A pundit was delivering a discourse on the epic Mahabharat in
the village square. Midway, the narrator passed away. At the insistence
of all, eleven-year old Dungar Bhakta continued the narration
in a fluent, scholarly manner. While he discoursed, he skillfully
played the maan (a brass pot). The village folks were simply stunned
by his unique performance and lavished praise on him.
As time passed by, regular visits of senior sadhus from Vadtal
saw the flourishing of Satsang in Mahelav. Through the spiritual
company of Adbhutanand Swami, Dungar Bhakta's wish to become a
sadhu was strengthened. He thus began his quest for a powerful
Guru. His relatives however, on learning of his resolve to become
a sadhu, tried to dissuade him with their love and affection.