Glimpses of Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust (R)
Sri Adichunchanagirir Mahasamsthana Math , sanctified by the penance of Lord Shiva is an ancient religious Institution. Sri Math situated in Nagamangala Tq. Of Mandya District of Karnataka, is a socio spiritual centre, which has the history of around 200 years . Sri Math is located about 105 Kms from Bangalore on National Highway 48. Sri Math has been reverberated with the spiritual penance of thousands of Saints and Siddas . Sri Adichunchanagiri Dharmapeetha witnessed 70 Jagadgurus along with 71st Peetadhipathi His Holiness Bhairavaikya Jagadguru Padmabhushana Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji. The Math’s objective envisages spreading of essence of spiritualism to establish Universal brother hood.
After His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji assumed the divine throne at the age of 30years, started working towards the upliftment of mankind and society. His holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji’s efforts have focused on the basic necessities of people like Anna, akshara and Arogya ( i.e Food, Education and Health)
His Holiness started more than 480 Educational Institutions across the globe right from Play school to Professional Education where in around One Lakh Twenty Five Thousand students from different across section of society are quenching the the thirst of knowledge Ten Thousand students gained the opportunity of getting free education. With the vision of giving modern education with urban standards to rural masses more than 85% of institutions are in rural areas. Sri Math is also called as “ Annadani math” , feeds more than Fifty Thousand people every day. Blind schools are started at Karnataka and Tamilnadu states along with Institutions for Physically and Intellectually Challenged. Destitute Centres and Old Age Homes are established in many places to help the distressed mass of the society making their lives quite sublime.
Understanding the need of health care facilities in the society,Mahaswamiji has opened many hospitals and health care centres along with High Tech and Super Specialty Hospitals both in rural and urban areas.
To maintain ecological balance , Mahaswamiji started plantations project named “Vanasamvardhana Trust” under which more than 50 Millions of plants are planted.
To establish communal harmony in society for peaceful and harmonious atmosphere in society , Math conducts inter religious conferences under the name “ Sarva Dharma Sammelana” inviting different religious heads. Under the Presidentship of His Holiness Mahaswamiji, Foundation for Unity of Religious and Enlightened Citizenship “FUREC” was started.
To encourage the National Folk art of the nation Sri Sri Mahaswamiji started organizing state level “ Janapada Mela” ( Folk Art Mela) at the Mahasamsthana
Math. Relief works during Natural Calamities are undertaken by the Sri Math wherever needed. One of the biggest and most revered temple of “Kalabhairaveshware” was opened to the society after renovation in the year 2008.
Parama Poojya Sri Sri Mahaswamiji initiated an award “Chunchashree” to the renowned Persons for their exemplary contribution to the society .Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math has two foundations even in abroad . They are situated at Flit , New jersey , USA and another in Berlin, Germany. Several Dharmachatras, Guest houses , Dhyan Mandirs were established in Kashi, Chitrakoota, Naimisharanya, Ujjaini etc.
Sri Mahaswamiji attained the feet of Lord Bhairava on 13th Jan 2013. His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji who revred the divine seat as 72nd Peethadipathi . Sri Swamiji with a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering, influenced by Life’s practical philosophyof Sri Guruji and with zeal to understand the eternal truth has earned Master’s degree in Sanskrit Advaitha Vedantha. Sri Sri Mahaswamiji was initiated into holy ‘Sanyasa’ order in the year 1998. Sri Sri Swamiji has been serving the society in social , educational, intellectual and spiritual domains.