Shri Gajanan Maharaj was a saint from Shegaon of Buldhana district in Maharashtra. His devotees believe as incarnation of Lord Ganesha and Lord Dattatreya.
Gajanan Maharaj Prakat din is observed on Krishna Paksha Saptami in Magh Month as per Marathi calendar. In 2013, Gajanan Maharaj Prakat din date is March 4.
The early life history of Gajanan Maharaj like his birthday, birth time, birth place, home town, etc are obscure. He settled in Shegaon and performed several miracles.
“Sant Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan”, a trust which manages the Gajanan Maharaj Mandir is the largest temple trust in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.