His Holiness Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji is the founder and pontiff of Avadhoota Datta Peetham and a globally renowned spiritual guide. He has influenced millions of people across the globe through his vibrant persona and teachings comprising aspects from Yoga, Nada (Music & Musicology), Ayurveda, Veda, and Astrology. In Mysore, he is one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the present day and is an asset to India and the world at large. Sri Swamiji is renowned for His Healing and Meditation music and he is considered a divine guide who cultivates the ancient Vedic traditions. He was born fully realized in command of the eight Mahasiddhis and is a Guru in the Dattatreya Avadhoota lineage. He has popularized the ancient “Raga Ragini Nada Yoga Chikitsa” (music therapy) as a therapeutic tool for different ailments.
Sri Swamiji is a great composer of Bhajans/songs. He has composed thousands of Bhajans in Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi in praise of various deities. Sri Swamiji is endowed with a melodious voice. Sri Swamiji’s bhajan session enthralls a layman and a scholar alike. Sri Swamiji’s collection of poems, Sachchidananda Neeti Mala, Chutuku Sahitya, Vedanta Geetalu in Sanskrit, Kannada and Telugu have been a beacon of light for seekers. They illustrate the essence of life in a very simple and lucid language. One only needs to listen to his powerful, melodious voice while singing bhajans or become immersed in the symphonic flow of notes from His synthesizer to experience the Divine. Sri Swamiji designed and built the Nada Mantapam as an open-air concert hall that is presided over by the Sapta Swara devatas, for the performance of His Music concerts for Meditation and Healing, as well as for music concerts by a galaxy of artists..
Avadhoota Datta Peetham:
Sri Swamiji established Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Ashram in Mysore in 1966. The dimensions of his spiritual energy began to spread so fast within India and abroad, that within a span of two decades his glory as a great spiritual master and a true exponent of spiritual culture of India and heritage has come to be recognized throughout the world. He has adapted music as a medium of communication with people and gives soothing and meditational concerts around the world.
Datta Yoga Centers:
Sri Swamiji has started Datta Yoga Centers around the world. These centers usually have a temple and a meditation hall. Through Sri Swamiji’s sankalpa and grace, these centers have been started all over India, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, and United States.
Datta Kriya Yoga:
This is yoga for everyone. A simple and profound practice with benefits for body, mind and spirit.
Suka Vana (Rehabilitation Center for Birds):
Shuka Vana aviary houses hundreds of colorful exotic species of parrots, including many endangered species. In this distinctive aviary, one gets the most astonishing opportunity of being in the divine presence of the living, breathing deity that presides over one’s own zodiac sign, and a parrot that represents one’s planet and birth date.
Sri Swamiji has taken a serious resolve to rehabilitate injured birds and Shuka Vana and compassionately gives shelter to uncared birds.
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Human service mission:
There are numerous Peetham Trusts for social service. The Sri Jayalakshmi Mata Nitya Annadana Trust provides free meals to thousands of people who visit the Mysore ashram. A hospital and dispensary that provide free allopathic, ayurvedic, homeopathic, and naturopathic treatments is located within the ashram. The ashram also holds free medical camps such as cardiac screening camp, diabetes camp, orthopedic camp, and dental camp. Mobile medical clinics travel to villages surrounding Mysore City, and the ashram has donated ambulances to many towns. The Peetham also runs a high school and a primary school in Mysore city.
Through his spiritual leadrship, a wide variety of institutional networks geared to help mankind have sprung up throughout the country. A vast variety of social welfare programs are being run, such as elder citizens’s homes and development programs particularly for the disadvantaged sections of the society. Notable among them are Vagdevi center for rehabilitation of the communication impaired at Banglore and Ammavadi (mother’s lap) projects home to the elderly women.
Not only is Sri Swamji doing all of these projects, but he is also active on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo. He posts on many topics, from useful advice to interesting facts about birds to Ayurvedic recipes.
Please visit our websites for Sri Swamiji’s activities across the globe: