Swāmi Samarth Mahāraj more commonly Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj (also known as Akkalkot Swāmi Mahāraj) of Akkalkot (left the physical body in 1878). He was also lovingly referred to as Swami Samartha or Akkalkot Maharaj by his devotees. was an Indian Guru of the Dattatreya tradition (sampradaya), widely respected in indian states of Maharashtra, as well as in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with Shripad Shri Vallabha and Narasimha Saraswati. His existence in physical form is dated in the nineteenth century AD.
Shri Swami Samarth traveled all over the country and eventually set his abode at Akkalkot village in Maharashtra, India. Maharaj first appeared at Akkalkot on a Wednesday around the September–October period in the year 1856 AD near Khandoba Mandir. He stayed in Akkalkot for close to twenty-two years. His parentage & native place details remain obscure to this day. Once when a devotee posed him a question about his life Shri Swami Samarth indicated that he is the origin of the Banyan tree (Vata- Vriksha). On another occasion Swami said that his name was Nrusimha Bhan and that he was from Kardalivan near Srisailam
The description of Shri Swami Samarth's appearance has been based on the vivid descriptions given by close devotees. Though he was seen at an advanced age, his skin was not wrinkled. He was very tall and his hands were long, extending down to his knees. His belly was protruding and he had broad shoulders. His complexion was fair and pinkish. He had big ears with thin and long ear-lobes which shook with the slightest movement of his body. He had long feet. He adorned a sacred mark (thilakam) on his forehead. He always wore a codpiece (kaupina). He had a fine set of teeth and a big and deep navel. He always wore a tulasi-rosary (which is very different from rudraksha) and a crystal (sphatika). He had ear-rings inset with gems.
* The Siddha Mantra of Shri Swami Samarth is: SHRI SWAMI SAMARTH (Marathi: श्री स्वामी समर्थ )
* The biography of Shrivallabh is in the Shripada Shrivallabha Charitramrut
* The biography of Nrusimha Saraswati is in the Gurucharitra.
* The biography of Shri Swami Samarth is in the Guruleelamrut.
In the month of Chaitra (April–May) in 1878, the thirteenth day of the dark-half of the lunar month. Swami Maharaj lived mainly at the residence of his disciple Cholappa, where his shrine is now located.
As such Swami can not undergo death like ordinary people. It is believed that, he is in existence before beginning of the universe and will exist after destruction of the universe. Swami can not disappear suddenly in front of people and he performed a rite known as Samadhi, which has death like effect but not an actual death. Swami is for perpetuity.
Anant Koti Brahmand Dayak Gajanan अनंत कोटि ब्रह्माण्ड दायक गजानन
Swaminche Sahasranam स्वामींचे सहस्रनाम
Shri Swami Samarth Taarak Mantra श्री स्वामी समर्थ तारक मंत्र
Om Namoh Shree Gajanan ॐ नमः श्री गजानन
Shree Swami Samarth Charitra श्री स्वामी समर्थ चरित्र
Swami Samartha Jaap 108 times स्वामी समर्थ जाप १०८ बार
A Beautiful Swami Stavan स्वामी स्तवन
Swami Samarth Mahamantra स्वामी समर्थ महामंत्र
Shri Swami Mala Mantra श्री स्वामी माला मंत्र
Shri Swami Samarth Dhun श्री स्वामी समर्थ धुन