87-year-old Prahlad Jani claims to not remember the last time he had food. He has a blurred memory that it must be around 1940 and also fails to remember the last food he had.
“I can’t remember exactly what it was,” the old man admits. “It was such a long period ago.”
But that’s not all, he has many more astonishing claims to make. He says,
“Although I walk 100 or 200 kms in the jungle, I never sweat and don’t feel tired neither i feel sleepy.” “I can meditate for three, eight or 12 hours — or even months.”
Too much to digest, no?
While there are several who call Mr. Jani holy, others who prefer the word ‘fraud’. The man was kept in isolation by doctors at India’s Defence Research Organization (IDRO) for more than two weeks in 2010, where his activities were closely monitored. The doctors, then, conclude that Mr. Jani possessed some natural quality which could help save lives.
Though, while the researcher did confirm Jani’s ability to sustain healthily without food & water during the examination periods, the study was never presented to a scientific journal.
Questioning the validity of the knowledge, other doctors & critics stated that while people can live without food or water for a few days, it isn’t possible to survive with such practices for years. The debate said that glucose is very critical for the brain’s functioning and, if not provided, leads to the death of a person.
Also, the fact that Jani’s weight fall slightly while the observation period has made many raise eyebrows on Jani’s claims.
His story was also covered by international media as well.
In 2006, Discovery Channel featured a five-minute with him in a documentary called “The Boy with Divine Powers”. Independent Television Network in 2010 posted an article & video featuring Prahlad Jani and made comments on the 2010 tests but did not verify his claims.
However, unfazed by all this, Jani still lives in caves in Gujarat.
Also known as Mataji, Prahlad Jani has been living as a hermit in a cave near the temple of Ambaji in Gujrat India. He claims to wake up at four in the morning every day & spend most of his time meditating. He dresses as a female devotee of Amba, wearing a saree, jewelry, & crimson flowers & also says that the goddess Amba sustains him. In fact, the old man also claims that the goddess Amba provides him a liquid sustenance, allowing him to live without food or drink.