Naja Jogia was a staunch devotee of Shriji Maharaj, who had unflinching faith. So much so that even in the face of immediate danger he never doubted that Shriji Maharaj was Bhagwan. This quality of Naja Jogia is highlighted by the following incident.
Naja Jogia had just moved to the town of Bhoyra with his family. Here, the village king, Vasur Khachar, was not a devotee. In fact, he hated Shriji Maharaj and his devotees because of their satsang activities and devotion to God. One day Naja went to Vasur Khachar and tried to explain the glory of Shriji Maharaj as God. Seeing a prime opportunity to disprove Shriji Maharaj and humiliate Naja, Vasur Khachar replied, “If Shriji Maharaj is really Bhagwan, then he should present himself here tomorrow. Otherwise I will break your kneecaps.”
At that time Shriji Maharaj was hundreds of kilometres away in the town of Visnagar.
Naja Jogia knew that the king was a cruel man and he would carry out his threat because of the blinding hatred he had for Shriji Maharaj. He began to worry, “How can Maharaj reach Bhoyra in one night?”
But friends, let us remember one of Gunatitanand Swami’s talks, “God always protects his devotees. Just as the eyelids protect the eyes, the hands protect the neck, a mother protects her child and a king protects his subjects, God protects us.” When his devotees are in trouble, Bhagwan runs to their rescue.
Naja Bhakta began to think of Shriji Maharaj and started chanting the Swaminarayan mantra. He had a firm belief that Shriji Maharaj is supreme Bhagwan and will protect him. Meanwhile, Shriji Maharaj came to know what had transpired and immediately jumped on to his mare, Manki, and galloped off towards Bhoyra. On the way, near Vadhwan, there was a river in flood. Walking over the waters, Maharaj reached Bhoyra early in the morning and sent a message to the king, “Naja Bhakta’s Bhagwan has arrived.”
Seeing Shriji Maharaj at his doorstep, Naja’s heart was overjoyed. Together, they went to Vasur Khachar’s court. The king was astonished to see Shriji Maharaj. By the grace of Shriji Maharaj, Vasur Khachar experienced samadhi. He was shown the pits of Narak and experienced great pain at the hands of Yamraja and his men. After some time, Shriji Maharaj brought him out of samadhi and Vasur Khachar immediatly fell at Maharaj’s feet, begging for forgiveness. The king begged Shriji Maharaj to initiate him into satsang. Maharaj did so, and revealed to all, the unwavering faith of Naja Jogia.