Sakori

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Sakori
village
Sakori is located in Maharashtra
Sakori
Sakori
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°43′32″N 74°28′41.18″E / 19.72556°N 74.4781056°E / 19.72556; 74.4781056Coordinates: 19°43′32″N 74°28′41.18″E / 19.72556°N 74.4781056°E / 19.72556; 74.4781056
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
Elevation 504 m (1,654 ft)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Sakori or Sakuri is a small village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra State, India, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of Shirdi.[1] Sakori is best known as the home of Hindu guru Upasni Maharaj and of his ashram, Kanya Kumari Sthan. It is located at 19°43′32″N 74°28′41.18″E / 19.72556°N 74.4781056°E / 19.72556; 74.4781056.

Upasni Maharaj (1870-1941) lived four years in nearby Shirdi as a disciple of Sai Baba before starting his ashram in Sakori in July 1917. He continued to live in Sakori until his death in 1941.

The master Meher Baba was initiated in Sakori after a seven-year discipleship with Upasni Maharaj that began in 1915 when Upasni was living at Shirdi and continued at Sakori from 1917-1922.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Life and Teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi, by Antonio Rigopoulos, SUNY Press, p. 201
  2. ^ Kalchuri, Bhau: Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba, Manifestation, Inc. 1986. p. 243