It is told Baba Ji came to
Bachhretu Mahadev from Kurukshetra where he had come with saints
at the time of Solar Eclipse. There after Baba Ji came to Shaha
Talai and met 'Ratno Mai' - the epitome of 'Dwapra's old woman'
who had guided 'Mahakaul Baba Ji'. Thus Baba Ji was to compensate
but that old woman had done for Him in 'Dvapra Yuga'. So Baba Ji
took the most inconvenient work of Ratno Mai i.e. cow-grazing.
BabaJi made his shelter below a
Banyan Tree. He told Ratno Mai he would meditate below Banyan Tree
and graze the cows side by side. He asked her to leavethe bread
and 'Lassi' (mashed curd) for Him there for taking after
meditation. Baba Ji committed with Ratno Mai to work for her so
long she would remain satisfied. Everything remained smooth till
twelve years. People startedcomplaining the damage to crop field
by the cows by the end of 12th year
Shah Talai Temple Ratno Mai used
to ignore such complaints; but the complaint of village head man
broke the patience of Ratno Mai and she started rebuking Baba Ji.
At this, Baba Ji took Ratno Mai and village head man to the field
and on spot there was no damage at all. Everybody was taken aback
by this miracle.
BabaJi came back to His place of worship and asked Ratno Mai to
take back her cows and let Him go His way. Ratno Mai out of
motherly affection/attachment tried to persuade Baba Ji and
reminded Him about her providing Bread and Lassi for 12 years Baba
Ji responded that that had been coincidental and further affirmed
that coincidence would always be predestined. Baba Ji further told
that He has kept all the Bread and Lassi safely as He never used
them. By saying that Baba Ji threw away His 'Chimata' on the stem
of Banyan Tree and the breads supplied for 12 years came out. He
further forcibly threw the same 'Chimata' on the earth and spring
of Lassi started coming out taking the shape of a pond and the
place came to be known as'Shaha Talai'.
Vat Vriksh Tapo Bhoomi The word later the
'Hollow of Banyan Tree'. Nearby is a temple having the
images of Baba Balak Nath, Guga Chauhan and Nahar Singh Ji. The
soil of this placeis used as anti-worm for cattle-foot diseases