Ganapathi Sachchidananda

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Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji
ಗಣಪತಿ ಸಚ್ಚಿದಾನಂದ ಸ್ವಾಮಿశ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద స్వామిజి
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Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji, the incarnation of Lord Dattatreya.

Sri Sri 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 Krishnadevaraya University has conferred a 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.[1] 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'.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] Only two month later Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji has been awarded a second Guinness World Record for the largest Music therapy lesson at a single location on April, 6th 2015 performed at Sydney Opera House, Australia.[5]

Sri Swamiji has established Bonsai Garden in Mysore called "Kishkindha Bonsai Garden" and hosted 3 day Bonsai convention in the ashram in Mysore.[6]

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