Shree kshetra Ganagapur is
a holy place of Lord Dattatreya and the place
is very important "Darshaneeya kshetra".
The place is connected to "Sri Nrusimha
Saraswathy Swamy" who is the second incarnation
of Lord Dattatreya. Importance of this kshetra
was explained by ShreeGuru which can be seen
in “Shree Gurucharitra”. This Nirguna
Mutt is adorned with the Nirguna Padukas.
It stands on the bank
of the river Bhima in Afzalpur taluka in Gulbarga
district of Karnataka. The confluence of Bhima
and Amaraja rivers are considered extremely
holy. Who ever takes bath in Sangam, will be
free from their sins and their wishes will be
fulfilled. There is a temple in Sangam in which
the Shree Nrusimha Saraswathy Swamy performed
the Anushtaan. The 'Shella Padukas' of Swamy
are here. Click
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Nrusimha Saraswathy Swamy - second
incarnation of Lord Dattatreya (1378-1458)
Shree Nrusimha Saraswathy Swamy (1378-1458)
is the Purna avatar of Lord Dattatreya.
He was born in Karanjapur which is modern
Lad-Karanja or karanja in Maharashtra
Nrusimha Saraswathy Swamy (Shreeguru)
was initially named as Narahari or Shaligramadeva.
His father's name was Madhav and mother's
name was Amba-Bhavani. His surname was
Kale. He was born in a Deshastha Brahmin
family Shulka-yajurvedi Brahman Kanva
Shaka at Karanja
Shreeguru assured that he would forever
abide at Ganagapur and go round the village
for ‘Biksha’ at 12:00 noon.
Offering “Madhukari” to the
people at Ganagapur and taking Biksha
from atleast 5 houses is having very importance
at this holy place.
Even today Lord Dattatreya takes biksha
everyday at Ganagapur. ShreeGuru "Sri
Nrusimha Saraswathy" confirmed the
same and it can be seen in Gurucharitra
Adhyay (chapter 21-22)
At the time
of Antardhan, Shreeguru said to the disciples
and citizens of Ganagapur as follows:
Vasathi Rani Sangamase Jate
Nithya Bikshese Taya Vare Ganagapurase Madhyana
"You need not worry.
I shall stay at this Ganagapur kshetra secretly.
I shall have bath at the Bheema-Amaraja Sangam
river in the morning. In the mid day, I shall
come to Ganagapur mutt and accept Biksha in
this village and accept your pooja and devotional
services. From the view point of the public,
I am going away from this place. My living presence
will be experienced by any one who bathes in
the Bheema-Amaraja Sangam and takes darshan
of my Padukas here. I will receive poojas at
this Kshetra in the form of Padukas”.
The Padukas of shreeguru Shree Nrusimha Saraswathy
Swamy at this place are “Nirguna
Shreeguru has been
blessing his devotees with his divine acts on
countless occassions. The aspirations
of Datta devotees who worship him at Ganagapur
Kshetra with true love, faith and dedication
will be fulfilled. The miraculous experiences
of such will ever remain hidden in the devotees
own hearts. This is true even today also and
devotees are getting experiences of Lord Datta’s
presence at Ganagapur Kshetra. Mentally retarded
people and people who are suffering from chronic
deceases are coming to this place and getting
cured from their sad feelings. The trouble of
spirits and ghosts vanishes and one can get
peace of mind with the darshan of Swamy Padukas
at this Kshetra.