SHREEMAD PARAMHANS PARIVRAJAKACHARYA VASUDEVANAND SARASWATI (TEMBE) SWAMI MAHARAJ was born in 1854 AD(Shravan Krishna 5) in the village MANGAON near Sawantwadi ,situated near Goa,Maharashtra ,INDIA.
Lord Dattatreya instructed several devotees that he was dwelling in the form of P.P.VASUDEVANAND SARASWATI (Tembe) Swami Maharaj. He was instrumental in reviving some major places of worship like Kurguddi and Peethapuram.He has also installed several Datt idols in different parts of India.
The Mahamantra “ DIGAMBARA DIGAMBARA SHRIPAD VALLABH DIGAMBARA ” was revealed to P.P. Vasudevanand Saraswati (Tembe) Swami Maharaj and he propogated this mantra on a large scale.Swami Maharaj has left behind a large body of literature.
Reference of SWAMI SAMARTH OF AKKALKOT, SAI BABA OF SHIRDI, GAJANAN MAHARAJ OF SHEGAON & OTHER SAINTS is found in LIFESTORY of DATTAVTARI P.P.VASUDEVANAND SARASWATI (TEMBE) SWAMI MAHARAJ.
At Garudeshwar ( Gujarat ) in 1914 at the age of 60, On 1st day of Ashada he sat in siddhasana posture facing the idol of Shri Datta and with a chant of “OM”, he left his physical form. Even after leaving his physical form about 100 years ago ,lakhs of devotees of P.P.Vasudevanand Saraswati (Tembe ) Swami Maharaj throughout the world are feeling his presence and getting his experiences in their day to day life.
His saying , “ Smratugami Samavtu.”, i.e. ,whenever you remember me I will come to you within a fraction of a second holds good even today.