Discovery Channel documentary on breatharian Prahlad Jani

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On June 26, 2006, The Discovery Channel aired a documentary featuring Prahlad Jani – a man who has not eaten food nor water for over 60 years. Dr. Sudhir Shah hypothesized that Prahlad Jani is receiving nourishment from the sun – similar to the sun yogi Hira Ratan Manek.

For 10 days, Prahlad Jani was observed in strict isolation and by continual video monitoring. His body and health were measured internally and externally by a team of medical doctors and scientists, led by Dr. Sudhir Shah. Dr. Shah has also studied the sun gazing yogi Hira Ratan Manek during his 411 day water fast in 2000-2001.

Prahlad Jani explains that he receives his nourishment from a substance that is produced from a hole in the roof of his mouth. This substance is called amrit or amrita in numerous yogic texts. Amrit is a Sanskrit word that literally means “without death”. More commonly amrit has been translated as the “divine nectar” or “drink of the gods”. Many advanced yogis and sun gazers also claim to have experienced the amrit substance, which is thought to be secreted by the pineal and pituitary glands when activated by advanced yoga practices.

This video clip is taken from The Discovery Channel‘s documentary titled “The Boy with Divine Powers” that aired on June 26, 2006. This video focuses on Ram Bahadur Bomjon – a boy in Nepal who has been called “The Buddha Boy”. Ram Bahadur Bomjon has also displayed the ability to live for prolonged periods without food or water.

Update: Prahlad Jani is featured in the film In the Beginning There Was Light.  Watch the entire film here.


The first 4 minutes 25 seconds feature Prahlad Jani.



This short video clip is taken from The Discovery Channel documentary “The Boy with Divine Powers”. To view the entire documentary, use the links below.

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Prahlad Jani is also featured in the film In the Beginning There Was Light.  Watch the entire film here.


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SunYogi said:

on March 11th, 2009

According to Yogic science, semen exists in a subtle form throughout the whole body. It is found in a subtle state in all the cells of the body. It is withdrawn and elaborated into a gross form in the sexual organ under the influence of the sexual will and sexual excitement. An Oordhvareta Yogi not only converts the semen into Ojas, but checks through his Yogic power, through purity in thought, word and deed, the very formation of semen by the secretary cells of the testes or seeds. This is a great secret. Allopaths believe that even in an Oordhvareta Yogi, the formation of semen goes on incessantly and that the fluid is reabsorbed into the blood. This is a mistake. They do not understand the inner Yogic secrets and mysteries. They are in the dark. Their Drishti or vision is concerned with the gross things of the universe. The Yogi penetrates into the subtle hidden nature of things through Yogic Chakshu or the inner vision of wisdom. The Yogi gets control over the astral nature of semen and thereby prevents the formation of the very fluid itself.

The body of a man who is truly an Oordhvaretas has the scent of a lotus. A man who is not a Brahmachari, in whom gross semen is formed, may, on the other hand, smell like a buck goat. The semen dries up in those who practice Pranayama seriously. The semen-energy ascends up to the brain. It is stored up as Ojas Sakti or spiritual energy and comes back as Amrita or nectar.


guest said:

on May 4th, 2010

you dont have to do anything to believe in something. reason is the slave of emotion. it didnt affect the ancestors who believed that earth was flat. sat on a tortoise


Man Has No Food Or Water For 70 Years... - My Les Paul Forums said:

on May 10th, 2010

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Luiz Arnaldo said:

on May 11th, 2010

Há muitos casos como este na história e no mundo atual. Na India há milhares que praticam a Sunya Yoga (olhar para o sol) que objetiva curar as doenças. Não comer é apenas um subproduto secundário e sem importância à escolha do praticante. . Santa Tereza Neuman foi um desses casos. No livro “Autobiografia de um yogi contemporâneo” do grande mestre yogi Yogananda, há outras citações. Em julho vai vir para o Brasil o Sri Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) cujo evento que estou ajudando a realizar.
Eu faço a prática do HRM há um ano e consegui fazer 235 dias e faltam 35 para terminar. Olho direto para o sol nas horas seguras do nascente e poente (1 hora). Comecei olhando 10 segundos no primeiro dia e aumentando 10 por dia segundo o Protocolo HRM. Hoje, 10/05 olhei por 39 minutos. Quando chegar a 45, termina. Quem quiser mais informação escreva no Google HRM ou Hira Ratan Manek, ou sungazing, ou solarhealing, ou entre nos sites de mesmo nome.
Abraço atodos. Quem quiser mais informação segura o site está aurorizado a dar o meu email


deonandia » The Man Who Does Not Eat said:

on May 16th, 2010

[…] military, to validate his claims.  This is not the first time Mr. Jani has made the news, as the Discovery Channel made a documentary about him back in […]

Paul said:

on May 24th, 2010

Where is he taking the energy to move/speak from? Wikipedia: “The law of conservation of energy is an empirical law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time. A consequence of this law is that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be transformed from one state to another. The only thing that can happen to energy in a closed system is that it can change form, for instance chemical energy can become kinetic energy.”


Pedro Rios said:

on May 28th, 2010

I am very iberested in sun gazing and breatharianism.


SunYogi Reply:

You’ve come to the right website. is the internet’s largest sungazing website with over 300 articles. A new article is added almost every day. Enjoy!


dimple said:

on July 17th, 2010

plz tell me prahad jani address


Sooryayog said:

on July 19th, 2010

Sun shall enlighten the entire humanity in the coming years . We shall all unite under the Sun and begin the march to perfect divinity. Kindly also put the link to Suryayog Foundation as well on ur websites. We are also helping thousands into realising the power of sun . We have been active for the past ten years in india and abroad under the guidance of Sun and Yogi Suryaji. All the best to establishing a Solar Civilisation


Mikey said:

on September 21st, 2010

60yrs of not eating?? …come on that isn’t even possible! Somebody is sneaking him food.


manuela ferreira said:

on October 15th, 2010

gostaria muito de trocar emails com Luiz Arnaldo sobre o sungazing..pois eu estou a fazer já ha 75 dias (dois meses e meio)..agradeceria muito o contacto (email) de Luíz Arnaldo.
Tudo de bom


chanseroo said:

on December 31st, 2010

Kabbalah (Kabbalah FAQ) is the esoteric form of Jewish mysticism. It reveals hidden mystical insights from the hebrew bible (Tanakh) and offers you an insight into the divine or your divine nature.

Kabbalah literally means “to receive’ This refers to the custom of handing down the esoteric tradition by oral transmission, and is nearly allied to “tradition”. Kabbalistic works offer a frame work for a a philosophical reconciliation of how the existence of a good and powerful God is compatible with the existence of evil in the world. The Kabbalah uses the kabbalistic Tree of Life


Melatonin | Secrets In Plain Sight said:

on July 24th, 2011

[…] without food and water. Read about him in BBC and ABC articles. The Discovery Channel even made a documentary about […]

When is said:

on April 23rd, 2018

He is really an extraordinary and living legend.


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