In consequence, there emerged many schools of philosophy, like Ganesh
Sampradaya, Datta Sampradaya, Bhagavatha Sampadaya, Varkari Sampradaya, Nath
Sampradaya that culminated in the spread of deism and humanism throughout the state,
nay to the four corners of world. Hence the achievement of the highest seat in theism.
Situated between the Arabian blue to the west and arid zone to the east, with
Sahyadri range running almost in the middle, this splendid state is blessed with an
inexhaustible measure of natural resources of infinite variety that are feeding the hungry
needy, both in and out of its bounds. Several sacred life-giving and ever-flowing rivers,
taking origin in the high mountain region, in addition to irrigating millions of acres of land in
their courses, covering hundreds of miles, lured even the Avatarapurushas for permanent
settlement, as far back as in the Dwaparayuga. Even earlier, say, from time immemorial to
be specific, in the Kritayuga, and later in the Thretyuga also, the highest divinities chose this
sacred land for enacting awe-some dramas.