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» Sreepada's Birth
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» Importance of Sreepada Charitramurtum
» Shri Sadguru Prasanna [Chitra Nakshatra, Shani Pradosha, Anagha Laxmi Nakshatra, Bramhakamal]
» Anagha Devi Worship
» Why Pithapur is Important
» Karma and its removal
» Shri Datta Avtar's
» Rakhi Poornima
» Sadesaati (7.5 years Phase)
» What God can do for Devotees
» Parayan Of Book
» Siddha Mangala Stotram
» Pictorial Book on Sreepada
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Mahur (Mahurgad), is a well known religious place and a birth place of Lord Dattatray, which is visited by thousands of devotees and pilgrims throughout the year. The ancient Mahurgad Fort constructed in the 12th century, is just two and a half kms. from the place. There are many temples in Mahur like Anusaya Temple, Kalika Temple. The most important one is the temple of Renuka Devi, which has a special place in the Hindu pilgrimage. A big fair is held here every year on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dassera).

Shri Narsimha Saraswati Gurumaharaj is the 2nd avatar (incarnation) of Lord Dattatreya. Born in Karanja, He travelled far and wide in what are now known as the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. He achieved Sainthood and performed several miracles. He imparted spiritual knowledge to his disciples, many of whom themselves attained Sainthood.

The Gurumandir Temple conducts several major events to celebrate the various avatars of Lord Dattatreya. Over the past 70 years, Gurumandir has become a nucleus for religious and social welfare activities in the North Maharashtra (Vidarbha) region.

Karanja is located in North-Central Maharashtra in Washim District. It lies just off the main State Highways connecting Shegaon, Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Aurangabad, Nanded, and Adilabad. It is just 30 kilometers from the main Central Railway line from Mumbai to Howrah (via Nagpur).

The nearest broad-guage railway stations to go to Karanja are Murtijapur and Akola. These are located on the rail route between Mumbai and Howrah (via Nagpur).

Dharamshala (Lodging/Boarding House) The Gurumandir Temple Trust operates a Dharamshala (Lodging/Boarding house) for out-of-town visitors to the temple. This is located just across the temple and is free of cost to the devotees.

Temple Priests
It is not uncommon for the temple priests to invite visitors to stay at their homes for short periods of time. Please provide advance notice of your visit so arrangements can be made.

Train No. Train Name From CST To Mahurgad
2105 Mumbai Gondia Viddarbha 19.10 pm 05.05 pm
2809 Mumbai Howrah Mail 20.35 pm 07.00am
8029 Lokmanya Tilak Shalimar 21.05 pm 08.40 am
Train No. Train Name From Shegaon To Thane
8030 Shalimar Express 18.35 pm 04.09 am
Train No. Train Name From Akola To Thane
2106 Godha Mumbai Vidaebha Express 20.30 6.10
2810 Howrah Mumbai Mail 18.50 5.25
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