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  Important Festivals at Gangapur
 
 

Gurupoornima:

This is also called Vyasa poornima which falls on the full moon day of ashada month of Indian calendar and normally in July. This is the most auspicious day for the worship of one's Guru. As far as Dattaguru Bhandara Trust is concerned it is the inaugural day of the trust and is the much celebrated one by it. By that time Sai devotees attached to the trust from various parts of the country assemble together and worship Baba and Sri Nrisimha Saraswathy Swami Maharaj with great devotion. On that date 2000 or above devotees are offered Sai prasad food.

 
 
  Sri Padavallabha Jayanthi:

Celebrated on Bhadrapada Shuddha Chaturthi also called Ganesh Chaturthi falling in the month of September in English calendar.
 
 
  Vijayadasami:

The tenth day after navarathri falling in the month of October. This is also the samadhi day of Sri Shirdi Sainath. In Gangapur palkhi utsav will be there between Paduka Mandir and Kalleshwar temple. As the token of wishing prosperity devotees mutually offer a leaf called "semipathri".
 
 
  Naraka Chaturdasi:

Falling on Ashwija Bahula Chaturdasi. There are eight holy spots sanctified by Sri Nrisimha Saraswathy Swami Maharaj in the course of Bheema river called "Ashta Tirthams". On this day under the leadership of Maharaj represented by His 'Dandi" all the devotees take bath at all these holy spots in the order.
 
 
  •  Shatkula Tirtham
•  Nrisimha Tirtham
•  Bhagirathi Tirtham
•  Papanasha Tirtham
•  Koti Tirtham
•  Rudrapada Tirtham
•  Chakreshwar Tirtham
•  Manmadha Tirtham
 
 
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  Effective Visit to Gangapur
 
  Kshetra Gangapur is 40 kms from Gulbarga . All trains from Chennai, Kerala and Hyderabad to Mumbai touch Gulbarga . Devotees have to alight at Gulbarga railway station, go to the bus stand about 3 kms away for which autos are available. From there buses and jeeps are available to Gangapur. There is one nearest railway station at Station Gangapur 22 kms from Gangapur, Hyderabad-Poona passenger touches this station. By road a few direct buses are from Hyderabad . Anyway it is advisable to reach Gulbarga and switch over to bus or jeep.  
 
  Accommodation:

Presently there are so many choultries and hotels available for staying. The convenient and economical and bigger places of accommodation are V.K.Patil choultry and Dandawate Mutt within Gangapur.
 
 
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  (1) Sangam Snanam :

Devotees' have go to Bheema-Amaraja Sangam 3 kms away from Gangapur by tonga or auto and have a dip in the holy Sangam. If the Sangam bath is to be elaborately done, there are 8 important places of bath called Astha tirthams in the course of the river between Sangam and Manmatha Tirtham. Devotes have to take bath in all the 8 points. This is called Astha tirtha snanam.
 
 
  (2) Audumber Pradakshinam :

On the bank of the river at Sangam a holy Audumber (fig) tree is tree. According to Gurucharitra it is supposed to be the tree got shot from a dry twig by the grace of Sri Nrisimha Saraswathy Swami Maharaj while curing leprosy of a learned vedic pandit. According to one's own will devotees do pradakshinas of 108 (or 41 or 21 or 11 or 3) times around it.
 
 
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