Sri Sri Dharmapalanatha Swamiji
Sri Adichunchanagiri Mutt is a religious , social, cultural , spiritual centre having a tradition of upholding moral values. Sri Sri Dharmapalanatha Swamiji has acquired all these values as he has come into contact with this great institution at his early age. He has served Sri Adichunchanagiri Math for 32 years under the guidance of Mahaswamiji . He travelled many countries widely for acquiring knowledge . He has come under the influence of Math as he has lot of reverence for Hindu Culture and traditions. Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Mahawamiji had blessed him as a Sanyasi in the year 1993.
Sri Sri Dharmapalanatha Swamiji has studied subjects like Advaitha, Vedanta in Sanskrit besidesVeda and Aagama and acquired a post graduation in these subjects and also a Post Graduation in Sanskrit. He has received Vidwan award for the studies of Adwaitha Vedantha. He has received Karnataka State award for his knowledge of Sanskrit Vedas in the year 2000. He has been working for the upliftment of mankind in the field of education , Social Service and inculcation of spiritual and moral values . His total dedication to uplift mankind has no barrier of caste , creed, religion and language. He is a music lover, singer and has his CD’s released . Songs written by him were also sung by great musicians like C. Ashwath. His works like “Bhava Ganga” , a collection of poems , “Jnanabindu “, collection of Bhajans, “Jnanamrutha” a collection of spiritual thoughts , “Mahatapasvi” written on Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Maha swamiji have been well received.
In the year 1999 Sri Sri Sri Mahaswamiji was given the responsibility of Coastal Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi and established Math under his leadership in Kavoor, Mangalore. He has succeeded in Uniting the community. Under his stewardship Math galvanized its activities of social service in the coastal belt of Karnataka.
Swamiji is a good Orator. His knowledge of Sanskrit, Kannada and other languages has made him a great scholar and his speeches are well accepted all over Karnataka and brought lot of devotees under his fold. His cool and stable thinking have guided the people of Dakshina Kannada in matters of education and moral values.
Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math is located in Nagamangala Taluk , Mandya District, with its root firmly embedded in the folds of time of around 2000 years. It has been working towards the upliftment of human life and society. The Math’s benevolent activities of social service gained a huge momentum in the form of Parama Poojya Jagadguru Padmabhushana Dr. Sri Sri Sri Balagangadhara -natha Mahaswamiji who ascended the revered seat in 1974 as 71st Peethadipathi of Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math. Under his stewardship Math galvanized its activities of social service through Food, Education & Health.
Sri Sri Sri Mahaswamiji toured widely to spread the message of social service in the state . He toured Sullia, Puttur , Belthangady, Bantwal, Mangalore of Dakshina Kannada as far back as in 1979 and continued the effort till 2012 when he attained the feet of Lord Bhairava .
In the year 1999 Sri Sri Dharmapalanatha Swamiji was given the responsibility of coastal Karnataka and was asked to look after the Math at Kavoor, Mangalore. Kavoor Math is situated at Kavoor, Mangalore, which is about 6 Kms from Mangalore International Airport. He was appointed as the Secretary of BGS Education Institutions .After assuming the charge of this part of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi he has widely toured the area , mobilizing and uniting the community and creating awareness among people regarding education.
His biggest contribution towards the field of education is well appreciated by the people of Dakshina Kannada. A CBSE school under the name BGSEducation Centre was started in the year 2000 and was inaugurated by His Holiness Parama Poojya Jagadguru Padmabhushana Dr. Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji with 54 students and now is a big Banyan tree having more than 1000 students are getting the benefit . Sri Adichunchanagiri Math stands for 3 major requirements like , Food, Education and Health of the Community around .The Shakha Mutt provides this as the wishes of Sri Sri Sri Maha Swamiji. Swamiji helps the poor children of surrounding areas with the ‘ BGS Datti Nidhi’.
He has the vision of helping poor people of the District by conducting health camps on the campus . Sri Math also wants the poor people to take up self employment to become self dependent and is working in this direction.
Sri Sri Swamiji strongly believes that the society can become a cultured society only through spiritual education. To accomplish this , Swamiji has started a new experiment of giving spiritual programmes like Yoga, Meditation, speeches , bhajans in the math on all the full Moondays under the name “ Beladingala Chintana Chavadi”. People have started getting the benefit of this discourse including the BGS Hostel students. Summer Camps are also arranged to spread spiritual awareness among students .