#HistoricalYear1948 Twitter Trends on Dera Sacha Sauda

Dera Sacha Sauda is an Indian non-governmental organization identified as a "religious cult" and "non-profit social welfare dera" founded on 29 April 1948 as a center for religious learning by Mastana Balochistani, an ascetic follower of Baba Sawan Singh. On this occasion, a trend got viral with a hashtag #HistoricalYear1948

Updated: Apr 29, 2020 09:41 IST

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Under Mastana Balochistani's leadership, 25 Ashrams were founded in Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan, where Naam's system of meditation was taught to followers who embraced three concepts for the rest of their lives: no meat, food, or gelatin intake, no alcohol, narcotics, tobacco, etc., and no adultery or illegal sex.  Dera Sacha Sauda became an Indian non-governmental organization identified as a "religious cult" and "non-profit social welfare dera" noted that founded on 29 April 1948 as a center for religious learning by Mastana Balochistani, an ascetic follower of Baba Sawan Singh. 

Mastana also laid the foundation of the main ashram in 1948 and coined the expression "Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera Hi Asra" (Blessed are you the true guru, you are my shelter) widely used by the Dera. Shah Satnam Singh lead the Dera from 1963 to 1990. He was succeeded by controversial Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in 1990, who added more than a dozen ashrams and made Dera a much more visible organization.