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Dr. Shri Narayan Vishnu Dharmadhikari
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Native name डॉ.श्री नानासाहेब धर्माधिकारी तथा डॉ.श्री नारायण विष्णु धर्माधिकारी
Born 1 March1922
Revdanda , Alibag
Died 8 July 2008
Pune, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
Organization Dr Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Pratishthan , Shree Samarth Prasadik Aadhyatmic Seva Samiti
Religion Hindu
Spouse(s) Sharada Devi
Children Appasaheb Dharmadhikari (अप्पासाहेब तथा डॉ.श्री दत्तात्रय नारायण धर्माधिकारी )

Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari (Dr. Shree Narayan Vishnu Dharmadhikari; ज्येष्ठ निरूपणकार नानासाहेब धर्माधिकारी) (March 1, 1922 – 8 July 2008), the spiritual guru had a Sanstha at Revdanda town of the Revdanda village Raigad district . He founded Shree Samarth Prasadik Aadhyatmic Seva Samiti and spent his whole life to spread the philosophy of Saint Samarth Ramdas Swami, who wrote Dasbodh[1], Manache Shlok, Atmaram as devotional books. Nanasaheb had millions of followers across the world. He was also awarded by many Government and social organisations for his work. In 2008 Government of Maharashtra awarded him with the greatest award of the state " Maharashtra Bhushan" for his contribution towards betterment of the society.[1]

After Nanasaheb his son Shri Appasaheb (Dr. Shri. Dattatraya Narayan Dharmadhikari) has carried on the same work; who recently received Jagdguru Tukaram Maharaj Award in Pimpri near Pune for his exceptional work . The followers have spread across the nation & also in the countries like US, UK, Australia, South Africa, Gulf countries,Finland etc.

Nanasaheb in his childhood had gone to his grand mothers town; where he discovered a set of holy books wrapped in the red cloth. On seeing this he immediately questioned his grand mother about this. And she told him "Let it be like that;it is beyond our power to unwrap the books & understand them." This holy book was Shrimat Dasbodh written by Shri Samarth Ramadas Swami at Shivthar Ghali. With this Narayan (Nanasaheb) became curious about the contents of holy books and started his attempts to read & understand them. His father Shri. Vishnu Anant Dharmadhikari helped him read & understand the books & the unwritten meaning behind the stanzas.His continuous efforts to expertise the holy literature & follow it made him what he is today. He has also done the exceptional work to bring Shrimat Dasbodh within the reach of a common man including the tribal areas of the state. He insisted that the knowledge & power this granthas contains should reach every part our the society & empower it.


  1. ^ "`Maharashtra Bhushan' Award Presented to Spiritual Leader". Outlook India. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
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