ಆರ್ಷವಿದ್ಯಾ ಗುರುಕುಲದ ಪೂಜ್ಯ ದಯಾನಂದ ಸರಸ್ವತಿ ಸರಸ್ವತೀ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ ಭಗವಂತನಲ್ಲಿ ಐಕ್ಯ.
ಒಂದೇ ಒಂದು ಅವಕಾಶ ನಮಗೆ ಲಭ್ಯವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಅದೂ ಫಲಪ್ರದವಾಗಲಿಲ್ಲ. ನನ್ನ Facebook ವಾಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರವು ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಚಿದ್ರೂಪಾನಂದರ ಹುಬ್ಬಳ್ಳಿ ಸಮೀಪದ ಮಲಗುಂದ ಆಶ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ವೇದಭಾರತಿಯು ನಡೆಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟ ಸಾಮೂಹಿಕ ಅಗ್ನಿಹೋತ್ರ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ್ದು. ಆ ಒಂದು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಪೂಜ್ಯ ದಯಾನಂದರು ಬರುತ್ತಾರೆಂದು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಏರ್ಪಾಡುಗಳೂ ಆಗಿದ್ದವು. ಆದರೆ ಆಗಲೇ ಅವರ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಕ್ಷೀಣಿಸಿತ್ತು.ಬರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಪೂಜ್ಯ ಚಿದ್ರೂಪಾನಂದರಲ್ಲೇ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಯವರನ್ನು ಇನ್ನುಮುಂದೆ ಕಾಣಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. ವೇದಭಾರತಿಯು ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಯವರ ಪಾದಾರವಿಂದಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಸ್ಟಾಂಗವೆರಗುತ್ತದೆ.
The Swami was admitted to the hospital 10 days back. His condition kept fluctuating all these days.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati passed away at his ashram in Rishikesh on Wednesday night. He was 85. He had been ailing for quite sometime.
Born in 1930 in Manjakudi, Natarajan, as the Swami was known in his pre-monastic days, was drawn to Indian philosophy, particularly the Advaita school, listening to Swami Chinmayananda. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, his association with Swami Chinmayananda grew closer as he began taking Vedanta lessons. In 1962, he took ‘Sanyas’ to become Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
He continued his association with Swami Chinmayananda for a long time and the two set up Sandipani Sadhanalaya in the then Bombay to train people in Vedanta.
His contribution there and subsequently with Arsha Vidya Gurukulam saw hundreds of people learn Vedanta, take up renunciation and spread the Vedic message.
Creating teachers in Vedanta along with setting up schools for under privileged under the Aim for Seva Movement were some of his important contributions, says Swami Samananda, one of his disciples from Madurai.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati set up the Acharya Sabha, bringing pontiffs from all over the country on a common platform to take up the cause of Hinduism and debate the challenges it faced. He was also a vocal opponent of religious conversion, calling it assault on faith.
The Swami also took up the cause of Odhuvars. He was also credited with playing an important role in the refurbishment and re-run of the Thiruvidaimaruthur temple car. He had also penned a few verses that have become popular devotional songs.
The Swami was admitted to the hospital 10 days back. His condition kept fluctuating all these days and was finally brought back to his ashram. .
Mr. Modi called on the Swami at his Ashram to enquire about his health on September 11.
(With additional inputs from PTI)