Some say Sri Swamiji is an Avataar, Yogi, Man of Miracles, Healer, Doctor, etc. Each
person has his own way of looking at Him. When one would see him, he would experience
Swamiji by himself.
As one of the rare living Avataras... He is the Pontiff of Avadhoota Datta Peetham at Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysore, India.
His Holiness Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the present day is an asset to India and the world at large. He is an incarnation of the Great Cosmic Power. Revival of culture, reformation of society and establishing peace and happiness among mankind and transforming into godly men is his mission. He was born fully realised in command of the eight Mahasiddhis and is a Guru in the Dattatreya Avadhoota lineage.
His Mission: Establishing Dharma and Bhakti by singing devotional Hymns, by reciting the names of the Lord Almighty and inculcating the masses by instilling into them love of God through chorus singing of Bhajans and listening to his Meditation-Music. Sri Swamiji is renowned for His Healing and Meditation music and He is considered a divine guide who cultivates the ancient Vedic traditions.
Sri Swamiji built more than 77 Datta temples all over the world, installing hundreds of Deities in these Temples. Established hundreds of Gnana Bodha Sabhas, He is renowned for His Music for Healing and Meditation music and performed more than one hundred Music for Healing and meditation concerts across the globe and composed more than 15000 songs extempore, conducted thousands of bhajans sessions as part of his mission
The Actual Birth
Sri Swamiji was born at Mekedatu in southern India on May 26, 1942. A Muslim Saint (Fakir) had given a prediction to His parents that their child would have supreme power, wisdom and knowledge and was destined to uplift mankind.
The Actual Birth occurred on a rock in the Kaveri river. His mother 'JayaLakshmi' was in deep meditation and the child was born covered with holy ash. The child was named 'Satyanarayana'. His mother, whom Swamiji calls His first Guru, initiated Him into spiritual life before her passing in 1951. Satyanarayana completed His education like other children, but found school had nothing to offer Him. He was endowed at birth with great knowledge and power. Even as a child, he organized satsangs and taught bhajans to His friends, and performed "siddhis" to entertain them, such as turning neem leaves sweet..
For some time He performed various mundane jobs to earn a living, such as school teacher and postal worker. All along, however, he had been serving his fellow humans, helping them with their problems. Through his miraculous powers He was able to understand their situations, knowing their past, present , and future and helped them to overcome difficulties. Some of them became his first disciples who were soon to be followed by more. He sang bhajans and kirtans for them and started giving yoga classes in small village huts or on river banks, while he was wandering the countryside as a monk. He acquired a following which demanded all of His time an attention.
In 1966 He moved to the present site of the Mysore Ashram which in the early days was only a straw hut in a field. It was there at Mysore that He became Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji at the age of 22 . Since then Sri Swamiji has been helping people in His unique way. People come to Him for help with their worldly affairs, or to become healed of physical afflictions, or for guidance in their spiritual practice. Many come to hear His beautiful and powerful songs, which draw the heart and mind to God or to celebrate the special Hindu holidays in the old vedic traditions.
Sri Swamiji honours all religions and teaches that it's possible to reach God by many paths. "It is of primary importance to attune with God through prayer, worship and the chanting of God's holy names". "Then God Himself will give you good guidance" says Sri Swamiji.
"He is also beloved Guru, Father, Mother, Teacher, Friend, Musician, Appaji and Sri Swamiji to his devotees."
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Om Shri Sadguru Parabrahmane Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamine Namaha!
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.....