I have lost my all wish for my salvation, I never wanted earthly enjoyment. I must see my machine in strong working order and knowing sure that, I have put in the level for the good of humanity in India at least, which no power can drive back. I may worship the only God that exists, the only God I believe in, the sum total of all souls and above all my God, the wicked; my God the miserable; my God the poor of all races, of all species is the special object of my worship.
This philanthropy is the inspiration and base of Vivekanand Ashram.
One such "Mahapurush" Param Pujya Shukadas Maharaj was born in an obscure village namaed " Ruikhed Mayamba"" in Buldana District, on 24th November 1943. Due to poverty, he could study only up to Std.IV in a Primary Marathi School.
At the tender age of 14, Shukadas was inspired by Swami Vivekanand's philosophy and teachings. Between 1960 & 1972, very often he went into long meditation at Lonar - place of nature's miracles and the land of ancient rishis.
Shukadas Maharaj is a true social workar & reformer whose main objective is helping those in need.When he was just 22 years of age, he founded a charitable trust in memory of his mentor Swami Vivekananda. Through this Trust he has extended lot of help to the poor, the sick and needy people in Buldana and other nearby Districts in Maharashtra State.