year of birth : 1908 | place of birth : Gulbarga, Karnataka
parents : Narayan Rao and Kamalabai Deglurkar
siblings : Trimbak
nationality : Indian | teacher/guru : Samarth Ramdas
occupation : Saint
“ Salvation is in the hands of the Guru. Unswerving faith in Guru's words is sufficient to achieve the highest..”
“ A spiritual aspirant who seeks to realise supreme bliss should never turn his mind towards outside worldly objects. His relentless endeavour should be profound contemplation, unswerving concentration and bliss absolute. It is natural for aspirants not to cause grief to others in thought, word and deed”
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Sri Shreedhara Swami Maharaj (7 December 1908 – 19 April 1973) was a prominent Marathi-Kannada saint and religious poet in the Hindu tradition. Shreedhar Swami was a devotee of the Hindu god Ram and a disciple of Samarth Ramdas. Sri Shreedhara Swami Maharaj was born in a Brahmin family to Narayan Rao and Kamalabai Deglurkar on 7 December 1908 in Lad Chincholi, Karnataka.
Whose pre-monastic name was Shreedhar Deglurkar, was one of the foremost Spiritual Leaders of modern india who dedicated his life for the spiritual upliftment of hundreds of thousands of indians. Considered by many to be an incarnation of Dattatreya,.
In a lifetime spanning over six decades, Shri Shreedharaswami toured the entire length and breadth of the country preaching the core principles of Sanatan Vedic Hindu Dharma (core philosophy of Vedanta), before establishing an ashram at Varadpur in Karnataka in 1954. Here he erected the Dharma Dhwaja which serves as a permanent reminder for all Hindus to persist in their endeavors towards revitalizing Sanatan Vedic Hindu Dharma. Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visit his Shrine at Varadpur to seek spiritual inspiration.
In the year 1954, saint Shridhara Swamiji from Sajjanghad of Maharashtra came and established his hermitage (Ashrama) here to continue his spiritual sadhana. His tapas and sadhana attracted many spiritual seekers and devotes from different parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. In the year 1973 the Swamiji left his physical body. A Samadhi was constructed here, even today many devotes visit this Ashrama to learn Vedas, Upanishads and Sanskrit classes and to seek the blessings of Swamiji.
The secret to salvation, as revealed by his master, became the motto of his life. The secret being the trinity of work, Perseverance and meditation (karma, Upasana and Dhyan) through which the common man could achieve the state of salvation. As the saying goes, “the Good always over-powers the evil”, the evil of baseless criticisms and other odds that came his Shridhar's way, was over-powers by his greatness as the most devoted Bramha-Nishta which was accepted by all his contemporary saints and sadhaks. Swami Shivananda, Swami Chinmayananda, Shri Gulvani Maharaj, Swami Swarupanand, Satya Sai Baba, Shringeri Sankaracharya, Shri Karpatrikarji to name a few.