Man and Death: The Reincarnation of Shanti Devi

Man and Death: The Reincarnation of Shanti Devi

Man is “obsessed” with death and records dating as far back as our very own existence goes have proven this.

Stories like the reincarnation of Shanti Devi have stirred up even more complicated debates and confusion as man continues to probe into the afterlife.

Where do we go when we die?

The ever so important question without a definitive answer!

Different Sides The Same Coin

Muslims have a heaven, just like the Christians, but with slightly exaggerated perks like the 70 virgins when you die in a “Jihad” related cause.

Atheists on the other hand are a terribly divided house. Most of them believe that death is the end of everything.

However, a bigger number shares the Hindu’s belief in reincarnation.

The major difference of course being while Atheists don’t believe in the existence of an almighty supreme being, Hindus have a couple of deities; some of them like Lord Krishna being a reincarnation himself!

In fact Shanti Devi is on record saying that she saw Krishna when she died {Interview by Sushil Bose, 1939}.

So who is Shanti Devi and why is she special? Could she possibly be the answer to our deep search into the realms of death and the afterlife? Can we really get a second chance at life?


The story begins in Delhi, way back in 1926 where little Shanti is born to a normal middle class family. Everything is okay until she turns 4 and this can explain why her Gospel began in 1930.

“Do you know I have a husband and a son and my name is actually Lagdi? In fact I have a house in Mathura and I want to go back there and see my family…”.

Such an odd statement from a four year old who was before then known to stay silent by herself right?

Her parents think nothing of it until she insists on going to Mathura and back to the arms of her previous husband Kedar Nath.

Things take a surprising turn when a letter sent the address she keeps talking about is replied with all her claims confirmed.

Her parents later decide to pursue the issue and big names come into the picture. Mahatma Gandhi and half the Indian House of Representatives turn their attention to this little wonder who might hold answers to their strong reincarnation belief.

Shanti is taken to Mathura accompanied by an entourage of dignitaries who go on to confirm that indeed the little girl recalls details and people from her former hometown but this is not enough to convince the world.


A Swedish critic picks up his bags and heads to India to prove to the rest of the world that Gandhi and all the other “witnesses” might have ended up with flawed conclusions since it was clear they all shared the same views about life and religion.

It’s true that their investigation could have been biased and driven by the desperation to find elusive answers within their own religion.

But Sture Lonnerstrand later swallows his words and reports that Shanti appears to have Lagdi living inside her. Another confirmation and twist to a bizarre story…

Further Evidence

Yet more evidence is reported from several interviews and studies carried out by professionals like Dr. Ian Stevenson and relations from both families involved.

Several stories report that Kedar Nath begged to have some alone time with the 9 year old Shanti and she was able to describe their previous sexual encounters with vivid detail.

Apparently Lagdi suffered from arthritis and the couple had to become creative in the bedroom for things to work.

Shanti knew the positions they used during sex!

According to Kedar Nath, only Lagdi would have known such details since it was her who came up with the styles!

Was it okay that a grown man was allowed to discuss such intricate matters with a minor?

Well, even Gandhi thought it was fine; anything to get to the truth right….?

The above story is just one of the many afterlife accounts recorded in the history of man. The problem with getting hard proof about events that took place decades ago is the differences in versions told and the credibility of the sources.

So what do you think about the reincarnation of Shanti Devi? Fact or fiction?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

2 thoughts on “Man and Death: The Reincarnation of Shanti Devi

  1. You have a very interesting website! I love this article, I have heard about such stories before and I just can’t wrap my head around it. They seem so interesting, how a little child could know so much about someones life years ago. I heard that once the child grows up, they forget most of what they mentioned when they were young and don’t talk about it anymore. Have you heard this to be true?

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