Guru Jambheswar Ji also known as Jambhoji was born to a
kshatriya family in Pipasar village of Nagaur district of
Rajasthan in year 1451(vikrmi samwat 1508, Krishna(black) 8th
day of bhadarpad month(same day of Krishna’s birth ). His old
father shri Lohat Ji Panwar(parmar) was very sad when commented
by a farmer for not having children up to 50 years of age. Then
he started tapsya and was blessed by a yogi for a son who will
be different from others. Same time his wife Hansa Devi was also
blessed by the same yogi for a son.
Considering the blessings of yogi, miracle powers of Jambo Ji,
Guru Ji’s shabads, Jambheswar ji is popularly considered Vishnu
sawrup(part or incarnation of Vishnu) The young Jambh Raj did
not drink milk from his mother’s breasts and did not speak in
early childhood. He told first shabad(Guru chinho guru chinh
purohit…..) to a Brahmin called to cure his dumbness.
The young Jambh dev was simple but a genius, kind, liked
loneliness and did many miracles.He did not marry and used to
At the age of 34 he left his home and belongings and started
living & preaching at a sand dune called Samrathal Dhora. He was
very keen in social welfare and helping others. In year 1485
there was a worst draught in western Rajasthan area and people
started migrating to malwa (Gujarat) with their animals. The
kind hearted Jambha ji was sad to see people’s pain. He then
offered his help to the draught affected people to held them
back. People agreed and Jambha Ji helped them with grain, food,
fodder, seed, agriculture accessories etc. He also used his
miracles powers to help people in need.
That period was a dark period of Hindu dharma. Hindus of that
area were suffering from external invaders, religion conversions
as well as internal bad practices. Hindus were became either
irreligious or blind faith or worshiping many god, goddesses in
frustration and victimised by hypocrite sadhus. People were
involved in malpractices, immoral activities, selfishness, sins,
To help suffering people of that time and save religion, Guru
Jambheswar Ji founded Bishnoism in year 1485(Vikram samwat 1542,
Krishna 8th of Kartik month) on the sand dune (Samrathal Dhora)
after performing havan.
Bishnoism was based on main 29 principles and best practices
taken from all religions & faiths. Followers of different
religions, faiths, casts and various professions & class
accepted Bishnoism by taking pahal (sacred water) and became
Guru Ji’s teachings were very simple, logical, practical and
effective. He believed in one god and did not believe in statue
worshiping or man worshiping or leaving social responsibilities
to achieve god.
His way was, “JIYA NE JUKTI AUR MARIYA NE MUKTI” means a
meaningful way of living and then moksha after death.
He travelled a lot to help and teach people and done many
welfare works. He was a true & visionary guru, social reformer,
follower of non violence, great environmentalist and believed in
love and harmony among not only human beings but also among
His teachings are covered by 29 principles, 120 shabads and
Many kings and reputed persons came in his contact and admired
his teachings. He also helped many of them with his blessings.
Guru Jambheshwar Ji left this world at the age of 85 in year
1536(vikrami samwat 1593, Krishna 9th of Margshirsh month) at
Lalasar and his body was buried in village Talwa (now famous as
Mukam) of Bikaner. Every year two melas are held here, one on
Amawas of Falgun month and another on amawas of Ashvin month.