Amarapur kshetra is situated on the other bank of Krishna river of Narsobawadi. Nearby is the Sakti Teertha, where reside Sixty-four Yogini Shaktis, serving and worshipping Amareshwar, but unseen by others. Nearby was Papa Vinasini and other holy Teerthas. Sri NarsinhSaraswati stayed at Amarapur for 12 years. This place came to be later called as Narsobawadi (Narsobachi Wadi), after Sri Narasinha Saraswati. Sri Kshetra Amrapur (Amareshwar) is approximately 23 kilometers from Sangli city in Maharashtra State.
Exactly on the opposite bank of the rive]r is Amrapur, which is approx. 1 km fromNarsobachiwadi Temple. Amareshwar Temple can be seen from Narsobachiwadi Temple, and can be reached by foot or by Rickshaw by crossing the Bridge across the river.
Amreshwar context in Shree Gurucharitra:
In the 18th Adhyay is described Guru Nath’s coming to Panchaganga Kshetra, the holy confluence of the Panchaganga with Krishna River, near Amarapur. (This place later came to know as Narsobawadi).Shri Guru visits a Poor Brahmin’s home and out of Compassion decides to end their Poverty. Shri Guru uproots a Plant of Ghevda (A Kind of a Bean), which was the source of food for the Poor Brahmin’s family. The Brahmin later discovers a Pot of Gold in that Place.
(Study of this Adhyay is believed to earn for one of the grace of Goddess Mahalakshmi)
The 19th Adhyay narrates about the special worship which was being done by the Yogini Ganas to Guru Nath everyday by taking Shri Guru to their place under waters of the River and blesses a farmer called Ganganuj with a Golden Pot at his Feild. Later on Magh Poornima Guru Nath shows Prayaga, Kashi and Gaya to him and makes him complete the whole pilgrimage within just a single day. Sri Narasimha Saraswati later announced that he was leaving form there. He comforts the Yogini-Ganas that although he would be leaving form there, he would still continue to be present there only in his subtle form (Grace-body) and will be answering prayers for all devotees.
CONTACT ADDRESS OF THE TEMPLE:
Shri Datta Amareshwar Mandir,
Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Peeth Trust, Amareshwar, Tal. – Shirol, Kolhapur DT – 416104
PHONE: (02322) 270441.
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