Swami Guhatmananda Saraswati
Swami Guhatmananda, though, initially guided by Swami Omkaranada, studied Advaita Vedanta under the intense guidance of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Swami Brahma Vidyananda Saraswati at Rishikesh. He was also blessed to be guided further in his studies by Swami Paramarthananda of Chennai and Swami Divyananda Mandaleshwar.
He has undergone extensive training in Yoga and Pranayama at the BKS Iyengar School of Yogic Studies and also has received lessons from many Acharyas in Rishikesh and Kashi.
His indepth study and research in Jyothisha Shastra, Vedic Astrology has led him to establish the Arsha Astro Foundation that guides many people in their quest for happiness and peace in their lives.
His television talks on infusion of Vedanta and life, with reference from our scriptures; complete set of lectures on the 18 Chapters of the Bhagavad Gita on Sri Venkateswara Broadcasting Channel (SVBC), and talks on Mind and Meditation are comprehensive and are very popular with the public.
The Arsha Vidya Vilasam Foundation (AVVF), founded in the year, is a non-profit organisation that aims to uplift the society with dharmic studies of Vedanta, with the help of ancient Indian scriptures.
Swamiji reiterates to his disciples that “Ignorance of worldly knowledge is inconsequential,
Ignorance of the Self is the main cause of all problems and sufferings.”
An Insight into Pujya Swami Guhatmananda Saraswati’s unique teaching methodology
Vedanta is a Darshanam, dealing with the substratum of creation, the Brahman and the Prakrithi that encompasses Srishti, Sthithi, Layam, Tirodhanam and Anugraham, which are the pancha kriyas. Even when ultimate realisation dawns that everything is nothing but Brahman, our life continues according to the prarabdha, that we have earned in the past.
Sri Vidya, in contrast, is a supreme science, a Tantra Gynanam, that helps in the expansion of knowledge, protects us from our own karma phala and it is a discipline that includes all aspects of spiritual progress. It is a comprehensive study of Mantra, Yantra and Tantra, having its base in the knowledge and rituals of the Vedas and the Agamas. The Sri Chakra Meru is a unique construction that deals with all the hidden secrets of the Universe. The worship of the Meru brings abundance of power and grace to its worshippers, provides positive energy and diminishes all the problems in an individual’s life. This requires proper initiation (Mantra Deeksha) and guidance from an authentic Sri Vidya Shodasi Guru.
Swamiji works with focussed dedication to seamlessly weave the twain together, in every sincere follower of this Sanathana Dharma, so that, it will enable them to ‘live life like a king, and not a slave’.
Pujya Swamiji is a distinguished and eminent Guru, who has integrated the knowledge of Srividya and Vedanta in an inimitable manner. An authentic Guru, Swamiji interknits together, all the wisdom of the Shastras, that he has imbibed from his Acharyas, with the sacred knowledge of the Sri Vidya, in his daily life, with Aavarana Pujas for the Meru (Sri Chakra).
Swamiji, facilitates easy understanding of the delicate balance that exists, between the vast conceptual knowledge of Vedanta and the intricate details of various aspects and rituals involved in Meru Pooja through his exceptional teaching methodology.