24th February, 2016.
DAY -7, 08-02-2016.
After the dharshan of Sri Bhimashankar, we continued our yathra to Pune to stay at Alandi, to catch the train to Hyderabad for our scheduled Dharshan of Sri Ragavendrar at Mantralayam. We stayed in the Sri Gajanan Maharaj rest house. It was almost a full day journey of which half by Train and half by bus. Since, we had enough time to catch the train, we had the early morning Dharshan of Sri Jnaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi mandir, which is on the banks of Indrayani river.
Saint Jnaneswara was born in the year 1193 AD and believed that he was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is the first person to translate Bhagawad Geetha in Marathi language with 9033 verses at the age of 21 years. He wrote mystical poems with very high spiritual standards which can be understood only by spiritual seekers at top end levels. He also composed set of poems which can be easily understood by common man to lead a peaceful life. Saint Jnaneshwara’s life itself was a full of misery if we look at it from empirical point of view. His father and mother attained jala Samadhi for his upanayana sanskar. He had done many miracles of which, one is he made a buffalo to recite Vedha. His younger brother Saint Namadev is the incarnation of Brahma, who made Shiva and the temple turned towards him by his Kirtan at Aunda Nagnath Temple.
Saint Jnaneswar Maharaj at the age of 22 went to Samadhi, near Sri Siddhesvara temple on the banks of river Indrayani. Every year His disciples and followers still carry his padukas, in a procession singing and dancing to Sri Panduranga temple at Phandarpur.
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Sri Jnaneshwar Maharaj Samadhi mandir
Sri Siddhesvara temple
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..........To be continued