Shri Swami Samarth of Akkalkot

Shri Swami Samarth of Akkalkot, popularly known as Swami Samarth, is a household name in Maharashtra. He lived in Akkalkot, situated in Solapur district, for 22 years and was also called the Maharaja of Akkalkot. Devotees believe he is the incarnation of Lord Dattatreya.

The early life of Swami Samarth is not known. Before coming to Akkalkot he was in the Himalayas. He came to Akkalkote in 1856. He is believed to have performed many miracles. He attained Mahasamadhi in 1878.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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