Pawas is an area about 20 kms away from the Ratnagiri town, known for being the place where Swarupanand Swami took his samadhi. Swami resided there for 40 years before he undertook self immolation there.
He was born to the couple Vishnupant and Rakhmabai Godbole on 15th December, 1903. He has been dedicated a neatly maintained memorial which was his former residence. Guru Purnima and Swami's Samadhi day, that is 15th August are considered significant. His residence is transformed into an ashram which provides lodging facilities to the devotees.