Sant Namdev Sansthan is located in the Narsi Namdev village of Hingoli district in the state of Maharashtra, India. The village is almost 17 km away from Hingoli and is known as the birth place of the famous saint and poet Namdev.
Sant Namdev Sansthan is a temple of Sant Namdev which is an important place of pilgrimage for Sikh people. The temple is very well constructed and has all the facilities and amenities that are needed for the priest to conduct the routine puja. The temple is built for the famous saint Namdev whose full name was Namdev Damaji Relekar. He was born in the year 1270 and was a very famous saint and poet of his time. Many stories are also related to him one of which is of the Aundha Nagnath Temple where he learnt that god is omnipresence with the help of his guru Visoba Khechara.
The sansthan has a tourist home that was constructed by the government for the visitors to stay while performing pilgrimage. The Sikh people are a huge devotee of the saint and are now constructing a Gurudwara at Narsi along with a memorial of the saint. The government of Maharashtra has also declared the place to be a famous religious and tourist spot. Not only Sikh but Hindu followers also come to this place to seek blessings of the saint. Not only locals but outsiders also have a huge faith on the saint as he has proved to be very helpful in solving various problems of the devotees. There are huge followers of saint Namdev who come from Punjab and other parts of India to visit this holy and religious village.
History of the Temple
Sant Namdev Sansthan is situated in the village Narsi Namdev which is the birth place of the 13th century saint Namdev. Earlier the village was named Narsi Bamani which was later changed to Narsi Namdev. The famous Varkari saint was born in the year 1270 and helped people in many ways. He was believed to be of lower caste and his guru was Visoba Khechara who taught him that god is omnipresence. He also learnt many other things from senior gurus like Jnanesvar and Muktal. This place is a religious hub and devotees from all over India come to this place.
The religious place is easily accessible. Bus, taxi and train are available to this place and are reasonable as well. Airport is also nearby and one can come by private vehicles as well. The airport is 185 km away from the temple which can be covered by bus, taxi or train.
Things to Do in and around
An annual fair is hosted in honor of the saint which is attended by a large number of devotees from all over India. Apart from that people can also go for sightseeing in the village which is full of greenery and natural attractions.
One can also offer puja and prayers to the saint and seek his blessings for a successful and better life ahead.
Opening/closing timings and days
One can stay in the village for as long as he wants. The temple is also open to people throughout day. There is also a tourist home for people to stay while their visit to the holy place. The tourist home is managed and maintained by the government.
There is no entry fee asked to enter the temple premises. Only you have to pay for Dakshina and that too depends on you.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this village is during the annual fair as you can see various colors of the village and will enjoy the festival even. Apart from that one can visit the village and the temple at any time of the year.