The Adichunchanagiri Maha Samstana Math is Karnataka’s largest Hindu religious institution. Under the able guidance of His Holiness Sri Sri Balagangadharanathaswami for over three decades, this ancient natha monastery has grown to become a leading force for dharma in South India. The Math has over 27 institutions including schools, orphanages, hospitals, agricultural centers, homes for battered women and more, serving the people of Karnataka.
Swami has sent six of his monks on a world tour visiting devotees in several countries. On their way home now, he directed them to stop at Kauai Aadheenam before their final leg home to India. They arrived late last night. and came over to visit with us this morning.
Nirmalanandanatha serves directly under Balagangadharanathaswami at the Math in Bellur. The other swamis traveling with him each reside and serve at other institutions under the aegis of the Math.
A visit to Shanmugam under the banyan tree.
Balagangadharanatha has established a strong routine of daily sadhana and service for his monks. They rise at 4:30 each day to perform hatha yoga, pranayama and meditation, follow by morning puja. Only after several hours of sadhana do they being their social service about 9:30 am each morning. In the evening the perform puja in their main temple and conduct bhajans and retire to study scripture and for more meditation each night before going to bed.
All the monks in Swami’s order are well trained in Sanskrit. Together they chant during the morning Siva puja in Kadavul temple.
The group came equipped with Samsung tablets which they used to take video. After puja the visited our media lab. Nirmalanandanatha Swami looks forward to taking some of the technology he saw here back to India.
Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami meets with the group and shares with them the details of our work, mission and monastic life.