<h1>Shree  Swami Samarth</h1>

Short Biography of Shree Maharaj

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Meeting with VIDEHI (Disembodied) Shree Digambarbaba at Savarde (Chiplun)

During 1942, Shree Maharaj met Shree Ramchandra Narsimha Wahalkar alias Shree Digambarbaba at Sawarde in Chiplun Taluka. He comes from Shree Akkalkot tradition (religious sect). He was the disciple of Shree Gopalbua Kelkar, who was in turn the disciple of Shree Akkalkot Maharaj. He was a videhi (disembodied) saint. He used to rest on the surface of seawater for hours together and sometimes he also used to remain under water.

Shree Maharaj was blessed by the company of Shree Digambarbaba for about 5-7 years. Shree Digambarbaba had come to the house of Shree Maharaj at Ratnagiri once or twice. Shree Maharaj rendered full service to him. In the first meeting itself, Shree Digambarbaba recognised Shree Sadguru Baba Maharaj and said "Your Sadguru (preceptor) is very very great. But I shall give the love and affection of a mother"

Thus Shree Digambarbaba showered all the love and affection on Shree Maharaj. There is one temple of Shree Swami Samarth i.e. Lord Dattatreya at Sawarde. Whenever Shree Maharaj came to Sawarde, he used to put up alongwith Shree Digambarbaba Maharaj in the kitchen of the temple. Both used to sleep on the same coarse woollen blanket.

During one of these nights, Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj personally came and woke up Shree Maharaj. Shree Maharaj saw Shree Swami Samarth Maharaj , standing before him. His Divine Luster had spread everywhere :- Shree Swami Samarth was smiling and he was holding one lustrous marble (a small round playing stone) and the marble was rotating very fast between his fingers. Shree Swami Samarth kept that marble in a box and that marble started rotating still faster and started emitting Divine Lustre. After that, Shree Swami Samarth gave that box with the lustrous marble to Shree Maharaj.