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Shri Swami Swaroopanand Temple pawas

A great saint, poet and spiritual Guru of modem time’s swami swaroopanand was born on 15th December, 1903 in Pawas (a humble village) at about 20 km from Ratnagiri. His full name was Ramchandra Vishnu Godbole. As a response to Mahatma Gandhi’s appeal, he dropped out of college and started practicing self-reliance, national education, home spun thread and Indian articles ‘use. He started a school based on national ‘grace of Guru’ by Ganeshnath alias Baba Maharaj Vaidya at the age of 20. He had participated in the non-co operation movement against the British when he won a student. As a result. … He was imprisoned at Yerawada Jail in Pune. He practiced the ‘Soham’ meditation in the jail which made his mind and body to get transformed al together. He met S.M.Joshi, Achyutrao Patwardhan, Shankarrao Deo in the prison who began referring to him ‘Swami’ once back to Pawas he created Literary and metaphysical works like Abhang Dnyaneshwari, BhawarthGeeta, Amrutanubhav etc. At the place he even went to an extreme to write II I have experienced death II [Mrutun pawalo amhi] and recorded his own experience of death with date. He was fortunate enough tosee Bhagwan Vishnu in person. Swamiji gave away his existence to the elements (accepted Samadhi) on 15th August 1974. There is a huge, beautiful and extremely clean temple at the same spot. The solemnity of the atmosphere in the temple offers mental peace to the visiting devotees. It is believed that, there is acontinuous and perpetual existence of swamiji at the temple. The temple has the facility of Bhakt-Niwas and Prasad. There is a Lord Ganesh Mandir in the village. Vishweshwar temple beyond the river along with Someshwar temple.

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