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Compact Biography of P.P.Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati (Tembe) Swami Maharaj
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religion, which had withstood the centuries of Muslim rule, appeared to
be shaking under the Western influence. The Varnashram system,
which had stood the test of time over millennia, was destabilized. The
Brahmins who were supposed to guide the society were, for most part
occupied by worldly pursuits. Even the awarenessof true religion was
fading from social psyche leave alone its knowledge. The confusion in
the ranks of Vedic (Hindu) intellectuals was to manifest in the forms
various ‘Samajas’ that took birth in that century. The people were
loosing their faith in the traditions, having forgotten the essence of the
principles and practices of religion. The doctrines of our religion
appeared ambiguous and contradictory, the practices so diverse as to
be conflicting and mythology bereft of any meaning. There was a dire
need for a person who could not only make the people clearly
understand these doctrines but also presented, in the form of his own
dedicated life, the ideal practice of religion and guiding them on the
path to Divinity. Such a person indeed was Shri Vasudevanand
Saraswati, the great saint and ascetic who revived the ancient
Dattatreya tradition and embodied in his short life the ideals of
Brahmacharyashram, Grihasthashram and Sanyasashram.
Family and Birth
Home Shrine of Shri Swami Maharaj
He was born in the village of Mangaon near Savantwadi, then a
princely state, in southern Maharashtra in a traditional Brahmin family.