Shri Nathji recollected a previous visit to Agra in October 1945. While there, Shri Nathji was standing in a narrow lane. Shri Nathji had his back to a wall.
Suddenly a crazed bull came charging towards him with great ferocity as if bent upon to destroy his existence upon earth. The bull was running towards him, its head bent and its horns extended towards Shri Nathji.
The devotees and Mateshwari screamed and watched helplessly with great horror as the bull came closer and closer to Shri Nathji.
The bull appeared possessed. It was as if the powers of evil had taken possession of the body of the bull to destroy the human form of God upon earth.
The incident would have un-nerved even the bravest of men, but Shri Nathji stood calmly and watched. The bull had barely come within a few inches of Shri Nathji, when something happened to it.
Stopping, suddenly, the bull slid to the ground in a very docile gesture and lay silently at Shri Nathji’s feet!
It was one of Shri Nathji’s greatest miracles. He had preserved the body he had taken upon earth for the salvation of mankind. He still had a lot of work left in the world. He could not allow the forces of evil to bring his avatar upon earth to an abrupt end.
Mahamateshwari had just then undertaken the fast of Karvaachauth – a fast every devout Hindu wife undertakes for the long life, health and safety of her husband.
Shri Nathji attributed his narrow escape to Mateshwari’s fast.
Shri Nathji always spoke very highly of devout Hindu women. In earlier days the women of India immolated themselves on the funeral pyres of their husbands during the days of the Muslim invasions rather than fall into the hands of the invaders. This had led a Muslim poet to compose a verse on the courage of Hindu women:
“Choon zane Hindu kase mardaanaa nest
Sokhtan bar shamaa murdaa kaare har parvaanaa nest.
There can be none more courageous than a Hindu woman!
For no moth can have the courage to burn on a Flame which is dead.