Anand Sagar 

Shegaon and surrounding area has shortage of water and hence Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan, Shegaon felt the need of a lake with ample of water in Shegaon which would help to solve the scarcity of water. With this aim Shree Sansthan created the artificial lake in Shegaon by lifting water from Man River (9 Km away from Shegaon) into the lake of Anand Sagar. But the mothly expenditure Rs. 50 Lakh for this purpose caused financial burden on Sansthan. Even then, the Sansthan carried out the project of Anand Sagar Lake, in order to increase the water table in surrouding areas of Shegaon. Not only this, the Shree Sansthan decided to develop this lake and its surrounding area with unique combination of spirituality and Amusement park for devotees with nominal donation. And the revenue from it would help to deal with water problem. With this noble vision and objective Shree Sansthan's most innovative project- Anand Sagar came into exbtance with Shree's blessings. 

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Inauguration of Anand Sagar at the service of devotees. 

Shri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan, Shegaon's most awaiting and ambitious project- Anand Sagar was finally open for devoteed on day of inauguration. His Excellancy, Hon, Vice president of India - Shri Bhairavsinghji Shekhawat inaugurated Anand Sagar and made it open for public. At once, a huge crowd of devotees, who were egearly waiting to step into the paradise on the Earth, had a glitter of happiness in their eyes. And thus, shegon had on addition of Anand Sagar into its assets.

Anand Sagar not only reflets the grand Hindu culture based on spirituality but also has a unique feature of modernity and religion going hand in hand. Anand Sagar also helps to increse the water table and protects the evironment. When one enter in Anand Sagar, fatigue and stress disppaers at once. Even Anand Sagar has a unique gallery of grand spirituality, Hindu culture and galaxy of saints from all corners of the country, which directly touches and enlightens the hearts. Each and every visitor is literally taken a back to see the great vision and innovation of Shree Sansthan in Anand Sagar. And the ultra-cleanliness maintained through out the year in Anand Sagar is an icing on the lake.

The grand entrance gate of Anand Sagar built in pink Rajasthan's Stone with great aesthtic sense and beautiful carvings, hint at the stunning treasure inside. Adding to this, the spectrum of floral beauty and its colours add much more pleasure with the nature's perfume. Through this entrance, the visitor gets enthralled with amazing creation at every step. 

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Gallery- Galaxy of Saints 

Once we enter through the grand entrance gate, a glimpse of Anand Sagar in the enormous area can be viewed. Immediately the fascinating fountains with rhythmic flow of water catch our sight wich is surrounded by the great gallery of Galaxy of Saints. In semicircle shape the idols of 18 saints, representing 18 states of India have been installated and at the center, the idol of Shri Gajanan Maharaj with radiant face, is surrounded with pleasant showers. Even each idol also reflects the great philosophy and thought of the saint.

 

 

The Philosophy and thoughts of Saint in the Galaxy.  From left-

1). Shri Sant Bhima Bhoi (Orrissa)
मुझे भलेही नरक मीलने दो
मगर जगतका कल्याण हो!
2) Sant Dhuniwale Dadaji ( Madhya Pradesh)
प्रसन्नता सम स्वास्थ नही
अनासक्ति सम मस्ती नही ।।
3) Saint Tiruvallur (Tamilnadu)
पत्नी घरकी लक्ष्मी है! जीस घरमें यह लक्ष्मी आनंदमेें रहती है, वहाँ सभी ऐश्वर्य इकठ्ठा हो जाते है!
4) Saint Mirabai 
भवभगत भूषण सजे शील संतोष सिंगार
ओढी चूनर प्रेमकी गिरधरजी भरतार।।
5) Shri Sant Jalaram Bappa (Gujarat)
भुखे को अन्न, प्यासे को दो पानी।
इसीसे बढकर पुन्य नही बात मैने जानी।
6) Bhagwan Mahavir (Bihar)
सत्यवादी मनुष्य माता की तरह विश्वसनीय
जनताके लिए गुरु की तरह पूज्य और
स्वजन की भाँति सबको प्रिय होता है!
7) Shri Vishnutirth (Hariyana)
जहाँ पर बुध्दी-विचार का अंत होता है, 
वहीं से धर्म का आरंभ होता है।
8) Shri Adya Shankaracharya :- ( Kerala)
इतर सर्व नाती तुटली तरी जन्मदात्या आईचे नाते कधीच तुटू देऊ नका.
9) Shri Manikprabhu Mahraj :- (Karnnataka)
सभी धर्म को अच्छा देखों।
उसमें जो अच्छा है उसका सत्वांश ग्रहण करो !
10) Shri Mother Mairy :- (Nazareth)
अपने पडोसी पर वैसा ही प्यार करो।
जैसा अपने आप पर करते हो।
11) Shri Tajuddin Baba:- ( Maharashtra)
मानव धर्म मेरा धर्म है और उसीका मै आशिक हूं !
12) Shri Gorakhnath
ब्रह्मांडमें जो है वही सब पींडमे है!
13) Shri Raghavendra Swami :- (Karnatak)
प्यारे भारत के सभी बाqसंदो
गुस्सा मत करना जाहिदो रिंदो।
नाम तो ले रहे धर्म का तूम।
काम करते अदना दास का तूम।।
14) Shri Raman Maharshi:- (Arunachala)
सर्व धर्म समभाव बढावे।
एकता समाज में फलाये।
ब्रह्म सुखमेंही दुनीया डोले।
संतोकी मनिषा यही बोले।
15) Shri Bhagwan Gautam Buddha :- (Bihar)
हत्या,चोरी, qनदा ना करो, सदाचारी बनो !
16) Shri Sant Kabir :- (Uttar Pradesh)
कबीरा जब हम पैदा हुए, जग हँसे हम रोए !
ऐसी करनी कर चलो, हम हँसे जग रोए।।
17) Shri Sant Tulsidas :-(Uttar Pradesh)
गोधन, गजधन, बाजिधन और रतन धनखान।
जब आवें संतोष धन, सब धन धुरी समान।।
18) Shri Swami Ramtirtha (Ram Badshah):- (Panjab)
हमे शिक्षा मे चरित्र, विज्ञान मे मानवता ।
राजकारण मे नीतीमत्ता, सधनतामे परिश्रम
व्यवसाय मे सचोटी, आनंद मे विवेक
तथा उपसना मे त्याग चाहिये।
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1) Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu :-
ङ्घ ईश्वर और संतोका सहारा लेवे।
जिससे उध्दार स्वयं का होवे।
संत गं्रथोकी इसमें महती ।
पावे मानव इसीसे तृप्ती ।
ङ्घ स्वत: अमानी रहो, दुसरोंका मान रखो
और सदा श्रीहरि का संकीर्तन करो!
2) Shri Samartha Ramdas Swami :-
जनी निंद्य ते सर्व सोडोनि द्यावे।
जनी वंद्य ते सर्व भावे करावे।
 
3) Shrimad Adya Shankaracharya :-
ना देखे पंथ ना भेद।
ना खोजो किसी मे छेद ।
मंदिर निर्माण हो ऐसा।
सब इन्सान को मिला प्यार ऐसा।
4) Santmurti Shri Raman Maharshi :-
जैसा समाज आपको अभिप्रेत है,
या बनाना चाहते हो,
वैसे आप स्वयं रहे !
  
Shri Ganesh Mandir Sant Darshar Park ( Swami Samartha Lawn)
1. Shri Sant Narshi Mesata  2. Shri Sant Basweshwa Maharaj
3. Shri Swami Samartha  4. Shri Maharshi Ved Vyas
5. Shri Sant Gulabrao Maharaj 6. Shri Sant Arvind Ghosh
7. Shri Sant Jabbar Baba 8. Shri Sant Sai Baba
9. Shri Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Holkar
 
Shri Sai Baba Lawn
1. Shri Sant Lingbath Maharaj 2. Shri Swami Vivekanand 
3. Shri Sant Swayanprakash Maharaj 4. Shri Sant Sai Baba
5. Shri Sant Purandardas Maharaj 6. Shri Sant Gadgebaba
7. Mahamanav Shri Baba Amate 8. Shri Sant Tukaramdada Gitacharya
 
Shri Dhyan Mandir
1. Shri Ramkrushna Paramhansa ( In Meghdambari) 2.Shri Ganesh Murti
3. Shri Riddhi Murti 4.Shri Siddhi Murti
5. Shri Swami Vivekanand 6.Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
7. Shri Hanumanji  8. Shri Sant Tulsidas
9. Shri Sant Rohidas 10.Shri Sand Naradmuni 
Lake  Bandhara
1. Shri Adnyat Rishi (Himalaya) 1. Shri Shivaji Maharaj
2. Trimurti (In The Iceland) 2. Shri Tanaji Maharaj
3. Shri Kaliya Mardan Prasang (Event)
 
Shri Swami Vivekanad Gate
1. Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj 2. Shri Swami Vivekanand 
3. Shri Nandi 4. Samai

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Navagrah Mandir/Amphi - Theatre

1. Shri Maharana Pratap
2. Shri Samarth Ramdas Swami
3. Shri Rana Sanga Bhilla
4. Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj
5. Shri Shivaji Maharaj
6. Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj
7. Shri Swami Vivekanand
8. Shri Pathan Topchi
9. Shri Zansi Ki Rani Lakshmibai

Features of Anand Sagar

Drinking water at various points in the entire premices while taking round in Anand Sagar.
Umbrella, Caps etc are available for the visitors while taking round in Anand Sagar, to protect from heat, at free of cost.
Wheel chairs for the handicapped to visit all places of Anand Sagar.
Prams (Baba Gadi) for Babies.
Spacious parking for all vehicles.
A mini train to have glimpse of the premises.

 

Needless to say, Vidarbha region is not truely blessed by nature. Poor rainfall and the scarching heat lead to dry land without greenary. But sincere efforts, good vision and creativity can certainly do great magic.And Shegaon's Anand Sagar is the best example of that. In such hostile condition, Shree Sansthan had dreamt 'Anand Sagar' on the bank of a lake. With the blessinng of Sadguru Shri GajananMaharaj, this incrediable task came true. Through Anand Sagar, Shree Sansthan has proved how the most challenging projects can be successful even in unfreindly condition. Such a dream project with incrediable creation takes place in a small and remote place like Shegaon. Isn't it a great achievment and yet another assest of the holy town - Shegaon! 

Place for rest 

The premices of Anand Sagar has a vast area where the visitors can naturally wish to rest for few minitues. Shri Sansthan already thought about it while designing Anand Sagar. And so, there are sufficient points for rest in Anand Sagar on the way of Dwaraka Bet and Shri Vivekanand Meditation center Such points have the beautiful Arch with designs surrounding by tender creepers and colourful flowers. Once the visitors settle down on wooden benches for few minitues, such tranquil ambiance completely refresh them and the tired feet get energy to cover the rest of the points of Anand Sagar. 

 

Anand Sagar is not merely a commercial amusement park but it is strongy based on the spiritual heritage and the grand Hindu Culture. Even Anand Sagar also respects all the faith and religions from different states and it has the idols of many Saints from India. Not only this, various boards in Anand Sagar flash the thoughts based on our great culture, which certainly inculcate and enlighten the viewers. The beautiful temples - is another salient feature of Anand Sagar. The great temple of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, Navgraha etc are the outstanding examples of the art of sculpture. Extra-ordinary creation, pillers with catchy designs and arch with beautiful carvings certainly make the viewers to sallute the skill of artist.

 

Hanging Bridge 

The hanging bridge for reaching at Dwarka Bet is not only an excellent creation but it is also a wonderful experience to cross it. This worth visiting experience of the hanging bridge gives a better glimpse of the lake. The calm water flowing under the bridge and the fragrance of flowers of the plants on the bridge literally connect us to an ideal rendezvous to view the beautiful sight of Anand Sagar. 

 

Swami Vivekanand Dhyan Kendra: (Meditation Center)

Swami Vivekanand Dhyan Kendra is the climax of the most incredible project - Anand Sagar which is showering the most joyful experience on the visitors. In this Paradise, Dhyan Kendra is the most distinguished place, which reflects the spiritual base of Anand Sagar. Swami Vivekanand facilitated the people to get salvation through the new philosopy-'Divine progress through Meditation'. In short, the visit to Anand Sagar would be incomplete without the meditation in the calm and quiet atmosphere of Dhyan Kendra.

The calm, quite and the determined face of Swamiji directly appeal us to get connected with it.And getting fully engrossed with the entire beautiful premices of Anand Sagar one can certainly enjoy the pleaseant heavenly experience. 

 

Aquarium: (At the right side of Saint Gallary)

The aquarium in Anand Sagar has a rich variety of Fishes found in different water-bodies in India. Once we enter in this aquarium, one feels like passing through caves. At different points the colourful spectrum of light overcomes the darkness of the cave and through it, the wonderful movements of colouful fish in water hold the visitors spellbound. And particulary the children are so much fascinated with it that they are reluctant to leave the aquarium.

 

Children Park (At the Left side of saint Gallary)

Here the Children in large number can enjoy at a time one hence in Anand Sagar their prime focus is to rush at this park for enjoing slides, and different games. The Children park with lot of greenary totally ensures the pleasent child hood which tempts the elders to be a child again.

Other highlights of Anand Sagar

The Eveceulent sculptures of Gods, Goddesses, Saint and brave warriors, images of birds and animals at different points.
The arch and pillers with beautiful designs and carving.
Thus the most beautiful display of the skill of sculpturs, which decorate the premises in a unique manner.

 

Amphi-theatre

Amphi-theatre i.e. an open threatre is very rare, and can be found at very few selected places in India. Anand Sagar is one of such important places in the country where Amphy-theatre is one more feather in its cap of this unique place.

Shree Sansthan had multiple objectives to facilitate amphy-theatre in Anand Sagar. Along with musical fountains, the Shree Sansthan had a noble aim to pramote our grand Hindu culture through the veligious and spiritual programmes, pravachan and Kirtan etc and amphy-theatre is the platform for such spiritual activities. The statues of the legendary charactres like the Great saint Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar, the Great Youth-Icon and philosopher Swami Vivekand, Great Emperor Shivaji Maharaj and the Brave Warrior Maharana Pratap, Adorn the surroundigns of Amphy-theatre.

Features of Amphy-theatre :

Grand Ambience.
Spacious stage.
Most advanced sound and light system.
Mesmerzing show of Musical fountains.
Eco friendly seating amangment - natural steps with green grass.

 

Meals and coffee house:

In the enormous area of Anand Sagar, the various Bhojan kakshaand coffee house quench the thirst and completely satisfy the taste of visitors. Not only the snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks, but also the preparation of variety of dishes from different regions is served here. The huge Bhojan kaksha for meals is at the parking of Anand Sagar and also inside the premises.

 

।। श्री ।।
(Comparative analysis between sciece and spirituality )

विज्ञान प्रयोगातून विकसीत होते
विज्ञानासाठी साधने वापरली जातात
विज्ञानामध्ये शोध आहे
विज्ञानामध्ये तत्व परिक्षा आहे
विज्ञानामध्ये व्यासंग आहे.
विज्ञानामध्ये कर्तुत्व आहे.
विज्ञानामध्ये शक्ती आहे.
विज्ञानामध्ये प्रकल्प आहेत.
विज्ञानामध्ये तंत्रज्ञान आहे.
विज्ञान उपभोगास पोषक आहे.
विज्ञानामुळे पुरूषार्थ घडतो.
विज्ञानामुळे प्रतिष्ठा वाढते
विज्ञानामुळे संपन्नता प्राप्त होते
विज्ञानामुळे प्रसिध्दी मिळते
विज्ञानामुळे परिस्थीती बदलते.
विज्ञानामुळे चातुर्य विकसीत होते.
विज्ञानामध्ये तपशिलावर भर आहे.
विज्ञानामध्ये पराक्रम आहे.
विज्ञानामुळे नवसृष्टी विकसीत होते.
विज्ञानामुळे भौतीक विकास होतो.
विज्ञानामुळे बाह्य सुख प्राप्त होते.
विज्ञानामुळे अनेक प्रश्न निर्माण होतात
विज्ञानामुळे पर्यावरणाचे नुकसान होते.
विज्ञानामुळे भौतीकता सुधारते
विज्ञानामुळे धन निर्माण होते
विज्ञानाकरीता उपकरणाची आवश्यकता.
विज्ञानामुळे मस्तकाचा विकास होतो.
विज्ञान हव्यासाची पेरणी करते.
विज्ञान आमचा विश्वास आहे.
विज्ञानामुळे कार्यास चालना मिळते.
विज्ञानामुळे qहसेला प्रोत्साहन मिळते.
विज्ञानामुळे स्वार्थ निर्माण होतो.
विज्ञानाची वाटचाल सर्वनाशाकडे जाते.
विज्ञानामुळे नैसर्गिक साधन संपत्ती नष्ट होते.
विज्ञानामुळे क्षणिक आनंद मिळतो.
विज्ञानामुळे जीवनाला गती मिळतो.

आध्यात्म योगातून प्राप्त होते
आध्यात्मासाठी साधना वापरली जाते
आध्यात्मामध्ये बोध आहे
आध्यात्मामध्ये सत्व परिक्षा आहे
आध्यात्मामध्ये सतसंग आहे.
आध्यात्मामध्ये दातृत्व आहे.
आध्यात्मामध्ये भक्ती आहे.
आध्यात्मामध्ये संकल्प आहे.
आध्यात्मामध्ये आत्मज्ञान आहे.
आध्यात्म त्यागास पोषक आहे.
आध्यात्मामुळे परमार्थ घडतो.
आध्यात्मामुळे निष्ठा वाढते.
आध्यात्मामुळे प्रसन्नता प्राप्त होते.
आध्यात्मामुळे सिध्दी मिळते.
आध्यात्मामुळे मनस्थीती बदलते.
आध्यात्मामुळे चारित्र्य विकसीत होते.
आध्यात्मामध्ये तप व शिल यावर भर आहे.
आध्यात्मामध्ये आत्मसंयम आहे.
आध्यात्मामुळे नवसृष्टी विकसीत होते.
आध्यात्मामुळे आत्मीक विकास होतो.
आध्यात्मामुळे अंतरआत्म्यातून सुख प्राप्त होते.
आध्यात्मामुळे सर्व प्रश्न सुटतात.
आध्यात्मामुळे पर्यावरणाचे रक्षण होते.
आध्यात्मामुळे नैतीकता सुधारते.
आध्यात्मामुळे समाधान निर्माण होते.
आध्यात्माकरीता अंतकरणाची आवश्यकता.
आध्यात्माकरीता सर्वांगाचा विकास होतो.
आध्यात्म ध्यासाची पेरणी करते.
आध्यात्म आमचा श्वास आहे.
आध्यात्मामुळे स्व धर्मास चालणा मिळते.
आध्यात्मामुळे अqहसेला प्रोत्साहन मिळते.
आध्यात्मामुळे परमार्थ निर्माण होतो.
आध्यात्माची वाटचाल सर्वोेदयाकडे जाते.
आध्यात्मामुळे नैसर्गिक साधन संपत्ती पुष्ट होते.
आध्यात्मामुळे कायम स्वरूपाचा आनंद मिळतो.
आध्यात्मामुळे जीवनाला योग्य दिशा मिळते.