Ganapati Sachchidananda

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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Satyanarayana, Parama Pujya Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji, Avadhoota Datta Peethadhipati Jagadguru Parama Pujya Sri Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji, Pujya Swamiji
Dattatreya Parampara
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, USA, Canada
Date of Birth: 
26th May 1942
Place of Birth: 
Mekedatu, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 


Ganapati Sachchidananda was born at Mekedatu in southern India on May 26, 1942. It is said that a Muslim saint had predicted to his parents that their child would have supreme wisdom and knowledge and was destined to uplift mankind.

His actual birth occurred on a rock in the Kaveri river. The legend says that his mother Jayalakshmi was in deep meditation and the child was born covered with holy ash. The child was named Satyanarayana. His mother, whom he calls his first guru, initiated him into spiritual life before her passing away in 1951. The child, Satyanarayana completed his education like other children, but found that the school had nothing to offer him. It is said that he was endowed at birth with great knowledge and power and even as a child, he organized satsangs and taught bhajans to his friends.

At that time, it is said that he was helping people with their problems. Through his presumable miraculous powers, he was able to understand their situations, knew their past, present, and future and helped them to overcome difficulties. Some of them became his first disciples. He sang bhajans and kirtans for them and started giving yoga classes in small village huts or on river banks, while he was wandering the countryside as a monk.

In 1966 he moved to the present site of the Mysore Ashram, which in the early days was only a straw hut in a field. It was there at Mysore that he became Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji. Since then Sri Swamiji has been helping people in his unique way. People come to Him for help with their worldly affairs, or to get healed of physical afflictions, or for guidance in their spiritual practice. Many come to hear his songs, which draw the heart and mind to God or to celebrate the special festivals in the ancient and eternal vedic traditions.


He does not discriminate between caste, creed or sect or religion. His methods to realise the ultimate truth include nama sankeertana, nama japa and other rituals.

He pioneered the reinvention and popularization of "Raagaragini Vidya", an ancient musical tradition that is claimed to augment spiritual Sadhana and cure ailments.

He has composed and rendered over 7000 Bhajans on various deities in Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and English. He combines his music therapy with ayurveda, psychology, gem therapy and astrology. These Bhajans are very popular among Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji's devotees.

Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swmaiji claims that in this Kaliyuga, only through Bhajans can one invoke God as ordinary people do not have the ability, patience and skill to perform religious austerities.

Sri Swamiji's messages have captivated the elite and the masses alike with their import. Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji delivers his spiritual message using short stories from the Puranas and is said to be a Sadguru.


Sri Swamiji conducts tours of the world to spread spirituality and holds concerts claimed to provide healing benefits. He has installed Datta temples in India, USA and the West Indies.

Con Opinions

No Phase Of Disciple

Nathyogi's picture

Ganapati Sachchidananda was elevated to Satguru in the lineage of God Dattatreya either by himself or by his devotees and disciples.

doo's picture

Yo keep on repeating your nonesense

You keep on posting your negative nonsense opinions about gurus you have no idea about, you never met nor dived seriously into their teachings.

You just do copy paste of the same sentences about not having a guru etc which has no basis, it's just your baseless neurotic idea.

Putting rhyming your words doesn't make it more true - start dealing with the essence instead of with the shape and circumstances, both in your words and opinions.

doo | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:02
jasdir singh jaura's picture

let him do.

One is always crazy after getting a new-bride..loll

jasdir singh jaura | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:11
Nathyogi's picture

Re: let him do.

Never take great pride
In your new bride
Lest you will be in her stride
And thee she will ride
And thee people deride.

*** Salutations to the shoes of Guru Siddha Nath ***

Nathyogi | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:22
jasdir singh jaura's picture

let him do.

One is always crazy after getting a new-bride..loll

jasdir singh jaura | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:12
Nathyogi's picture

Re: You keep on repeating your nonesense

Are you not doing copy and paste when the situation is repeated?
It will be proved here with our discussions whose beliefs are baseless neurotic ideas.
Who can express truth and knowledge with rhyme without having reached truth?

It is my opinion based on my experience.
You or all are free to accept it or reject it or protest it. But none can alter truth.

Ok, my opinion may seem to be a nonsense to you, but prove it with logic, reason and commonsense for the benefit of sincere and genuine seekers of truth.

Whom you call Gurus have not passed the phase of disciple. All their achievements are projected and propelled by their ego. There is not an iota of truth.
Even in this world it is not possible to become a teacher without having been a student.
How can be of the other world?
This proves where your commonsense stands. Remember, you or all are free to follow Gurus who have not been disciples. Is it not a baseless neurotic idea to bow before a Guru who has not bowed before anyone?

Spirituality and truth are a matter of free will and self-conviction. Blind beliefs, baseless neurotic ideas and superstitions have no value in real spirituality. They are condemned by the sages and saints of the past.

So far people have been habituated to flowery, favourable and flattering speeches. Truth is beyond speeches. It is hard to be swallowed and cannot be digested easily.
It is common among people the one who speaks truth is condemned and given bad names. It is very well known to the world, what happened to Jesus for speaking truth.
Hari Om!

Nathyogi | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:17
Mr jack's picture

computers ?

ever wondered why it is so easy to create conflict on a computer ?

There are forums of people arguing and misinterpreting each other about the framerate of game or the pixel definition on a tv.

it is easy misunderstand people when you are typing to them
what they meant and said might not be what you saw as their answer

in many cases it seems like any excuse to argue with one another happens when lots of people talk
half of it they are saying the same things different ways

you cannot genuinely express yourself on a computer
the computer is limited
you can already genuinely express yourself without a computer in person.
The sophistication of human interaction cannot be matched by typing.
Misunderstandings are easy

God bless

Mr jack | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:09
Nathyogi's picture

Re: computers ?

Dear Mr. Jack,
I don't see any personal conflict with anybody.
We are all only One. The same soul is in me, in you, in her and in him and in every being. Where is the need for conflicts and arguments?
We have differences in belief, faith, thought, idea and the way we do things. This is the world.
But truth is beyond all these dualities. We are discussing to find out truth to end the search of a genuine and sincere seeker.
Everything has good and bad qualities, but we have to use our intelligence in making it helpful for the benefit and welfare of the world. Those who do so are called the wise.

Cell phone, TV, PC and word,
Book, gun, internet and sword,
Money, gold and powers,
Strength, food and flowers,
Deity, scripture and wisdom,
Science, knowledge and freedom.
Depended is their utility
On the holder’s quality.

*** Salutations to the shoes of Guru Siddha Nath ***

Nathyogi | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 05:14