Sadhu Sundar Singh – Story of Christian Sadhu

Sadhu Sundar Singh was born in 1889 in Patiala which is in Punjab, India. His family was very religious and raised him up teaching Hinduism and visiting temples regularly.  By the age of 7, he had memorized the Bhagvad Gita and by the age of 16, he had mastered the Vedas and also the Quran. Growing up Sunder attended a school conducted by the missionaries for some time but he was not at all interested in the Bible and resented it.

At the age of 14, suddenly his mother passed away. Sunder was very close of his mother. He was shattered by the loss. He was undergoing a major faith crisis in his life. He was looking for peace and truth. He was very confused in his mind and was sad. He even thought about committing suicide. He was never convinced that Jesus and his teachings were completely wrong and so he tore the Bible and would throw stones at preachers.

The Night that Changed Everything

It was a cold night of December in 1903 when he decided he would throw himself under the train, when the train Ludhiana Express passes by his home. That night he prayed several hours. He said, “O God, if there is a God, reveal yourself to me tonight.” The train was about to come early the morning. Suddenly the room filled with a glow. It was not dawn yet and Sunder opened the room and peeped outside. It was sheer darkness. He closed the door and the light grew brighter. While he was watching this he suddenly saw a figure appeared before him and he heard a voice say, “How long will you deny me? I died for you; I have given my life for you.He saw the man’s hands, pierced by nails. Sunder was astonished he was not at all hoping to see Jesus but some of the traditional gods whom he worshipped. Sunder realized the Jesus is still alive today and he fell down on his knees and prayed to him. He experienced amazing peace and joy in his heart which he has never experienced before. The vision disappeared but the joy and peace lingered in his heart. He was now changed forever.

In 1905, on his birthday, he was baptized in an English church in Shimla. At that time, he decided to become a Christian Sadhu, so that he could dedicate himself to the Lord. As a Sadhu, he wore a yellow robe, lived on the charity of others, abandoned all possessions and maintained celibacy. He was convinced that this was the best way to introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to his people since it was the only way which his people were accustomed to. In addition, he also wanted to be free to devote himself to the Lord. His family ostracized him.

He traveled extensively all over India and Ceylon. He visited Malaysia, Japan and China between 1918-1919. He also went to Western Europe, Australia and Israel in between 1920-1922. He preached in many cities; Jerusalem, Lima, Berlin and Amsterdam among others. Despite his growing fame, Sadhu Sundar singh retained a modest nature, desiring only to follow Jesus’ example: to repay evil with kindness and to win over his enemies by love. Towards the end of his life, he had many health issues due to excessive traveling. He wrote many books during these times. Following are list of some of the books he wrote. They were written in Urdu and translated by different authors.

  • At the masters feet (1922)
  • Reality and religion (1923)
  • Search after Reality (1924)
  • Spiritual Life (1925)
  • Spiritual World (1926)
  • Real Life (1927)
  • With and Without Christ (1928)

Finally in 1929, Sadhu Sundar Singh was on a trip to Tibet with some other traders. He had walked several miles beyond Badrinath on the snowy mountains. The road to Tiber is very steep and difficult mountainous trail. He was on this road and he never returned back. His friends went all the way to search him but never found him. Nobody knows exactly what happened to him.

Sadhu Sundar singh is called the “Apostle with bleeding feet”. He was a Christian monk, and his work and ministry to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in India and South Asian region is matchless. He represented Christ and Christianity in a Indian form. He was truly a Sadhu, who found his Salvation, only through life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, his Guru.

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  1. battula subbarao
    November 13, 2010

    bakth singh was a great bealiver,and legend

  2. May 15, 2011

    nice story, Jesus Christ saves and transforms our lives, love brothers.

  3. James Samuel
    September 22, 2011

    Very useful testimony. He is truly a man of God.

  4. NAKUL
    November 28, 2011

    Praise the Lord

  5. Sergei
    January 21, 2012

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ from India,
    Many times ago I try to get some good information about Sadhu Sundar Singh. I did translate the book ” Sadhu” (Streeter and Appasamy) into Russian and also a book by Phyllis Thompson named “Sadhu Sundar Singh”. Many people in Ukraine have an interest in his life because his life inspires us to live for Jesus Christ. Do you know about the newspaper “Nur (or Noor) Afshan” where were printed some Sadhu Sundar Singh’s articles? May I ask you to make for us copies of the newspaper since 1916, October 6 and 13? Please, help us!


    Sergei Loginov, Pastor
    P.O.Box 53
    UA-73040 Kherson

    • S.P. Silva
      December 2, 2016

      I think you better watch on you tube prophet Sadhu sundar selvaraj click “How to wait on God ” it’s a 4 parts talk.Thankyou Pastor God Bless you and your church!

    • Vijay
      March 31, 2017

      Hi Pastor Sergei, did u get the Nur-Afshan newspaper article by sadhu sunder Singh works?

  6. March 14, 2012

    sadhu sundar singh hindi story i want for ministry work

  7. Lav kumar GoHill
    April 25, 2012

    he had worked for god almighty.

  8. Navneet
    May 22, 2012

    I like this story.

  9. Priyesh
    February 24, 2013

    Praise God.
    Amazing story.

    June 19, 2013

    Pl provide a COPY of HINDI VERSION please

  11. August 6, 2013

    I Like his Ministry. He is The servant of GOd

  12. John Thomas
    September 13, 2013

    Dear Sir or Madam at Jeevan Marg:

    Just like Pastor Sergei Loginov from Ukraine requested, I would be very grateful if you could please email to me articles by Sadhu Sunder Singh in Nur Afshan of October 6 and 13, 1916. I tried to get it many ways but was not successful. I appreciate your help very much

    John Thomas
    Follower of Jesus

  13. jessi
    October 8, 2013

    story was super

  14. December 13, 2013

    praise the lord. thank you very much .for this testmony . i request you sir . plese write in telugu launguage also

  15. February 27, 2014

    God bless u I share a vision of my wife( a diplomat)who was lifted up in heaven on 2nd Jan 2014 and stood in front of the Most Holy throne and God spoke to her in loud and furious voice that go on Earth back and tell the people that something Unique will happen on Earth in May 2014 which never happened before. Save the people who wana be saved and leave the rest. She did not share this vision except me to anyone because already many people told this kind of vision but God had mercy and gave more time to the world to be prepared for heaven but this time He was not looking in the mood to give more time and Grace. So I wana share it with no discrimination of caste or religion, white or black, rich or poor, gentle or sinner, king or beggar. It is the Will of Lord Jesus Christ to tell the message of deliverance to everyone not any particular group of people. To the workers of Lord Jesus Christ, I request do it with the speed of racehorse not at the pace of snail or tortoise. Spend much money on big conventions and seminars not only on Sunday but 24×7 encourage each other. Don’t hate anyone but give the message of God to everyone. Don’t care the people what they say about you but seek the Lord,s Will. KL Angora .

  16. sankar
    May 19, 2014

    I have always wondered the inspiration received by those who had spread gospel in Theni – Tamil Nadu – particularly in the Andipatti hill area. They were young men struggling for daily bread but spread the gospel through their one man missionaries. I asked one of them and he fished out an old paper having a bio-graphy of Sadhu Sundar Singh.This was in 1978.

    Since then I have always thought of Sunder Singh and Christ during my difficult times- I am a common lay man and a non- baptised believer and a low-rung employee belonging to a ostracised community.I have never read the bible in detail, though the words of the lord have been spoken to me. This is also typed at a browsing centre.I happened to listen to a conversation on Sadhu sundar singh and requested the young men to express my opinion.

    There is a miraculous power thinking of him as a brother and praying to Christ.

    Best Wishes

    August 9, 2014

    mujhe hindi me testimony chahiye

  18. Jeebant
    December 30, 2014

    Dear Sir,
    I am a christian young man, living in udaipur, rajsthan, i need hind biography book let of sadhu sunder singh to distribute our hindu friends as gift, can i have those copies for this regards.

    In Him,
    Udaipur, Rajsthan

  19. Debdas Bhattacharya
    July 28, 2015

    Sadhu Sundar Singh is a great man.

  20. Bajrarangi kumar Soni
    September 8, 2015

    Mai Unki Seva se pravavit hu.

    October 23, 2015


  22. Rupesh
    April 3, 2016

    Very inspiring and genuine love for the Christ ………

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  24. panger pongen
    April 22, 2016

    Thank you for the story it helped me alot, he really was a man of faith an inspiration.

  25. sangita
    May 9, 2016

    If there is any book of sadhu sundar singh in Hindi , i would love to use it for the Hindi speaking community please

  26. Amit kamble
    June 1, 2016

    Hi ….Praise the lord
    I am Amit kamble From District jalna(Maharashtra )
    I am Very Much inspired From the Story of Sandhu Sundar singh and pandita Ramabai
    I Am Not So Rich But In my Hole life i wish to Do Some thing for this two Spirtual Saints I want to direct A Flim on This Spirtual Saints …

  27. Alet Rangshung
    June 23, 2016

    I’ve never come across like this story in life.. it really inspired me alot….

  28. July 27, 2016

    Awesome experience he had.
    I wish I had such with my Jesus Christ.

    • admin
      August 25, 2016

      So true.

  29. anitha.r
    July 31, 2016

    prise the lord ,Jesus help us to live with you

  30. cinderella
    September 12, 2016

    Its a wonderful story praise the lord sadhu sundar singh is a greatest man who s choice for greatest work

  31. rony
    November 7, 2016

    yes anyone can become like sadhu sunder singh…but we must have faith and we must follow word of god..and jesus calling should be there…

  32. rony
    November 7, 2016

    jesus calling

  33. rajat
    November 21, 2016

    He is a man of God.

  34. Sunilkumar
    December 13, 2016

    Good testimony he is a good man of God its story be come a change my goal’s I inspired his testimony, thanks my God bless u

  35. rajeshkumar
    January 9, 2017

    Praise the Lord Jesus

  36. Amiya kaunri
    March 16, 2017

    The story is very really inspired me for God s ministry .
    Praise the Lord

  37. Nehemiah Urailang Narzary
    March 20, 2017

    studied his life history in many seminars nice ….

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