Originally this family belonged to Savlapur town near Amravati in the Vidarbha regionof Maharashtra. To prove their valour and seek prosperity they came to Chattisgarh andsettled down in Rajim, a small town near Raipur.Royal Family
Four Years before the birth of Shree, His Mother, Sonamata, had 14 divine visions and dreams.Unfolding the meaning of the visions, Her Guru, Shree Upasani Baba, had foretold to Her, that“The Light of the World is going to be born as Her Son”.Despite of owning spacious palaces in Rajim, Shree was born in a small house situated in the vicinity of the social outcasts. He would often say that though I was born in a royal family, I choose to be born in that place, because I have come here for them. I have come here to see that all such injustice, inequality and barriers are removed. I have come to bring Dharma, peace and happiness to the ones who have been kept away from it for thousands of years.
The Path of the Almighty Father, the Path of the Ancient Rishi’s…- Shree Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj is considered the fourth Incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. It is said that He performed severe Tapa (Austerities) and Sadhana for more than 300 years in the Shri Shailam forest in southern India. After completing His Sadhana, He travelled to the various holy places in India. Finally He appeared in the town of Akkalkot in the year 1856.
This Guru-Peetham' has the distinction of enjoying the tradition of Lord Dattatreya lineage of great Masters - beginning with Lord Dattatreya himself, followed by Shree Shripad Shreevallabh, Shree Narsimha Saraswati and Shree Swami Samarth. As a mark of his arrival in Akkalkot Shree Swami Samarth established a Seat of Dharma.
He was initiated into the highest order of Spiritual Practice by Lord Parshuram. Lord Parshuram in considered as the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is said to be the Chiranjeev Avatar (Immortal God-Head) and is said to have been the Guru of all the Avatar after Him. He was born to Maharishi Jamadagni and Renukamata. He belongs to the Jamadgani lineage, same as Shree.
In the year 1938, remaining invisible, the Lord had initiated Shree with the 32 worded Krishnashakti mantra in the sanctum-sanctorum of Guru Mandir.
Swami Samarth Maharaj had come to Akkalkot as part of a Divine plan. During His time in Akkalkot, Swami Samarth Maharaj had on many occasions predicted through signs and gestures that these ancient most practices will be revived from the Guru Peetham that He had established.
The first Day when Shri Swami Maharaj appeared in Akkalkot, He showed the vision of Holy Fire. His arrival heralds the beginning of the fundamental and positive change in the universal spiritual thinking. He performed a Yajnya in Jangam Math (a temple belonging to Lingayat community) at Akkalkot. He ordered His disciples to arrange 500 cow dung cakes over the Shivalingam. A holy Fire was made and cow's ghee, coconuts, wheat, rice were offered in it. When asked, “ Maharaj what are you doing?” He replied “I am performing Yajnya of my Deha i.e. outward body.“
“O travelers of Kingdom of Heaven, travel on Fivefold Path, path of Almighty Father, path of ancient Rishis, path of holy Prophets. Light, everywhere Light. No fear of the Day of Judgment, no cares, no anxieties. Bliss ever bliss. Sun is shining over New Era. Kingdom of Heaven is nearing now. O near at hand.”
“O travelers of Kingdom of Heaven, travel on Fivefold Path, the path of Almighty Father. Light, everywhere Light. Showers, showers of bliss all over. No fear, no anxiety, no danger of judgment. Freedom, ever freedom. Kingdom of Heaven is near, near at hand. Grace of Almighty be with you all. ”
“Grace be with you all, O travelers of Kingdom of Heaven. Light of the World has descended on Earth. Divine Light is spreading throughout the whole planet. Kingdom of Heaven is near at hand. Blessed are who saw the Light. Fortunate are who walked in Light, for they will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. OM”
“Showers of Love to all, O seekers of Eternal Truth, O travelers of Divine Path. Grace of Almighty Father which is in Heaven always be with you. Kingdom of Heaven is nearing now! OM TAT SAT“