He appeared in physical body in 1970 in a cave that has been holy for thousands of years at the foot of the Kumaon Mount Kailash, across the sacred river Gautama Ganga from a remote village called Haidakhan
Some Haidakhan villagers saw him as an old man with a long white beard, others as a beautiful young man with no beard. He was seen in different places at the same time. He ate almost nothing for months on end for two or three years - yet his energy was boundless.
Around the year 1800 he appeared to villagers not far from Haidakhan, out of a ball of light, and in 1922, before a handful of followers, he disappeared into a ball of light. There are many recorded miracles - healing people, restoring the dead to life, feeding multitudes from a small portion of food, changing his form, being in two or more places at one time, feeding a sacred fire with water when oil was not available. But mostly, people flocked to him because they experienced him as a divine, wise, loving being far above the human level.