Gajanan Maharaj from Shegaon (Buldhana District), Maharashtra, India is regarded by Hindus as a saint. A temple in his name is built on his Samadhi at Shegaon. \"Sant Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan\" is the largest temple trust in the Vidarbha region. The early life history of Gajanan Maharaj is obscure, his birthdate being unknown. Biruduraju Ramaraju has tried to establish in his collection of books called \"Andhra Yogulu\" that he was a Telugu Brahmin. Some speculate that he might have in fact hailed from Sajjanghad, (which was the native place of Sant Samartha Ramdas). Das Ganu Maharaj has written a 21 chapter biography, \"Shri Gajanan Vijay,\" of Gajanan Maharaj in Marathi. Contemporaries of Gajanan Maharaj identified him by several names like Gin Gine Buwa, Ganpat Buwa, and Awaliya Baba. According to a legend, a money lender named Bankat Lal Agarwal first saw Gajanan Maharaj in a
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