Sunday, 14 October 2012

Minerva Hotel, Mussoorie



 Shri Nathji stayed at Minerva Grand Hotel in Kulri, Mussoorie, during those days of May, June, July and August 1941. He had booked rooms 5 and 6. Mahamateshwariji was not with him. For a while Prem Nath was with Shri Nathji at Minerva Hotel at Mussoorie,. While Shri Nathji was at Minerva Grand Hotel, he met an acquaintance of Gopal Kasera who was also staying at the hotel. The man received an inkling of inner sight from Shri Nathji and developed devotion in him. He had purchased a Remington brand typewriter on installments and he transferred the typewriter in Shri Nathji's name. Shri Nathji later paid the installments and became its owner. The typewriter was a divine instrument on which Shri Nathji typed thousands of words for the salvation of humanity. He typed in a miraculous manner – with only one finger of the left hand.
Finally Mateshwari also came and joined Shri Nathji at Mussoorie in September 1941. For some time they stayed together at the Minerva Hotel . Later, in September 1941, Shri Nathji and Mateshwari shifted to the Plevna Cottage adjoining Roxy Theatre in Kulri. 
The photo on the top right shows the main entrance which leads to the Minerva Hotel from the Mall Road.  When we intervied the present owner of Minerva hotel, Mrs. Pushpa Bahugana, whose photograph is given, we came to know that earlier Minerva Hotel, the Chruch and the neighboring Priya apartments were all part of a one common property of a Britisher and was known as Jura House. The present building of Minarva hotel was a large residential building of that Britisher. It was subsequently purchased by her father in law and converted into a hotel named Minerva. Her husband was in the army and was posted to different parts of India and took over the affairs of the hotel only after his retirement. She started managing the hotel only after the death of her Husband.
Below is the photograph of the church at night, which was once the part of the property of the Jura House which also consist of the Minerva Hotel and the adjoining Priya Apartments 

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