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 Janardan Swami

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Sant Shri Janardana Swamijia Deshastha Brahmin and a devotee of Dattatreya :

Sant Janardan Swami MaharajDeshpande or Deshastha Brahmin : Devotee of DattatreyaIssued by India

Issued on Sep 24, 2003

Issued for : The Department of Posts honours his achievements through this commemorative postage stamp. The First Day Cover depicts the light he brought to the lives he touched.

Credits :
 : Brahm Prakash
FDC : Binoy Varghese
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Overall size : 2.45 x 3.35 cms.

Printing size : 2.01 x 3.00 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated stamp paper in Sheets 50.8 x 53.5 Cms.

Stamps Printed : 0.4 million

Number per issue sheet : 48

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Nishkama Karmayogi Sant Param Poojya Shri Janardan Swami (Moungiri) Maharaj

Born on Sep 24, 1914 at Tapergaon, Kannad Taluk, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra, India

Died on Dec 10, 1989 at Kopargaon, Nasik, Maharashtra, India

About : 

  • Born on September 24, 1914, Sant Janardan Swami’s life gave expression to his devotion to Lord Siva through the principles of simplicity and dedication to the poor.
  • Even in his early years, his devotion was not restricted to worship alone but extended to cleaning up the village regularly. From 1952 to 1964, he undertook strict austerities, living at Nageshwar Temple, Andersul, Nashik, meditating and studying scriptures, strictly observing silence. Shivramgiri, who initiated him into sanyas in 1962, named him Moungiri. In 1964, he experienced enlightenment and self-realisation.
  • He renovated and reconstructed various Siva Temples. His sermons drew the poor and the illiterate towards ethical and cleaner life-styles. Working under his guidance, people turned barren lands into fertile farms. School & hostels set up by him for poor students are still operating at Ellora, Tunki, Dhamane and Kopargaon.
  • His Samadhi Mandir was built at Kopargaon near Nashik. Appropriately, it is close to a school which carries his name and a temple dedicated to Lord Siva.
  • Text : Shri Sharvayeshwar Mahadeo Trust, Shri Sant Janardan Swami Ashram, Nashik.
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