Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Akkalkot Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj Darshan by Train from Bangalore

Solapur is well connected from Bangalore by rail. There are many trains & buses from Bangalore to Solapur. It is around 675 – 700kms from Bangalore depending on the train route.

Bangalore to Solapur Train Timings

Trains

There is Bhakta Niwas, recently built, for people who like to be comfortable, even during a pilgrimage. Here, the rooms all have attached bathrooms, and there are also large rooms for groups. The charges here start from Rs. 250.

Both the complexes have a vegetarian restaurant on the premises. The food is both cheap as well as tasty. The Swami Samarth Samadhi Devasthan, the temple housing the Samadhi is a small and neat place, calm and tranquil, transporting one back to the days of yore when the swami was alive. If one reaches the temple before 11:30 AM, one can perform Abhishek and puja of the Padukas of the Swami for as little as Rs. 25 per person. It is worth it, as one is allowed into the sanctum sanctorum, and can see the Samadhi and the Padukas up close. After 11:30, the Padukas are decorated and kept for viewing only.

Akkalkot is a Holy place of Shri.Swami Samarth Maharaj. It is located at a distance of 38 kms. by road from Solapur District headquarters. This Saint is believed to be the reincarnation of Lord Dattatraya. The Samadhi of this Saint is worshipped by the devotees. The Death Anniversary is celebrated on Chaitra Shuddha Trayodashi every year. Large number of devotees visit the place.


swamy samrth

The present temple is built around famous banyan tree. This is the same banyan tree sitting under which Shri.Swami Maharaj used to meditate and preach the followers. The temple consists of main temple, sabha mandap and accommodation. Annacchatra (free meals to devotees) is organized daily (two times in day) by temple authorities.

swamisamartha

Swami Samarth Maharaj sitting under banyan tree

The Swami Samarth Maharaj came to Akkalkot at the beginning of Shake 1779. The total period of reincarnation of Swamiji as the fourth Avataar of Shri. Datta is forty years of which he spent 21 years in Akkalkot.


samadhi

In and around Akkalkot, there are other minor places of interest like the ashrams and samadhis of various disciples of Swami Samarth. These places are not as popular as the main temple, but are worth a visit simply because the places have been maintained quite well, and are exactly as they used to be, and one can still feel the atmosphere that comes from years of meditation and penance. The best way to visit all these places is to hire a local auto driver as a guide. The chaps are only too happy to take one around the village for 50 Rupees.

shivpuri

Around 2 Km from Akkalkot is another place worth a visit for a traveler on a spiritual quest. The Shivpuri Ashram is a legacy of one of Swami Samarth's disciples, Shree Gajanan Maharaj (not the Gajanan maharaj of Shegaon), and his father, Shree Yogindra Maharaj. They were responsible for the revival of the ancient system of Agnihotra, or the maintenance of the sacred fire. The ashram is a serene place, with the Samadhi of the swamiji and his descendants and disciples. It is amazing how they have managed to popularize the age old concept of Agnihotra.

The holy Samadhi of Shri. Swamiji is loacated in the house of shri. Cholappa in the place already reserved for it before his bodily demise. This is known as Samadhimath.

The spiritual fearless slogan in marathi ‘BHIU NAKOS MI TUJHYA PATHISHI AAHE’ (Don’t fear, I am with you) is given by Shri. Samarth Swami Maharaj himself.

The name of Akkalkot Maharaj Swami Samarth comes in Shirdi Saibaba's Sai Satcharitha. Hence, All the sai devotees must and should visit this holy place of Akkalkot without fail atleast once during their lifetime and get the blessings of the great Datta Avatar Shri. Swami Samarth.

Finally, a very happy journey to all the saidevotees who are flocking to Akkalkot to have the darshan of Shri.Swami Samarth.

42 comments:

murali said...

Dear Sir/Madam,

At present i am staying in Nidgi, Pune. Planning to visit Akkalkot Maharaj temple. Could you please suggest me the ways how to reach?

me email id is: babu.venkata@gmail.com, please send response to my ID.

Thank you.

sowmya said...

Hi,
I am sowmya from bangalore.
i need Swami Samarth Samadhi Devasthan akkalkot temple address and contact details.
Kindly mail me at sowmyahebbar@gmail.com if you have.

Thanks a lot in advance.

pmk said...

I am staying in Mumbai & wants to visit Akkalkot & Tuljapur.I want to know how to book a room at Bhakta Niwas in Akkalkot.We are a family of three.
Pl guide me.My mailid is : pravinmk2004@yahooco.in

With best regards

Pravin Kulkarni

Raj said...

While going to Shivpuri, i had seen Raje Rai Math near A1 Chowk. Can you give me more details about that math.

Sai ankita said...

SAiram.....really its very much useful ... u have done great work....

Pratibha said...

Hello,

I'm planning to visit Akkalkot Maharaj temple,Pandharpur & Tuljhapur.I'm planning to come by train and get down at Solapur Rly. Station. I would like to know availability of Buses from Railway Stn. TO Akkalkot Maharaj temple. Is there any arrangement for stay.
How to make it to Pandharpur & Tuljhapur with minimum travelling.
My email Id is : pratibhagm@gmail.com
Please reply on the above mentioned id.
Thank You.

nivedita said...

Hi All
You can attend aarti of shree Swami Samarth in Bangalore itself, and its free of cost
Its on every Saturday 6pm
Maratha Mandal
Gandhi Nagar
Near Sagar Mall or Thribhuvan Theatre or near majestic.
Bangalore

If you want some contact numbers you tell me. Here we call it as Kendra and every body is a sevakary (means dedicated disciple of Shree Swami Samarth)

Its totally free of cost and its Dindori Pranit (just can check out www.dindoripranit.com )
We all gather here in Maratha mandal and perform Aarti to Shree Datta (Shree Swami Samarth)
and solicit our Seva. Here Old Sevakaries (very much experienced Auncle/Aunty) gives seva if we have any sort of problems.
And seva will be very simple ,you can offer at home only. like 20min chanting "Shree Swami Samarth" and chanting Kaalabhairavaastaka etc. they dont charge, its totally for the betterment of society. Many times trips will be there to Akkalkot and Dindori.
Dindori, a place near Nashik, Maharashtra., where Swami stayed after he took Samadhi in Akkalkot.
Now also you can find his presence and he blesses every one.

Please attend Aarti once and then find your experience. Its huge group of people from almost every profession.
Mean while you can contact and ask for more details, if you want the mobile numbers will send you.

Its only for your betterment not like money driven organization, you can also find the information on net or tv9 channel.

We do visit people and help them to get rid of their problems, not necessarily a person should have a problem to come , anybody can come and attend aarti for great experience. Aarti includes aarti of Lord Ganesha, Shree Swami Samarth, Gayathri maa and Lord Shiva. Its starts from 6pm to 7pm. You can reach the place at 5:30 pm, then can leave at 7pm.

We all work for It companies. Here any cast creed or anything does not matter only Seva matters. that too we do in the form of prayers and chanting.

nivedita said...

small correction in the above post, its www.dindoripranit.org
and address Maharashtra Mandal, Bangalore

Shona said...

Trupti

At present i am staying in Jejuri. Planning to visit Akkalkot Maharaj temple. Could you please suggest me the ways how to reach?
and contact person for bhakta niwas.
I am wedding my friend jejuri of the plan of Akkalkot Maharaj visit the route of the jejuri to akkalkot time of St. night and day 06/06/2010. pls send my email id details :- dr.trupti_pawar@rediffmail.com

darpantrupti@gmail.com

ashok suryawanshi said...

I'm planning to visit Akkalkot Maharaj temple,Pandharpur & Tuljhapur.I'm planning to come by train and get down at Solapur Rly. Station. I would like to know availability of Buses from Railway Stn. TO Akkalkot Maharaj temple. Is there any arrangement for stay.
How to make it to Pandharpur & Tuljhapur with minimum travelling.
suryawanshi_ashok@rediffmail.com

Shailesh said...

I am staying in Mumbai & wants to visit Akkalkot & gangapur.I want to know how to book a room at Bhakta Niwas in Akkalkot.We are a family of Six.Pl guide me.My mailid is : deep_kaps1@rediffmail.com

Dr. D Bhide said...

No one has posted contact information about Bhakta Niwas. I was finally able to get that information. The number to call is

Bhakta Niwas - 02181-221909.

There are rooms with private bathrooms (Rs. 250/night w/ 3-beds) as well as those with shared bathrooms (cheaper - probably Rs. 150).

RAMESHBABU VELIDI said...

Can anybody post hotel sagar phone numbers at akkalkot pleasew
ramesh velidi

JITENDRA said...

Dear Sir,
I am leaving in Pune.I want to visit "Shri Akkalkot" with one day stay in Akkalkot.Plz give me details how to book in "bhakta Nivas Kendra." My E-mail ID is jjbijam@gmail.com
Mob No.9561918420

JITENDRA said...

Dear Sir,
I am leaving in Pune Keshavnagar.I want to visit Akkalkot and stay in bhakta nivas kendra.Plz give me details how to book room.My E-mail ID jjbijam@gmail.com

angpal balhare said...

sir i'm frm nagpur i would like to visit akkalkoat please send me train information to my e-mail id angpal25@gmail.com

angpal balhare said...

which the train from nagpur to akkalkoat

Shree swami samartha sewekaries at bangalore said...

Hi Angpal,

Sorry for the inconvenience, but there is no direct bus from Nagpur to Akkalkot.
you have to come till Solapur near to Akkalkot by train No.11040 MAHARASHTRA EXP.
From Solapur you will get the bus to go Akkalkot.
Distance Between Solapur to Akkalkot is 36 KM(kilometers) and 975.26 meters.

TEJAS DESHMANE said...
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TEJAS DESHMANE said...

yes swami is there around us....
manapasun shradhha theva anubhav yenarch

SANDEEPDL said...

Yeterday i.e on 24th july we came back ater visiting akkalkot and gangapur.A very refreshing journey and came back with a refreshed mind and a lot of blessings from swami.

ABHISHEKPANDIT said...

IF I REACH AKKALKOT ROAD STATION WHAT IS THE MODE OF CONVEYANCE . ARE THERE MSRTC BUSES, TAXIS, AUTORICKSHAWS, TONGAS, CYCLE RICKSHAWS OR TEMPOS, ALSO WHICH WILL BE CHEAPER AND TIME SAVY

Shilpa Sawant said...

Dear Sir / Madam,
Namaskar.
I stay in Mumbai. I wish to visist Akkalkot Swami Maharaj temple. I will be grateful if you will guide me on booking arrangement to book room in Bhakta Niwas & room charges. We are a group of 6 people.
My email id : shilp9sv@yahoo.co.in
or shilp9sv@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Deepali Naik

Namaskar

I am from Mumbai but i have visit Shirdi then akkalkot can you pls guide me how to reach akkalkot from shirdi

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RAVIII said...

pl give me Akkalkot shri Swami Samarth Maharaj Bhakta Niwas telephone no.

RAVIII said...

Pl give me Bhakta Niwas tele no

vaibhav deshpande said...

dear sir /madam,
i m vaibhav deshpande from badlapur thne district i m coming 2 aklkote in next month so i want details about satying facility in aklkote i m cmn for one night sty over there
so please suggest me the booking procedure
my email id is rohan.deshpande9699@gmail.com ,please send responce on my id

rajendra said...

I'm planning to visit Akkalkot Maharaj temple,Pandharpur & Tuljhapur.I'm planning to come by train and get down at Solapur Rly. Station. I would like to know availability of Buses from Railway Stn. TO Akkalkot Maharaj temple. Is there any arrangement for stay.
How to make it to Pandharpur & Tuljhapur with minimum travelling.Also give me contact no. of bhakta niwas
My email Id is : rajendraghosalkar1@gmail.com
Please reply on the above mentioned id.
Thank You.

Anup Mapari said...

dear sir
i m anup mapari from Goa i m coming 2 aklkote in may month so i want details about satying facility in aklkote i m cmn for one night sty over there
so please suggest me the booking procedure
my email id is anupj4u@gmail.com

alka said...

I want to visit the akkalkot. i am from bombay.Kindly please guide me train or Airline how to reach at akkalokt and where to stay.
My name is alka.
My Email Id is
alkashah111@gmail.com
thank you
regards
alka
Shri swmi Samarth jay jay swami samarth.

aniket said...

Dear, sir

i planning to visit akkalkhot on 7th march so can u help to book room at bhakta niwas. we r three person one is me and other two r my friends two girls, so plz can u help me......
my mail id: ani.cadbury06@gmail.com
my name: aniket ghorpade

Rahul said...

No prior booking of bhakta niwas rooms for visits being made during saturdays and sundays. The allotment would be purely on first come first serve basis.

Shraddha said...
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Sanjay Chaudhari said...

I am staying in Mumbai & wants to visit Akkalkot on 10 Aug'12, Please let me know how to book a room at Bhakta Niwas in Akkalkot for one day 10 Aug'12.We are a family of three.
Pl guide me.My mailid is : sanjay.schaudhari@gmail.com
With best regards
Sanjay Chaudhari

vish4prtm said...

hi,
I am staying in Mumbai & wants to visit Akkalkot & Tuljapur.I want to know how to reach and book a room at Bhakta Niwas in Akkalkot.We are a family of five.
Pl guide me.My mailid is-
vish4prtm@gmail.com

VISHAL DARVESHI said...

Dear Sir / Madam,
Namaskar.
I stay in Mumbai. I wish to visist Akkalkot Swami Maharaj temple. I will be grateful if you will guide me on booking arrangement to book room in Bhakta Niwas & room charges. We are a group of 14 people.
My email id : vishal_darveshi@rediffmail.com
Mobile No.9833628962

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Venkatesh Muktawar said...

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am staying in Nanded. I wish to visit Akkalkot Swami Maharaj temple. I will be grateful if you will guide me on booking arrangement to book room in Bhakta Niwas & room charges.
My email id : venkatesh.limbgaonkar@rediffmail.com
Mobile No.9405378390

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Archana Pawar said...

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Dear Sir/Madam,

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rahul desai said...


i am staying in Mumbai & want
to

visit Akkalkot .I want to know how to book a room at Bhakta Niwas in Akkalkot and what is the tarrif and how to book [we are family of three ] husband, wife & daughter.
Pl guide me.My email id is : dreamdesign.rahul@gmail.com

With best regards

rahul desai

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