About: Sant Shree Nivruttinath Maharaj – Founder of the Warkari Sampradaya

About: Sant Shree Nivruttinath Maharaj – Founder of the Warkari Sampradaya

Sant Shree Nivruttinath Maharaj was born in the year AD 1273 (As per the Hindu Shaka calendar, the year 1195, Shrimukhsamvatsar, the month of Magh, Monday, 1st day of Vadya Paksha (waning moon)). He was an incarnation of Lord Shiva. His guru was Shri Gahininath. He met his guru while performing the Brahmagiri Pradakshina (Parikrama). The guru assigned him a task to make the traditional Vedic knowledge, which was in Sanskrit and the privilege of a few, to be available to the common man. So Shri Nivruttinath Maharaj ordered his disciple, Saint Shri Dnyaneshwar Maharaj to translate this philosophy into the Marathi language. Therefore Shri Nivruttinath Maharaj is considered the founder of the Warkari sampradaya. He took Sanjivan Samadhi at Trimbakeshwar, at the hands of Lord Panduranga and in the presence of great Saints like Saint Shri Namdev Maharaj. Shri Nivruttinath Maharaj took Samadhi in AD 1297 at the age of 24 (As per the Hindu Shaka calendar, the year 1219, the month of Jestha, the 12th day of Vadya Paksha(waning moon)).

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