During those days there was a famous singer in the court of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir whose name was Narsingh Das. He was on his way to sing in the court of the Maharaja when he heard of Shri Babaji Bhagwan at Jammu. He decided he would take the darshan of Shri Babaji Bhagwan and obtain his blessings before proceeding on to Kashmir to sing in the Maharaja’s court.
However the moment he came before Shri Babaji Bhagwan something happened to him. He was so touched by Shri Babaji Bhagwan that he became absolutely devoted to him. It was as if Shri Babaji had revealed a part of himself to the man.
He said to Shri Babaji: “ Babaji! I was on my way to sing in the court of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir when I stopped over here. I would like to sing for you. Please accept this humble offering of mine!”
Shri Babaji Bhagwan replied: “I am sorry but I cannot listen to your song. I cannot accept that offering which is meant for someone else.”
Shri Narsingh Das became very devoted to Shri Babaji Bhagwan and lingered on in his darbaar instead of proceeding onwards to Kashmir where his presence was awaited at a musical function. When he did not appear in the court of the Maharaja, an emissary arrived from Kashmir reminding him of his appointment there. But by that time Narsingh Das was so lost in Shri Babaji Bhagwan that he said to the Maharaja’s emissary: “Unhen kaih do ke ham naheen aa sakte! Go and tell the Maharaja that I cannot come!”
Narsingh Das stayed with Shri Babaji Bhagwan waiting for the time when Shri Babaji Bhagwan would listen to him sing.
And though Narsingh Das waited for days, the occasion never came. He served Shri Babaji Bhagwan and his children in every way that he could. He fetched the water, cooked the food, washed the utensils, and attended to the multitudes that came for the darshan and blessings of Shri Babaji Bhagwan. Those were dreadfully cold days and the cave was freezing. Icicles hung from the ceiling of the cave even as the children shivered inside. Shri Narsingh Das looked after the children with great diligence and tried to keep the place as warm as he could by burning coals in an angeethee.
The desire to sing for Shri Babaji Bhagwan disappeared from him. It became his life’s mission to serve the precious body of Shri Babaji Bhagwan, from whom the world was deriving such peace and happiness, and who was radiating the Light of God upon earth.
Shri Babaji Bhagwan had often said that the status of a devotee who physically served his master with his own hands was the greatest of all. This was what Shri Babaji Bhagwan had asked the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir to do.