About Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara's Sanjeevan Samadhi
Friends, it is possibly one of the greatest miracles of the world that Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara at the very young age of 21 years declared to the world that he had completed his life mission and his work was over and saying so, he attained SANJIVAN SAMADHI (renouncing his physical body / life by entering into a supreme state of Yogic Trance) on the banks of Indrayani River at Alandi in the presence of some of the greatest saints, sages and seers, as well as a large gathering of thousands of emotionally choked warkaris/devotees and other people. It was the 13th day of the second half of the month of Kartik (November-December).
Friends, it was a highly emotional moment when Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara was led to the site of the Samadhi specially created in a massive stone vault, by his elder brother and guru Saint Nivruttinath and by Saint Namdeo, where Dnayneshwara sat in a lotus position (Padmasana) and greeted the gathered people three times with folded hands and made a Namaskar.
Here, Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara very categorically told the assembled people that after he attains yogic trance, a crimson red radiance resembling a thousand suns will appear on his face. That will be stage when he would attain the real state of SANJIVAN SAMADHI and only then should the SAMADHI VAULT be closed.
Accordingly, Saint Nivruttinath closed the entrance to the Samadhi site with a large boulder and thus this great Philosopher Saint disappeared from the sight of this world forever and attained a state of supreme eternal bliss!
Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara laid the foundation of the highly devotional Warkari / Vaishnav Sect called ‘Bhagwat Dharma’ in 13th Century for the benefit and welfare of the common people at large. He strongly denied the caste system then prevalent in India, whereby the society was divided in four categories.
Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara further categorically emphasized that the entire human race created by Almighty God was one and it was a great sin to segregate the human race into castes, creeds, religions, races, sects, nations etc.
It is worth noting that Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara dedicated his entire life for the welfare and wellbeing of the entire mankind by showing the pathway to establish and develop peace-loving holistic society in the world.
In fact, Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara at the end of his scholarly treatise Dnyaneshwari, in spite of suffering a humilitating childhood and insults from the society, still prays for the benefit and wellbeing of the entire human race and requests the ALMIGHTY GOD to grant him the favor of prevailing Peace in the entire Society through his UNIVERSAL ANTHEM / PRAYER PASAYDAN. This Pasaydan is a true reflection of the piety, nobility, humility, purity of mind, purity of soul and purity in each and every action of one of the greatest Philosopher Saints of the world, Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara.