Friday, March 16, 2007

Sant Shreedhar Swami Maharaj

Shreedhar Swami Maharaj

Some events in the life of Shreedhar Swami Maharaj

Shree Swami Sridhar Maharaj was born on 7-12-1908 in Lad Chincholly,near Gulbarga in Karnataka. Every moment of his life was dedicated in the service of the divine.

Before attaining MahaSamadhi on 19-4-1973 at the Varadpur Ashram, Sagar, Karnataka where he established the “Dharma Dwaja”, he inspired the masses and reinforced the principles of “Sanatan Dharma”.

In 1948, Sreedhar Swami came to Rishikesh after eight months of “Tapas” at Uttarkashi. Swami Sivananda, founder of Divine Life Society, Rishikesh immediately recognized him by his divine radiance and welcomed him and offered Pranams to the great saint. Swami Sivanada told his disciples “ I walked a lot, but I have never seen “Tejasvi” & “Tapasvi” of the order of Sreedhar Swami Maharaj. “Akhand Brahmanishta” and “Purna Gyani”such is the nature of Sreedhar Swami. ”


Karpatriji Maharaj in Kashi has said “ In present age, Samarth Ramdas has himself come in the form of Sreedhar Swami. Dharma’s establishment and social transformation has all been made possible by Sreedhar Swami’s “Akand Tapas”.

Ma Anandmayi on meeting Swamiji declared “ We are all walking up the hill of “Parmarth”. Path is narrow and extremely difficult. Established on the top of the hill is seen Sadguru Sreedhar Swami Maharaj”.

Prabhavati Raje, the ardent disciple of Raman Maharshi after passing away of her Guru, came across Swamiji Receiving his blessings she said “Sreedhar Swami’s darshan has made me realize the presence of Maharshi”.

Shrengeri’s Shankaracharya Swami Abhinava Vidyateerthji once breaked his journey to Delhi at Hoshangabad when he came to know of Sridhar Swami’s stay there. He had the Darsan and offered the holy seat of Shrengeri Peeth to Swamiji. Swamiji smiled and showered his blessings.

Once, Satya Sai Baba along with his disciples went to Varadpur Ashram to see Swamiji . On reaching the Ashram, he asked his disciples to maintain perfect silence and declared “Brahma” himself was performing “Tapas” there. Swamiji came out of his cottage and blessed all.

Swami Chinmayananda, founder of the Chinmaya Mission once came across Swami Nityanada, a disciple of Sridhar Swami at “Saandepany” Ashram, Mumbai. On meeting him he offered pranams to Swamiji and said “Your Sadguru is this worlds greatest treasure. There is no limit to his Divine powers and Tejas. I have realized this myself.”

Swamiji spent his complete life aimed at transformation of totality. His Akhand sadhana during last eight years was restricted at Varadpur Ashram, Sagar which he established as the power centre for all aspirants. Swamiji’s sankalpa of transformation stands firm.

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52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Yogesh,
Thank you for writing about Shrihdar swami maharaj. He is my guru and i am glad to see writings about him!

Yogesh said...

Hello,
Thank you for your comments. Shridhar Swami was a great saint and I would like to add more information about him in future. I am happy that you liked it.

vijay said...

hi am really impressed ! well am trying to do some more work on spreading awaeness about H.H. Shridhar Swami. so i require ur help in this regard so if possible please send me the hymns and sungs especially namah shantaya or plz send me the link where i can find these things. actually iwant to d a complete big slideshow with all photographs and his hymns and songs i 've collected many for this purpose and am a cs engg student at bmsce bangalore and we are looking after the swamiji's temple at Belgaum. plz help me you can contact me at perfectvijay@gmail.com

karthik said...

Namaskar...Thank you all wonderfull people who are and who are not the followers of sridhara swami maharaj...and made some gud and valuable comments Yes its true that he is the God himself ...if you just look at the difficulties he faced from his childhood to his end of the mortal body..to seek the truth and spread the spiritual waves accross the globe...and its still working ...I had been to sridharashram when i was a kid and at that time itself the ashram attracted me a lot and after 10 years i just heard abt the ashram in bangalore ..and once with my family went to attend some function in my relatives place ..a nd it was a bit late arround 2 in the afternoon ...and we dint have any plans to go for the ashram..i prayed to swamiji and requested him so that all my family members change their mind and go to the ashrama in vasanthpura and miraculesly we went there with the grace of swamiji and people there in the ashram gave us such a warming welcome and i was soo excited and from then on i am still visiting the ashram ...

Jai sadhguru sridhara
jai Samartha ramdasa prabhu

sudhir said...

Hello Yogesh,

I was searching for info on how to reach Varadpur, whether visitors to the ashram can stay there, road and railway maps, timings of visit (Many religious places and temples in NK and UK are closed in the afternoon)

It will be nice if Yogesh or some of the links provide this information for the convenience of new comers.

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gouri said...

hello yogesh ,
i just wanted to know that the temple in shreedhar gudda near rajrajeshwari nagar bangalore is related to swamiji temple

Subramanya said...

Dear devotees,
I am Subramanya..I am also a devotee of sadguru sreedhara..I am from Varadapura...I am very greatful for being born and bought up here...If u want any information regarding sreedhara swami ashram,location or any other u can contact me on "subbugt@yahoo.co.in"...I would be very glad to help u..dear devotees......

kpm said...

Hi friends I am collecting the photos of shree sridhara swamy, if you have any please mail to mahemall@yahoo.com

Gururaj said...

hi all,

it is wonderful to know about the swamiji... the phone no. of the ashram is not mentioned any where in the website/blogs etc... it would be helpful if any body has the same and furnishes.

vinny said...

HE IS MY GURU,HE IS THERE WITH ME ALWAYS.

Anonymous said...

hi all,
You can talk to varadapura ashram with this phone number,08183236166.
And 100th year swamiji's birthday will be held on 07-12-2008 at varadapura.So please make your presence during this period.Celebrations are already started from 1st of Dec.It will run upto 13th of dec.

Arunkumar said...

Jai Gurudeva Datta,

Very nice to see you all in this blogger...

I am virtually attended the celebrations. Spoke to few of my school friends did the seva ( volunteer ) from 1st Dec 2008 till 13th Dec 2008. I am also doing a lot of collections of all Guru Parampara. We friends from Sagar - Shimoga district, experienced and blessed by Shree Shreedhar swamy of varadalli are preparing a website "www.sridatta.org". Please sen your ideas and inputs to arun_vrao@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot for writing about sridhar swamyji.I am very much touched by it.ehanks a lot

A N Ramachandra said...

Nah Guroradhikam,
With regards to every body,

If any one has the "Shri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram" chantings of Shri Sridhar Swamy, I request them to send it to
my email id----> anramachandra @ yahoo . co . in

With Regards
A N Ramachandra

Manjunath said...

Hi All,

Currently Iam collecting info on Sadguru so pls if anyone have more info please mail me. I also interested in making short and brief notes on Shreeswamy so if any one ineterested to co-operate pls email me at: hegde.mgh@gmail.com



Manjunath Hegde

Anonymous said...

hi
very happy to see this blog. plz mail me tel. no of aashrama .
Thanx

Ganesh said...

We strongly belive Sridhara Swamiji,
He is a real Yoga Sanyasi,
Samrtha Sridhara Swami Maharaji Ki Jai

Ganesh

AVINASH said...

Hello. All devotees of Sri Bagavan sridhara swamyji. I am Glad People are using latest technology to tell World about Our Great swamyji . Thankyou. Please continue This good work. let more people visit this spiritual place and take blessings of guruji. Let Guruji Bless all..
-OM NAMO SHIDHARAYA NAMAHA-..

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I am really overwhelmed to read everybody's comments.Swamiji is our guru too.
Does somebody have video clippings/recordings of Swamiji ?
It would be really a great experience to watch Swamiji.

Sneha said...

Hi Karthik,

I've heard about swamiji's ashram in bangalore at Vasantpura, but dont have the complete address.
I request you to please post the complete address and help.

Thank you,
Sneha.

Anonymous said...

Opulently I assent to but I contemplate the post should acquire more info then it has.

madhu kumar said...

hi,

Amruta Galige film song - Hindustanavu endu mareyada barataratnavu janmisali, ee kannada tayiya madilalli This song is shooted in the same place of Shrihdar swami maharaj , i want to visit this place can any body tell me where is this place . pls mail me madhu9281@rediff.com

Srikala said...

Hi Gurubadhu!
"Namaha Santaya Divyaya Satya Dharma Swarupiney, Swanandamrutha Trupthaya Sridharaya Namo Namaha"!

I was reading your blog on Bhagawan Sridhara Swami. Recently, I also read the book of Sripada Srivallbaha Charitamrutham. He is first incarnation of Lord Datta. He was born in Pithapuram, Andhrapradesh. A kannada disciple called Shankara Bhatt wrote his detailed Gurucharitra. In this book, Lord Datta(Sripada Srivallbaha) has two brothers, one is blind and the other is disabled. One of these brothers is blessed by Lord Datta, that in the futre, he will be born as a great siddhapurusha by the name Sridhara. He is none other than Bhagawan Sridhara Swami.

One should read the book of Sripada Srivallbaha Charitamrutham to get a much more vivid picture of Swami. Just last Friday, I finished reading the Gurucharitra of Bhagawan Sridhara Swami and I could put the pieces together. We are indeed fortunate to have such divine blessing.

Om Namo Bhagavate Sridharaya Namo namaha!

Yogesh said...

Srikala,
Thanks for this information about Swamiji.
Regards,
Yogesh.

Anonymous said...

Hi
I am Supraj,here is address of Sri sridhara swami paduka mandira in Bangalore..

sri sridhara paduka mandira
pipeline road,vasanthpura,
subramanyapura post,
Bangalore-61
ph:080-26662726

Anonymous said...

sri sridhara paduka mandira is near City Engineering college ,vasanthpura, we go via Kumarswamy layout.....

shankar said...

am very much happy to read my gurujis life story am regular in attending all the pooja offered in our ashram bhagwan sri sridhar swamy has done miracles in our life i request the ashram president to rectify the date of birth as 1907 not 1908 has published in the website
shankar & family
9343158320

RAJESH.B said...

I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT WE ARE BLESSED BY ONE THE GREAT INDIAN SAINT.SHRIDHAR SWAMIJI HAS DEDICATED HIS LIFE FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF OUR HINDU SANATAN DHARMA.HE IS OUR GURU.HE IS THERE WITH US AND WILL BE THERE ALWAYS.

Anonymous said...

Jai Satgurunath ji ki, Yogesh ji ,I belongs to Varanasi,Now I am in Mumbai. I wish to visit GURUJI's Ashram at Varadpur (Sagar). Pls advice me train as well as Bus route till Ashram. My Email ID is guruji_jk@yahoo.com

With Regards
SATGURU NATHH KI JAI

Anonymous said...

Jai Satguru Nath ki, Myself Jitendra Kapoor Belongs to Guruji's Ashram "SHREE SHREEDHAR SFURTI NAWAS",(KASHI) Varanasi (UTTAR PRADESH). Now I am in Mumbai with my old mother and family. I wish to visit Guruji's Varadpur Ashram. Please suggest me best Train and bus route for Ashram. My E mail id is guruji_jk@yahoo.com

With Regards
JITENDRA KAPOOR
JAI SATGURU NATH KI

Anonymous said...

Anyone guide me how to reach varadhalli from pune by bus or nearest railway stn

lady said...

namaste

i had not heard about sri sreedhara swamiji. on a recent trip to jog falls and on our way to sringeri, we were asked to take the route saagara-theerthahalli-sringeri. enroute we visited one chowdeshwari temple and there the priest suggested to us to visit varadapura, 5 kms from saagara, to eat prasada bhojana at swamiji's ashram and then we could proceed.

this suggestion from the priest was truly providential! we went to varadapura, had delicious prasada bhojan and then visited the samadhi. prayed there for some time and left the place after buying a book to read and learn more about swamiji.

that was my birhday according to English calendar and i was over joyed that swamiji had graced me in this way with a most unexpected visit to His Samadhi! now i have a small framed photo of His in my pooja room and whenever i look at that i start wondering at the way swamiji has come and is sitting here blessing me at my home!!! i sincerely believe that He is showering His Grace on my adhyatmic studies...........

jai swamiji

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Ganesan said...

Dear Guru Bhandu's
I am living in Chennai of TamilNadu. during 1958 when swamiji came to chennai my father has got Manthorpadesa directly from Swamiji.We are celebrating swamiji's birth day and Aradana day at my house regularly.Ramadas(a) Sridhar

Chaitanya said...

Hi Yogesh,
Thanks for writing about swami, he is my guru, If you have "LIFE AND WORKS OF SADGURU BHAGWAN" book please send me on my mail ID
deo.chaitanya@yahoo.com

Thanks
Chaitanya / Chinmay

Rajesh said...

Swami Shreedhara.
Humble Pranams at the feet of Bhagwan Shridhar Swami Maharaj.Its great to know that you have written about Swamji of the great saint.I would be glad if you could write more writings & preachings.

Jayadev said...

Hi,

Sreedhara Swami Maharaj was great saint. I have a lot of belief in him. There was a time when I did not have a job and I was in a desperate need for it. That time I came to Varadapura ashram and prayed Shreedhara Swamiji for a job. After that within a month I got a job in good company. This happened only with the divine blessings of Shreedhara swamiji. I feel that Varadapura Ashram is a great source of Divine Power.

Srirambatla Dilip said...

Dilip Bhattalwar,
i visited Varadapur (Varadhalli) two years ago and I got totally inspired by Swami Maharaj. Looking forward to visit the samadhi again....

Vidyadhar C.A. said...

Thanks to remember sri sridharswamiji.

Suchindra Chandrahas said...

It is because of such great saints like Shreedhar Swami Guruji that simple people can feel the love of God

Anonymous said...

ಶ್ರೀಶ್ರೀಧರಾರ್ಚನೆ

ನಿನ್ನ ಪದಕರ್ಪಿಸುವೆ ನೀತುಳಸಿ ಮಾಲೆಯನು
ತಂದೆ ಕಾಯೋ ಕರ್ಮ ದೋಷಗಳ ಕಳೆಯೋ ||ಪ||

ಶುಭವಾರ ಶುಭ ಕರಣ ನಾನೋಡಲಿಲ್ಲ ದೊರೆ
ಅಭಯ ದಾಯಕ ನಿನ್ನ ಶರಣು ಹೋಗುವರೆ |
ಅಭಿಮಾನ ಧನನಾದ ಗುರುವೇ ಶ್ರೀಧರ ನಿನ್ನ
ಶುಭದ ಪಾದಾರವಿಂದಗಳೆನಗೆ ತೋರೋ ||1||

ಲಾಭ ನಷ್ಟದ ಲೆಕ್ಕ ಮುಗಿದಿಲ್ಲ ಬದುಕಿನಲಿ
ಲೋಭ ಮತ್ಸರವಿಲ್ಲ ದಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ವಿಲ್ಲಿ |
ಈ ಭಯಂಕರವಾದ narakadinduddarisi
ಶೋಭಿಸುವ ವರದ kara ತೋರು ಕರುನದಲಿ ||2||

ದರುಶನವೆ ಸಂಪ್ರೀತಿ ಸಿಂಚನದ ಅನುಭೂತಿ
ಹರುಷ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯವದು ಅದಕೆ ನೀನಧಿಪತಿ |
ವರದ ಪುರದಲಿ ನೆಲಸಿ ಭಜಕರಿಂಗಿತ ಸಲಿಸಿ
ಕರುಣಿಸುವ ಶ್ರೀಧರನೇ ಕಾದಿರುವೆ ಬಯಸಿ ||೩||

- ಸದಾನಂದ

S Ravindra said...

I just chanced to visit your blog, I am indeed overwhelmed.

Bhagwan Sri Sridhara Swamiji was acclaimed as walking God, known for compassion, kindness, knowledge, divinity and godliness, Swamiji occupies a very special place in the comity of great saints.

Our family, especially my mother and grandfather enjoyed the company of the Swamiji during His stay at Chickmagalur, and our family got abundant blessings from Him.

Some of the experiences of my mother can be useful to you, you may visit my house in Malleswaram, Bangalore and directly interact with my mother, who is now 85

You may contact me on 09342660421 or at sravindra18388@yahoo.com

"Swamy Sharanam"

Nagaraj Iyer said...

Hello,

I am glad to see this. He is my Guru & i was trying to collect more info about him

guru said...

Om Namo Bhagavate Sridharaya Namo Namaha
JAI GURUDEV

GURUMURTHY said...

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE SRIDHARAYA NAMO NAMAHA

Anonymous said...

OM BHAGAVATHE SRIDHARAYA NAMO NAMAHA

Anonymous said...

My pranams to gurudev, save my friend om namo bhagavathe sridharaya namo namaha

hitesh said...

on 27th april saturday sreedhar swami aradhan s there at vasanthpur ashram

Arun said...

Jaigurudeva datta

Can someone have the mantra starts with Adi nArAyaNam brahmNnaMda vasishtakam, shree rAmadhUtam....tapOnidhiM" My mind keep thinking about the complete on. After this namah shaantaaya divyaaya satya dharma swarupine, swaanandaamruta truptaayaa shreedharaaya namo namaha"

Unknown said...

Dear Yogesh,
TodayI have seen your blog and happy to share that we becomeGuru Bandu. My father got Manthropadesa from Swamiji in 1953 while swamiji visited Chennai.

Thanks for probacating swamiji's sanctity. G.Sridhar Ramadasi

Jayaprada said...

Aadi naraayanam vishnum brahmaanancha vasistakam. Shree raamam maarutim vande, raamadaasancha shreedharam.