Sadguru Shankar Maharaj, used to drink with a specific purpose. With his drunken appearance, he wanted to keep the unwanted people away. There are instances,when Maharaj gave a brandy glass to a devotee and asked them to drink it. But to the surprise it was obesrved not a liquor but sweet coconut water.
He used to address people by the swear words, but without malice. By the blessings of Maharaj, the disciples got rid of all problems. The immense kindness and compassion of Maharaj were consistent with his being a Nath Panthi in the Guru tradition. The aim of a Nath Panthi is to help people, without any selfish motive. Due to the compassion for all living, They take birth again and againin all communities and not necessarily ordained as a Nath Panthi during that birth.
One day near the river Chandrabhaga,near a place called Machnur. He followed a deer, who entered a Shiva temple. When he was about to release the arrow, a Yogi came lifted the deer. The Yogi advised him not to harass the innocent animals,instead he can hunt the wild ones. But Shankar Maharaj shot two arrows one after another, which failed. The Yogi smiled and fondled Maharaj with love.
Sadguru Shankar Maharaj Young
The divine touch, Maharaj received was from the great Yogi, Swami Samartha of Akkalkot. Shankar Maharaj stayed with him for six months and he got prescious guidence from him. The Yogi advised him to go for pilgrimage. Soon, Maharaj left for the Himalayas where he did a severe penance.
Later on Maharaj spent his time with the siddhayogis. During the Peshwa rule, Maharaj had received Dakshina from Peshwas hands in Shanniwarwada in Pune. During the British rule, a British Collector adopted him as his Spiritual guide,who took Maharaj to England and stayed for ten years teaching the yoga path to this British officer.
Shankar Maharaj was a miraculous yogi, who had a power of creation of matter, shifting from one place to other instantly, being at several places at the same time, feeding a multitude from the small quantity of food and many more. Maharaj perfomed these miracles to draw people to spiritual path.
Sadguru Shankar Maharaj Samadhi, Dhankavdi, Pune.
Once, Maharaj approached a doctor. The doctor being under tension due to personal problems asked Maharaj to leave and when he did not, pushed him down the stairs. As a result of chaos, the doctor fainted and became unconscious.
When the doctor got back to his senses he found himself on the lap of Maharaj, who carrased him like mother. The doctor realised the facet of Maharaj and from that moment he completely surrendered to Maharaj. Maharaj gave spiritual guidance to millions, who are evolving spiritually under his protection even today. Dr Dhaneshwar was his principle disciple.
On April 24th 1947 Maharaj left for his heavenly abode. Even after samadhi he visits his devotees to solve their problems and to guide them. Maharaj had said, "I am a slave of the simple and teach lessons to the scoundrels. I am the blotting paper of egoistic people. I cannot tolerate ego. I suck it out."
The Miracles of Sadguru Shri. Shankar Maharaj
1- A surgeon became devotee
Once a surgeon of goverment hospital had a deep discussion in connection with the spiritualism and science with a devotee of Shri. Shankar Maharaj. The surgeon did not accept the power of Sadgurus and told the devotee that it is all fake and he should prove it with a proof then only it could be believed.
The devotee called his devotee with her x-ray that there was a defect due to which she could not walk and doctor had advised her operation. Later, the lady being an ardent devotee of Maharaj, In her dream Maharaj appeared and advised her not to get the leg operated.
From the next day the leg pain started reducing day by day and the lady started to walk properly. The surgeon studied the x-ray and confirmed that the leg problem was severe and it was impossible that the lady could walk. He realized the power of Shri. Shankar Maharaj and thereafter became his great devotee.
1- Lady got cured
A dissiple of Swami samarth Mrs. Mai Varerkar was coming back from Akkalkot. Being very exauted she got high fever. She didi not take any medicine but believed that Swami Samarth only can sure her. At the same time a devotee of Shankr Maharj was meditating in the Murlidhar temple.
Shankar Maharaj with his divine power directed him to advise her a suitable remedy that she should apply nutmeg powder to the whole body. The devotee passed on this message from Maharaj to Mrs. Varerkar, who got it done with the help of her colleagues. Soon she got relief from the fever and was cured completely. From that incident she became a devotee of Shri. Shankar Maharaj.
1- Maharaj met a person
It is a incident at Lakdi pul Pune that a person happened to meet Shankar Maharaj and had a good discussion. Then they used to meet very often and exchanged their thoughts. Once the person asked him about his whereabouts then Maharaj told him that he hailed from Dhankavdi.
Later on, for a long time the man did not see Maharaj at usual meeting place so he decided to hunt for him in Dhankavdi area. On enquiry a local man, Mr. Baburao Rudra told him about Sadguru Shankar Maharaj and his samadhi mandir. The man realized that he was meeting a great sadguru Shankar Maharaj. He was overjoyed to know that MAharaj gave him 'darshan.'.
Satguru Shankar Maharaj Upasana
1- Satguru Shri. Shankar Maharaj Vandana
AUM NAMO SHRI SHANKAR MAHARAJAY
MAHA VIPATTI NIVARANAYA
BHAKTA JANA MANAHKMANA KALPADUMAYA
DUSHTAJNA MANORATHA STHAMBHANAYA
SHRI SWAMI SAMARTHA PRIYA VALLABHAYA
PRANA PRIYAYA SWAHA
SHRI SHANKAR MAHARAJAY NAMO NAMAHAAA