Biography of Shri Gajanan Maharaj:

Gajanan Maharaj refers to Shri Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon, also known as Sant Gajanan Maharaj or Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon. He is a revered saint in the Hindu tradition, particularly in the state of Maharashtra, India. Please note that details provided here are based on historical and cultural information, and for the most accurate and up-to-date information, you may want to refer to specific religious texts, biographies, or visit the official website of the Shegaon Sansthan.
Birth and Early Life - Sainthood and Spiritual Journey - Teachings and Philosophy - Departure of Shri Gajanan Maharaj
Biography of Shri Gajanan Maharaj

Birth and Early Life of Shri Gajanan Maharaj:

Gajanan Maharaj’s birth date is believed to be on 23rd February 1878 (Magh Vadya Trayodashi). His birthplace is Shegaon in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. His parentage and early life are not well-documented, and there are various accounts and legends surrounding his early years.
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Shri Gajanan Maharaj’s Sainthood and Spiritual Journey:

Gajanan Maharaj is regarded as a saint and a manifestation of the divine. He is often associated with miracles and is considered to be a compassionate and benevolent figure. Devotees believe that Gajanan Maharaj had a profound spiritual impact on those who came into contact with him.

Shegaon and the Temple:

Shegaon, where Gajanan Maharaj lived, has become a significant pilgrimage site. The Anand Sagar project, initiated by the Shegaon Sansthan, includes various facilities and amenities for the devotees, including a temple dedicated to Gajanan Maharaj. Pilgrims from different parts of India visit Shegaon to seek his blessings.
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Teachings and Philosophy of Shri Gajanan Maharaj:

Gajanan Maharaj’s teachings emphasize the importance of devotion, simplicity, and selfless service (seva). His philosophy encourages followers to lead a righteous and ethical life, with a focus on spiritual growth.


Gajanan Maharaj is believed to have left his mortal coil on September 8, 1910. Devotees commemorate this day as his Punyatithi or Samadhi Day.
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Devotees and Spread of Devotion:

Over the years, the devotion to Gajanan Maharaj has grown, and his teachings continue to inspire millions of followers. The Shegaon Sansthan actively works towards preserving and promoting the teachings of Gajanan Maharaj.
It’s important to note that the information provided here is a general overview based on historical and cultural sources. There may be variations in accounts and interpretations of Gajanan Maharaj’s life and teachings. For a more in-depth and accurate understanding, it is recommended to refer to authentic religious texts, biographies, or resources provided by the Shegaon Sansthan.
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