Jangli Maharaj



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Janglidas Mauli,Om Gurudev, Vishwatmak Om Guru, Gurudev Jangalidas Maharaj
Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Avadhoot, Meditation, Bhakti, Advaita Vedanta
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
Unknown
Place of Birth: 
India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Descendant Gurus: 
Other Related Gurus: 
Gurudev Jangli Maharaj

Biography

Vishwatmak Gurudev generally known as Jangli Maharaj, a name given by the common man during his time, is said to have incarnated as the Universal power by Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh. This Universal power Vishwatmak Gurudev Started his work for the downtrodden and meditated deeply in the forest i.e. Jungle & that is why he was called as Jangli Maharaj by the common man passing and seeing him. Vishwatmak Gurudev visited Karadga, Nerla, Rethere Harnaksha and made these places as holy and pious places. Lastly he came to Bhamburde today's Shivajinagar and went in deep meditation in the jungle of Bhamburde.

In his last phase of rigorous meditation he gave Guru Mantra (Ceremony of making disciple) to one of his devotee known as Tekawadekar Maharaj and told him that, "I will continue to work in my next incarnation i.e. will take rebirth". He also gave the sign of identification of his second incarnation. This sign was Swastik Darshan and in 1890 A.D. Vishwatmak Gurudev i.e. Jangli Maharaj left for next destiny.

In Mumbai there was a boy who was very fond of Spirituality and always use to meditate. His parents were happy to know this fact but were also worried that he may leave them, so for safety they use to put him in a locked room. This was at his age of nine. One fine early dawn this boy was taken out through a small opening of the door by the Universal Power i.e. Vishwatmak Gurudev alias Jangli Maharaj and was given "Vishwatmak Darshan" i.e. actual visualization of Almighty. That nine year old boy is known to people as "Janglidas Maharaj" ( Now called by the name "Vishwatmak Om Gurudev") i.e. this name was thrust upon by the mass but the real name given by his Sadguru Vishwatmak Gurudev is OM GURUDEV.

During his first incarnation Vishwatmak Gurudev (Jangli Maharaj) was asked by Universal Power (Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh) that what will be your next incarnation called or named ? After this question Vishwatmak Gurudev opened his closed fist and many flowers flew from his hands to land writing a name "OM GURUDEV". Hence Sadguru Janglidas Mauli is now called as OM GURUDEV. This name (Identification) could not come in to existence for some time because of his innocent devotees, but recently one of his very close disciple had a very inspiring dream instructing him to call his Sadguru as Om Gurudev.

Already many years back Om Gurudev was in practice as the word of greeting between devotees and so all were happy to know that they were already calling their Sadguru by his original name "Om Gurudev
At the age of sixteen Om Gurudev came to Bhamburde at Pune and took Swastik Darshan which was the sign given by Vishwatmak Gurudev in his first incarnation to Tekwadekar Maharaj. Tekwadekar Maharaj identified the sign and was profoundly happy to see and meet his Sadguru. After taking Swastik Darshan Om Gurudev was given Guru Mantra and was asked to go to Yeola in Nasik district. A great saint Swami Muktananda Maharaj had practiced tapsya (Meditation) in the same place. Om Gurudev started his tapsya at the same place and meditated for eleven months in a closed room without food & water. After that he traveled barefooted on a pilgrimage of whole India & also made Narmada Pradakshina & took the work of human welfare according to his Guru's will and wish.

The first task he took was the reconstruction of the old temple at Divshi, Tal. Patan, Dist. Satara. Later on he reconstructed the temples at Karadga Tal Chikodi District Belgaum and at Nerla Tal.Walwa Dist. Sangali. He started satsang through which he gave the Godly message that God lives in our Heart and is attained through meditation.

Gurudev Jangli Maharaj finished his divine work and took ' Samadhi ' at
Bhamburda - ( Shivajinagar , Pune ) in 1890. To continue his work Gurudev Janglidas Maharaj Incarnated and visited the places wherever Jangli Maharaj had set up Ashram. At last he came in the Ashram of Nerla in Sangli district .

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