Shree Swami Samarth- Shree Swami Samaryh Muths

1. Gaodevipada - Panvel 2. Brahmananad Marahaj Muth
3. Wada Khalil Muth (Muth Under Banayan Tree) 4. Joshi Buwa's Muth
5. Shree Rajerai Muth 6. Nagnath Sidhdh's Muth

Panvel Muth History

With advice of Nana Paranjape, a great devotee of Shree Swami Samarth, shree Sudhakar Gharat established a muth at Godevipada, Panvel. In 1978 Nana Paranjape published Samarth’s biography and GuruCharitra in English. He also published sahatranamavali[book containing 1000 names of God]. In 1988, with the advice of Shree Swami, Nana Maharaj brought the “Paduka” [impression of holy feet] of Shree Swami Samarth from Akkalkot to Panvel. Since then the padukas are being worshiped regularly.


1. About Gaodevipada Panvel Muth.

Panvel city is situated at Mumbai-Pune, Mumbai-Goa national highway. Previously Panvel was a harbor. Panvel city has historical background. Panvel not only has “Vajapur” and “Prabal Machi” market places but it is also has dense forest.  Rice and salt are the major sources of income in this area.

Shree Mahadev Gharat, a contractor got settled in Panvel city. Laxman Gharat was his son. Laxman Gharat and his wife Sitabai were well known couple in Panvel. On every Wednesday and Sunday the couple donated food and clothes. Shree Sudhakar Gharat was born in this generous family. He strongly felt he should lead a life of austerity. Finally he met Nana Maharaj and his search for Guru ended. While striding ahead in the field of spirituality one of his important aims was social work. He was worried regarding his objective of serving God.

In early days he tried to search guru. And he found Swmiji’s presence in his own house only. From that day itself, Shree Gharat started social service, religion service.

Swmiji’s service is being performed in this muth politely.  Devotees must visit this muth to experience the “tapcharan”. ShrreGuru himself has created his feet impression and is divinely present there.

Spiritual services of Swmiji’s are performed daily. Before building the muth, pet house and shenkhali (place where cow’s excretory products are stored) were located in that place. People staying near by used to throw waste products over there. And because of this that location was very much unhygienic and dirty. Mr. Gharat was staying near by. He along with some of his friends closed the pet’s house and then cleaned that place. In the place of shenkhali he planted “audamber” plant. He built stoop at that place. Every Wednesday people started to draw rangoli(A colourful design prepared using sand) on the stoop. He also started reading of holy books.

Many devotees are visiting this muth. This muth’s history is also interesting. Many devotees are visiting this muth. This muth’s history is also interesting. This muth is sacred place for every devotee.

2. Shree Swami Samarth Muth (Shree GuruMandir) Balappa alias Brahmananad Marahaj Muth.

In search of Guruji, one rich jeweler of Haweri village, dharwad district, Karnataka left his family at the age of 30 and came to Akkalkot by Murgod and Gandgapur road. By looking at his selfless devotion Swamiji made him to chant Ishta mantra. Next he blessed him and gave paduka (Foot impressions). He granted permission to build muth and said, “Put my paduka and build the muth. Plant many flower plants and create garden. Celebrate all the yearly festivals. And then you will get good results.”

After Swami’s Samadhi, Balappa renamed himself as “Bramhanand” and made publicity of Swami’s work through out Maharashtra. He also travelled himself to Bengal, Orissa, Mahakol, Rajasthan, from Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh and helped people to opt for spiritual path and good lives. After Swamiji’s Samadhi he successfully handled Swamiji’s work for 32 years.  In Akkalkot he built “Guru Mandir” muth. This muth is famous as Swamiji’s Jagrut(Swamiji’s live) muth. Ballappa was Swamiji’s favorite disciple same as Swami Vivekaanand was favourite of Shree Ramkrishan Paramhans. He left earth planet on 15th March 1910. That time he told his devotees final word. And that word was, Always do upasana (Devotee yourself to Guruji). Always give respect to Saints. Always do good work. Always speak good words.

From all disciples of Swamiji Samarth Balappa appears like a glorious star. Gangadhar Maharaj and Gajanan Maharaj worked in the muth after Balappa. In this muth Swamiji’s “dand”, “chati”, “kanthmani” etc. ornaments are kept. In this muth, festivals such as “Gurupournima”, “Datta Jayanti”, “Swami Jayanti’ etc. get celebrated. Rituals such as kakad aarti at 5:00 am, in the evening at sunset Agnihotra puja, in the evening from 7 to 8 shej-aarti are performed daily. Naivaidya (Food offered to the Deity at the temple) is offered at 12:00 noon and at 9:30 evening. In the evening naivaidya of milk is offered.

Swamiji has chain of his disciples. Balappa, followed by shree Gangadhar Maharaj and followed by Shree Gajanan Maharaj.

3. Wada Khalil Muth (Muth Under Banayan Tree)

Swami used to sit below the banyan tree. This place is now called as “VadaKhalil muth”. This muth was built in 1920-21 by Panch committee. Below banyan tree is a small pond. Water of this pond was salty. One day Samarth told his devotee Jotibha to take water from it and since then water of this pond became sweet. Even is famine water never gown down. But other rivers in same village have salty water. Due to Maharaj’s blessings Chollapa’s home well also got water. And its name was kept as “Kushawart tirth”. There is relation between this holy place and Nasik’s Kuwarth holy place. Once Samarth had thrown rudrakha(seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees) and follower in this place and then found it at Trambkeshwar, Nasik’s Kurwarth place.

4. Joshi Buwa’s Muth

At this place state minister Mr. Chintopant Tol was staying. Mr. Tol was devotee of Shree Samarth from Solapur. He daily offered 1000 tulsi patra(A holy basil is an herb)  on Swami Samarth’s feet. But due to Swami’s moody nature he could not do it daily. To avoid this Swami Samarth stood on wooden plate and made his foot impressions on it.  And Swamiji told him to offer tulsi patra(A holy basil is an herb) on those foot impressions. Those foot impressions and wooden plate is still present at this location.

5. Shree Rajerai Muth

In the city of Hydrabad, he was owner of big property. But he was ill. People told him to go to Akkalkot when he had lost all hopes to get cured. Due to the blessings of Shree Samarth he got cured. After that he was blessed by baby son. Hence he built one muth over there. It shows that, Akkalkot is a holy place. One should visit it at least once and get blessed by Shree Swami Samarth.

6. Nagnath Sidhdh’s Muth

In Akkalkot city there is lane called “Dabri”, muth of Nagnath Siddha’s is located there. Many great holy persons have visited that place. In same lane famous ramdas mauth is located and its name is Hakkyacha maruti.  In this muth, on advice of Shree Samarth, Ballappa Maharaj did penitence. In lane near to market place 12 jotirlinga(a shrine where the Hindu God Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam or "Linga of light.") of Shiv God manifested.

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