Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda ಗಣಪತಿ ಸಚ್ಚಿದಾನಂದ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ
Ganapathy Sachchidananda incarnation of the Dattatreya.
Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji is the head of Avadhoota Datta Peetham in Mysore. Swamiji was born at Mekedaatu, Kanakapura district of Karnataka, India on May 26, 1942. Swamiji works for popularisation of "Raagaragini Vidya", an ancient musical tradition that is claimed to augment spiritual Sadhana and cure ailments.Swamiji established 78 Ashrama Branches all over the world. the Sri Krishnadeva raya University has conferred the Ph.D for swamiji's work on Ragaragini healing i.e.," RAAGARAGINI NADA CHIKITSA YOGAMU". He conducts tours of the world to spread spirituality and holds concerts believed to provide healing benefits. He combines his music therapy with ayurveda, psychology, gem therapy and astrology. He has opened an old age home in Hyderabad.The project was titled 'Ammavodi'.
Sri Swamiji has organized and been maintaining Gnana, Naada, Bhakthi, Yoga sabhas, in many places all over the world. In 2014 he opened an aviary called Shuka Vana, which covers an area of one acre and hosts more than 1000 birds in 290 species, especially parrots. It houses also a hospital for sick and injured birds. On January 31, 2015 he led with 128913 devotees, chanting Hanuman Chalisa 27 times each, the most people chanting event at a single venue for global peace, which has set a Guinness World Record.