Shri Gajanan Maharaj temple Shegaon – Get Spiritual

Posted On November 2, 2011 

Come to the land of Shegaon and see the Shri Gajanan Maharaj who is a saint of the Hindus. Shegaon is a town in the district of Buldhana in the state of Maharashtra. He is believed to be the three incarnations of the Lord Datta Guru. The other two incarnations are the Shri Sai Baba shirdi and the other guru Shri Swami Samarth, Akalkot.

In the year 1878, Shri Gajanan Maharaj was noticed in the region of Shegaon. People have apparently benefited a lot because of his simplicity, spiritual strength and knowledge. He had the cause of mankind in mind and attained Mahasamadhi in the year 1910 at this land of Shegaon. Today Shri Gajanan Maharaj has more than 30 million followers who come here to worship him.

Gajanan Maharaj Temple

Thus this small town in the tehsil of Khamgaon is very popular an famous for the Samadhi of this great saint Shri Gajanan Maharaj who is a mystical person. Accessed from the city of Nagpur, Shegaon today attracts tourists and other devotees to this place. The origins of this great saint is actually untraceable.

Gajanan MaharajIt is said that Shri Gajanan Maharaj lived most of his life in Shegaon. There is a magnificent temple in Shegaon, but today his devotees have built temples across the country. All the Hindus here consider Gajanan maharaj as a great sage with great powers of miracle. The Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Temple is today located on the Samadhi of this great saint. The is the biggest temple trust in the region of Vidarbha and is also known by the other name of “Pandharpur of Vidarbha”. Across the state of Maharashtra you would find people headed to this lovely temple.

There is the Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan Temple Trust is the organization which runs the everyday affairs of the temple. The Trust also has a many colleges, institutions and services under it.

Shri Gajanan Maharaj used to keep away from all the worldly attractions. He was good at yoga, psychology of birds and animals and is thus a Maha Yogi. He could read the mind of the people and was always ready to help anyone in trouble. He became a legendary phenomenon. He did a lot of good to people and his devotees thus steadily grew in number. There are innumerable Shri Gajanan Maharaj temple across Maharashtra. Shegaon is called the Bhu Vaikunth or the abode of Bhagwan Shri Vishnu on earth.

Entrance of Gajanan Maharaj Temple

There are some histories which say that the Maharaj actually ran away from his house as a child of 12 years. He is believed to have been born to Shahubai and Bhavaniram. It is also said that the original name of this saint was Gana Sable. Also it is said that this Maharaj spent some time in the Swami Samarth Ashram in Akkalkot for some time. This Maharaj is said to have spent a lot of time in the Akot jungles without any clothes on his body. He was in deep mediation when a nomadic woman touched his feet. Maharaj had great control and didn’t allow to get distracted. Thus was his power.

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