Shri Krishna Saraswati Swami
Shri Krishna Saraswati Swami of Kolhapur was during the period 1836 -1900 AD. Swami is also known widely as Dattaswami , being incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. He stayed at Kolhapur in Kumbhar Lane (Potters Lane) and hence he was called as Kumbhar Swami.
Swami had initiated many followers in spiritual path of which Sant Namdev became very much famous in Kolhapur after Swami. Sant Namdev left his body at the age of 130 years in 1970AD. Guruvarya Appa (Shrisadguru Madhavrao Tikekar, Mumbai, born 13th June 1929) got a directive from Swami in 1971AD, to give spiritual initiation to deserving persons and as such Guruvarya Appa has initiated more than 2500 people. Sant Namdev had initiated many, of whom Shri Nanasahem Gadre from Pune carried the path forward.
- Sant Namdev