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Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji
(72nd Pontiff of Sri Adichunchanagiri Math)
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji is the 72nd Pontiff of Sri Adichunchanagiri Math. He is a devoted disciple of His Holiness Jagadguru Padmabhushan Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji (Sri Mahaguruji), the Founder President of Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust (R.). He was initiated into the ascetic fold (sanyas) in the year 1998. Sri Mahaswamiji has mastery in both modern scientific and technological knowledge and ancient wisdom.
Under the guidance of Poojya Sri Mahaguruji, Sri Mahaswamiji established and served institutions ranging from Pre-Nursery to Research Centers in Chickballapur and Kolar Districts of Karnataka State, New Delhi and New Jersey. These institutions alone provide education to more than 30,000 students.
Uplifting the underprivileged is at the center of his focus, as it is a task dear to his heart. No segment of society is outside the purview of Sri Mahaswamiji’s care and kindness, as Sri Math has adopted holistic approach to serve society as a social, cultural, educational and spiritual mentor. He is grace personified. It is a rare accomplishment that Sri Mahaswamiji blends education and scientific knowledge with spiritual wisdom.
Sri Mahaswamiji is a Patron for Kumbh Mela programme held annually at T. Narasipur, Mysuru District. Also, he is the Convenor of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha (HDAS) and Foundation for Unity of Religions and Enlightened Citizenship (FUREC). He has been constantly delivering discourses on Science, Religion and Spirituality in various Conferences both in India and abroad. He has visited many reputed Universities on invitation and delivered lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Penn State and in India, at IIT-Kharagpur, BHU-Varanasi, IISc-Bengaluru and other renowned institutions / centers alike.
Sri Mahaswamiji combines conviction in the Indian tradition and life with a deep understanding of scientific advancements and uses them to uplift the downtrodden in every aspect of life. Living his life as an example to his followers, Sri Mahaswamiji is a true disciple of his Guru being at the same time, a concerned Guru himself to his followers.
Sri Math has established Shakha (Branch) Maths’ not only in the fifteen Districts of Karnataka State, but also at Varanasi & Naimisharanya (Uttar Pradesh), Chitrakoot & Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh), Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), New Delhi and New Jersey (USA). Arrangements have been made for regular poojas, satsangs, festivals and spiritual discourses at all these places.
Sri Mahaswamiji’s in depth knowledge of music, fine arts and literature of the East and the West is reflected in his spiritual discourses which have been illuminating the consciousness of millions of his devotees in India and abroad. Continuing the good work, begun and practiced by Sri Mahaguruji, he is spreading the message of peace and amity through the medium of knowledge.
Today, Sri Mahaswamiji is relentlessly continuing the work begun by Poojya Sri Mahaguruji of spreading the message of amity and knowledge to all sections of society, particularly the underprivileged. Sri Math believes in holistic development and serving society as a social, cultural, educational and spiritual center. In this context, Sri Mahaswamiji has visited several countries such as USA, UK, Germany, Cambodia, Israel, Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand.
By considering the yeoman services to society, University of Mysore conferred the Honorary Doctorate of D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) on April 30th 2016 at Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri.to balance their actions on the journey towards a bright future.