Shri Kshetra Darshan
The Main Math (Temple) in shri kshetra Ganagapur where Shri Guru used to Stay is known as Nirgun Math. Which is situated at bhima river at center of the ganagapur village . This Nirguna Math is adorned with the shri Guru’s Nirguna Padukas . Which is given by shri guru about 550 years ago to his disciple and said him to perform Trikal puja in Math. There is a Holy Tree of Ashwattha in the Nirgun Math (Temple). Shri Kshetra Ganagapur is a Holy Place of Lord Dattatreya and the place is very important in datta sampradaya due to shri guru’s “Nirgun paduka”.
The Kshetra Importance was explained by Shri guru and it can be seen in Shree Guru Charitra Adhyay (chapter) 48 . There is an Assurance from Shreeguru that he would forever abide at Shri Kshetra Ganagapur and go round the village for ‘Biksha’ at 12:00 noon is literally true even today. Offering “Madhukari” to the people at Ganagapur and taking Biksha from atleast 5 houses is having very importance at this Holy Place. Even today also, the process is continuing and the devotees are having faith that Lord Dattatreya is taking biksha everyday at Shri Kshetra Ganagapur. Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati Swamy confirmed the same and it can be seen in Gurucharitra Adhyay (chapter) 21-22. Shri Guru's Words to All His Devotees: Vasathi Rani Sangamasi Jati Nitya Bikshesi Taya Gangapurasi Madhyana Kali pariyesa.
Nirgun Math :
The Main Temple in Ganagapur where Shri Guru used to Stay is known as Nirgun Math. This Nirguna Math is adorned with the Nirguna Padukas.There is a Holy Tree of Ashwattha in the Temple (Nirgun Math). Shri Kshetra Ganagapur is a Holy Place of Lord Dattatreya and the place is very important “Darshaneeya kshetra”.
The Kshetra Importance was explained by Shreeguru and it can be seen in “Shree Guru Charitra”. There is an Assurance from Shreeguru that he would forever abide at Ganagapur and go round the village for ‘Biksha’ at 12:00 noon is literally true even today. Offering “Madhukari” to the people at Ganagapur and taking Biksha from atleast 5 houses is having very importance at this Holy Place. Even today also, the process is continuing and the devotees are having faith that Lord Dattatreya is taking biksha everyday at Kshetra Ganagapur. Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati Swamy confirmed the same and it can be seen in Gurucharitra Adhyay (chapter) 21-22.
Shri Guru's Words to All His Devotees :
Vasathi Rani Sangamasi Jati Nitya Bikshesi Taya Gangapurasi Madhyana Kali Pareyesa.
Shri Siddhivinayk Chintamani Ganapti
The idoal of Chintamani Ganapati can be seen in the inner west side of Nirgun Math.This idoal was installed by Shri Guru when the disciple was started to re -construct the Nirgun Math about 550 years said by researchers.
Bhima - Amrja Sangam at Ganagapur
Sangam Kshetra is a Meeting Point of Bheema and Amaraja Rivers. Sangam is like Prayaga. Lord Sangameshwara at the Sangameshwara Temple here is like Mallikarjuna at Shrishailyam (as said by Shri Guru himself while explaining the Importance of Ashta Teertha). The Importance of Sangam was explained by Shreeguru and it can be seen in Shree Gurucharitra. Who ever takes a bath in Sangam, he/she will free from his sins and his wishes will be fulfilled.
There is a Temple in Sangam in which the Shree Narasimha Saraswati Swamy performed the anusthana (The Main Temple of Trimurti). The `Shila Padukas' of Swamy are here.
Audumbar Tree at River Bhima –Amrja Sangam
The Audumbar Tree is situated at River Bhima and Amarja Sangam and is Extremely Holy. In shelter of Audumbar Tree many devotees perform the Parayan of Shree Gurucharitra. (Reading of Shree Guru Charitra ).The important’s of Audumber Tree is explained by Shri Guru in Shri Guruchartitra Adhya (chapter)19.
History of Audumbar Tree at Sangm:
Once a Brahmin `Narahari' by name came to Shri Guru at Ganagapur and bowing to him said, `My life is futile. I studied Yajurveda, but as I am suffering from leprosy. All people despise me and do not invite for Karma. I have visited several holy places but the disease is there, kindly bless me.' Shri Guru gave him a dry log of Audumbar and said, `Go to the Sangam and plant it on the bank of Bhima in the east. After bath,worship Ashwattha at the Sangam. Again bathe and give water to this log thrice a day. When it sprouts green foliage, your sins will be wiped off and you will be free from leprosy. As instructed by Shri Guru, Narahari planted the log on the bank of Bhima and began to water it thrice. Shri Guru went to the Sangam to see the leper Brahmin. He was pleased to see his devotion. The Brahmin was giving water to the log. Shri Guru sprinkled the holy water of his bowl on the log and instantly green foliage sprouted on the log. The leprosy of the Brahmin disappeared and his body became healthy and bright. Narahari bowed to Shreeguru and began to pray him at that time. The 8 sloka stotra composed by Narahari became famous and are being reciting in the temple at night even today also. Each sloka ends with “VANDAYAAMI NAARASIMHA SARASWATHEESHA PAAHIMAAM”. The stotra is now familiar as Narasimha Saraswati ashtaka. Shreeguru blessed Narahari and said, whoever recite the sloka every day with full devotion, they will get Ashta Aishwarya, Spiritual power, wealth, fame and noble offspring.
Lord Sangmeshwra at the sangmehswara temple is like rudra which is Purnavtar
of devadhi dev mahadev.Shi Guru said to his disciple tantik this Lord sangmeshwra is like mallikaruja
Bhasma(Ash) Hill is nearer to Bhima – Amrja Sangam and it is said that Lord Parashurama has performed a Yagnya here in Treta yug and the Ash is of that Holy Yagnya. Lord Parashurama performed penance at this place . Also Kapil Muni had performed the Yagnya year and year at this place in Dwapar Yug . The Ash is very Powerful and have the Devotees coming here take some quantity with them.
Shri Kalleshwra Temple
This is the Temple of Lord Shri Kalleshwar(Shiva) which is quite famous in Shri Kshetra Ganagapur.It is Ancient Temple than the Nirgun Muth in Ganagapur.This place is considered as equivalent to Gokarna Mahabaleshwara said by Shri Guru to his disciple in Shri Gurucharitra Book Adhya (Chapter)48 (that we read in shree Gurucharitra) and nearyby is one of the Ashta Teerth viz., Manmatha Teertha. There are also Temples of Lord Shani, Panchamukhi Ganesha,Navagraha,Maruti and Goddess Durga in the Premises. The old Village Gandhrvapur is also near from this temple. The Environment here is Very Pleasant due to some old and big tress are there and Devotees coming to Ganagapur visit it at large no.
On the parva day of Ashvin Vad 14, Shri Guru said to the disciple, 'We shall have bath at trishali (3 Holy places i. e. Prayag, Kashi and Gaya) with family and children.
The disciple said, 'For such a long journey, we require some time for preparations'.
Shri Guru, 'These holy places are near about. So there is no need for special preparation.' Saying this he went with them all to the sangamam. All took bath there. Shri Guru said, 'The Sangam is like Prayag. Bhima flows there northwards. This Amarja Sangam is as holy as the Ganga-Yamuna Sangam of Prayag.
- Shatakula Tirth( Bhima-Amarja Sangam)
: Shri Guru says that it is like Triveni Sangam of Prayaga.He says how the River Amarja was emerged from the Nectar that fell down from Indras Hands and hence Bath in this River Prevents Diseases and Untimely Death.
- Nrusimha Tirth : : The Bath in this Tirth and then worshipping Sangameshwara is like Worshipping Shrishailya Mallikarjuna and this fulfills ones Wishes. This Tirth is in front of the Sangam Temple.
- Bhagirathi (Varanasi) Tirth: The Bath in this Tirth is as Holy as Bath in Manikarnika Kund at Kashi. It is because once a Shiva Bhakta Brahmin of Bharadwaj Gotra Pleased Lord Shiva with his Devotion and when Lord Shiva appeared he asked that he want to take bath in Manikarnika daily and have Darshan of the Lord.Lord Shiva granted and a Kund was emerged there and it joined the Bhima River here.
- Papavinashini Tirth :As the name indicates, Bath in this Tirth Destroys all the Sins. Shri Guru at this Tirth called his Sister Ratnai and Said, 'You had killed a Cat with a Stick and therefore you are having Leprosy. You bathe in this Tirth daily and your disease will disappear.' As advised, she bathed here for three days and her disease was wiped off.
- Koti Tirth: A Bath in this Tirth is like taking bath in all the Tirth of Jambu Dweepa(India) . One should bathe here on Sankranthi, Grahan, Purnima and Amavasya and give a cow with a calf in Charity. A Charity done here is equal to a Crore Charity.
- Rudrapada Tirth: A Bath in this River is equivalent to a Bath in Gaya.Perform Vidhi’s which are performed in Gaya Tirthkshetra(The Famous holy place in East India)
- Chakra Tirth :A Dip in this Tirth is Even More Holy than the Bath in Dwaraka.Perform Puja-Abhishekh in Keshav Dev mandir.
- Manmatha Teerth : This Tirth is in front of the Kalleshwara Mandir. The Bath in this Tirth and then worshipping Kalleshwara is like taking bath in Gokarna Tirth and worshipping Kalleshwra Shivling as Mahabaleshwara.
Importance of Ashwattha
There lived a 60 Year Old Women Called Ganga who used to come to Shri Guru and bow to him devotedly every day. Shri Guru being pleased, one day asked her,What do you desire? God will fulfill your desire. She said, `Gurudev, a woman's life is futile without an issue. Without a son the home is like a forest. Issueless persons go to hell. Please give me a boon so that I will have a son at least in next life.' Shri Guru smiled and said, `Service to the Ashwattha will not be futile. There is an Ashwattha tree at the Bhima Amarja sangam. I am present there after the bath in the river. Therefore worship the Ashwattha devotedly. The greatness of Ashwattha is narrated in the Puranas. Brahmadev is at its root, Vishnu is in its middle portion and the Rudra is on its top and the Agni (fire god) lies in the interior of this tree. In the months of Ashadha, Poush or Chaitra, when Guru and Shukra are not set, when the moon is favorable on an auspicious day, observe fast and start worshipping the Ashwattha. Do not touch the tree on Sunday, Sankranti and in the evening. The floor at the root should be smeared by cow dung and have Rangoli designs. Worship the Ashwattha thinking it as a Trimurti, with 16 upchars, then saying Purushsukta and observing `moun' take rounds of the tree. Two lakhs rounds destroy even the sin of Brahmahatya. The Ashwattha gives four purusharthas. He also fulfills the desire of a son. Recitation of Mrityunjaya sitting at the Ashwattha on Saturday avoids accidental death and gives long life. One gets credit of feeding several Brahmins, if one Brahmin is fed under this tree. If one Ashwattha tree is grown, 42 generations are liberated; but if one Ashwattha is cut, it is a great sin performed. Home performed under the tree gives credit of a great sacrifice. Do Homa of one tenth of the number of rounds and feed Brahmins and give golden Ashwattha in c7ytharity. She started worshipping Ashwattha as advised by Shri Guru. On the third day, she had a dream. A Brahmin told her to go to Shri Guru at Ganagapur, have seven rounds of Shri Guru and take the prasad that is given to her and that her desire will be fulfilled. She awoke. On the fourth day she went to Shri Guru and had 7 rounds. Shri Guru gave her 2 fruits and said, `Eat these fruits. Your desire will be fulfilled.' She then completed her vrata of the worship of Ashwattha, After 9 months she begot a daughter. Later on she had a son who became learned and won fame.
This is the Place on the way to River Bhima – Amrja Sangam. It is the Place where Shri Guru
used to Relax while going to Sangam for performing Nity Anushtan at early in the morning and while
returning. It is in the Farm of the Farmer to whom Shri Guru blesses with Huge Yield of Crops even in the
Scarcity and the Same can be Seen in Adhyay 48 of Shri Guru Charitra religious book.
This is the Place where the Young women Savitri (From Mahur) found her Husband Datta dead
and started weeping. Later Shri Guru Revives his Life when the women visits Sangam for the Darshan of
Shri Guru. The Story can be seen in the Adhyay 30 of Shri Guru Charitra. Even this Place is very near to
the Nirgun Math.
This is the Temple where Tantuk, a Weaver to whom Shri Guru took to Shri Shailyam on Maha Shivratri within some Moments (In Adhyay 44), used to Worship Lord Shiva. This Place is in front area of the Nirgun Math and can easily be visited.
Shri Chakreshwar Mandir
This temple is beside the Chakra Teerth . This temple has a shivling and Nandi which is
priover to Shri Guru come to Sri kshetra ganagapur .Villagers are performing Dash Kriya Vidhi in this
Shri Keshav Dev Mandir
These temples are beside the Chakra Teerth and are very near to the Nirgun Math & can be reached by walk.This temple has a sthank murti of Lord Keshva.This temple is priover to Shri Guru come to Sri kshetra ganagapur.