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Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust [R.]

Sri Adhichunchanagiri Rural Children Education Development Program

Sri Adichunchanagiri Math, Chickkaballapur Division, 562101
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Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust[R.]

Sri Adi Chunchanagiri Rural children Education Development Program

Sri Adichunchanagiri Math, Chickkaballapur Division, 562101


Sri Adi Chunchanagiri  Shikshana Trust (R.) was founded in the year 1973 under the divine leadership of His Holiness Byravaikya Sri Sri Sri Dr. Bala gangadharanatha Maha Swamiji.Following the ‘Guru-Shishya’ Parampara, his holiness Byravaikya Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Bala Gangadharanatha Maha Swamiji, 71st in the holy lineage, who ascended the revered seat in 1973. The benevolent activities of social service gained an accelerated momentum since then.

Sri Adi Chunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math, with its roots firmly embedded in the folds of time (1500 Years), Space on Rocky hill, 63 miles West of Bangalore, the Capital City of Karnataka, has been working towards the betterment of human life and society.

Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Maha Swamiji

Founder President

Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Maha Swamiji


Sri Kshetra Adi Chunchanagiri has a history of 2000 years of its existence. It is the holy land engulfed with the divine resonance and vibration. Ancient Vedic culture was founded here on spirituality, where Nature is valued and worshipped. It was Yagnas and prayers that inspired cosmic peace here.

Sri Kshetra is blessed by Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva performed penance at Sri Kshetra, during which he devoured two demons, Chuncha and Kancha, who were pestering elements of the area for a very long time. At the end of his austerity, Lord Shiva entrusted a Siddayogi, establishing a ‘Natha tradition’ and guided him to disseminate the righteousness in the society.

Lord Shiva also assured to reside in Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri, in the form of Panchalingas viz. Lord Gangadhareshwaraswamy, Chandramouleshwaraswamy, Malleshwaraswamy, Siddeshwaraswamy and Someshwaraswamy; of which Lord Gangadhareshwaraswamy is known as the ‘Presiding Deity’. Thus, Sri Kshetra came to be known as “Panchalinga Kshetra”.

Lord Kalabhyraveshwaraswamy, the manifestation of Lord Shiva, is the ‘Protecting Deity’ of Sri Kshetra. He extends his grace to all and bestows divine experience and liberation. Goddess Parvathi resides here in the form of Stambambike.

Sri Math serves free food to more than twenty thousand people every day. This feeding programme has earned the Math another name – “Annadani Math”.

‘Bindu Sarovara’ is formed naturally on the middle hill of Sri Kshetra. It is believed that this holy place is formed by the holy water, discharged by the Jata of Lord Gangadhareshwara, who is stationed a few hundred feet high above this lake. Dedicated devotees take a holy dip to dispel their ignorance and accumulated sins.

Sri Kshetra is surrounded by a beautiful forest, which appears to radiate an aura of abiding serenity, spiritual solitude and peace. This area is known as ‘Mayura Vana’, where enchanting peacocks live freely.

Millions look to this ancient Monastery, for both spiritual and mundane guidance. Apart from teaching spirituality, Sri Kshetra is set out to uplift the rural community through education and healthcare programmes – the two most pressing needs of the society.

Sri Sri Mangalanatha Swamiji

Poojya Sri Sri Mangalanatha Swamiji has taken Sanyasatva in the year 2005 & been blessed by his Guru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahawamiji. He has served Sri Adichunchanagiri Math for more than 34 years. Poojya Swamiji has studied subjects like Advaitha, Vedanta in Sanskrit besides Veda and Aagama and acquired a Post-graduation in these subjects and also a Post-Graduation in Sanskrit. He has been working for the upliftment of mankind in the field of Education, Social Service and Inculcation of Spiritual and Moral values.

In the year 2010, Sri Sri Swamiji was given the responsibility of Sri Chickballapur Shakha Math, situated at Chickballapur which is about 20 Kms from Bangalore International Airport. He has been appointed as the Secretary of BGS Educational Institutions, Chickballapur Branch by Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji.

Under his stewardship, Sri Adichunchanagiri Shakha Math, Chickballapur galvanized its activities of social service in Chickballapur, Tumkur and Kolar Districts. His knowledge of Sanskrit, Kannada and other languages has made him a great scholar and his discourses are well received. His cool and stable thinking have guided the people of Chickballapur in matters of education, health and moral values.

As a management representative, Sri Sri Swamiji assumes key role in the overall governance of the institution & Articulation of long-term policies by the Management and overseer of policy implementation.