Ganapathi Sachchidananda

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Ganapathi Sachchidananda
ಗಣಪತಿ ಸಚ್ಚಿದಾನಂದ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ
Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji.jpg
His Holiness Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji.
Personal
Born (1942-05-26) 26 May 1942 (age 80)
ReligionHinduism
Parents
  • Narasimha Sastry (father)
  • Jaya Lakshmi Mata (mother)

Ganapathi Sachchidananda is a Hindu avadhuta.

Shuka Vana aviary[edit]

Sri Swamiji established Shuka Vana, an aviary and a rehabilitation center for birds. Located on premises of Ashrama in Mysore. The aviary has over 2,100 rare birds of more than 470 endangered and critically endangered exotic species.[1][2][3]

A well-equipped hospital is attached to Shuka Vana. The hospital helps injured and ill birds and assists with their rehabilitation.[3]

Organizations founded[edit]

Sri Swamiji has founded a number of organizations including:

Avadhoota Datta Peetham[edit]

Avadhoota Datta Peetham is an umbrella organization supporting Sri Swamiji's vision and mission responsible for providing guidance for all other organizations.[4]

Amma Vodi[edit]

Amma Vodi, meaning Mother's Lap is a 200 bed rehabilitation center and hospital for destitute women in Dundigal, near Hyderabad, India.[5]

Recognitions[edit]

Guinness World Records[edit]

Guinness World Records set by Sri Swamiji.

  • Most people chanting: a world record of 128,918 people in Tenali, India on 31 January 2015[6][7]
  • Largest Hindu smriti: (body of Hindu texts) 2.24 metres (7 ft 4 in) x 1.56 metres (5 ft 1 in) on 26 May 2017[8][9]
  • Largest music therapy lesson: a world record of 1,841 people at the Sydney Opera House conducted by Sri Swamiji on 6 April 2015[10]
  • Longest chanting marathon (team): 24 hours, 10 minutes, 8 seconds on 31 July 2015, at Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple in Frisco, Texas.[11][12]
  • Largest breathing lesson: July 2016, at India Community Center, Milpitas, California, USA[13][14]
  • Largest online video album of people chanting: 40,976 videos announced at Carapichaima, Trinidad and Tobago 31 July 2016[15][16]
  • Largest display of bonsai trees: over 2,600 at the World Bonsai Convention in Mysore Ashrama December 2016[17]
  • Most bird species in an aviary: 486 species, 6 May 2017[1][18]
  • World's largest special stamp: measures 2.87 m2 (30.9 sq ft), on 26 May 2018 at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysuru, India. The stamp was issued by the Indian Postal Department commemorating the Vishwam Museum.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Most bird species in an aviary". Guinness World Records. Guinness Book of World Records. 6 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Shuka Vana: Rehabilitation centre for birds". Star of Mysore. 18 January 2015. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b Deepa Padmanaban (29 September 2017). "Inside India's Record-Breaking Aviary". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  4. ^ Jones, Constance A.; Ryan, James D. (2007). Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Encyclopedia of World Religions. J. Gordon Melton, Series Editor. New York: Facts On File. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-8160-5458-9. Archived from the original on 7 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Aid Datta Ashram projects". The Times of India. 10 April 2003. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Most people chanting". Guinness World Records. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  7. ^ "World Record gathering for Chanting of Hanuman Chalisa in Tenali, India - 31 Jan 2015". SGS Hanuman Chalisa. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Largest Hindu Smriti". Guinness World Records. 26 May 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021.
  9. ^ Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple (27 May 2017). "3 Guinness World Records🎖awarded on HH Swamiji's birthday". Facebook. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Largest music therapy lesson". Guinness World Records. Guinness Book of World Records. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  11. ^ "World Peace Day: Ten harmonious records to mark the event". 21 September 2015. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Guru Purnima & Guinness world record at Hanuman Temple". dattapeetham.org. Avadhoota Datta Peetham. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Guinness World Records Recognizes Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji for Creating World History at India Community Center, Milpitas, CA, USA". prweb. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Pujya Swamiji in Bay Area 9-11 July 2016 Hanuman Chalisa & Yoga world record". Avadootha Datta Peetham. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Largest online video album of people chanting". Guinness World Records. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  16. ^ "HH Swamiji in Trinidad 2016 Kumbhabhisheka & Chanting". Avadootha Datta Peetham. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Largest display of bonsai trees". Guinness World Records. Guinness Book of World Records. 21 December 2016. Archived from the original on 28 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Vajrotsava". Star of Mysore. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  19. ^ "World's Largest Postal Stamp: Seer Gets 9th Guinness World Record". Star of Mysore. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.

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