Holy Pilgrimage – Temples in Maharashtra State
Shri Swami Samarth, Maharashtra
BiographyThe Swami himself said that he came from the Kardali forest. He reputedly visited places like Puri, Benaras, Hardwar, Girnar, Kathiawad and Rameswaram as well as China, Tibet and Nepal, and stayed at Mangalvedha, a town near Pandharpur in Solapur district, before settling down in Akkalkot. He came to Akkalkot in 1856 at the invitation of Chintopant Tol and stayed there on the outskirts of the town for 22 years. He stayed at Ganagapura, Karnataka for a long time where he delivered the Nirguna Padukas to his disciples and devotees before leaving for the Kardali forest.
It is popularly believed that his predecessor Shri Narasimha Swami went to Kardali and entered samadhi. He remained entranced for three hundred years: an anthill grew over him. One day accidentally a woodcutter cleared the anthill and found the yogi in meditation who resumed his teaching as Swami Samarth.
- The mantra of this tradition is; Digambara Digambara shripad vallabh Digambara
- The Siddha Mantra of Shri Swami Samarth is: SHRI SWAMI SAMARTH JAY JAY SWAMI SAMARTH
- The biography of Shrivallabh is in the in Shrivallabh Charitra
- The biography of Nrusimha Saraswati is in the Gurucharitra
Miracles of Shri Swami Samarth
- Scorpion Bite
- Snake Bite
- Appasaheb Bhosle’s Wife
Devotion of followers through MusicThere are thousands of songs and musical albums created in India by devotees and followers in devotion of Swami Samarth. The songs are in praise of the swami and the singer sings words which usually mean that the savior of ones pain and misery is Shri Swami Samarth. So the singer says, that to remove any hurdles in ones life one should start praying to Swami Samarth.
Om Tat Sat
(My humble salutations to the great devotees , wikisources and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )