An Extravaganza of Darshan of Prem Rawat

Darshan - being in the physical presence of the living Perfect Master and doing pranam, i.e. kissing his feet, is the peak experience of worship for students of Prem Rawat. However it is one universally frowned up in Western societies and so Prem Rawat with his desire for respectability has had to balance off the odium and mockery of publicly having his feet kissed and the fall in donations that comes from having uninspired followers. In the West, organised darshan lines are secret but do occur regularly at Amaroo since the early 1990's. After proving they are bona fide "People who Have Been Revealed the Techniques of Maharaji's Knowledge" by showing their Smart Cards they are allowed to file past and either place their foreheads on his feet or kiss them but only gentle kisses are allowed, nothing passionate. Since around 2010 this is done in a purpose-built room for privacy and is called "The Greeting Line".

Scene of Darshan Line November 1980 from Eyes Of Faith.

… the Creator is something incredible to experience, is something incredible to see. The peace is incredible to enjoy, it's so satisfying, the truth and the consciousness that keeps us alive. Sure, it can be seen and I can show it and here we are in show me state (applause) and it can all be done.
And just, just today seeing every premie come by and there I was and uh one after another, one after another and all of a sudden there was such a beautiful feeling to see, just to be able to recognise every single premie coming by and really I was wondering about this, I said to myself, I said "I really wonder if seventh heaven is any better than this?" You know (applause) cause somehow you get a very content feeling that this is it, it doesn't get any better than this. (more applause) This is the way I feel now because I know I have been saved, it doesn't get any better than this. Note: second image, new premie asking for Holy Breath. Images 4, 5 & 6: Prem Rawat giving his Holy Breath

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Prem Rawat desperate desire for middle-class respectability and public recognition meant that darshan lines had to be held secretly and could no longer be glorified on videos as they had in the 1970s but to tittilate his followers short segments of darshan lines were shown in later videos but disguised so they would appear non-controversial to any "new people" cajoled into watching a video of Rawat. These scenes from the World Of Knowledge, 1997.


Darshan - Olympia, London 22nd & 23rd August 1980

… maybe there is a little hope for all of us and that's what we need to have. So, thank you very much and there's tomorrow there'll be darshan, hopefully. (applause) So thank you very much and good night (disorganized chant of "Bolie Shri Satgurudev Maharaj Ki Jai")

You Are My Everything

Many fine people will offer their lives at your feet
They live just to enjoy you
And to make their lives complete
Angels will come to love you
Showering harmony
They will gather to serve you
Who are more than ?????? company

Chorus:
Who am I to ask you
To turn your gaze on me
What could I possibly offer to you
That would make my love become worthy For you are the light inside me
The love that makes me see
And although to you I am one of so many
You are my everything

All of the humble and talented ones
Who someday will drink of your wisdom
Offering all of their time
So that they may be used in your kingdom
Lovers with radiant faces
Who worship the ground where you stand
And the souls of many travellers will rest in the palm of your hand

Chorus

You are the light inside me
The love that makes me see
And although to you I am one of so many
You are my everything
You are my everything
You are my everything
You are my everything


The video "You Are My Saviour" opens with a pretty straightforward statement about Prem Rawat's role on earth, a song called "You Are My Saviour". The song is played over scenes of Prem Rawat driving one of his many expensive cars and flying in one of his helicopters.

During the playing of that song Prem Rawat's wife is shown crowning him with the crown of Krishna whose costume he is wearing and then doing full pranam (lying on the ground in front of him) and kissing his feet in adoration. A rather unusal husband-wife relationship.

Maharaji Is My Savior

Guru Puja, Miami, 1979

Cause Guru Maharaj Ji can show that to us now in this lifetime while we are still alive. Guru Maharaj Ji can give us that love, Guru Maharaj Ji can give us that realization now. We have to just let go to Guru Maharaj Ji, let go to Guru Maharaj Ji, not in a theory, not in a song, not in an Arti that we sing every night. I give you my heart, for in you it'll mellow, Maharaji my Lord, my life is your play. I mean those are pretty heavy duty statements, you know. You are my mother, you are my father. What, what, what, what are we saying? And yet do we even have an essence of meaning to it? What we sing is right, it's true, it is an expression of a devotee. This is what a devotee would understand of his Guru Maharaj Ji. That you are my all, he doesn't have to go into specifics about your brother, sister, mother, father, cousin, uncle, aunt. And yet in a very humble and beautiful way we are trying to express that you are my all, every relations, you are my all, you are above and beyond. You know, and really the whole essence of prayer is let me really give myself to you, (the song "Always There" joins in the soundtrack) let me surrender to you, you have come, it's singing the glories of Guru Maharaj Ji is what Arti is all about. Oh Guru Maharaj Ji you are my father, you are my mother, you are my friend. I see you in those respects, you need to teach me a lesson, you need to give me that fathering, you need to give me that mothering, you need to give me that support and yet you are my all, my Lord to me.

Darshan Line: Guru Puja, Miami, 1979

Always There - One Foundation

Always there, always there, repeat

When all the world is changing all around me
And nothing ever goes the way I planned
When all my thoughts like enemies surround me
And all the tears of sorrow try to drown me
You are always there
You are always there

When loneliness pretends to be my only destiny
And time like sand is slipping through my hands
When the words of all my friends don't see to reach me any more  
And the house of all my dreams has blown just every door

You are always there
You are always there
And I know that you're the only one
That walks upon this earth
Than can teach the people how to live in peace
Cause you reveal the source of all the love I ever wanted
You are always there within me
You are always there

When negativity is begging all of my intentions
And the world outside is racing like a storm
When the soul is crying out for all the love you have to give me
And all the things I counted on are no longer with me
You are always there
You are always there

And I know that you're the only one
That walks upon this earth
Than can teach the people how to live in peace
Cause you reveal the source of all the love I ever wanted
You are always there within me
You are always there within me

Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979

When you become a devotee, when you unconditionally surrender to Guru Maharaj Ji, when if, buts and doubts go away, when that for one change when you say I give you my heart, for when you really mean when you say you are my all, my Lord to me, that's when Guru Maharaj Ji becomes happy. The formula for it is very simple, it's all been said and yet it's still your feet and your steps. So fortunately we still have another day of satsang (someone in crowd shouts Bhole Shri Satguru Dev Maharaj Ki Jai) and, so, I'll see you tomorrow. Thank you and good night. (crowd shouts Bhole Shri Satguru Dev Maharaj Ki Jai, someone shouts Thank You Maharaji, crowd chants Bhole Shri Satguru Dev Maharaj Ki Jai)


Oh Maharaji - Holi Band

Always there, always there, repeat

I think of you all day through
I dream of you all night too
Oh Maharaji, Oh Maharaji
Oh Maharaji, Oh Maharaji

I see your blessed face
And all my troubles are erased
You are my very soul
My world lights up, I want you to know
I love you Maharaji, Oh Maharaji
I really love you Maharaji, Oh Maharaji,

I taste your nectar sweet
My life without you is incomplete
And just to know your name
My heart rejoices, I know no pain
I need you Maharaji, Oh Maharaji,
I really need you Maharaji, Oh Maharaji

Flute solo

Won't you take me home?
I want to go home with you
Take me home Maharaji
Take me home with you
Don't let me roam
Oh without you Maharaji
I'd be so alone, yes without you Maharaji
I want to follow you everywhere you go now  
I gotta tell the world about you
I'm gonna tell them that you're true
I'm so hung on* you Maharaji
I'm so hung on you Maharaji (repeat)
Take me take me, take me home with you
(repeat)

Rawat leaves his mobile home (NB the door is opened for him, as always).
He enters the hall to receive the homage and worship to which he feels entitled.
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979
Prem Rawat, Guru Puja, Miami, 1979

Prem Rawat: The Greatest Magician (1977/78) Having his Feet Kissed (Darshan)

Teach Me Devotion


If you want to wander and roam
Go on, go on
Till you're tired and you want to come home
Come home, come home, back to Maharaji
Maharaji holds the key

Our father has come to lead us along
the path of perfection
He's come to make us understand why we're alive
He's pure and his love is deeper than the ocean
Come and take control and make us all one

Our Father has come to lead us along
the path of perfection
He's come to make us understand why we're alive
He's pure and his love is deeper than the ocean
He is taking control and making us all one

And we're asking please, please, please
Teach me devotion
Oh Maharaji please show me
I'm ready to start
I can see that your love is deeper than the ocean
Come and take control and make us all one
(repeat)
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The Darshan line that surprised and shocked the investigative reporters Stoner & Parke from the 1976 Birthday film.

Soundtrack: Only One Love

Inside out and all around,
You never let your true lovers down
To us you're giving
Life we are living
No wonder we're singing
The praises of the Lord

Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no river wide enough
To stop your love from growing
To stop this world from knowing
The feeling that's flowing
From within your heart.

Oh Maharaji
What can I say?
I just really love you
You've shown me true love's ways
Oh Maharaji
What can I do?
I feel so helpless
I just need to be with you
My whole life through

Cause you've shown me
That there's only one love
Only one life
Only one lesson to learn
Live it in love
Live it in peace
Live it in harmony
You've shown me
That there's only one life
Only one Love
Only one Lord

Captured here in time and space
Where would I be without Your Grace
I'm feeling and finding
Your love's so shining
More than that it's blinding
Reminding who we are

Oh Maharaji
What can I say
I just really love you

repeat
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Darshan, Atlantic City, 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Darshan, Atlantic City, 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Darshan, Atlantic City, 1976

First the bow, then the kiss, then the digging deeper.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Darshan, Atlantic City, 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Darshan, Atlantic City, 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Darshan, Atlantic City, 1976

A quick Holy Breath in the first image below.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Holy Breath, Atlantic City, 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Darshan, Atlantic City, 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) Giving Darshan, Atlantic City, 1976

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) sits on stage dressed as Krishna so he can be adored by the 3,000 excited premies.
Later, when this becomes passé, he will dance on stage.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) On Stage Dressed As Krishna 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) On Stage Dressed As Krishna 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) On Stage Dressed As Krishna 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) On Stage Dressed As Krishna 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) On Stage Dressed As Krishna 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) On Stage Dressed As Krishna 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) On Stage Dressed As Krishna 1976
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) On Stage Dressed As Krishna 1976

Darshan scenes from Keep On Truckin, 1975

Claudia Rawat, Guru Puja, 1975

Darshan in Essen appears to have been just walking past Rawat rather than bowing and kissing his feet. I recall reading somewhere that he called them back for a real darshan line.

Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975
Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975
Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975
Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975
Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975
Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975
Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975
Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975
Prem Rawat or Maharaji Darshan Line, Guru Puja, 1975

Darshan scenes from The Family of Love, 1975

At this time the Indian Mahatmas had not yet repudiated Guru Maharaj Ji (Prem Rawat) as his mother and elder brothers were still hoping he would end his playboy lifestyle of alcohol abuse, dope smoking, meat eating and inappropriate craving for sex (inappropriate for a Satguru that is) and return to the spiritual path. When this did not happen he was disowned by his Mother and all but a handful of the Mahatmas returned to India to devote their lives to Rawat's eldest brother, Satpal Maharaj MP.

Video: In this film of the darshan line (below), we see the young Rawat giving "Holy Breath" to those people "receiving darshan" for the first time. They cup their right hands behind their ear to show this is the first time they have pranamed and kissed his feet and to be accepted as his devotee. The crowd of mahatmas and inner circle premies around Rawat provide extra emotional intensity and group reinforcement and bonding to the premies in the darshan line who may only see their guru and Perfect Master once or a few times a year or there may be years between these events.

Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video

Song: Family Of Love - Allan Thomas
We are a family, a family of love
We are a family, a family of love
And nothing can separate us, no, no
Cause we're bound together by truth
And all we want to do is spread this precious Knowledge
To everyone who is alive
We are a family, a family of love
We are a family, a family of love

We turned our backs to the force of darkness
By turning around to face the light
And by the Grace of our Father and our Mother
Every thing is going right
We are a family, a family of love
We are a family, a family of love

Now the wind of change may blow
But there can stop this flow
And every day we come a little closer to the goal
Being one with every soul
We are a family, a family of love
We are a family, a family of love

Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video

Rawat went to India in 1975 to try to get control of his father's Indian organisation, wealth and followers through the courts.
He failed on all counts, suffered some personal danger and on his return to the USA ordered his followers to lie about the events
and produce upbeat reporting in the DLM publications (such as this).

Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video
Prem Rawat's wedding video

Darshan scenes from The Power of Love, Australia 1974

In October 1974 very few Australian premies had seen Rawat in person. "Mahatma" Padarthanand had been the driving force behind attracting new followers in Australia. So in the darshan line Rawat had to constantly give "Holy Breath." Here we see details of his technique in stop motion images. A series of photos of this magical interaction between the Master and his students with indepth expert commentary is available here.

The Holy Breatharian: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
The Holy Breatharian: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
The Holy Breatharian: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)

From another angle more details of this incredible process are revealed. The Master recognises the call of the devotee for "Holy Breath." Does the position of the tongue matter? Only one being can know. He prepares the Holy Breath trumpet shape of his right hand perfectly pointing at the perfect place and then speeds His Grace on the way with an elegant follow through.

The Holy Breatharian: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
The Holy Breatharian: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
The Holy Breatharian: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)

Marolyn Rawat's role is important. In 1974 Rawat had designated her as Durga Mata Ji, the surrogate mother to premies replacing Rawat's real mother, Mata Ji who had become disillusioned with her youngest son's decadent lifestyle and deposed him. Marolyn was also considered the perfect devotee and was much more attractive than Rawat himself. She sat below but at his side so the premies' feelings could be inspired and reinforced by her example. She was obviously sincere in her worship of Rawat.

Durga Ji (Marolyn Rawat) Inspires The Darshan Line
Durga Ji (Marolyn Rawat) Inspires The Darshan Line
Durga Ji (Marolyn Rawat) Inspires The Darshan Line

And now abideth Satsang, Service, Meditation and Darshan but the greatest of these is Darshan. Darshan never faileth: but where there be Satsangs, they shall fail; where there be Service Area Management positions, they shall cease; where there be Knowledge, it shall vanish away." - Corinthians 13

Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)

Most of these people have probably ceased following Rawat sometime over the last 35 years. Certainly the elderly gentleman below who was a Sydney satsang regular in the 1970's is unlikely to be alive.

Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)

There was a lot of work involved in a darshan line. The ushers whose role it was to look devoted and keep the line flowing and pull premies up off Rawat's feet quickly with a minimum of fuss - a bespectacled Vic Marsh ushers. John Perry's head can often be seen bobbing about behind Durga Ji as he collects the donations and Lindsey Stockdale is keeping an eye on Rawat's back.

Workers In The Darshan Line: Vic Marsh
Workers In The Darshan Line: John Perry Collects the Donations
Workers In The Darshan Line: Lndsey Stockdale

The movie goes out on an inspirational high with some more darshan scenes.

Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Kissing The Feet of the Master: Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Durga Mata Ji (Marolyn Rawat) Give Satsang

Darshan scenes from TVTV Lord of the Universe documentary 1973

Guru Maharaj Ji is offering something more than they can offer and this is the love that never stops, that never ceases.

Lord of the Universe TVTV documentary

Blue Aquarius Song: Rock Me Maharaji
I was just a little child
Maya made my mind run wild
Then Guru Maharaj Ji smiled
And night time turned to day
I will give you peace he said
So at his feet I laid my head
So rock me Maharaji and roll me tonight
Rock me Maharaji and say it's all right
It's all right

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Lord of the Universe TVTV documentaryLord of the Universe TVTV documentary

Reporter: Some of the customs seem strange to us like darshan and people kissing Mata Ji's feet and we're wondering what it's like to have your feet kissed and what you think about during that?


Darshan in the Divine Light Mission (Shri Hans Productions) Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji? film of 1973

In late 2009 a former community audio/visual co-ordinator for Divine Light Mission was cleaning out his attic and contacted the Ex-Premie Forum to see if anyone might want the boxes of tapes, magazines and some 35mm films that he hadn't destroyed when ordered to in the early 1980's. The film quality had deteriorated during the 30 years but the films were professionally converted to DVDs.

The film has a 4 ½ minute section showing the darshan line at the Guru Puja (Guru Worship) Festival in England in 1973. Even in those days this was not done in London but in the country. It is the emotional highlight of the film and one of the most popular Divine Light Mission songs, At The Feet Of The Master, based on a poem by another former boy who was declared to be the return of Jesus Christ, Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him

The young Australian man in the middle of the middle picture is now an old Australian man who has long ago given up on Rawat and his "Knowledge."

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him

The darshan line is stressful. In the above right hand picture we see the young man in the brown coat bending over to make his donation. He has longish hair and has not had Holy Breath so this is his first time in the darshan line and he has to both pranam, kiss Rawat's feet and ask for Holy Breath by cupping his right hand behind his ear. Should this be before he bows and kisses the Lotus Feet of the Master, during or after or both, will he need both hands to steady his bow and hold himself while he kisses his feet, what if he stumbles and falls on the holy Lotus Feet and there are ushers, true devotees, pushing and pulling him as well. It might well take a miracle for him to become a true believer after all that.

Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaj Ji: By His Fruits You Shall Know Him
The Importance of Holy Breath
The Importance of Holy Breath
The Importance of Holy Breath

It's go go go around the Feet of the Master. On Rawat's left Mahatma Param Saphlanand and his henchpremies feverishly separate the three tons of fruit and veges being offered to the Lord Of the Universe that will be given back to the devotees as prasad from the valuable donations (especially money) that will go to Rawat Himself. Meanwhile on the right, Bob Mishler, President of Divine Light Mission and future Apostate Extraordinaire, helps out, chats with the Perfect Master and ensures everything runs smoothly.

Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing

Even the Perfect Master deserves a break and if someone doesn't get Holy Breath while Rawat chats, well it's just a lila.

By Their Sincerity You Shall Know Them
Even the Perfect Master deserves a Darshan break
Even the Perfect Master deserves a Darshan break

And after the tension comes the release and ecstatic bliss, or something reasonably close, for some and serious tears for others.

By His Darshan You Shall Know Him
By His Darshan You Shall Know Him
By His Darshan You Shall Know Him
By His Darshan You Shall Know Him
By His Darshan You Shall Know Him
By His Darshan You Shall Know Him


At the Feet of the Master    
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Waiting the word of the Master
Watching the Hidden Light
Listening to catch His Orders
In the very midst of the fight
I'm listening to catch His Orders
In the very midst of the fight

Seeing His slightest signal
Across the head of the throng
Hearing His faintest whisper
Above earth's loudest song.
I'm hearing His faintest whisper
Above earth's loudest song.

At the Feet of the master
Well you can really let it go
Let it flow
Cause we're all love
We're all love
We're all love, love, love
By His grace


Here is a video clip of a darshan line in Montrose, Colorado in July, 1972 from the film "Mysterious Miracles".
Bihari Singh collects the donations as the premies come to pranam to Maharaji.

Prem Rawat's Darshan Montrose 1972
Prem Rawat's Darshan Montrose 1972
Prem Rawat's Darshan Montrose 1972
Prem Rawat's Darshan Montrose 1972
Prem Rawat's Darshan Montrose 1972
Prem Rawat's Darshan Montrose 1972

Premies pranam to Maharaji's chair from Satguru Has Come, 1972

"In the summer of 1971, Guru Maharaj Ji arrived for the first time in the Western world. The sincere seekers of truth knew immediately that he was, in reality, the dispeller of darkness and illusion and the revealer of Light."
Satguru Has Gone

Darshan scenes from the DLM 1971 movie "Lord of the Universe."

On his 14th birthday the young Rawat is crowned with the regalia of Krishna and Arti is sung by Western and Indian premies

Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe

Raja Rawat cannot swing an arti tray and sing at the same time

Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe

We wish you the Happiest Birthday: Oh Lord we are not here to wish that we may be happy but that you may be; And we know that your happiness is that we remember you constantly. Forgive me.

Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe

The movie ends on an upbeat note with a fancy dress party, a darshan line, hippie dancing (as bad as it gets) and a slomo stroll in the woods, with the young Lord of the Universe followed by some worshipping premies all to the strident and inappropriate accompaniment of 'Bolero' by Ravel

Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
  Jacques Sandoz with camera
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe
Prem Rawat's First Film, The Lord of the Universe