Singh, Shiv Dayal
|Birthname||Shivdayāl Singh Seth|
|born on||25 August 1818 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )|
|Place||Agra, India, 27n11, 78e01|
|Timezone||LMT m78e01 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°57' 12°47 Asc. 23°20'|
Indian yogi, called "Swami" or "Soami Ji Maharaj" by followers and devotees. Shivdayāl practiced Surat Shabd Yoga for 15 years in almost total seclusion in a room within a room. He started holding satsang publicly on Vasant Panchami (a spring festival) in 1861, and continued for 17 years. He died on 15 June 1878 in Agra, British India.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Radhasoami Reality: The Logic of a Modern Faith" by Mark Juergensmeyer (Princeton University Press, 1991), pp. 15-16: "Swami Shiv Dayal singh was born in the Panni Gali section of Agra on August 25, 1818, . . . most accounts give the time of his birth as 12:30 AM on the morning of August 25, but the anonymous introduction to the Beas translation of Sar Bachan-Prose gives the time as 4 A.M."
- Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru (Yogi)