Why do Muslims call Ramdevji “Ramshahpir” or “Ramapir”?
As time passed by, Ramdevji became well known in Rajasthan for his miraculous powers. The Hindus who had become Muslims under compulsion from the Moghuls started reverting to Hinduism. The Fakirs (Muslim religious devotees) reported this disreputable situation of Muslims to the Pir of Ajmer. The Pir of Ajmer asked the Fakirs to go to Multan (a place on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan) and see Mustanapir, Dagdupir, Bajrukshahpir, Gadadiapir, Dilavarshahpir and Jabbarpir and follow their advice.
The Fakirs went to Multan and saw the Pirs who in turn sent the Fakirs to see their superiors Musapirs and Charalshahpir.
After listening to the pleas of the Fakirs, Musapir decided to go to Runeecha (Ranuja) with his small delegation of five Pirs (including himself) and he sent a message to all Fakirs of Multan to arrive in Runeecha (Ranuja) on Maha Sudhi 2 so that he could take some tough tests of Ramdevji, the aim being that if Ramdevji failed the tests then Musapir could ask Ramdevji to stop people calling himself a Pir since Hindus do not have Pirs.
In Ramdevra, Ramdevji had already become aware of the intentions of Musapir and was awaiting their arrival. On Maha Sudhi 2, by their miraculous powers, a delegation of five Pirs arrived on the outskirts of Ramdevra. Ramdevji went to receive them, introducing himself and escorted then to the palace. Meanwhile, the rest of the Fakirs and Pirs started arriving in Runeecha (Ranuja). By lunchtime they had all arrived.
Whilst the Pirs and Fakirs from Multan were in Runeecha (Ranuja), they experienced the miraculous powers of Ramdevji. When Musapir and his four delegates arrived in Runeecha (Ranuja), Ramdevji made the five Peepal (Banyan) trees grow instantly so that Musapir and his delegates could rest for some time before going into the town. He also miraculously produced pots and pans for the opium drink to be prepared.
When Ramdevji and his guests approached the place gates, the gatekeeper came running to Ramdevji and told him that his childhood friend Swarathia had died from a snakebite. Ramdevji accompanier by his guests went to where Swarathia’s body was lying and Ramdevji miraculously resuscitated him.
At lunchtime, Ramdevji, by his miraculous powers, accommodated all the Pirs and Fakirs from Multan on a single piece of carpet, say 3’x 3’ which when sat upon extended another 3’ at a time. The Fakirs would only eat from their utensils, which they had left behind in Multan and so Ramdevji extended his right hand and produced all the necessary utensils for them to eat from. Ramdevji also provided various types of delicacies and relishes that were requested and fulfilled the wishes of the Fakirs and Pirs.
The Pirs and Fakirs intentions were to bring disgrace upon Ramdevji, instead they blessed him and Musapir announced that Ramdevji from now on will be known as Ramshahpir, Ramapir or Hindawapir in the whole world and all the Pirs and Fakirs present hailed to Ramdevji “Jai Ramapir, Jai Ramapir”.
To ensure the Pirs and Fakirs had a safe journey home, Ramdevji sent them home on a single branch of the Banyan tree, which he had grown earlier.
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