Meeting with Swami Bhrahmanand

Sarswati Dhyan Gufa of Brahmanand Swami

Sri Aurobindo had darśan of Swami Brahmananda at his ashram. During his stay in Gujarat he went to Chandod for the last time. He had been there twice or thrice before, during his stay at Baroda, with K.G. Deshpande and others. On one of these visits, at Karnali, near Chandod, he saw Swami Brahmananda. At the time of leaving the Swami, each one who was present did pranām (bowing). Brahmananda generally kept his eyes closed and those who bowed used to get up and leave. But when Sri Aurobindo did pranām and looked at him, he found Brahmananda with his eyes open looking full at him as if he saw something extraordinary or as if he recognised somebody. Sri Aurobindo once said that Brahmananda’s eyes were very beautiful. It seems that by 1906 Brahmananda had passed away and on his last visit Sri Aurobindo met Brahmananda’s successor, Swami Keshavananda.

Gangnath Mahadev Ashram:

Gangnath temple -Chandod,

History of Gangnath Mahadev Ashram The great sage Markandeya tells Yudhisthira to go to the Kahlori tirth which destroys all the sins. The Kahlori tirth is presently known as Gangnath Mahadev Ashram is situated on the Northen bank of the Holy river Narmada 2 Km from Chandod in district of Baroda state of Gujarat. Gangnath is famous from ancient times being the seat of the immaculate syayambhu linga known as Gangnath Mahadev. Most of it’s recent fame could be traced to the time Sri Brahmanandji settled here. After attaining spiritual enlightnment he developed this holy place by constructing Gangnath Temple, Saraswati Gufha, Dharmshala, Goshala, Stairs to Narmada and other projects.

Sayajirao Gaekwad, the Maharaja of Baroda and his five ancestors were the followers of shri Brahmanandji and used to visit him frequently.

Swami Bhrahmanand statue in the temple

Yogi Shri Brahmanandji was of very simple nature compassionate at heart both for saints and familymen, rich and poor. He used to give shelter to the pilgrims & parikramavasis and offer them meals, clothes, treatment, nursing and other services. There are many stories of his acts of Yogvibhuties. From different opinion it is believed that he lived atleast 240 years.

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Shree Gangnath Mahadev Ashtram
Shree Gangnath Sanshtan Ashram Trust
P.O.: Chandod, Taluka – Dabhoi,
Dist.: Vadodara (Baroda) State: Gujarat,
Country: India. PIN/Zip code: 391105.

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