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Narayan Maharaj
« on: October 07, 2010, 01:07:06 PM »

Narayan Maharaj (May 20, 1885 – September 3, 1945) was a Hindu Indian spiritual master considered by his followers to be a sadguru.

He lived in Kedgaon, India.

Narayan was born in Bagalkot in the Indian state of Karnataka. His father died when he was just 14 months old and his mother when he was four. He was then cared for by his grandmother.

He soon left home due to family quarrels, eventually seeking solitude in a Shiva temple.

His suffering in life advanced His implicit faith in Lord Dattatreya. There happened many other incidents in which He was saved by the divine grace of His Lord Dattatreya. Later as per the instructions of a Saint, He went to Gangapur for about 10 months, and achieved spiritual heights.

As a sadguru he traveled to many religious places including Varanasi, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Nepal, Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar, Rameshwar, Madurai, Chidambaram, Kanchipuram, Tirupathi, Ramakrishna Ashram, Calcutta, Bangalore, Mysore, Dwarka, Somnath and Mahabaleshwar.

Shri Narayan Maharaj was known throughout India for the many miracles that are associated with His life, but often said that the real miracle is changing himself. When Maharaj dropped His body the State of Mysore provided an aircraft for His body to be taken to Bet, but later it was decided to provide nearly two acres of beautiful land near a lake at Bangalore where His mortal remains are kept at a Samadhi.

Narayan often dressed lavishly and lived in a palace; he even had a silver throne. However, it is said that he was unselfish and that his compound gave continually to the poor. His motto was "Treat every one as God." Meher Baba contacted Narayan Maharaj in his youth and later said that Narayan was one of the Five Perfect Masters of his time. Narayan's samadhi (tomb shrine) is in Bangalore, India.