During his stay at Shirāli as the honoured guest of the Nāgarkattē family, Swami Shakarāshram's health failed rapidly. To the dismay of his devotees, his health took a turn for the worse and Swamiji became terminally ill.
"My children, the grace of Lord Bhavānishankara will always protect you. Follow all that has been taught without fear"
(-Translated from Konkani to Sanskrit).
With these words, Swami Shankarāshram died on the 6 day of the month of Ashwina in 1757. Swamiji's untimely death meant that he could not accept a shishya(disciple). This resulted in the community not having a guru to succeed Swami Shankarāshram. His samadhi is located in Shirali and is also called the Hodi Samādhi ('Big Samādhi' in Konkani)
Swami Parijñānāshram I
|Guru of Sāraswats
1720 – 1757
Swami Parijñānāshram II
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