Eknath Maharaj lived for about 64 years in this world.  He along with his wife took “jala Samadhi”(they walked into Godavari river) and disappeared informing his followers that on the third day, they would find a banyan leaf and a Tulasi leaf floating on the river and advised them to build a Samadhi for him at the place where the leaves float.

Eknath Maharaj lived for about 64 years in this world. He along with his wife took “jala Samadhi”(they walked into Godavari river) and disappeared informing his followers that on the third day, they would find a banyan leaf and a Tulasi leaf floating on the river and advised them to build a Samadhi for him at the place where the leaves float.

EKNATH MAHARAJ'S SAMADHI AT PAITAN(PRATHISTANAPURAM)Eknath Maharaj lived for about 64 years in this world.  He along with his wife took “jala Samadhi”(they walked into Godavari river) and disappeared informing his followers that on the third day, they would find a banyan leaf and a Tulasi leaf floating on the river and advised them to build a Samadhi for him at the place where the leaves float.

EKNATH MAHARAJ'S SAMADHI AT PAITAN(PRATHISTANAPURAM)Eknath Maharaj lived for about 64 years in this world. He along with his wife took “jala Samadhi”(they walked into Godavari river) and disappeared informing his followers that on the third day, they would find a banyan leaf and a Tulasi leaf floating on the river and advised them to build a Samadhi for him at the place where the leaves float.

Pilgrims at Bathing Place on the Sacred Godavari River, Nashik, Maharashtra - India 1928 - Old Indian Photos

Pilgrims at Bathing Place on the Sacred Godavari River, Nashik, Maharashtra - India 1928 - Old Indian Photos

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Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of  Trimbak, Nashik District, Maharashtra, India. This temple is located at the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in the peninsular India. The Godavari River, which is considered sacred within Hinduism, originates from 'Bramhagiri Mountains' and meets the sea near Rajahmudry. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place.

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, Nashik District, Maharashtra, India. This temple is located at the source of the Godavari River, the longest river in the peninsular India. The Godavari River, which is considered sacred within Hinduism, originates from 'Bramhagiri Mountains' and meets the sea near Rajahmudry. Kusavarta, a kund is considered the symbolic origin of the river Godavari, and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place.

The Associated Press | Naked Hindu holy men wait to bath in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik, India, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival, will cleanse them of their sins. According to Hindu mythology, the Kumbh Mela celebrates the victory of gods over demons in a furious battle over a nectar that would give them immortality. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

The Associated Press | Naked Hindu holy men wait to bath in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik, India, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival, will cleanse them of their sins. According to Hindu mythology, the Kumbh Mela celebrates the victory of gods over demons in a furious battle over a nectar that would give them immortality. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

This idol of Lord Maruti is placed on the bank of Godavari river near Ramkund. http://dsgroupnashik.com/

This idol of Lord Maruti is placed on the bank of Godavari river near Ramkund. http://dsgroupnashik.com/

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Fishermen casting his net on the placid waters of Godavari river, India. Photograph by K.R.Deepak

Fishermen casting his net on the placid waters of Godavari river, India. Photograph by K.R.Deepak

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