His Holiness Late Sri Duradundeeshwar Shivayogi was a 17th century great saint who established great heritage of devotion. Swamiji dedicated his whole life for betterment of the society. Shivalingeshwar was his first name. He was a Balayogi (Young Monk) who travelled and meditated for several years in the caves of Himalaya. Soon after visited Dhaphalapur of Sangli District as per directives he received during meditation. He was a great yogi who had acquired super natural powers.
He took shelter at the Ashram of Swami Gurulingeshwar in Dhaphalapur for about two years and sought his blessings and Guru Diksha (Initiation). As per the directions of the Guru he decided to visit different places to guide and advise people.
After visiting many villages he arrived at Duradundi village of Gokak Taluka in Karnataka and approached the Nayak (Head & Landlord) of the village to offer his services as caretaker of cows. One day to the surprise of everyone he made a jet of water to spring out of ground by just punching the ground with his stick to make water available for the thirsty cows. This news spread like wildfire in all the neighboring villages and people started gathering at the spot to witness the miracle. This made people believe that Swamiji was a yogi with super human powers.