Maharashtra is called ‘The Land of Saint’. In this land,Dattatray Maharaj Kalambe was born in the family of farmer at Dandeghar near Panchagani in Satara district. His family had many expectations from him to set up his own family but he was only born for the welfare of society and he left all the things behind and started the journey of social work with Saint Gadgemaharaj.
This ordinary man made his name by actively participating in social works in Maharashtra. In the region where he was born, the masses were illiterate, their standard of living low. In order to make their society uniform & progress Dattatray Maharaj, helped by way of Bhajans and Kirtans. He knew that with help of spirituality one could sow clean thoughts and increase intellectual levels of the people. He went to many villages spreading spirituality. He built Temples, Schools and Dharmashala. This strengthened the society. A socially backward class is very grateful to him today, as he built an ideal society.
Dattatray Maharaj not only spread spirituality but also did help organizations like socially involved groups, educational sector and sports & other academics. He reduced difference between the rich and poor people. They had the skill to make the rich people also participate & help reduce poor people´s sorrow and help them financially and socially, thus reducing the gap of rich & poor people. He knew that both social & financial needs of people are equally important