The Guru Chronicles In Progress

The Ganapati Kulam is hard at work finishing up The Guru Chronicles, The Making of America’s First Hindu Master,a momentous 850-page tome, more than three decades in the making, compiling the stories of the Nandinatha Sampradaya’s Kailasa Parampara. The back cover will display the photo at left and the following paragraph:

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001) sailed for Sri Lanka in 1947 to find his guru. After years of arduous training, he fell at the feet of the Tamil master, Siva Yogaswami. Following his guru’s orders, the illumined yogi returned to America to teach the path of enlightenment. Ultimately, he was recognized and befriended by India’s spiritual leaders as the first Hindu guru born in the West. Gurudeva, as he was affectionately known, founded the Saiva Siddhanta Yoga Order and established Kauai’s Hindu Monastery in Hawaii. Hinduism’s many guru lineages are the spiritual rivers that pass the power on through the ages. The lineage that he joined extends to his guru’s guru, Chellappaswami, and before him to Kadaitswami, then a nameless rishi and countless others, back to Rishi Tirumular and his guru, Maharishi Nandinatha, some 2,200 years ago in the high Himalayas.

Stay tuned for a peek at the front cover!

5 Responses to “The Guru Chronicles In Progress”

  1. izabela says:

    Prostrations to Lord Ganesha !
    Jai Kailasa Parampara, Jai !

  2. Alise says:

    I can’t wait! 🙂 Amazing (:

  3. Kejiou.T.S says:

    Jai Kailasa Parampara…Awesome…

  4. nalini G says:

    So excited to see and buy the book!
    Jai Ganapati!

  5. Nandikesh says:

    Gurudeva as the interface between the East and the West. Imagine. Pure and direct information is what people are either craving or avoiding. His loving tone and his fierce adherence to the teachings should come as quite a revelation to many. Aum Namasivaya. Jai Ganesa. How fortunate we are to be alive in this age to hear and read these words.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

Subscribe to RSS Feed