Biography

Darshan and Blessing of Shri Dnyaneshwar Maharaj

(Chapters from biography of Shri Gulabrao Maharaj by Shri Sharad Kopardekar).   21. THE TERRIBLE FAMINE OF 1900 A. D The financial position of the family of Shri Gulabrao Maharaj was not very satisfactory. Patilbuva and the stepmother of Shri Gulabrao Maharaj lived beyond their means. There were differences of opinion among the three brothers. … Continue reading Darshan and Blessing of Shri Dnyaneshwar Maharaj

Brush with Mahanubhav Sect, Theosophy – and Arsenic!

  (Chapters from Shri Gulabrao Maharaj's biography in English by Shri. Sharad Kopardekar.) 13. INITIATION INTO THE MAHANUBHAV SECT The grandmother of Shri Gulabrao Maharaj was a follower Of the Mahanubhav sect, a particular religious group in Maharashtra. When Shri Gulabrao Maharaj was at Loni Takli, Shri Karanjkarbuva, an old saint from that sect had … Continue reading Brush with Mahanubhav Sect, Theosophy – and Arsenic!

Gulab Becomes Shri Gulabrao Maharaj

MEDITATION Gulab would meditate at night regularly for 3 to 4 hours. He would start his meditation after others had gone to sleep. One night, when Gulab was meditating as usual, Bhikabhau, a neighbour, came to his room. He had just returned after attending the late night "Kirtan", the session of devotional songs in the … Continue reading Gulab Becomes Shri Gulabrao Maharaj

Gulab at Loni Takli

  5. GULAB AT LONI TAKLI Savitribai loved Gulab with all her heart. But her sons and daughters-in-law (the uncles and aunts of Gulab) looked on him with disfavour. They did not like that Savitribai should have brought this blind child to stay in their house. They were all greatly displeased. They all ill-treated Gulab … Continue reading Gulab at Loni Takli

The Purpose of His Life – in His Words

A beautiful conversation between Maharaj and a friend occurs in the sixth part of Maharaj's works (Suktiratnavali Yashti 6th). It offers insight into what Shri Gulabrao Maharaj thought about the purpose of his life. Q: Who are you? SGM: I am Saint Dnyaneshwara’s daughter and Shri Krishna’s wife. Q: What is the purpose of your … Continue reading The Purpose of His Life – in His Words

A Chronicle of His Life (Continued)

1904: Shri Gulabrao's literary genius in full flow - lectures on myriad spiritual topics; commencement of pilgrimage to Alandi; observance of austerities meant for women; composition of 'Rukmini Swayamwara' 1905: Formally married with Lord Shri Krishna; received Shri Krishna's and Saint Dnyaneshwara's paadukaas for worship; daily worship commenced; first meeting with Narayan Pandit - who … Continue reading A Chronicle of His Life (Continued)

Shri Gulabrao Maharaj: A Chronicle of His Life

Shri Gulabrao's life, though short (like Swami Vivekananda, he lived for just 34 years), was eventful, and the following are just a few of the milestones in his life. Born on 6th July 1881 (Ashadha Shuddha 10) as Shri Gulab Gonduji Mohod to Shri. Gonduji and Sou. Alokabai Mohod at Loni Takli near Amravati, Maharashtra … Continue reading Shri Gulabrao Maharaj: A Chronicle of His Life