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Balumama Janmotsav or Jayanti – Birth Anniversary of Balumama at Adampur

Devavtari Sadguru Sant Shri Balumama Janmotsav or Jayanti is annually observed in Ashwin month. It is the birth anniversary of Balumama Maharaj. The day is of great importance at Adampur in Maharashtra. Balumama Janmotsav 2024 date is October 14. The saint has thousands of followers especially among the shepherd community in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Balumama (1892 to 1966) was a shepherd by profession and he was in contact with the lower strata of society and helped them in attaining true knowledge. He spread the teachings like many Saints in the great Bhakti Tradition in the region.

He performed numerous miracles during his lifetime. It is said that the farmer’s field in which the sheep of Balumama used to graze was blessed with peace and prosperity.

A temple dedicated to Balumama is located at Adampur.

On the Janmotsav day, prayer meetings, satsangs, and charitable activities are held.

Balumama Janmotsav is annually observed on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.