Sunday, December 1, 2013



Thought of the day !

During the passage of time certain individuals would impress and indelible imprint in your memory. Their angelic identity may shape your destiny, accomplishment and failures.

Shivabaloyogi, South India’s gentle Giant of illumination was a compelling force in influencing my thinking. His Tapas was a delicacy for mother earth’s sustenance !

He acknowledged Sathya SAI Baba as the Purna Avatara.

Adivarapupeta is where Shivabalayogi was born, where he attained enlightenment and sat in tapas for twelve years, and the site of his first ashram. After he attained mahasamadhi in 1994, his physical body was interred in the Samadhi at his ashram in Adivarapupeta. Those who seek the blessings of being in the master’s physical presence can have that darshan at the Samadhi.

Adivarapupeta is a small village nestled in the lush, rice paddy country of the Godavari River delta. It consists of the houses of mostly weavers who weave cotton sarees and men’s dhoties on handlooms. The village has no shops and no businesses other than weaving. It is a peaceful and beautiful place by nature.

Shortly after he completed tapas, Shivabalayogi consecrated a Shiva linga and a statue of Parvati Devi in the dhyana mandir. Another, small ashram building was constructed for Shri Swamiji’s living quarters, a place where he would give public darshan, and some other rooms for the ashram use. That darshan room is now the samadhi, and to this day, his living quarters are kept set aside for his exclusive use and food is offered to him there daily.

On March 19th, 1994, about two weeks before his mahasamadhi, Shivabalayogi consecrated the foundation for a new temple to replace the dhyana mandir. It measures 86 feet long and 46 feet wide with a 45 foot high dome. The ashram trust also constructed a large, three story, modern building with eighteen guest rooms each with its own bathroom plus a dining hall, offices, living quarters for caretakers, and store rooms.

Work has begun to dismantle the old ashram building to construct a new and large building to protect the Samadhi and provide a place for meditation and worship.

All this was made possible and accomplished through the continuous guidance and specific directions of Shivabalayogi since the mahasamadhi, including the design and engineering details for construction.

The main celebration in Adivarapupeta, when devotees from around India and the world gather and thousands are fed blessed food, is Mahashivaratri, the annual great night of Shiva that occurs in February or March depending upon the lunar calendar. Shivabalayogi returned to his native place every year to attend this celebration in honor of his divine guru.

The Adivarapupeta ashram is a spiritually important site which belongs not only to the devotees of Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, but to all those who seek God and spiritual development. Shri Swamiji assures us that it is from his sacred samadhi in Adivarapupeta that he is radiating his blessings throughout the world to all who would take them.

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Bhagwan Baba
Miraculous light emanating from Swamiji’s body during consecreation of linga.