Shri Chakarapani Prabhu's – Shri Abasaheb Temple Phaltan

Shri Chakarapani Prabhu's – Shri Abasaheb Temple Phaltan
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Mahasthan Shri Abasaheb Temple. This temple is popularly known as “Shri Abasaheb Temple” at Phaltan, Maharashtra. In earlier times, this was the home of “Rambhaisa” [रंभाइसा]. “Rambhaisa” who was the stepmother of Shri Chakrapani Prabhu Maharaj and she was the sister of Chakrapani Prabhu’s real mother “Janakaisa” [जनकाइसा]. Rambhaisa brought Shri Chakrapani Prabhu at her home when Prabhuji was just one year old.
Shri Chakrapani Prabhuji stayed at this place for around 10 years.
Renovation of this temple was made using red/pink stones and this is one of the beautiful temple of Mahanubhav Pantha temples. This is Charanankit Sthan [चरणांकित स्थान] of Shri Chakarapani Maharaj.
Shree Chakrapani Maharaj was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in Hinduism and his teachings inspired in the formation of Mahanubhav sect.
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  • Posted on: April 16, 2016 8:00 AM
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Sarvadnya Shri Chakradhar Swami - The Divine Light
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Sarvadnya Shri Chakradhar Swami, born in Gujarat, Karmabhumi in Maharashtra, the divine light of Sri Chakradhar Swami sustained Sanatan Dharma at a difficult time in Indian history by spiritual galvanization & healing of the Indic society at large. Temples in his honour existed even in Afghanistan at one time.
There are three paths which lead directly to establishing a relationship with God. According to the authority of Shree Mad Bhagavad Gita these paths have been designated as
Sarvadnya Shri Chakradhar Swami told his disciples that the lord takes avatars in all four yugas. Same was said by Shree Krishna Prabhu in Shree Mad Bhagavad Gita: “Dharma Sansthaapnaarthay Sambhavaami Yuge Yuge”
Accordingly, there is not a time in this world when an avatar is absent. But he told of only five of the innumerable avatars, namely: Shri Krishna, Shri Dattatreya Prabhu, Shri Chakrapani Prabhu, Shri Govindaprabhu, and Sarvadnya Shri Chakrdhar Swami (himself). Even knowing of one avatar, and walking on the path lightened by him, can lead to the ultimate bliss (moksha). There were only five, because these avatars fell in the Guru Parampara. Govindaprabhu was the guru of Shri Chakradhar Swami. Shri Chakrapani Prabhu was the guru of Shri Govindaprabhu. Shri Dattatreya Prabhu was the guru of Shri Chakrapani Prabhu. Shri Dattatreya Prabhu and Shri Krishna are not said to have another avatar as Guru.”
About Shree Chakradhar SwamiHaripaldeva was born at Bharavas (Bharuch,present day Gujarat) as the son of a king named Vishaldeva & his queen Mhalani devi. Haripaldeva died due to fever at the age of twenty at which point, a widely believed reincarnation of lord krishna named Shri Chakrapani Prabhu from Phaltan entered the dead body of Haripaldeva after which he revived. The thus reborn Haripaldeva was a greatly changed personality who would become known as Shree Chakradhar Swami.
Contribution of the Mahanubhav Panth to Marathi LiteratureSri Chakradhar Swami’s biography “Leela Charitra” written by his disciple Mahimbhatta is one of the first known works in Marathi literature; Also, Mahdaaisa, one of pant’s earlier devotees is considered to be the first Marathi poetess.
One of the most important aspects of the philosophy propounded by him is asceticism. His fourfold teachings are: Non Violence, Celibacy, Asceticism and Bhakti.
LiteratureLeela CharitraLeela Charitra is thought to be the first biography written in the Marathi language. Mahimbhat’s second important literacy creation was Shri Govindaprabhucharitra or Rudhipurcharitra, a biography of Swami’s guru, Shri Govind Prabhu, in the form of 325 deeds. This was probably written in 1288, soon after the death of Shri Prabhu.
SatigranthIt was Nagadeva who systematized Mahanubhava. Mahadamba was a leading poetess of the movement. Besides Leelacharitra, Keshobas alias Keshavrajsuri has collected the Swami aphoristic vachans or actually spoken words, known as Sutrapath which is always on the lips of the follower of Mahanubhav.
Keshavrajsuri translated the some of “deeds” from Leelacharitra into Sanskrit in his work called “Ratnamala”. Similarly he has written in Sanskrit Dristantstotarm based on Dristantpath. The first Acharya of Mahanubhava Sect is Nagdevachrya or Bhatobas. His biography was written by Narendra and Bhaidevbas in about 1308.
There are seven works which have been written are known as satigranth and they are accepted by the followers of the sect. These are:
  1. Narendra : Rukaminiswayamvara (1292)
  2. Bhaskarbhat Borikar : Shishupalvadha (1312)
  3. Bhaskarbhat Borikar : Uddhavgita (1313)
  4. Damodar Pandit : Vachhaharana (1316)
  5. Ravalobas : Sahayadrivaranana (1353)
  6. Narayanbas Bahahaliye : Riddhipurvarnana (1418)
  7. Vishvanath Balapurkar : Janaprabodh (1418)

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Benefits of Chanting the Name of Shree Dattatreya Prabhu
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In the recent times, since spiritual practice and the rituals of shraddha/bhagti bhawna (Rites for the deceased) are not performed as before, most people face problems due to the subtle-bodies of ancestors. Only evolved individuals can advise if there is a possibility of a problem in the future or if an existing problem is due to the subtle-bodies of deceased ancestors.
To prevent problems or to overcome a mild problem, chant ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ daily for one to two hours. At other times, to prevent problems arising out of destiny and for spiritual progress, an average individual or seeker in the primary stage should chant the Name of his Kuladevata (Family Shri) as much as is possible.
If you are not fortunate enough to be guided by an evolved individual, then inferring that inability to find a suitable marriage partner, marital disharmony, inability to conceive, miscarriages, giving birth to a premature child, giving birth to a retarded or handicapped child, deaths in childhood etc. are problems which could be due to subtle-bodies of deceased ancestors, undertake spiritual practice as advised ahead.
If the problem is moderate in nature, chant ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ along with the Name of your Kuladevata for two to four hours daily. Also, go to a Datta temple every Thursday and perform seven circumambulations, and chant one to two malas of ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ in the temple. Do this for about a year. After this, chant three malasof ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ everyday.
By chanting the Name of Shri Datta in Pitrupaksha(The dark fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapad, when rites are performed for the deceased ancestors), the onward sojourn of the ancestors is faster. Hence, during this period, chant for atleast six hours (or seventy-two malas) daily.
Tirath SthalMahurgad, Maharashtra (MAHURGUD) is the famous place in the Mahanubhava Panth. It is the birth place of Lord Shree Dattatreya. This place is visited by thousands of Pilgrims throughout the year. Mahurgad is the one of the most important place in Daily rituals of Prabhu Shree Dattatreya #DandvatPranam
What does purans says
  • 1. The Bhagavata-purana and the Markandeya-purana, are the most authoritative sources on the Dattatreya-avatara and they identify Him exclusively with Lord Vishnu.
  • 2. Atreh patny anasuuyaa triin~ jajn~e suyashasah sutaan dattam duurvaasasam somam aatmesha-brahma- sambhavaan (Srimad Bhagavatam 4.1.15).
  • 3. The Vishnu-dharmottara Purana describes in great detail the iconographic details of the avatara-s of Lord Vishnu and here is the reference for Sri Dattatreya.
  • 4. Brahmanda Purana says–“Lord Dattatreya gave the memory of Vedas to the Vedamurthy Sree Brahma Deva Himself.
  • 5. The Upanishads Avadhutopanishad and Jaabaaldarshanopanishad mention that the philosophy is given by Shri Dattatreya.
  • 6. Upanishads and Puranas are openly telling and Guru avatharas are guiding us to recite Datta Nama Smaran.

Shri Dattaguru is always ready on his toes to reach those who remember him and shower his unbounded blessings on them. Come forward and recognize him and join his mission by serve him in the propagation of Datta Nama to make your materialistic life easy and create your path to reach the stage of SALVATION by glorifying the Glory of Lord Dattatreya.

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