Shree Santram Mandir is a prominent temple situated in Nadiad, Gujarat, India. It is home to Shree Santram Maharaj who is a holy human and it is known for social activities for needy. Shree Santram Mandir has Santram Jan Seva Trust, it runs a physiotherapy center, an eye clinic and many other charitable organization, also involved in various cultural activities.
Shree Santram Maharaj was a great Avadhoot saint. He came to Nadiad from Girnar, so he was also called Girnari Bava, Videhi Bava, or Sukha-Sagarji. He came here in Samvat 1872, lived for the spiritual good of People for the 15 years, and took Jivat-Samadhi on the full-moon-day of the month Magha of Samvat 1887. At the first he was dwelled in a hollow of the Rayan-tree, situated where the Deri is located today.
Significance of Santram Mandir: At the time when Shree Santram Maharaj took Samadhi, people saw a self-ignited flame which exists even today known as ‘Akhand Jyot’ (Eternal Light). The Darshan (seeing) and Poojan (worship) of the:
(a) Akhandjyot (Eternal Light)
(b) Padooka (Wooden Slipper) of Shree Santram Maharaj and
(c) Samadhi Place is of great significance for the devotee and the people of the surrounding region.
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