Friday, September 12, 2008

Sri Brahmananda Maharaj

Most prominent among the disciples of Gondavalekar Sadguru Sri Brahmachaithanya Maharaj.

Sri Anantha Shastry,great Sanskrit scholar. with an intense desire to get a spiritual Guru, went to different places in search of the Guru. He had a dream that the Guru was then in Indore. Anantha Shastry went there and saw a saint surrounded by women, men and children discussing worldly problems. He was disappointed and returned to Venkatapur where he did penance . Then again he had a dream that he has missed his Guru at Indore. So, he went back to Indore.There he met Sri Brahmachaithanya Maharaj and surrendered himself to Him. Sri Maharaj asked him to do Sadhana on the banks of Narmada river. The food was just leaves and water. During his samadhi many snakes surrounded him. After the attainment of self-realization, he went to meet Sri Maharaj in Gondavali. Sri Maharaj deputed him to spread Ram-Nam in Gadag and Dharwar. He built Rama Mandir in Beldadhi. and at many other places. He had a large following of devotees. But, he knew no other God than Sri Maharaj and spread his message in Karnataka as no one else has done. He departed from his body in 1918 when he was 60 years old. His Aradhana is held on Bhadrapada Bahula Amavasya every year at all the Mandirs of Sri Maharaj.

His aradhana will be held on 29-9-08 this year.