Nisargadatta was born on April
17, 1897, at break of dawn, the full
moon in the month of Chaitra, to Shivrampant Kambli and
Parvatibai, in Bombay. The day was also the
birthday of Lord Hanuman, hence the boy was named
'Maruti', after Lord Hanuman himself .
Kambli was brought up in Kandalgaon, a small village in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, where he grew up amidst his
family of six silblings, two brothers and four sisters, and deeply
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