Introduction



Maharashtra, they say, is the land of saints. The teachings of these saints manifest themselves in various “Sampradayas” or families of beliefs in Maharashtra. The Datta Sampradaya, with its rich tradition of purity of Karma, the Warkari Sampradaya, with its emphasis on uttering the “Naam”, the name of the Lord and the Ram Sampradaya, which looks to create religious and social well being, all co-exist in Maharashtra and eventually emphasize “Bhakti”, love for the Lord.

Even within the State, one finds that Saints have had more presence and more impact in Central Maharashtra also referred as Marathwada region. Shri Dattashram, the Ashram founded by Parama Poojya (P.P.) Sau Tai Maharaj at Jalna in Marathwada is perhaps the finest culmination of ideas, thought streams and influences of different Saints and the different Sampradayas they have founded. No wonder then, it hosts numerous temples and shrines within one premise, unwaveringly signifying that all paths tread to only one reality. Shri Dattashram includes “Raghavalay” lord Ram temple, “Santdham” a shrine for the saints, “Paduka Mandir”, and “Abhirameshwar” lord Shiva temple.

P.P. Tai Maharaj founded “Shri Dattashram” by forming a public trust as per Bombay Public Trust Act.

Shri Dattashram has been established with the following objectives :-

1- To create a proper environment for a contented and successful life and for the spiritual development of the human being.

2- To achieve the above through “Namasmaran” (chanting of lord’s name) and incessant “Anna-Dan” (donation of food).

The number of devotees visiting Shri Dattashram for the first time has increased many folds in the last few years. The aim of this website is to introduce Shri Dattashram, P.P. Tai Maharaj and the history of this place to newcomers.

The way of life that Tai Maharaj has uniquely created at Shri Dattashram is influenced by the teachings of P.P. Shri Dhundiraj Maharaj, who was her Guru, P. P. Shri Kajalkar Maharaj, her father and P.P. Shri Datta Maharaj, the son and disciple of her Guru. Photos of these saints can be seen in Shri Santdham in the premises of Shri Dattashram. It must be mentioned that P.P. Shri Datta Maharaj, though her “Gurubandhu” i.e. a follower of her Guru, was indeed a Guru to P.P. Tai Maharaj. It is in his honour and memory that the Ashram is named “Datta Ashram” popularly called as “Shri Dattashram”

Life at Dattashram has two focal points: Namasmaran and Anna-Dan i.e. chanting of the Lord’s name and donating food. But worshiping of the deities “Pooja”, early morning prayers “Kakad Aarati” and “Prabhat Pheri”, festivals to commemorate saints through incessant chanting for seven days “Saptahas”, “Waari” on Ekadashi wherein the ladies walk some distance to the Ashram with Tulsi saplings on their heads commemorating Vithoba, performing various Yagas and worshipping the cows are also part of the unique Dattashram traditions. It is a tradition at Dattashram to also welcome Warkaris i.e. pilgrims of different sects who walk to religious destinations from all over Maharashtra and to partake in the worship of all the saints.

The literature regarding this spiritual tradition is published by the ashram and is available in the office.


  • Recent Events

    1) Shree Ram Navami 25 March 2018 Sunday PP Tai Maharaj 79th Birthday

    || Shri Gurudev Datta ||
    We celebrated 79 th birthday of PP Tai maharaj on Shri Ram Navami, 25th April 2018.
    We take pleasure in informing you that on this occasion, a common oath is taken to chant the mantra ‘ Shri Ram Jairam Jai Jai Ram’ 13 crore times. Chanting can be done by sitting in pooja room at your house or by sitting in front of the idols at any temple at Dattashram. The jap can be counted by bids or by counter. All are requested to register the number of chanting once a month at Dattashram office.
    Note:
    All are requested to refrain from doing this jap while talking or walking. That will not be counted.


  • Monthly Dhun 2018

     07 January 2018

     04 February 2018

    25 March 2018

    22 April 2018

    20 May 2018

    17 June 2018

    29 July 2018

     19 August 2018

    02 September 2018

    07 Octomber 2018

     4 November 2018

    23 December 2018

  • Events 2018

    09 Jan 2018 - Tuesday - Paush V 8
    Yogiraj PP Shri Gulawani Maharaj & Saw. Laxmibai Kavishwar Punyasmaran

    01 Feb 2018 - Thursday - Magh V 1
    Shri Guru Patiprada

    06 Feb  2018 - Tuesday - Magh V 6
    PP Shri Datta Maharaj Kavishwar Jayanti

    28 Feb  2018 - Wednesday - Falgun Shukra 14  PP Shri Datta Maharaj Kavishwar Punyasmaran

    19 March 2018 - Monday  Chaitra Shu. 2 PP Shri Kajalkar Maharaj Punyasmaran

    21 March 2018 - Wednesday - Chaitra Shu. 4   PP Shri Dhundiraj Maharaj Punyasmaran

    25 March 2018 - Sunday - Chaitra Shu 9
    Shriram Navami V PP Saw. Tai Maharaj Vardhapan Din

     20 April 2018 - Friday - Vaishakh Shu.5  Shrimad Aadya Shankaracharya Jayanti

     13 July 2018 - Friday - AAshadh Shu -1
    PP Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Swami Maharaj Punyatithi

     27 July 2018 - Friday - Aashadh Pornima Shri Guru Pornima

     31 August 2018 - Friday - Aashadh Shu. 1 PP Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Swami Maharaj Jayanti

    2 Sept. 2018 - Sunday - Shrawan V. 8
    Shri Krushna Jayanti (Gokulashtami)

    13 Sept.2018 -Thursday- Bhadrapad Shu 5
    PP Shripad Wallabh Jayanti

    06 October 2018 -Saturday - Bhadrapad V. 12 PP Shri Datta Maharaj Kavishwar Mahalay

    04 November 2018 -Sunday - Ashwin V 12 Guru Dwadash

     23 November 2018 - Friday - Kartik Pornima Tripura Pornima

    21 December 2018 - Friday- Margshish Pornima Shri Datta Jayanti

    03-Jan-2019 Thursday Margashish V.13 Yogiraj PP Shri Gulawani Maharaj Jayanti

    08-Jan-2019 Tuesday Paush Shu.2
    PP Shri Narsinhasaraswati Swami Maharaj Jayanti

    25-Feb-2019 To 27-Feb-2018 Sunday To Tuesday
    Shat Chandi Yaag