 2025 date is January 10. It is believed that Tailang Swami lived for more than 250 years. He was an adapt Siddha who performed numerous miracles. Most scholars, researchers, non-believers and skeptics have no clue about his real age. But they all agree that he lived for than two centuries. 

The birth anniversary of Trailanga Swami is observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month.

Tailang Swami Facts

  • His monastic name was Swami Ganapati Saraswati.
  • His followers are mainly from Bengal.
  • He is regarded as an incarnation of Shiva.
  • The Walking Shiva Of Varanasi – this how Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa described Tailang Swami.
  • There is no clear idea about his date of birth. But many important incidents in this life happened during the 17th century.
  • His mother had given him a Kali Mantra. It is said that he led of life of recluse near a cremation ground for 20 years chanting the Kali Mantra.
  • He then met his Guru, Bhagirath Ananda Saraswati. The Guru initiated him into sannyasa. It is believed that he settled in Kashi or Varanasi in 1737 AD.
  • At Kashi he became a member of Dashanami order and got the name Trailanga Swami. He lived in Kashi till his death in 1887.
  • He talked very little, wore no clothes and never begged or sought anything. He was happy with whatever he received.

Trailanga Swami Miracles

  • People had seen him floating and sitting on Ganga River. Sometimes he used to disappear underwater for hours and only to appear later on the banks.
  • It is said that he used to sit unmoved for hours when devotees from around the world came and performed abhisheka on him as they thought he was a living manifestation of Shiva.
  • It is said that he rarely ate but weighed more than 100 kgs.
  • It is said that he could read the mind of people who visited just like reading newspapers or books.
  • Skeptics used to try to expose him. One such person gave him white paint instead of milk to break his fast. Trailanga Swami drank the white paint nothing happened to him. But the person who gave him paint had severe stomach pain immediately and could not walk.
  • Trailanga Swami used to roam around naked and the authorities found him to be nuisance. He was jailed many times but the authorities would soon see him sitting on roof of the police station.
  • Even the hardcore non-believers accept that Tailang Swami lived for more than 250 years.

Tailang Swami Teachings

  1. Unhappiness, sufferings and bondage on earth is due to the attachment to the world.
  2. Happiness, bliss and liberation happen the moment a person renounces the world truly and sees no difference  between world and god.
  3. Earth becomes heaven for a person who has no desires.
  4. Suffering can only end with spiritual knowledge.
  5. Attachment to the world is a chronic disease and only cure is detachment.
  6. Who is a poor person? A person who is greedy. Who is a rich person? A person who is content.
  7. Who is enemy of man? His senses. Who is the friend of man? The controlled senses.
  8. The greatest pilgrimage is to go to our own pure mind.
  9. True Guru is one who is free from attachment, delusion and has transcended the ego.