Dera Sacha Sauda is a spiritual activity by which God is worshipped under the guidance of Satguru. This path of God realization has been coming down ages since the earliest times. Many saints and seers incarnated in this mortal world and inspired us to do this Sacha Sauda and became the guiding lights of spirituality. These saints and seers were knowers of this supreme science and tried to make this mystical subject easy for the common man. One such torchbearer of spirituality was Beparwah Shah Mastana Ji Maharaj who did the most noble of services to mankind by establishing in 1948 the spiritual college of Dera Sacha Sauda in order to save people from the complexities, malpractices and superficial rituals that had been afflicting religion and for the salvation of souls.
In 1960, Shah Mastana Ji Maharaj transformed his body of five elements into that of Param Pita Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj; or in other words the same Divine Light now began to work for the salvation of humankind in Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj’s body. Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj fulfilled this responsibility with great faith and took good care of the garden of devotees that HIS Holiness Guru had planted. Under the loving care of Param Pitaji, this garden flourished greatly and today it has begun to spread its fragrance to the whole of society.
HIS Holiness taught people who had wandered away from their paths the true meaning of life and living until the year 1991.
After that, His Holiness chose Hazoor Pita Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan as his successor in order that the devotees could be served and protected; meaning to say that the Divine Spirit in the form of Hazoor Pitaji again started taking care of Its souls. Today Dera Sacha Sauda is making progress in leaps and bounds. The number of its devotees has reached crores. Also, under the holy leadership of Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, Dera Sacha Sauda has become an incomparably effective social service organisation. This organisation that has transformed lakhs and lakhs of homes that had become hells, into heavens, has created many a record in the field of social service under the holy leadership of Hazoor Pitaji.
Providing water, food, clothes, etc. to the needy; reconnecting with society the tribals of Rajasthan who had been cut off from it and had been living the uncivilized life of our early ancestors, adorning them with the ornament of education, and assimilating them into civilized society; teaching people who were caught in the quagmire of drugs and crime the true purpose of their lives and reabsorbing them into mainstream society; reaching people who had lost their everything in natural disasters, wiping their tears, and doing everything possible to rehabilitate them in spite of the dangers and discomforts involved in such relief activities; organizing blood donation camps at regular intervals to supply blood to the ailing (for which the organisation holds two world records for the maximum units of blood donated in a day); organizing free medical treatment camps in villages and cities from time to time; helping girls from poor families to marry; constructing houses for the homeless; and helping provide education for poor yet talented children are some of the many welfare activities that Dera Sacha Sauda is carrying out with untiring zeal.
Under the holy leadership of Hazoor Pitaji, Dera Sacha Sauda in such a short period of time has accomplished as many tasks of human welfare as would have normally taken ages.