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Tembe Swami Punyatithi - Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Tembe Swami Maharaj Death Anniversary

Tembe Swami Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Sri Tembe Swami. Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Tembe Swami Maharaj was a modern Hindu saint who revived the ancient Dattatreya tradition in Maharashtra during the 19th century. Sri Tembe Swami Punyatithi 2024 date is on July 6.

The Punyatithi is annually held on Ashada shukla paksha pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hundreds of people participate in the various programs organized on the day in various locations.

In nutshell the teaching of Sri Tembe Swami is that the primary objective of human life is to obtain liberation (from the recurring cycles of birth and death). To this end, one should carry out one’s religious obligations as ordained by the scriptures, consistent with his Varna and Ashram.

To attain the objective liberation he advocated study (Shravan), contemplation (Manan) and meditation (Nididhyasan) of Vedanta (conclusion of Vedas). He also laid on emphasis on taking lessons from detached and realized persons.