Shri Upasani Kanya Kumari Sthan – Foundation Laid by Shri Upasani Maharaj

Shri Upasani Kanya Kumari Sthan – Foundation Laid by Shri Upasani Maharaj

Shri Upasani Kanya Kumari Sthan – 5 km approx. from Shirdi at Sakori – an ashram, an institution for Bramhacharin (unmarried) girls to learn Sanskrit (language), Vedas, and perform puja and Yagya.

Shri Upasani Maharaj was born on the 15th of May 1870 and came from Satana village near Nasik (Maharashtra) stayed at Lord Khandoba Mandir, Shirdi for four years with Mahalaspati – The priest of the temple, and later became the disciple of Saibaba.

In late 1917 he visited Sakori (a few km away from Lord Khandoba Mandir, Shirdi) and laid the foundation of an institution Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan where young Bramhacharin girls could learn Sanskrit and Vedas.

Shri Upasani Maharaj’s first disciple was Godavari Mata (1914-1990). Godavari Mata was 10 years old when she started living in the ashram. She was born in Shegaon (the residence of Saint Gajanan Maharaj), Akola District (Maharashtra) on 24th December 1914.

After appointing Shri Sati Godavari Mataji as his spiritual successor Shri Upasani Maharaj attained samadhi in Sakori on the 24th of December 1941. Godavari Mata attains samadhi on the 11th of August 1990. She named no successor. Samadhi of Shri Upasani Maharaj and Godavari Mata is within the premises.

There is a yagna mandap (a hindu delubrum at which offerings are placed twice a day). Seven times a year during all major Hindu festivals such as Ram Navami, Guru Purnima, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc. yagna is performed.

It is said after visiting Sakori; Shirdi Yatra (tour) is completed.

There is a drumstick tree within the institution premises planted by Shri Upasani Maharaj. Lord Ganesha‘s visage can be seen which appeared miraculous. Devotees’ worship and wishes are granted. Dattatreya temple is opposite the Ashram.

And the message – This Place as Vaikuntha and The Glory of Intellect.

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