While doing Guru mantra Anusthan on 5th day out of love, I would like to introduce my Guru Mandal (Circle of Gurus) who nurtured and spread the Shri Vidya Reet for hundred of years. This my tribute to the Guru Mandal.
Shri Sitaramji Bhatt was the Guru of Shri Vidya Kashi Pashupat Parampara, who started to spread the Vidya (knowledge) to the worthy ones across the Gujarat and Maharashtra. He was the He casted his physical body off 80 years before but I can feel his presence while doing the Anusthan.
Shri Sitaram Guruji of Pune (Shree Prakashanandanathji) was born at Pandavwadi Tal –Wai Dist – Satara M.S. on 8th Jan 1866. In 1881 Shri Sitaram Guruji married Shri Venutai Vasudev Bhide. They had two daughters, Sundaratai and Awaditai & two sons Ananta and Narayan. Furthermore, Ananta had four sons – Govinda, Vighnanash, Nagnath and Ramkrishna.
Shri Sitaram Guruji was the passed on the Gurugadi from his Guru Acchyutanandji (https://aishwaryanand.com/2017/12/11/shri-vidya-guru-shri/) and was a great personality of his time. He was a close friend of Akal Kot Baba and when Shridi Sai baba was returning after a long absence, he was troubled by his awakened Kundalini. He was advised to seek Shri Sitaram Guruji and learn the techniques of kundalini yoga to control his Kundalini energy!
Guruji revived the Divine tradition of Sri Vidya in Gujarat. After resigning from the position of Chief Justice, Shri Sitaram Guruji relocated to in Gujarat. During this time, many people were blessed with Diksha in Gujarat. Although being an Advocate Judge he had complete mastery over Sanskrit.
Shri Sitaram Guruji was very famous and celebrated in Maharashtra for his Siddhis.
Shri Sitaram Guruji was Freedom fighter, Politician , Vedic & Tantric authority & Astrologer. His renowned disciples include Shri Ganpatram Dave, Prof. Shri H.B.Bhide, Shri Vasudevrao Moholkar, Shri Shanker Waman Oak, Shri & Sau. Panditkaka Joglekar, Shri Swami Bhonde, Shri Kaka Lavalekar.
Guruji inititated Bal Ganagadar Tilak into Purnadiksha and advised him to perform the Ganesh Utsav. This was necessary at the time, due to the British Raj, and by instigating this festival, united all and helped in the Free India campaign. As a result of this, the Ganesh Utsav has become a world wide phenomenon, celebrated with great pomp and positive energy.
In 1905 he returned to Pune & started Bhajan Sanstha having more than 200 followers. At the time to Mahasamaadhi, Guruji, transferred his blessings and powers to Shri Ganapatram Dave who continued to restablish Shri Vidya in Gujurat.
Guruji’s Peetham is still active in Pune and is currently being cared for by Shreemati Sudhavahini Nagnath Bhatt & Ku. Shubhda Ramkrishna Bhat who perform Guruparampara Karya at Pune along with Shri Vilas Vaishampayan.
On 13/4/1937 Shri Sitaramguruji departed for Manidweep. To this date, Gurukarya is progressing due to his continuing Krupa Prasaad & Aashirvad.