From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, it is really immaterial whether Shri Gajanan Maharaj was the disciple of Shri Swami or not as, both were the forms of Supreme Brahman, who appeared on earth to deliver and liberate the souls from the worldly fetters. In his lifetime, he performed many miracles such as giving a fresh lease on life to one Janrao Deshmukh, lighting the clay-pipe without fire, filling a dry well with water, drawing sugar cane juice by twisting canes with his hands, curing leprosy of a man, curing himself of the many bites of honey bees, etc. It is not known when he was born but his first known appearance in Shegaonperhaps as a youngster in his 20s, dates to February June Learn how and when to remove this template message. He is said to have made his first appearance on 23 February in Shegaon.
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He is said to have made his first appearance on 23 February in Shegaon. Das Ganu was born in Akolner, named as Narayan there by his maternal relatives. Moved to Ahmed Nagar where his father was based to look after property. There he was renamed as Ganesh and his grandfather started calling him Ganu. He stayed at Kapiltirtha for almost 12 years. He also clearly told that after Shri Gajanan Maharaj appeared in Shegaon and remained there, he had visited Maharaj 25—30 times.
Later Shivanand Saraswati left to perform penance in Himalaya and was never spotted again refer pages — of the above book for the detailed conversation of the author and Shri Shivanand Swami along with their photograph.
Some speculate that he might have in fact hailed from Sajjanghad, which was the place where Sant Samartha had lived. Divine existence and similarity with other saints[ edit ] There is no proper past history of Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon but in "Shree Gajanan Vijay" Dasganu Maharaj has mentioned that Gajanan Maharaj was calling some people as his brothers. Both were Paramahans Sanyasi, both were AjanBahu and many others.
Appearing in a human body was a mere pastime Leela of Shri Maharaj, as he is Brahmadnyani[ citation needed ]. Thousands of the devotees flock to Shegaon for his darshan and blessings. How he functions and transforms people from their vile, wicked ways into great devotees is really unknown. None in his earthly days ever saw him chanting any special mantra holding japamala etc. In the 19th chapter of "Shri Gajanan Vijay", he has clearly expounded the details of three paths, Karma, Bhakti and Yoga to reach God and declared that he was following the path of Yoga.
Appearances and divine powers[ edit ] According to a legend, a money lender named Bankat Lal Agarwal first saw Gajanan Maharaj in a "superconscious state" on 23 February on a street, eating leftover food which was thrown and thus spreading the message of food is life and food should not be wasted.
Sensing him to be not an ordinary man who needs food to eat but a Yogi, Bankat took him home and asked Maharaj to stay with him. In his lifetime, he performed many miracles such as giving a fresh lease on life to one Janrao Deshmukh, lighting the clay-pipe without fire, filling a dry well with water, drawing sugar cane juice by twisting canes with his hands, curing leprosy of a man, curing himself of the many bites of honey bees, etc.
During a public meeting on the occasion of Shiv Jayanti, the great freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak met Gajanan Maharaj. When Tilak delivered a charismatic speech, Maharaj predicted that Tilak would get a very harsh sentence by the British Raj. His earthly remains were buried and a temple in his name is built on his Samadhi at Shegaon. Maharaj was prescient and had predicted his time on this earth was close to getting over.
His devotees had started building the temple in his honour for some time before his Samadhi -din. In fact, his Samadhi mandir is just below the temple of Shri Ram.
It is said that Shri Gajanan Maharaj would routinely worship at the temple of Shri Ram during his lifetime. Shri Gajanan Maharaj was fond of smoking ganja in his chilam and is supposed to have also started a dhooni loosely meaning hearth, but representing a glowing chilum[ check spelling ] during his lifetime. The dhooni is still burning and is located very near the Samadhi mandir. At the time when he filled a dry well with water, the saint who had denied him water, saying all wells here are dry, Shri Bhaskar Maharaj Jayle, later went on to become his big devotee.
There is an umbar tree just near the temple of Hanuman and it is said to have been in existence since the days of Shri Gajanan Maharaj.
Shivshankar Patil is the head of the trust  and well known in India for his administration and management of the temple, bhojan kaksha, engineering and management college, Anand Sagar project and many other institution run by the trust located at Shegaon managed by Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan Shegaon affiliated to Amravati university. This college is one of the best institutes for engineering education in Vidarbha region.
The Anand Sagar project is also developed by the trust over acres for tourist with all facilities at nominal rates. It is one of the largest amusement places in Maharashtra. The temple is famous in Maharashtra for its clean, neat, tidy environment and polite and respectful behaviour of the sevakas of Gajanan Maharaj trust who work there just for seva.
Shegaon is on main line -Mumbai-Howrah route. Most of the trains which are going to Howrah stops min at Shegaon.
Samuktilar Appearing in a human body was a mere pastime Leela of Shri Maharaj, as he is Brahmadnyani. There is a peepal tree just near the temple of Hanuman mmaharaj it is said to have been in existence since the days of Shri Gajanan Maharaj. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In fact, his Samadhi mandir is just below the temple of Shri Ram. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This college is one of the best institutes for engineering education in Vidarbha region.
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Grotaur Retrieved 10 October None in his earthly days ever saw him chanting any special mantra holding japamala etc. It is said that Shri Gajanan Maharaj would routinely worship at the temple of Shri Ram during his lifetime. Retrieved 11 August From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Maharaj was prescient and had predicted his time on this earth was close to getting over. The early life history of Gajanan Maharaj is maharwj his birth date is unknown. Shree Gajanan Maharaj took Samadhi on 8 September Thousands of the devotees flock to Shegaon for his darshan and blessings.