From time immemorial human beings in all the civilizations have been endeavouring to connect themselves to the universal force which is commonly understood as cosmic energy.
The purpose of this human endeavour is to understand and communicate with God as they perceive through the means of religious and traditional practices, to reach the God head and experience divinity.
In India, a voluntary organization under the inspiration, guidance and the deep influence of a unique spiritual master Sri Srimajjagadguru Shankaracharya Gangadharendra Saraswathi Swamiji has, since its founding in 1990, been involved in the research to explore and propagate the simplest and shortest reach to knock the very doors of the abode of Lord Ganesha, a universal deity known for showering blessings on the devotees and in particular to ward off obstacles of every human enterprise.
Sri Swaanandaashrama, therefore, invites you to respond to the divine call of joining the noble and enlightening spiritual journey of understanding the extraordinary significance of worship of Lord Ganesha, who is also hailed with 1000 attributes such as ‘Ganapathi, ‘Vinayaka’, ‘Lambodara’, etc., and who manifests in Thirty-two forms.
In Kaliyuga, which is the contemporary period, the research has established that the very source of divine inspiration is originating from ‘Swaananda Loka’ the very world of Lord Ganesha who, from his own abode and with incarnation as ‘Swananda Baala Ganapathi’, is unleashing the cosmic energy through his blessings to eliminate ill effects of the present times to those who are devoted to him and who connect to him by surrendering to his supreme being.
It is very relevant to understand that the concept of ‘Swananda Loka’, the unique world of Ganesha Himself, is a step beyond the concept of His role as ‘Dhumraketu’ (Dhūmraketu) wherein the posture of the Lord riding on a horse symbolising ‘Kalki’, to eliminate the evil forces of the universe, gives only a glimpse of the Lord’s mission.
Whereas, a study and understanding of the significance of worship of the Lord in his unique incarnation as ‘Swananda Balaganapathi’, two armed, granting the material wishes of His devotees in one hand and offering the spiritual direction in the other, surrounded by ‘Ashta Siddhis’, the eight divine attendants, seated on the 1008 petaled holy white lotus in the midst of a vast divine ocean called ‘Ikshusaagara’, leads all of us to an exhilarating spiritual journey to achieve ever lasting peace through this divine knowledge.
For the very first time in the history of Ganesha worship, an unparalleled effort has been undertaken by Swanandaashrama, an organization totally dedicated to the research and understanding of the Lord and His divine manifestations, the onerous task of establishing a temple complex on a 9 acre plot in the midst of green environs surrounded by the villages near South Bengaluru.