During 1925, Panduranga was looking for a lonely place to stay. On the 4th December, 1925 in he bitter cold of the fourth day of dark fortnight in the month of Magasara v.s. 1982 (Hindu calendar), Panduranga started to stay in small hut in place known as Nareshwar. Nareshwar village was located in the jungle and on the bank of holy river Narmada. Basically, Nareshwar was a cremation ground for seven surrounding hamlets or villages. It was a dense forest, where serpents, scorpions, big black ants moved freely. Panduranga met number of saints before moving to Nareshwar. He scrupulously put into practice whatever advice he received from saints. At Nareshwar, Panduranga used to get up very early in the auspicious wee hours of the morning and take bath with the potful of water brought from the river Narmada. His daily routine included mediation, reading, basking in the sun during day and talking to the stars at night. In Nareshwar and surrounding villages, Panduranga was known as Ranga Avadhuta (Pujya Bapji).