Krupa Sindhu: 5 Things About Swami Samarth You Probably Didn’t Know

We have compiled a list of facts about the magical life of Swami Samarth who is believed to have taken birth to reform the people of Akkalkot.

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Krupa Sindhu is a devotional saga based around the life of the mystic saint Swami Samarth that is currently being aired on ZEE5. It is a show about the teachings of Swami Samarth who is believed to have taken birth to cure his followers’ sufferings. The show seeks to offer insights about the miraculous happenings in the lives of people who were present in Akkalkot during Swami’s time and the magical stories based on them. However, not much is known about Swami’s life whose stories have been a major part of the folklore. We dug up some facts about Swami Samarth and have compiled them for you. Here are some things that you probably didn’t know about him.

Watch how Swami Samarth magically cures a man bitten by a snake.

1. Birth

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Just like other mystics that were born in the era, there is no conclusive evidence about Swami Samarth’s birth. He is said to have originated from a banyan tree. The saint supposedly spent about 22 years serving the people of Akkalkot and eradicating social evils that were prevalent during those times.

2. Incarnation of Datta

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Swami Samarth is widely considered to be one of the many incarnations of Lord Dattatreya. His teachings about Guru, worship, and deity resembles that of other spiritual masters of the Dattatreya sect. He lived the simple life of a monk and sought refugee in Akkalkot. He is also said to have magical healing powers.

3. His extensive travel

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He is believed to have traveled across the Indian subcontinent including distant countries like China, Nepal, and Tibet before settling down in Akkalkot, Maharashtra. He was also briefly spotted in the Northern regions of India like Haridwar and Varanasi. There are many maths (temples) spread across India that prove Swami’s existence.

4. Enlightened disciples 

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In Akkalkot, Swami carried out many unbelievable miracles and provided justice to people. This is where he amassed thousands of followers many of whom later turned into his trusted disciples. Some of his enlightened disciples include Shankar Maharaj, Gajanan Maharaj, Shree Balappa Maharaj, Shree Cholappa Maharaj, Shree Nrusimha Saraswati Maharaj of Alandi, Shree Ramanand Beedkar Maharaj of Pune and many more.

5. Mahasamadhi 

A still from Krupa Sindhu
A still from Krupa Sindhu

Krupa Sindhu is based on Swami’s life during his stay at Akkalkot. After much penance, Swami attained a Mahasamadhi in Akkalkot itself. The place was later converted into a divine abode of the mystic saint. Though he left his bodily form, devotees still experience his spiritual powers and continue to flock to his temple. It is believed that he still guides his devotees out of difficult times.

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