Audumbar kshetra is known for the shrine of Lord Dattatreya. It is said to havebeen built in honour of NarasimhaSaraswati Swamy who was a great saint and who is the second incarnation of Dattatreya. His greatness has been extolled in Shree Guru Charitrawritten by Gangadhar Saraswathi.All the devotees of Lord Dattatreya treat Shree Datta Kshetra Audumber with similar respect as that of other places of Lord Dattatreya like Ganagapur and Narsoba Wadi.
This is a glory of place where people are blessed by knowledge and are freed from their troubles. This place is 0vergrown with audumbar trees .
As per vision from Lord Dattatreya to Sage Bramhanand of Girnar, he discovered and renowned this divine holy place Audumber where Datta Avatar Nrusinha Saraswati performed Chaturmas Anushtan (Four holy months).
The identity of Nrusimha Saraswathi having been known, thousands of people began to flock to the place for darsan. At the end of Chaturmasa, when the sage prepared to leave, the people requested him to stay.
The outer mandap is of very recent construction. The shrine is situated at a lovely spot on the banks of the Krishna. Devotees can have darshan of Nijaroopa darshan of swamy padukas in the mandir in morning hours. Rudrabhisheka will be performed to padukas at about 7 to 8 a.m. and the padukas will be covered with alankara after abhisheka.
The Building bhakta nivas near the Temple provides accommodation to piligrims and Pujaris of the temple are also providing accommodation at their residence.
As the Audumbar place is very small village, many devotees are staying at Sangli city which is one hour journey to Oudumbar kshetra. AC and Non AC deluxe lodges and many hotels are also available at Sangli to have best stay.
A splendid ghat has been constructed on the river by the temple-side so that they can take a dip in the holy waters of the river Krishna..
For the convenience of the piligrims to visit the other bank of the riverA small boat is also available which is called AVADHOOTA NAUKA.
Maa Bhuvaneswari devi Temple is situated on the other bank of Krishna river where a poor Brahmin boy was blessed. The story goes as follows in adhyaya 17 of Shree Gurucharitra.. . Narasimha was born in a poor Brahman couple, Madhava and Amba, in about 1304. Even After his thread ceremony he could not reciete any of his lessons and so faced a lot of insult from his elders and teachers.
So he left his home and came to Audumbar on the bank of the Krishna and prayed Maa Bhuvaneswari for three days and nights without taking any food.
But the goddess remained unmoved by his severe penance upon which he cut off his tongue and laid it at her feet. Taking pity the goddess advised him to go to Audumbar and pray Narsimha Saraswathy swamy. The boy taking the command and went to Sri guru and falling at his feet. He received the blessings of the Swamy and became a scholar.
CONVEYANCE TO AUDUMBAR :
|By Train:||Temple From Bhilawadi Railway Station Is 4 Kms And From Sangli Railway Station It Is 25 KmsFrom Hyderabad:From Hyderabad TO Kolhapur By HYD kolhapur special ON sun,tue,wed,thu,sat,HYD kolhapur EXPRESS ON all week days.Government Transport buses are available from Kolhapur to Sangli/Oudumbar.From Bangalore:From Benguluru To Sangli Chalukya Express On Tuesday , Friday Nd SaturdayGandhidham Express On SaturdaysJodhpur Express On Monday And WednesdayAjmer Express On Tuesday And ThursdayGarib Nawaz Express On FridayFROM CHENNAI:Devotees from Chennai have to reach Pune and Pune to Sangli junction to reach Audumbar kshetra. It is one hour journey from Sangli junction. Autos and Buses are available from Sangli to Oudumbar.Chennai express ,mumbai express and mumbai mail to pune on all week days&From pune sahyadri , chalukya,mahalakshmi and koyna express trains are avialable to Sangli.
From New Delhi:From Delhi to sangli Goa express on all week days Nzm kop express on Thursday and swarna jayanthi express on mondays.
|BY Air:||Nearest Airport is Kolhapur airport which is 58 Kms (by rD) from Audumbar.|
|By Road:||From mumbai-pune-satara-karad pethanaka-islampur-astha-audumbar phata(total 399 kms).|
SEVAS AND POOJAS:
Morning pooja is performed in datta temple and Nyvedya is offered followed by Aarati.
Rudrabhisheka is performed to main Padukas of swamy in the morning hours at about 8 a.m.
After performing Rudrabhisheka, padukas will be covered by silver dome and covered with Poorna Alanakara.
Devotees who are interested to see the swamy moola padukas are advised to reach the temple by 7 a.m. in the morning.
Afternoon Mahapooja and Aarathi.
Day ends with Evening pooja and Aarati with Prasad distribution.
SPECIAL DAYS IN THE YEAR:
Sree Guru Pournami (Aashadha shudda pournami)
Sree Rishi Panchami –Swamyji’s Jayanthi(Bhadrapada shuddha panchami)
Sree Datta Jayanthi (Margashish shuddha Pournami)
Sree Guru Pratipada (Marga krishna pratipada)
WHOM TO CONTACT:
Sadguru Swamy Narayananandathirth seva trust
At & post SREE KSHETRA AUDUMBER
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