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"भिऊ नको मी तुझ्या पाठीशी आहे"
Akkalkot Swami was a spiritual guru of the Dattatreya tradition. His temple is even known as Vatavruksha Swami Samartha Temple due to the presence of the Banyan tree.हे"
Shri Swami Samarth (also called Sri Akkalkot Swami Samarth) is considered as extension of the fifteenth century incarnation of Lord Dattatreya, namely Shrimad Narasimha Saraswati.
It is mentioned in the holy book of Shri Gurucharitra that Shrimad Narasimha Saraswati entered into mahasamadhi in Kardalivana in 1458. He stayed in Samadhi for over 300 years and emerged from samadhi because a woodcutter accidentally cut through a tree and hit Shrimad Narasimha Saraswati (or Sri Swami Samarth). This awakened Shrimad Narasimha Saraswati from the prolonged samadhi. That divine personality is now known as Shri Swami Samarth. After emerging from samadhi Shrimad Narasimha Saraswati (Shri Swami Samarth) traveled all over the country.
During Shrimad Narasimha Saraswati’s travel, he became popular by various names at various places. Thus at one place he was known as Chanchal Bharati and at another place he would be called Digambar Swami.
As he traveled and stayed at various places, he became the Guru (preceptor) of many great souls like Shree Ramkrishna Paramahansa, Shree Saibaba of Shirdi, Shree Shankar Maharaj, Shree Gajajan Maharaj of Shegaon etc. Finally he settled down at Akkalkot (Maharashtra State) and stayed there for 22 years from 1856 A.D. to 1878 A.D. and thus came to be known as the Akkalkot Niwasi Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj (the great sage of Akkalkot).
Here he enlightened many disciples, such as Shree Dev Mamledar, Shree Balappa
Maharaj, Shree Cholappa Maharaj, Shree Nrusimha Saraswati Maharaj of Alandi, Shree Ramanand Beedkar Maharaj of Pune etc.
Therefore, Shri Swami Samarth is considered as Avatar (incarnation) of Lord Dattatreya.
Shri Swami Samarth lived for over two decades (22 years) at Akkalkot, mainly at the residence of his disciple Cholappa, where his Samadhi and shrine are now located. The shrine complex, The Vatavruksha Mandir, which also encloses the banyan tree beneath which the Swami would preach his message, is the hub of devotions for his followers
Sri Swami Samarth was an epitome of wisdom and knowledge and is considered an Avadhoot: Maha-Yogi possessing great spiritual powers.
He was always muttering mystic 'Mantras' or words that very few could understand. He expressed oneness with all creations. The splendor of Shri Swami Samarth and his glorious mission became more fully manifest, after his arrival in town of Akkalkot in Maharashtra.
Sri Swami stayed in Akkalkot, for 22 years till his Mahasamadhi, showing the common man the path to the God. Swami Samarth is known to have performed several miracles for his devotees.
Our Social Responsibility -
1. Establishment of Shri swami Samarth Devasthan’s Trust.
2.The Trust of Lord Swami Maharaj Devasthan’s was established in the year 1952 to perform social activities which have been beneficial to the society.
Bhakt Nivas -
One can visit this temple which is one of the main pilgrim centres in Maharashtra. It attracts moredevotees during Datta Jayanti and Guru Purnima.
Shishu Vihar/ Montessori -
For the welfare and upliftment of poor kids the trust opened Shishu Vihar (Montessori)
SVSMD’s trust had resolved to get built a hospital equipped with all modern facilities mainly catering to the needs of the down trodden population in the vicinity of village Akkalkot. However a 24 hours Free Dispensary was run to provide medical aid to the needy villagers.
For making the rural area students well versed in case of technical field, The trust established polytechnic college in the year 2009 Many Students from rural area are completing their diploma being placed in well-known companies or higher education.
One more thing that is to be shared is the trust provides free mess facility for hostel students.