The Indian Group claiming
Shri Dada Guru & Swarupanand's other heirs.
The Indian Background Index
Just like Prempal Rawat, there is an Indian group claiming descent from the gurus Swarupanand and before him, Dayal Ji. In fact they have the very same photos of these gentlemen that Maharaji himself has posted on his website at www.maharaji.org (in the 'Masters' section), where he states firmly 'This is the traceable history thus far'.
On these sites you will see that their 'Shree Dada Guru' is none other than Maharaji's 'Dayal Ji' aka 'Advaitanand' (same photo) also their 'Shree Nangli Niwasi Bhagwan aka 'Guru Maharaj ji' aka 'Swarupanand' is of course Shri Hans' guru (Prempal's father's guru).
Shree Nangli Sahib
Shree Nangli Niwasi Bhagwan
SHREE GURU MAHARAJ JI
The great work of renaissance of the world which was assigned to Sri Param Hans Dayal ji Maharaj by lord, keeping that selfless service as his goal, Sri Nangli Niwasi Bhagwan proceeded in the direction of revival and reawakening, successfully spreading the light of devotion and learning flowed from his mouth. ...
Shree 108 Paramhans Dayal Ji Maharaj
SHREE DADA GURU
Great people incarnate into this world to do some great work and for the fulfillments of some goal. Your incarnation was for salvation, impartiality, truthfulness and justifiable behaviors. You preached on preceptor devotion, sahaj yoga, theosophy and theology. The nature also bowed before you when the nectarous preaching flowed from your beautiful, lustrous and divine statue . There was no discrimination between rich and poor, high and low for you. ...
"The nondescript village of Nangli was sanctified in Dec. 1935 by the auspicious advent of the Holiest of the Holy Saint Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj, Who said of it, " Other places are my hermitages, but Nangi is my Guru Mandir, Gurudwara..... I will make it my permanent abode"." ....
Over a Century ago, his holiness the most revered Sadguru Dev Ji Shri 1008 Shri Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj came to live in the earthly abode on the holy land of India for her spiritual upliftment. He was born on the auspicious day of Basant Panchmi, the Ist Feb. 1884 at a small town of Teri, Distt. Kohat. North West Frontier, to the Fortunate parents, Lala Prabhu Dayal Ji and Ma Shri Radha Rani Ji. ...
The Spiritual Emperor, His Holiness Shri Param Hans Dyal Shri Swami Advaita Nand Ji Maharaj took to human form on a Sunday of 1846 at Chhapra (Bihar) in the house of Shri Tulsi Ram Ji. Since it was the auspicious day of Ram Navami, the Child was reverentially called as 'Ram Roop', 'Ram Yaad' or 'Ram Narain'. ...
On these websites there is a link to a 'Gallery' of all their favourite 'divine' personages. At the top you will see Dayal Ji and Swarupanand and below literally dozens of photos and details about the subsequent Mahatmas.
According to all these documents, it looks like when Swarupanand died he empowered all the named mahatmas (100s of them) mentioned on the web site to continue his work - without giving special authority to any particular leader. It is somewhat strange that Hans ji wasn't mentioned . However it is clear from the early DLM documents (reproduced on this site) that Shri Hans was a very controversial guru who attracted major opposition because, for example, he initiated women (which was unthinkable to some people). In fact DLM say that his denigrators went to considerable lengths to blacken his name - rather like EPO I guess - circulating 'tracts' etc. History repeats itself.
Furthermore, SHRI NANGLI SAHIB is clearly mentioned in the 'Sant mat book'. There is no doubt that Prempal Rawat and the Shree Nangli Sahib group claim the same heritage.
Beside the Shri Nangli Sahib/Sant mat tradition, the Radhasoami tradition is also claiming the same heritage, born with Swami Shiv Dayal (Shiv Dayal Singh), see David Lane's comments on this issue. Its is also very clear, according to David Lane (reported by Kirpal's personal secretary at Sawan Ashram in 1978), that Shri Hans had also been initiated by Sawan Singh of Radhasoami Beas in the 1920's.