SGS Ashram

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

  • Dattatreya Temple (Universal Prayer Hall) - dedicated to Kalagni Shamana Dattatreya. This is the first of 50 Datta Temples established in India and abroad.
  • Sri Datta Venkateswara Ksheram - established and consecrated in the model of Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple.
  • Sri Karyasiddhi Hanuman Temple - established and consecrated is a 41’ Monolith statue of Hanuman and a powerful Hanuman Statue underneath.
  • Nada Mandapam - a gigantic and magnificent auditorium dedicated to Nada, where music, dance and other culture programs by artists of international repute are held through out the year...more..
  • Veda Pathasala - where young students undertake the study of Veda, Sastra, Aagama and Sanskrit.
  • SGS Charitable Hospital – (Ayurvedic and Allopathic hospital) - where dedicated medical personnel effectively treat patients afflicted with arthritis, migraine, obesity etc in the clean and tranquil environment. Outpatient department has specialist Allopathic Doctors. More than 1 Lakh poor people benefit annually.
  • Dharma Dhwajam - A 45’ Monolith octagonal stone Pillar with each side``` depicting various symbols of Dharma (such as symbols of world religions, Yoga, Philosophy, Music etc.)
    A 40 min. sound and light show is extremely captivating, leading the audience to a highly intellectual plane of Self (Atman).
  • Kishindha Moolika Bonsai Garden - an exquisite collection, said to be the largest in India.
  • Horticultural Gardens - Various trees connected with Rasi, Nakshatra, Nava Graha, Saptarshi and rare herbs are grown in the picturesque environment.
  • Viswam - A magnificent museum displaying various crystals, gems, objects of traditional ancient art forms, artifacts of rare kind presented to His Holiness.

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.

  1. Ambulances to small towns for emergency medical assistance.
  2. Medical service is a very important activity of Peetham. Dedicated professionals are extending free service to needy and poor regularly.
  3. Medicine worthy in large, is distributed annually through various medical camps.
  4. Medical vans carry medicine and doctors to cater to villages and slum areas as part of SGS Vaidya Seva.
  5. Regular Charitable Hospitals are functioning in Mysore, Cochin, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kamareddy, Sreekakulam and other places
  6. Specialty camps such as cancer detection, endoscope, Diabetes, Women and child care etc. are organised at many places through out the year.
  7. Prevention and health awareness camps simultaneously conducted, explaining various important aspects of traditional therapies and modern life style diseases..
  8. Emergency Blood Donation to patients in major hospitals of Hyderabad city is an important activity of the 1000 member volunteer group.

Other Charitable Activities of the Ashram

  1. Datta Peetham runs a destitute women rehabilitation centre called ‘Amma Vodi’ at Hyderabad.
  2. SGS Annapoorna Rajarajeswari Vruddha Ashrama (Old age home) in Machilipatnam
  3. SGS Children Home - An orphanage providing service to 40 children is being run in Gunturu.
  4. Datta Peetham and its branches regularly contribute to the Relief Funds and calamity funds and rise to the occasion to provide succour to poor in calamities such as Tsunami, Floods and drought.
  5. Instruments and appliances such as wheel chairs, callipers, crouches, sewing machines, carts etc. are provided to disabled and needy regularly during all major functions.
  6. Datta Peetham renovates, builds class rooms; provide furniture/ equipment to many schools which caters to poorer sections of the society, every year.
  7. Volunteer group Sri Datta Humane services; renders tremendous service to the pilgrims during major socio – religious – community events.
  8. To spread spiritual awareness and inculcation of moral values in public, especially students – a monthly magazine Bhakti Mala is published in Telugu, Kannada, English, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.
  9. Several books of high intellectual value and ethical importance; video and audio albums containing messages, documentaries, instrumental music for meditation and healing; Bhajans (devotional Music) rendered by Sri Swamiji, many leading musicians and music directors are published.
  10. Libraries are set up in many centres.
  11. Books are donated to many public libraries.
  12. Research activities, to unearth the intricate values espoused in traditional Indian texts, pertaining to physical sciences such as astronomy, medicine, agriculture, water resources etc. is conducted thru an affiliated organisation I-Serve, Hyderabad.
  13. Awards (Veda Nidhi, Sastra Nidhi, Nada Nidhi, Sasya Bandhu, Asthana Vidwan, Viswa Bandhu, Viswa Hindu) are instituted to recognise outstanding talent and to honour eminent persons, who have dedicated their lives for the propagation, preservation, research in the fields of Vedas, Sastras, Music, Ecology, Drama, Dance, Social service, Community work, (fostering harmony and amity between communities), Culture, Sculpture etc.

For Details Contact:

Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama
, Datta Nagar, Ooty Road, Mysore
Karnataka, India 570025. Tel: +91-821-2486486
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Devotee's Experiences

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?"....

Sheetal Persad
"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.....