About Advait Mat : Advate Mat : Anandpuri Kutiya : Shri Anandpur Darbar
Spiritual MasterAmong the religious faiths of Sindhis this panth or mat can be said unique as here in this mat like the Radhaswami [Radhasaomi / Radha Soami] more stress is for the spiritual progress of the followers. Though there are certain ritual like other Hindu religious faiths and tradition of master is followed in this mat also but still more stress is for the mediation of Shabad. Sri Swami Anandpuri ji Maharaj (1782-1872) also known as Maharaja Paramhans Dayal Ji are looked as the founder of this mat. Sri Swami Swarupanand ji Maharaj, famous as Param Sant Ji and as Sri Nagli Sahib were the second master of the mat and left the physical world for heavenly abode on 9th April 1936 in the village of Nagli, near Meerut. Shri Swami Vairag Anand Ji Maharaj were the the third master of the mat. The common philosophy of masters of this mat Wherever I go there will be no dearth of devotees, as I belong to all, and all belong to me. Present master Shri Data Din Dayal Maharaj Ji are the fifth master.
During the times of Shri fourth Padshahi, it was decided to construct a temple of panth and accordingly work was started for "Shri Anandpur Sahib" in the year 1939 at Ashok Nagar and was in continuation till 1964. After the independence on 22 - 04 - 1954 the institution was registered as "Shri Anandpur Trust". The huge monument is inclusive of "Shri Anand Shanti Bhavan" constructed from pure white marble, residential blocks and lungar bhavan. During the autumn the garden surrounding the building start blossoming with multi colored flowers and beauty of place goes beyond imagination.
Yet another famous ashram of the mat is situated at Urali near the Pune in the Maharashtra, the place is also famous as the natural therapy center. Makar Sankrat and Viyas Pooja are the most celebrated day of the mat. At Urli ashram every year several thousands devotees gathered from all parts of the country and abroad on this celebration of "Makar Sankrat". Similarly every year a grand celebration is held on second day of June for celebrating birthday of third Padshahi Swami Vairag Anand Ji Maharaj.
This mat is a spiritual way of attaining true knowledge [Braham Gyan] and become unanimous with God by purifying the thought process of human beings, here person is not important but emphasis is given on the ideology, probably this is the reason for less availability of information about this mat. Recently during the train journey I meet with one of the follower of this panth, traveling to Urli, for submitting "Mini Swaroop" [Photo] of Guru Ji, as ordered by Guru Ji. During this I feel that devotees are trying to keep the worship rituals hidden under the secret cover and try to avoid talking on this topic. Here at Gandhinagar Kolhapur considerable Sindhi population belongs to followers of this religious path and recently have constructed a grand "Anandpuri Kutiya" Satsang Bhavan on Kolhapur road.