Sri Ganapatrao Maharaj Kannur - Biography

Biography

Shri Samartha Sadaguru Ganapatrao Maharaj Kannur was born on 18 September 1909 on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi - Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi to a pious Brahmin family of Smt Saraswatibai & Shrimant Shivrampant Kannur, in a small village Kannur located in the Bijapur district of Karnataka, India. He had his primary and high-school education in Bijapur. He graduated in 1932 A.D., earning a B.Sc. (Mathematics & Physics) Degree from most revered Fergusson college, Pune. Since his early childhood days young Ganapati had a great inclination towards spirituality. At the age of 13 he was blessed and initiated by Sri S S Siddharameshwar Maharaj, who also accepted him as his disciple and guided him to the path of self attainment. At a very young age of 23, after completion of his graduation, he obtained the high status of a liberated soul which was an outcome of the devotion towards Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj. Who had given stringent directives to few of his selfless disciples, the directives were to wear ochre robes, to be devoted towards sadhana (Spiritual practice) and make it the sole objective of life, not to touch money, and live with only bare minimum necessities. The disciples chose the bank of river Krishna at Audumbar and carried out tapas (penance) for a year, strictly as instructed. Shri Ganapatrao Maharaj followed these commands sincerely and came out an emancipated personality.

Even being a graduate he decided not to take any service or job and wowed for the bow of celibacy throughout his life as not to get entangled in materialistic life. Sri S S Siddhrameshwar Maharaj left for heavenly abode in 1936 and after his demise Shri Ganapatrao Maharaj became firmly rooted in his doctrines and studied the Shrimad Dasbodh, Bhagavata, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads and other holy texts to attain the highest goal of his life - self liberation & self attainment.

The motto of his life was to propagate the principles Advait and preach the importance of gaining Liberation - Mukti in this birth itself and showing the path of self realization - Atmanubhuti to all who came to him. He was an individual with high intellect and who had a very simple lifestyle and had the immense ability of Loving all eternal humans without any differentiation of Religion, caste or creed. People were instantly attracted by his loving, peaceful nature and enlightening discourses those who all came in his contact were very much impressed with his simplicity, selfless state & divine aura, which earned him the reverence as “Shanti Bramha”. The small trickle of devotees gradually turned into a stream and later into an ocean. He carried on the mantle passed to him by his Sadaguru and strived for the upliftment of common people for a span of six decades. In common mans language he was Sagun Parabramha a Walking Talking God. To carry forward his spiritual work he founded the Shanti Kuteer Sampraday. At the age of 95 years on Monday the 20th September 2004 Shri Samartha Sadaguru Ganapatrao Maharaj dissolved his materialistic body.

Read more about this topic:  Sri Ganapatrao Maharaj Kannur

Other articles related to "biography":

Norman Foster, Baron Foster Of Thames Bank - Biography - Present Day
... Foster's earlier designs reflected a sophisticated, machine-influenced high-tech vision ... His style has evolved into a more sharp-edged modernity ...
James Branch Cabell - Works - The Biography of Manuel
... deal of Cabell's work has focused on The Biography of Manuel, the story of a character named Dom Manuel and his descendants through many generations ... The biography includes a total of 25 works that were written over a 23-year period ... Cabell stated that he considered the Biography to be a single work, and supervised its publication in a single uniform edition of 18 volumes, known as the ...
Virginia Woolf - Bibliography - "Biographies"
... three books to which she gave the subtitle "A Biography" Orlando A Biography (1928, usually characterised as a novel inspired by the life of Vita Sackville-We ...
Naoko Takeuchi - Biography - Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Involvement
... She showed up at the official conference with a fist up, meaning "good luck", in Act Zero ... During the time she worked on PGSM Takeuchi released no new manga. ...
Biography - Book Awards
... Several countries offer an annual prize for writing a biography such as the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize – Canada National Biography Award – Australia Pulitzer Prize for ...

Famous quotes containing the word biography:

    A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem.
    André Maurois (1885–1967)

    Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.
    Rebecca West [Cicily Isabel Fairfield] (1892–1983)

    There never was a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn’t be. He is too many people, if he’s any good.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)