Cholappa the ultimate devotee of Swami Samarth and in fact Cholappa is the only person who knew Swami Samarth at first sight in Akkalkot
चोलप्पा स्वामी समर्थांचे परम भक्त आणि खरं तर चोलप्पा हे एकमेव व्यक्ती आहेत ज्यांना अक्कलकोटमध्ये पहिल्या दृष्टीक्षेपात स्वामी समर्थ माहित होते
When Akkalkot maharaj visited Akkalkot at that time one person update Mr. Chollapa about Swami. He meet Swami samartha and bring him to his home. Swami took many tests of him, But Cholappa endured all and served his Swami.
जेव्हा अक्कलकोट महाराजांनी अक्कलकोटला भेट दिली त्यावेळी एक व्यक्ती श्री चोलप्पाला स्वामींबद्दल अपडेट करते. तो स्वामी समर्थांना भेटतो आणि त्यांना त्यांच्या घरी घेऊन येतो. स्वामींनी त्याच्या अनेक चाचण्या घेतल्या, परंतु चोलप्पाने सर्व सहन केले आणि आपल्या स्वामींची सेवा केली.
Later Swami Samarth started living near the banyan tree, Overtime Cholappa Maharaj expressed his feelings in front of Swami. This Samadhi of Swami should be at the door of Cholappa Maharaj house. So swami Samarth chosen this place for Samadhi.
नंतर स्वामी समर्थांनी वटवृक्षाजवळ राहण्यास सुरुवात केली, ओव्हरटाइम चोलप्पा महाराजांनी स्वामींसमोर आपल्या भावना व्यक्त केल्या. स्वामींची ही समाधी चोलप्पा महाराज घराच्या दारात असावी. म्हणून स्वामी समर्थांनी समाधीसाठी ही जागा निवडली.
We visited this place many time almost once in a year since last 14 years, we had wonderful experiences every time. This is located near bus stand Akkalkot. Cholappa Maharaj’s descendants are serving Swami there uninterrupted.
Swami’s bedroom at Cholappa house
Entrance of Cholappa maharaj house
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How to reach
- Nearest Railway Station is Akkalkot Road = 12 km
- Nearest Airport is Solapur = 39 km
- Mumbai to Akkalkot distance = 437 km
- Pune to Akkalkot distance = 299 km
- Solapur to Akkalkot distance = 38 km
- Kolhapur to Akkalkot distance = 267 km
- Gangapur to Akkalkot distance = 76 km
- Pandharpur to Akkalkot = 112 km
- Tuljapur to Akkalkot = 64 km
- Akkalkot is famous religious place so many states transport service depot has a direct bus service.
- Their are many package tour company provides Akkalkot trip along with other destinations.
- Jagadamba travels is a private bus service available from Annachatra mandal Akkalkot to Mumbai via Solapur Pune.
Other religious places in Maharashtra
- Gangapur – Shree Datta mandir
- Pandharpur – Shree Vittal Rakhumai mandir
- Tuljapur – Tulja Bhavani temple
- Solapur – Siddheshwar temple
- Shivashrusti – Dervan
- Ganpati pule
Tips and Guidance
- Best and reasonable place to stay is Yatri niwas with good parking space.
- Best time to visit Akkalkot is winter.
- Akkalkot mandir – Temple time Open with Kakad Aarti – 5:00 am an Closed with Shej Aarti 9: pm
- To Abhishek seva= is available at Samadhi mandir and Vatavruksha mandir morning 7:00 am to 10:00 am
- If you want to donate in Annachatra online facility is available on their website
- Annachatra time morning 12:00 to 8:00 pm.