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Sant Eknath Maharaj Paithan - Biography

Biography Of Sant Eknath MaharajBorn in 1533 A.D. at Paithan
Lineage and earliest known ancestor Suryanvanshi Bhaskar Kulkarni, MhaisalGreatgrandfather : Sant Bhanudas Maharaj Grandfather : Chakrapani , Grandmother : Sarswati Father : Surynarayan , Mother : Rukhmini From 1545 to 1555 with this guru. Killedar Sant Janardan Swami at his residence on Devgiri hill fort. Sadhana and vision of Lord Dattatreya at Shulbhanjan mountain in 1553. Guropadesh (initiation by guru) on Phalgun, Vadya 6 th (6 th day of the second half of the twelth month according to Hindu calender) in 1553. Embarked on pilgrimage with his Sadguru in 1553. During the first lap of pilgrimage at Traimbakeshwar, at guru`s instance, commenced compositing in Marathi his first major works Chatuhshloki Bhagwat comprising 1036 verses in ovi form. On his return from pilgrimage, married to girijabai.

In their worldly life, the couple hailed.Nath as’Shantibrahma’ indescribable epitome of peace and bliss. Girija sa ‘ Shantisauta’ perennial holy river of peace and bliss Offsprings : Daughters – Goda and Ganga , Son- Haripandit

Writings : Major works - Eknathi Bhagwat , Rukmini Svayamvar, Bhawarth Ramayan (1 st half) Minor Works (Short Writings) - Philosophical subjects : Chatuhshloki Bhagwat, Hastmalak, Shukashtak, Swatmasukh, Anandalahari, Chiranjeevipad Compositions, aggregating over 75000 pieces, comprising - Abhangs, Poems, Gawalani, Bharuda Discourses, Stotras, Biographical sketche, aratis

Special events in regard to spiritual works : 

  • Rukmini Svayamvar in Uttar Kashi
  • Completion of Nath bhagwat – Marathi 
  • Composition on Bhagwat- in Kashi -Ceremonial procession of Nathbhagwat duty placed with honour on an elephant.
Inspirational deeds
Repair and rejuvenation of Samadhi shrine of Sant Dnyaneshwar (after perceiving a direction in a vision in his dream)
Editing Dnyaneshwari, restoring its original pwuity of theology and verbalization.

Attitude of treating every being with the same love, kindness and compassion.

Lifting and holding in his arms, a child, from the so called untouchable class. Getting her feet burnt on blistering sana.

Pouring “gangajal” , holy water of river Ganga, in the month of a donkey writhing in pain .

Feeding hungry people from downtrodden class with food cooked for the remembrance ceremony in honour of dead ancestors.

Inspiring the generd populace through:

Daily sessions of bhajan and kirtana

Nightly entertainment through bharuda, using popular yet intricate folkore or adage to convey profound human values.

Discourses on scriptures

Spreading path of bhakti :

Strengthened following of Bhagwat Dharma

Introduced nuance in practice of bhakti

Propagated through “Advait Bhaktisutra”

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