Maharashtra was home to many of the poet saints. The samadhi shrines of Bhagavan Nityananda, one of the most revered yogi gurus of the 20th century, and Swami Muktananda, founder of the Siddha yoga spiritual path, are both located here.
Before he died in 1961, Nityananda directed Muktananda to build an ashram in Maharashtra's Tansa Valley. Now known as Gurudev Sidha Peeth, that ashram became the birthplace of Siddha yoga and the first ashram of it's kind. The mother ashram is still an education and retreat center for devotees of Siddha yoga today.
In Siddha yoga, the student works with a yoga master on a spiritual path to inner transformation and divinity.