Avadhoota Datta Peetham popularly called as Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda
Ashram is the abode of Lord Dattatreya.
It is situated on a sprawling 40-acre site at the foot of Chamundi Hill, in the Royal City of Mysore, State of Karnataka in Southern India. This is the head quarters of Pujya Swamiji's mission. The Ashram has grown over years to an impressive size and encompasses many aspects of the spiritual life. There one can study Yoga, the Vedas and Sanskrit. There is a Universal Prayer Hall where traditional Pujas and Homas (special Hindu worship services) are performed. As Sri Swamiji propagates the teaching of Dattatreya Avadhoota, a Datta Temple has been constructed. Dattatreya represents the eternal teacher, the Manifestation of the Triple Principle of Sat (Existence), Chit (Knowledge) and Ananda (Bliss).
At the Mysore ashram, Swamiji offers daily Sri Chakra Puja and Ganapathy Homa. Although this great yogi practices Hindu rituals, He embraces everyone - the agnostic, the atheist, the disbeliever, as well as those of any faith. All are welcome at the ashram. Sri Swamiji stresses that His teachings and the Vedas are really universal. The Ashrama is open to all people of all religions and on special Hindu holidays, like Shivaratri and Navaratri, thousands of devotees from all over the globe come to the Universal Prayer Hall.
Important edifices in Datta Peetham
Datta Peetham Charitable Activities
Annadaanam– In addition to intense spiritual activity, ashram life is also devoted to helping the poor. It is a tradition that all ashram visitors are fed free and food is distributed to the needy on a regular basis. More than 10 Lakh people are fed annually in Mysore and branches.
Medical Service - SGS Vaidya Seva
The SGS Hospital and Holistic Health Centre caters to the medical needs of the poor and needy, FREE OF COST. In addition there is also a mobile hospital, which regularly visits villages that lack medical facilities. The Medical Services available at the Hospital include Ayurvedic outpatient and inpatient treatment facilities (Ancient Indian system of medicine), Allopathic outpatient services, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Cataract Operation Programs, Diabetes Detection Programs and Clinical Laboratory Services, Regular Medical Check up camps and Free Dispensary. The Hospital also runs a Music Therapy research unit.
Other Charitable Activities of the Ashram
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Datta Nagar, Ooty Road, Mysore
Karnataka, India 570025. Tel: +91-821-2486486
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Swami Sahaja Datta Pada, Mysore
"Swamiji, you give so many things to your devotees, how come you never give me anything?"
He looked at me and said in the most compassionate voice, "I don't give you anything, for I have kept you in my heart"
Swamy Vishnudatta Padarenu, Russia
Sri Swamiji addressed me by my name, Varada Raja, greeted me, allowed me to do Namaskaram, and then began speaking with me as though He had known me for several years....
Mysore Patrike Venkatramu
"I bless all those who come to me irrespective of their caste or religion. If a Christian comes to me I tell him to believe in Jesus and continue to have faith in his own religion. Likewise, if a Muslim comes to me I stress upon the importance of being a good Muslim and follow his own faith..."
S Dwarkanath, Mysore
"Your friend Satyanarayana has become a Swamiji, I went and paid my respects, you also go and do the same", I did not pay any attention to this talk so she hit me on the head....
C S Venkatesh, Bangalore
"Wherever you work, as a clerk or an engineer, be honest and sincere and pray to God and your Guru. You will come out good in life".....
Krishan Kumar, Mysore
Then He took me to His room and showed me a map of India, showing certain places saying that He wanted to go there. "Will you take me? Will you take me?"....
"Don't worry; Sri Swamiji will take care." I realized at that moment that he was answering my thoughts. He knows everything for He is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. He is my master.....