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Shrimant Malojiraje II Bhosle (Buwa Saheb), Rajasaheb, Akkalkot

Ruled: 1858 – 1870
Present -
Ascended the Gadi in 2018
After the death of Shrimant Maharaj Shahajiraje II, his son Shrimant Malojiraje II ascended to the throne. He carried out the responsibilities of governance in accordance with tradition. After his coronation, he paid a strong focus on agriculture and trade. The justice system was excellent. He was religious and adept at promoting the welfare of the people.
Born: Not available
Adoption and ascension to the Gadi

In the year 1856, Shri Swami Samarth came and settled in Akkalkot. Shrimant Maharaj Malojiraje II learnt about his divine powers, miraculous deeds and benevolent presence in Akkalkot. He expressed the desire to meet Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj. While Rajasaheb was preparing for the visit to meet Shri Swami Samarth, Swami Maharaj himself miraculously appeared in the Royal Palace to meet Rajasaheb. Rajasaheb was overwhelmed with happiness. He had tears in his eyes. He embraced Swami Maharaj with joy and touched his feet to seek blessings. This is from where the journey of the bond between Swami Samarth Maharaj and Akkalkot Royal family began. Shri Swami Samarth bestowed his blessings upon Maharaj Malojiraje II and Malojiraje became ardent devotees of Shri Swami Samarth. There was great grace from Swami Samarth Maharaj on the royal family. Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj would stay in the Rajwada (Palace) for a couple of days from time to time to shower abundant blessings on the family. Once Swami Samarth Maharaj met Rajasaheb in the Panchaytan Ganesh temple in Akkalkot on Ashwin Panchami, the fifth day of Navratri and Swami Maharaj graced Rajasaheb with Saffron coloured Vastra. He guided Rajasaheb for his responsibilities towards the welfare of the state.

Shrimant Maharaj Malojiraje II had only two daughters, he had no son. Desiring a son, he performed a yajna and engaged in religious practices. One day, seeking a son, he prayed to Swami Samarth. Swami Samarth blessed him, saying, 'Yes, there will be a boy.' After listening to those words from Shri Gurumukh, everyone felt joyful. On December 15, 1867, Shri Malojiraje was blessed with a son, who was later named as Shri Shahajiraje III.

Shrimant Maharaj Malojiraje II has been incredibly fortunate having the divine company of Shri Swami Samarth and receiving blessings. This is a result of past merits. He passed away on 06.08.1870.