Pujya Sri Swamiji’s tour of coastal Andhra tour started with arrival at Rajamundry’s SGS Ashrama in Rajanagaram in the evening of 6th February 2024.
A Swagata Sabha was held in the Ashrama in the Pendal erected for next day’s Hanuman temple Bhumi Puja.
Gullapalli Seetharamachandra Ghanapathi - Veda Nidhi welcomed Sri Swamiji to this Ashrama, the last being in 2017.
Pujya Swamiji blessed with a discourse:
Hanuman destroys ego. Hanuman is known as Mukhya prANa. He develops and helps prANa vAyu.
In Kritayuga, people lived as long as the longevity of bones, in trEtayuga till muscles and in dwapara till something and in Kaliyuga, till breathe lasts.
Human life is a mix of happiness and disappointments. Nobody refuses happiness. Maha Yogis refuse sukha. Hence they don’t feel dukha. They are ever happy. Why does Swamiji always smile for photos? I laugh at people’s idiocy. I pity those who fall in the pit of samsara unhappiness which is seen in broad daylight.
You strongly hold on to samsara and cry that samsara bothers you. You are hugging it tightly. Learn to leave the bondage of Samsara. The karmic life dictates that you keep on taking birth till the final account gets settled. You desire every minute. Those karmic desires bond you to samsara.
I always respect those who stand in line and come for Darshana. Those who come with special recommendations and connections and VIP feeling are to be denounced. Our karmic life also goes on the sequence of our desires and of cause & effect system. We all have our own beautiful schemes of how to lead a happy life. For some it works and for some it doesn’t work that well. People mostly are never satisfied with what they have. But life will teach lesson to enjoy life with what you have.
Our Mukhya prANa should be well. These days I am getting frequent news of people getting heart attack. I have always urged people to get annual health check up done. Just because your grandfather lives 100 years healthily , you don’t. Don’t over eat. I have seen biscuits made of paddy husk. Our insatiable appetite for new tastes are mind numbing.
Worship and pray Hanuman.
This Rajanagaram ashrama land was gifted by Chowdhury garu.
Devotees ignored this place. But Hanuman is now taking care of this Ashrama. The time for this ashrama is coming now.
The staLA bhukti for this ashrama is coming now. There will be three Hanumans here. PAtALa AnjanÆya, bhoo Hanuman and AkAsha Hanuman will be built here. Mahaveera Trust people will build the Hanuman here. When the group came to Pujya Swamiji, a lot was tests was put to them. They finally won.
For a long time, Swamiji had the Sankalpa to build a tall Hanuman next to a highway. Now it is happening.
Tomorrow is the Bhumi Puja for 144 feet tall Hanuman statue here in Rajanagaram Ashrama in Rajamundry. I am happy to be here for that program.
My whole life is led and helped by middle class and poor people. I am here for your sake. I want you. I have made them do many mega miracles happen.
On 7th February 2024, at 9.30 AM, Pujya Swamiji performed Sri Chakra Puja.
At 10 AM, Pujya Sri Swamiji and Sri Bala Swamiji performed Bhumi Puja for the construction of 144 feet tall Maha Veera Hanuman Murti in SGS Ashrama Rajanagaram, Rajamundry. Mahavira Hanuman trust had come forward to construct a 144 feet tall Hanuman in Ashrama premises. Sri. Jakkampudi Raja, his mother Smt.Jakkampudi Vijayalakshmi had requested Pujya Swamiji during the Hanuman Chalisa program on Godavari river banks held in 2019. Pujya Swamiji and Sri Bala Swamiji led the rituals. Smt.Vijayalakshmi, Sri.Raja, Sri.Pradeep and others participated in the rituals. Pujya Swamiji dug earth, placed Navaratnas, Nava Dhanyas, mercury. Sri Bala Swamiji placed the Shankhu.
Sri.Raja, MLA spoke and thanked Pujya Swamiji for performing the Bhumi Puja for the tallest Hanuman in the region - 144 feet tall. He narrated many mega works undertaken by Pujya Swamiji.
Architect Sri.P.Madhusudan and Sculptor Sri.Krishnamurthy were honored on the occasion.
Pujya Swamiji spoke and said
In childhood parents used to sing Sri Anjaneyam Prabha Divya Kayam shloka.
Anjaneya is Mukhya Paraná Deva. He is our breath. Even Ms.Rajamundry and most fabulous wealthy have to die someday. Once Shiva leaves the body, it becomes Shava. Even the most famous have to be buried or cremated
Body has respect only till Shiva is there. Hanuman energy encompasses our body. God has no form. We create a form for our sake. God is present everything in this creation. Boy Prahlada had staunch belief in this. Hence he was very sure God was inside a pillar. God came as Narasimha Swamy and slayed Hiranyakashipu.
Some used to wonder why Swamiji did not put this land in Rajanagaram gifted by Chowdhury for any use. Some were sure Swamiji would do something. Today sthaLA bhukti for this land has happened. For Jakkampudi Raja family, NarA Bhukti came in the form of coming forward for building 144 feet tall Hanuman here.
This temple will have three Hanuman statues. Karyasiddhi Hanuman , pAtALa Hanuman and AkAsha Hanuman statues will be there.
Hanuman will bless everyone. From those who feel they are very powerful to those who feel helpless. Don’t have doubts on God’s mercies. Your doubting nature is your biggest stumbling block from becoming good devotees.
Don’t come running telling me every time you did some service. I will know what I should know. Should I list the times I saved you?
Hanuman is 144 feet tall. 144 totals to 9
I am 81 years of age. Totals to 9
This ashrama also needs sprucing up. The existing prayer hall needs refurbishment.
Come to Datta Mukti Kshetra for evening program.
Yesterday Swamiji completed Mandala Puja of Mother goddess Rajarajeswari Devi and then rushed to Rajamundry for Bhumi Puja of this foundation Puja for beautiful Hanuman temple.
Getting Swamiji for Bhumi Puja was a big test for Raja family. The Avadhoota tattva causes Swamiji cancel programs. Swamiji has many phases. The Shloka Dattatreya Hare Krishna Unmatta Ananda Digambara muni, Bala, Pishacha stages apply to Swamiji also.
Recently Swamiji’s programs has become erratic. What is fixed gets cancelled and what was not even thought of, happens.
Many felt today’s Bhumipuja may get cancelled. Yet it happened. Maybe it was due to the devotion of Jakkampudi Vijayalakshmi Amma.
Pray to Hanuman. The daridra, chanchala, Kama thoughts evaporate.
Don’t ever feel, you are too small to help. Every gram of help is important in a big project like this.
At 5 PM, Pujya Sri Swamiji travelled from Rajanagaram Ashrama to Datat Mukti Kshetra in Rajamundry. Pujya Gurudeva was here on the 12th Varshikotsava of the Ashrama.
During the Swagata Sabha in the evening,Sri. Viswanatha Gopala Krishna Sastry, Sastra Nidhi gave welcome speech. Later, trustees and members who had served and who continue to serve the twin Ashramas in Rajamundry were honored.
Pujya Swamiji spoke and said:
This Datta Mukti Kshetra is amazing. We have Marakata Hanuman here. This Kshetra is popular for final rites. This Kshetra is in the banks of Godavari river.
Of the millions of births over several Kalpas, a soul would have travelled so much. We are born with self made Karmas. We take birth according to that algorithm.
Atikroora Mahakaya Kalpanta GahanOpama bhairavAya namastubhyam avijnAm dhAtumarhasi
Gangecha YamunE krishna gOdAvarI saraswatI, naramada sindhu kAvEri jalEsmin sannidhim kuru
While bathing we have to pray the sacred rivers and imagine that the water you bathe contains these sacred river waters. Do you know people talk on phone while bathing even? What have we come to? We claim sacredness from the good done by ancestors. What have YOU done? Food consumption is filled with Tamas and Rajas. We disregard and disrespect elders and parents. Ramayana and Mahabharata are not stories. They are our life guides.
Watch a movie called Mummy. It shows millions of lives from several eons trying for liberation.
Mother goddess protects ninety million - nava kOti Lokas. Who can fathom the depth of galaxy? We don’t even know proper depth of our oceans.
We go to pilgrim places, we bathe in sacred ponds. We sponsor various spiritual events. We also entertain bad habits like smoking and alcohol. Such people life gets ended quickly. One cancer is enough to end happiness. You spend tonnes of money for treatment. No one comes to your rescue. You alone are responsible. Insure yourself for medical needs. Premium is also not too expensive. Our sins take revenge in the form of ill health. Get medical help that suits your financial strength. Don’t sell everything in the hope of treatment and thereby putting your family on streets.
Don’t over socialize. Socializing will not protect you. Dharma Bheeti protects you. Your account of Paapa Punya is yours alone.
You pray daily to send children to America. And then you cry when they settle there permanently and get away from you. Swamiji always urges those in American to visit their parents every year. Swamiji devotees follow this. Putting parents in old age home is not the only answer.
You have to live within your means.
You know this all. I am just reminding you.
Because you all live near Godavari, you don’t recognize its powers.
‘Many during Krishna Avatara did not recognize the power of krishna. They considered him as their relative and not as God.
Brahma created Guru as answer to people’s spiritual needs and moral based living. Dattatreya is that Guru. Dattatreya is all in one.
Many devotees requested for house visits. Swamiji coming to Rajamundry itself is difficult, where is the question for house visits?
Have a clean mind and clean heart. God will come. God will come in dreams too. Only if your mind is clean. Study Bhagavad Gita. In American thousands were inspired from the call of Swamiji to learn Bhagavad Gita and have studied. This July, thousands will congregate in Chicago and chant complete Bhagavad Gita.
Be happy where you are. India is the best place to be. I have seen so many countries. No better place than India.
Guru Paduka Mandir in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry
Guru Parampara Mandiram in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry
Pujya Sri Swamiji takes Darshana of Sri Guru Paduka Mandir in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry 6.2.24
Pujya Gurudeva in Sri Guru Parampara Mandira in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry 7.2.24
Pujya Swamiji was in SGS Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry for Bhumi Puja of 144 feet tall Hanuman Murti
Pujya Gurudeva performs Bhumi Puja of 144 feet tall Hanuman in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry
Pujya Gurudeva performs Bhumi Puja of 144 feet tall Hanuman in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry
In Gurudeva's sacred presence Smt.Jakkampudi Vijayalakshmi participates in Bhumi Puja of 144 feet tall Hanuman in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry
In Gurudeva's sacred presence Smt.Jakkampudi Raja participates in Bhumi Puja of 144 feet tall Hanuman in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry
Pujya Sri Bala Swamiji installs the Shankhu during Bhumi Puja of 144 feet tall Hanuman Murti at SGS Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry - 7.2.24
Members of Sri Mahavir Hanuman Trust during Bhumi Puja for 144 feet tall Hanuman in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama, Rajanagaram, Rajamundry - 7.2.24
Pujya Swamiji, Sri Bala Swamiji and members of Mahavir Hanuman trust hold the design of proposed 144 feet tall Hanuman. Design by architect, Sri.Madhusudan (extreme left) - SGS Ashrama, Rajamundry
Sri Datta Mukti Kshetra - Pujya Swamiji's second Ashrama in Rajamundry. It is situated on the banks of Godavari river
Pujya Swamiji offers Aarti to Karya Siddhi Hanuman in Sri Datta Mukti Kshetra on banks of Godavari river in Rajamundry - 7.2.24
Pujya Swamiji offers Arati to Dattatreya Swami in Sri Datta Mukti Kshetra on banks of Godavari river in Rajamundry - 7.2.24
Swagata Sabha for His Holiness in Sri Datta Mukti Kshetra on banks of Godavari river in Rajamundry - 7.2.24
Members of Rajamundry Veda Sastra Parishad thank Pujya Swamiji for allowing them to use Datta Mukti Kshetram for the annual Sastra Sabha - 7.2.24
Pujya Swamiji performed Abhisheka to Dattatreya Swami as the Ashrama celebrated the 12th anniversary in Sri Datta Mukti Kshetram in Rajamundry - 8.2.24
Pujya Swamiji looks at the serene Godavari river. The Datta Mukti Kshetra Ashrama is situated on the banks of Godavari river - 7.2.24