Satchidanand Shree Sadguru Vasudevanant Saraswati, also known as Shree Raosaheb Baba Maharaj Sahasrabuddhe, popularly called, as Shree Baba Maharaj, was the reincarnation of Akkalkot Niwasi Shree Swami Samarth. Akkalkot Niwasi Shree Swami Samarth reincarnated as Shree Baba Maharaj, to continue the Swaroop Sampradaya Sect, of Shree Ramanand Beedkar Maharaj. His real name was Shree Ramchandra Narayanrao Sahasrabuddhe.
The Sahasrabuddhe family had established itself in prosperous condition for a number of generations in the village Kotwade, of Ratnagiri District. The ancestral information of about ten Generations of Shree Baba Maharaj is available. In the first three generations, the Surname was “Ganapule”.
But later on the ancestors of Shree Baba Maharaj, earned the hereditary rights of Kotwade village as well as the right for the business of a renter of farms. Further, as a tribute to their superior intellectual abilities, they became known with the surname of ‘Sahasrabuddhe’.
In such a prosperous intelligent and devotional family, Akkalkot Niwasi Shree Swami Samarth took rebirth, at an auspicious moment during the noon of 14th November 1883, Kartik Poornima. He was named as ‘Ramchandra’’
The first five years of his childhood passed in Hubli, Taluka Place of the then Mysore State, now Karnataka State. During that period, a great Yogi, devoted to Lord Shiva, Shree Siddharud Swami, was residing in Hubli. He put a rosary of rudraksh, around the neck of Shree Baba Maharaj and predicted, “The person who could see this rosary will be your Sadguru.” This rosary was not visible to common people.
Needless to say, Shree Beedkar Maharaj recognized the rosary beads around Shree Baba Maharaj’s neck, as had been predicted earlier by Swami Shree Siddharud. Later on in the year 1900, Shree Baba Maharaj was fully blessed by Shree Beedkar Maharaj. The blessing from Shree Beedkar Maharaj fully energized the devotion latent in Shree Baba Maharaj. At that time Shree Baba Maharaj was studying in an Engineering College.