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Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi Tiruvadikal
  • Birth: September 25,1935 at Andoorkonam village Thiruvananthpuram
  • Darshan of Lord Krishna at the age of 9.
  • Excellent student,competent teacher,gifted poet,orator par excellence,social activist and promotor of classical arts.
  • Summoned to the ashram by Gurupadar.The Guru-Shishya relationship between them was a living experience and expression of the classical definition in Guru Geetha
  • Guru spoke very little and communicated through symbolism and eye-movements;the ever-attentive disciple fulfilled every duty in an impeccable manner.
  • Took the reigns of a humble institution and single -handedly built it into an organization of international significance.
  • Observed extreme hardship and penance for fourteen years and realized the Divine Mother.
  • At Her Divine command stepped out of the ashram to spearhead the Dharma samara against conversion,false propaganda and distortion of truth by the proselytizing religion and the communists.
  • A unique confluence of the four paths;Jnana Yoga,Bhakti Yoga,Raja Yoga and Karma Yoga.
  • A Veritable treasure of spiritual wisdom and ecstatic devotee of the Divine Mother, a yogi par excellence and the greatest Karma Yogi to uphold Sanathana Dharma since Swami Vivekananda.
  • Restorer of numerous old temples,consecrator of new ones across the globe.
  • Founder of more than 13 institutions in India and abroad;establishment of Kutumba Samithis in 1980;organization of Acharya Sameeksha and Jyotiprayana in 1985.
  • Founder Chairman,Hindu Unity Forum;Executive member Kendra Marg Darshak Mandal and Rama Janmabhoomi Nyas Manch.
  • Progenitor of the Harivarasanam Project at Sabarimala.
  • Visionary behind Punnyabhoomi; International Sanathana Daily(A World Hindu Newspaper).
  • Hitherto unparalled Sathakoti Archana(1 Billion chants) in 2000 to commemorate the centenary of Brahmasree Neelakanta Gurupadar.
  • Dwi-Sathakoti Archana(2 Billion chants) at Sri Kshetra,Narayanpur,near Pune.
  • Delivered the keynote address at the World Hindu Conference 2000,Port of Spain,Trinidad and Tobago,in August 2000.
  • Led the Indian delegates in the sessions on Elimination of Poverty at the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations ,in August 2000.
  • Inspired the formation of Kerala Hindus of North America aimed at integrating the future generations with their cultures and provided Divine patronage;inaugurated the first,second and third biennial National Conventions of Kerala Hindus of North America at Dallas(2001),Houston(2003) and Chicago(2005).
  • Sree Ramanavami Rathayatra since 1989 covering the southern states;Sree Rama Navami Hindu maha Sammelan at Thiruvananthapuram since 1991

Swamiji's Contribution to Hinduism



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Sunil Nair,
Jul 9, 2010, 12:31 PM
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