Mahadevi Came into Being
Swamji never disclosed his identity. Neither his name nor his religion nor his state. It was assumed that he was from Karnataka as he used to read lots of Kannad books but at the same time he was good in ready Sanaskrit and English books.
In 1968, there was a case of Land for the temple and the same got sanctioned. An application was prepared and I told Swamiji that it was essential to write his name on the application and then the leand will be sanctioned on his name only. Swamiji said - Baba's name will not be mentioned anywhere at any cost. I said - Swamiji if your name is not mentioned then the lease will not be sanctioned and we are not also having any committee for temple.
Swamiji smiled and said - Arey I have no name now. I have shed away everything now - all my identity and all. I have shed away everything - all my identity as such. I have taken a vow to serve evrybody, that is to say I am Swak of humanity and obedient to the Will of Almighty. I have no hesitation to say that I am even servant of servants. So finally if it has to b mentioned then mention my name as Sewak Das which means Servants of the Servants. This is how he has been known as Swami Sewak Das. His actual name and place of birth is still unknown.