Dattatreya Siva Baba

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Fast Facts
Other Names and Nicknames: 
Baba, Siva Baba, Baba Sri Siva, Sri Siva, Brzee, Shri Guruji, Guruji, Dr. Baskaran Pillai
Tamil Siddha
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA, Canada, England, India, Sweden, Singapore, Germany
Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth: 
Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 


Dattatreya Siva Baba is a scholar mystic originally from India and currently living in the U.S. His interests include academic and experiential dimensions of spirituality, merger of science and spirituality, Vedic astrology, biological evolution of the physical body and its transformation a light body.

Dattatreya Siva Baba is also the founder of Soul Genetics and Mind-Sound Technology. Tripura Foundation is the charitable and humanitarian division of Baba's organization.

Before reading below please note that July 17, 2008 is a very special date when Baba will bring Grace Light to the Earth plane, on Guru Purnima full moon. See this video first. You can also watch the playlist related to this phenomenon from that page.

What is Grace Light? Grace Light is the light of God. It is invisible to the human eyes but visible to sages, prophets, messiahs, angels and other high beings. Grace Light has incredible intelligence and energy to do anything and everything. It is the almighty and absolute power of God. Once it is transmitted into a person the Grace Light will do its work in a miraculous way. It will transform the body, mind and soul.

Early Years
Baba has been well prepared for this mission. He was born in southern India on the island of Rameswaram and lived there for the first 18 years of his life. The water surrounding this island is known throughout India for its special ability to dissolve even the most stubborn karmas. Baba consciously stayed on this island to absorb as much of the water's karma-cleansing energies as possible before setting out for the training to prepare him for his life's work

His spiritual journey started at an early age when he was given the opportunity to study and perform intensive meditation under the guidance of various eminent meditation teachers. He studied in numerous places, including the Himalayas. He received training in sounds and mantras, as well as astrology, numerology, Ayurveda and other healing arts. He received a very thorough initiation into the teachings of the Tamil Siddhas, and the blessings to widely share the secrets of this lineage with the world for the first time.

The Tamil Siddhas are an illustrious and esoteric lineage of enlightened Indian saints who have been passing on enlightened teachings for thousands of years. Some of these better-known saints include Babaji and Agastiya. Traditionally the Tamil Siddhas taught only to small circles of selected students. These teachings will now help many people change their consciousness and the quality of their lives.

Schooling Years
Baba's goal was to find a blend of the spiritual and mundane that enabled each "world" to contribute to and support the other. He knew that in order to be able to help people in the modern world, he needed to directly understand the issues and problems that they faced every day.

Alongside his mystic education, Baba pursued his secular education. He became a Research Fellow at the University of Madurai in India. There he earned a Master's Degree in English literature and a Master of Letters in Comparative literature. In 1983, he came to the United States and began graduate level studies that earned him a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

While at the University of Pittsburgh, he served as coordinator of Indian Studies within the Asian Studies Program and taught several courses on Buddhist meditation and other Buddhist topics. His teaching was so popular with the students that there was often a waiting list for his classes.

When not teaching, Baba's specialty was research on how to integrate religious phenomena with modern science. He trained in neuropsychology to help him interpret traditional yogic and tantric wisdoms as they relate to psychobiology.

He also served as an editor for the Encyclopedia of Hinduism.

Sharing The Wisdom
For more than two decades, Baba has been teaching people around the world how to change their consciousness and have more joy and prosperity. To help even more people, Baba taught Dr. Wayne Dyer the "ah" meditation and instructed him to share it with the world. Dr. Dyer first did so through his best-selling book "Manifest Your Destiny", and continues to do so in his teachings so more people can more easily manifest their dreams.

For more than two decades, Baba has also been actively involved in the study of Siddha and Ayurveda herbs for healing purposes. He has sponsored several scientific conferences in Siddha medicine. Later in 2005, he will unveil a set of free educational seminars on how Siddha medicine and meditation, combined with standard medical care, can ease the suffering of AIDS patients.

Baba has privately consulted many leading industrialists and entrepreneurs in their business development and leadership skills over the years. He is currently heading several business projects and is a very hands-on, practical businessman in the computer field with an office in the Silicon Alley section of Manhattan.

In addition, Baba has presented at numerous conferences and shared panels at many universities with Nobel Prize laureates, including Eugene Wigner, of Princeton University. He was invited by and attended the United Nations World Religions conference, where he spoke on Hinduism.

Further Compassion
Baba's goal is to enable every human being to receive the basics to live and to enjoy a sense of dignity and self-worth. To this end, he created Tripura Foundation, a non-profit organization through which he has performed extensive good-will charity work.

Some of Baba's projects through Tripura Foundation include:

* Hunger Project
* Boystown Project
* Girlstown Project
* Mind-Sound Technology (TM) (Sounds for Hope is the non-profit division)
* Bhairava Initiative

Past Lives
For more than a decade, hundreds of Nadi leaf readings have identified Dattatreya Siva Baba as the reincarnation of four great saints from ancient India:

(1) Agastiya, also known as Agastya and Agastyar. The foremost Siddha and author of the Tamil language, as well as countless texts on astrology, alchemy, mantras, sastras, and medicine;

(2) Bhismacharya, also known as Bhisma. The unbeatable warrior and well-respected teacher of martial arts during the period of the epic Mahabharata;

(3) Manikavacakar, an illustrious Tamil Saint who wrote several masterpieces of devotional lyrics on Lord Siva before dissolving into light and;

(4) Swami Ramalingam (Vallalar) - an enlightened Indian saint in southern India who was graced with a light body and continued teaching until 1874 when he dissolved completely into light.


  1. 1. The purpose of life is God realization.
  2. 2. What stands between you and God are the impurities of Maya, Karma and Ego. Maya is the attraction to the world of senses. Karma is the result of the past life in the present. Ego is your “I” and “mine” concepts.
  3. 3. Methods to accomplish God realization:
    a) Selfless Service
    b) Meditation

I have come to wipe away the tears of suffering in humanity. Use these techniques, combined with Selfless service, to rapidly manifest what you want in life so you can become peaceful and enter into the Golden Age. The human mind is full of anxiety. It will hurt regardless if you are poor, mediocre, or rich. The only lasting means of happiness is selfless service. Selflessness and desirelessness are like two feet with which you walk through life on this Planet. Every action that you do should be tested by selflessness and desirelessness. Then I will be with you and lead you towards God and Enlightenment.

~ Dattatreya Siva Baba

What is Dattatreya Siva Baba's approach to teaching and practice?
Selfless service is the centerpiece to Dattatreya Siva Baba’s teachings. It is the quickest way to access his Grace, evolve your own spirit and successfully create material and spiritual abundance through his manifesting techniques. You can experience Heaven on Earth now through the daily practice of Selfless Service and by involving others in this practice.

Living your purpose is another core concept. At the soul level each of us has come to this earth plane to have specific experiences and share our natural gifts with the world in specific ways. Unfortunately, many of us become so focused on the daily demands of living that we forget or neglect that purpose. When you remember it and share it with others you experience a tremendous sense of fulfillment and harmony with Life. When living your purpose also becomes your livelihood, even deeper joy and fulfillment comes to you and through you on all levels.

What is meant by Selfless service?
Selfless service comes from a deeply-held attitude and outlook you have about yourself, your life and your place in the world that gets expressed through your thoughts, feelings and actions. It is about the choices you get to consciously make each day and throughout the day to cause you to live for others rather than just for yourself. It is an outgrowth of being Selfless.

How do Baba's manifesting techniques work with Selfless service?
Baba says that the primary purpose of money and manifesting is to help others. He has empowered his teachings to work for those who wish to manifest with this intention. It is also important to be able to manifest for the care of your own needs and those in your immediate care. Baba says that will happen as long as you sincerely first ask to manifest your desires for others, and then you ask for them to happen for you.

What are Baba’s core techniques, along with Selfless service?
Central to all of the study paths Dattatreya Siva Baba offers are several core teachings:

  • Selfless Service
  • Three Gifts for the Golden Age
  • Writing OM Siva Baba
  • The Miracle Mantra
  • "Ah" and "Ara Kara" meditations
  • Pradosham



Dattatreya Siva Baba lives nowadays in USA. He speaks at public events and holds retreats and weekend intensives with people throughout the world.

Check in http://www.sivababa.org/Events/calendar.asp for his latest touring schedule.

Dattatreya Siva Baba Ashram in India
17th Street, No. 19, S-Block, Anna Nagar,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 040, India

Chennai is one of the major cities of India and the capital of Tamil Nadu. There are flights, trains and buses to Chennai from all major cities of India.

Special Events: 

Check at http://www.sivababa.org/Events/indiaTrips.asp for events and scheduled Baba's to India and the ashram.

Services in Location: 

Chenni is a big modern city that provides all services and needs.

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Books & Media

Recommended DVD & Video: 
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Sri Siva's Personal Transformation Program [VHS]

(VHS Tape)

12 month self-study course using Dattatreya Siva Baba\'s meditation and time management techniques that target all aspects of life for achieving material and spiritual goals. Month 1: Personality Month 2: Finances Month 3: Risk-Taking Month 4: Happiness Month 5: Luck is a Gift of God Month 6: Health, Enemies, and Debts Month 7: Relationships Month 8: Longevity, Accidents, Death, and Losses Month 9: Relationships with the Father, Spiritual Life and Compassion Month 10: Profession, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Month 11: Profit Month 12: Expenses, Travel, and Enlightenment

Recommended Audio: 
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Meditations & Affirmations With A Master

(Audio CD)

Background and information on sounds (or mantras) and techniques from Dattatreya Siva Baba, a Tamil Siddha Master, to achieve a positive, peaceful mind.

Pro Opinions

A Guru for the Modern Age

jayganesha's picture

I have been a student of Dattatreya Siva Baba since July, 2007.

I have definitely experienced miracles in my life, since I started working with the meditations and practices that Baba teaches.

Dattatreya Siva Baba

thanes's picture

I been following Siva Baba teaching, and my friends too are following his teaching in Malaysia.

His teaching is amazing

The Grace Light Event and 9 Gates all are amazing

sararvanabava's picture

is there a meet up group in malaysia


sararvanabava | Sun, 04/29/2012 - 00:46

Con Opinions

Name Is Quite Big

Nathyogi's picture

Dattatreya Siva Baba: The name is quite big and great but where are the qualities of Lord Dattatreya and Lord Siva?