Rashtrasanth Tukadoji Maharaj - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism
Rashtrasanth Tukadoji Maharaj
RashtrasanthTukadojiMaharaj’s Samadhi Mandir is situated in Mozari, Amravati. TukadojiMaharaj was a saint, freedom fighter and a social worker who always strived for the betterment of mankind. Hence he is called “Rashtrasant” that literally means ‘Saint of the Country.
Amravati District, Maharashtra, India.
Mozari village is best known because of SantTukadojiMaharaj who used to reside here.
Born in 1909 to a poor tailor, TukadojiMaharaj’s real name was Manik. Manik was never interested in studying and would often go and sit in the temple singing songs. He learnt a folk instrument called ‘Khanjiri’ and would often make quick compositions with the instrument and sing them leaving people enchanted. Manik soon found a guru, ShriAdkojiMaharaj and was named Tukadoji by him. TukadojiMaharaj went on to do ‘Sadhana’ (spiritual training) in pursuit of knowledge into dense forest in which he learned spiritual and yogic practices. After self realization he returned back to the village to serve the people.
He started singing Bhajans which promoted devotion, moral values and patriotism and soon became a prominent personality in the Independence movement of India. SantTukadojiMaharaj was praised by Gandhiji and was imprisoned many times because of the simple yet heart touching compositions which he used to sing on patriotism.
He went on to build ShriGurudevSevashram, ManavSenaChhatralaya and a lot of temples around the Amravati region. He always aimed at inspiring social workers to devote themselves to the service of society.
The Gramagita which he wrote became the Gita of Rural India because of the simplicity of the text. In 1955 he was invited to Japan for the World Religions Parliament and World Peace Conference.
He passed away in 1968 due to cancer and his Samadhi Mandir was built opposite to the Gurukunj Ashram where he spent his last days.
The Samadhi temple is located in weil maintained premises where his seat is displayed.
The temple is located in the village of Mozari which is located 79.2 KM away from the city of Amravati.
The region is mostly dry throughout the year, and Summers are extreme. The temperatures in summers are around 30-40 degrees Celsius.
Winters here came to be as low as 10 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall in this region is around 1064.1 mm.
Things to do
Visit the samadhi and pay homage to the great reformer saint. Various programmes are celebrated here.
Nearest tourist places
● Gavilgad Fort (42.5 KM)
● Chichati Waterfalls (13.7 KM)
● Melghat Tiger Reserve (36 KM)
● Vairat Sunset Point (52.3 KM)
● Bhimkund Point (40.7 KM)
● Chandrabhaga Dam (16.7 KM)
● Narnala Fort (63.4 KM)
Special food speciality and hotel
One can find any Maharashtrian cuisine in any of the nearby restaurants.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
Various Accommodation facilities are available in the vicinity.
● Primary Health Centre Tembhursonda (11.5 KM)
● Police Station Chikhaldara (40.8 KM)
MTDC Resort nearby details
Harshawardhan Inn, MTDC Mozari Point (42.5 KM)
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
● This Samadhi Temple can be visited at any time of the year.
● There are no entry fees here.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi