A View of Santhigiri Ashram

A View of Santhigiri Ashram
Lotus Parnasala and Sahakarana Mandiram , Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Santhigiri Ashram - Invitation for Parnasala Dedication

Gurucharanam Saranam

Santhigiri Ashram
Dedication of Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru’s Parnasala
At Santhigiri Ashram
September 12, 2010

Invitation and Message to Households
Priya Atmabandho,
Respectful Pranams

The construction work of the beautiful ‘Parnasala’ (mausoleum) of Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru at Santhigiri Ashram is nearing completion. Way back in 1968, the Parnasala was a small hut put up by Guru when he established Santhigiri Ashram at Pothencode, near Thiruvananthapuram. Today, it has developed into the tallest lotus shaped mausoleum in the world built in pristine white Makrana marble. The ‘Parnasala’ is the holy abode where the sacred physical remains of Guru and His Soul Effulgence exist, emitting the vibrations of peace and spiritual joy. Guru through his 72 years of life filled with sacrifice rectified the ‘dharmic’ foundation of society which has degenerated due to a spiritual error in the evolution of man. The Supreme Light informed Guru through revelatory visions certain aspects related to this error. These constitute the ideological foundation of Santhigiri Ashram. On September 12, 2010, the ‘Parnasala’ of Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru is being dedicated to humanity, which will herald a new era of spiritual realization.

The occasion of the dedication of the Guru’s ‘Parnasala’ is most auspicious and forms part of the fulfillment of a glorious mission in the spiritual history of man. Cooperation and participation in the dedication activities mean getting blessed by the love and grace of God. Through this grace of the Supreme, we would be getting ourselves filled by the most valued ambrosial drops from the Supreme Universal Light. We are getting the Guru as our permanent refuge and solace in the life journey. The words from the Supreme Light are ever memorable that by praying to the Guru, one would get relief from all difficulties and diseases and also will gain all sorts of grace, peace and luck in life.

We invite you and your family with love and prayers to Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram, on the sacred occasion of the Guru’s ‘Parnasala Dedication’ on September 12, 2010.

With Prayers,

Swami Chaithanya Jnana Thapaswi,
General Secretary, Santhigiri Ashram


The ‘Parnasala’ of Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru at Santhigiri Ashram is the fulfillment of the work and dedication of countless devotees. The self-surrender of thousands of people has bloomed in the form of the lotus in white marble – the Parnasala. This mausoleum in the form of a full bloomed lotus excels all modern engineering techniques. It had no existing model for its construction. The ‘Parnasala’ of Guru symbolizes universal peace and spirituality beyond all discrimination of caste and religion. Its gates are open to all people in the world for prayer and worship.

Santhigiri Ashram had a modest beginning in a small hut. It was in this hut that Guru lived and this is where the physical remains of Guru were interred, after Guru merged with the Supreme Light on May 6, 1999. It was the Will of God that the ‘Parnasala’ of Guru be built in the form of a white lotus. This has been fulfilled by the tireless dedication of the devotees under the spiritual guidance of Sishyapoojitha Amritha Jnana Thapaswini, the present spiritual head of the Ashram.

The Graceful Abode of Dharma

The ‘Parnasala’ of Guru is the symbol of the invaluable self-surrender, prayers and sacrifices of countless devotees. Each and every disciple of Guru, the devotees and their families have contributed to the construction and dedication of the ‘Parnasala’. They readily came forward without the consideration of money or other comforts. The materials for the construction were brought by the devotees to the Ashram with heart-felt prayers. This sense of fraternity, which has no parallel, declares the greatness of Guru’s ideology. During the full moon days the devotees performed prayers and offerings with the observance of vows (vritam) for the sake of the completion of the ‘Parnasala’. Guru created a society of people without the differences of high and low or discrimination based on caste, colour and religion. This benevolent model foretells the arrival of good times in the world.

Santhigiri is the abode of spirituality beyond religion. While declaring the purpose behind the dedication of ‘Sahakarana Mandiram’ or the ‘Shrine of Togetherness’ in the Ashram in March, 1999, Guru said that “a Guru comes in the world after accomplishing ‘dharma’ through the course of many lives in many ages. He should be able to impart the ‘Dharma’ relevant to the Age. Those who are disposed to this ideology should also understand it.” He further said that “Sahakarana Mandiram is the place where this cooperation is established through the Guru-Disciple Order. There is no place for caste and religion here. This is Dharma - the righteous way of life.”

Santhigiri – the Abode of Dharma! The Eternal Supreme Light embodied in Guru is experienced here through the bliss of spiritual experiences and transcendental visions. Those who love Guru get the vessels of their hearts filled with the ambrosia of Godly love. This is an experienced truth. Santhigiri Ashram works with the aim of guiding humanity through spiritual and physical purity for progress of mankind and is engaged in life-saving activities such as ‘Annadanam’ (providing free food), ‘Athurasevanam’ (caring for the sick) and ‘Athmabodhanam’ (spiritual emancipation).

The cause-effect principle in Nature is complementary in the spiritual and material growth of man. The mission of Santhigiri Ashram is to enquire into the meaning of spirituality beyond religion founded on the purity of thought and ‘karma’. It is a sacred journey to the unseen dimension of universal peace. It is the ‘mantra’ and nourishing ideology for the deliverance of humanity.

The Aims of Santhigiri Ashram
Facilitate and sustain blossoming of spiritual illumination in children and adults alike, guiding and leading them in the Right Path of Salvation.

Nurture and sustain Divine Grace in people, diffusing the radiance for the benefit of the entire world. Among these love plays the most dominant role.
Cultivate compassion for all beings - humans, animals and all others alike – fostering divine virtues: selflessness, generosity, fellow feeling, tolerance and serenity. Thus you love yourselves and God as well.

Strive for absolute purity of mind, word and deed. Thus you become both a lover and a beloved of the Almighty.

Beware of uncontrolled jubilation or jealousy; both will keep you away from God.

Treat the entire world as your own home; be un-swayed in glory or humiliation, friendship or enmity, praise or contempt.

Dedicate yourself to compassionate service, care and charity.

Always regard and give value to the World Teachers and their words.

Hold on to all these in your everyday life. These revelations made here are as destined by the Almighty that always there will be a realized Guru in this lineage.

‘Gurupooja’ at Santhigiri

The ‘Gurupooja’ at Santhigiri Ashram is based on the faith in One Supreme God. It is a spiritual intercession to purify the subtle karmic and ancestral soul entanglements. If the genetic pool of the ancestors is impure and unhealthy, the actions and ‘dharmic’ values of the living become vitiated, which leads to failures and misery in life. The ‘Gurupooja’ of Santhigiri Ashram is a contemplative spiritual intercession (‘sankalpa karma’) to remove ancestral or genetic impurities that result from meritless and distorted worship. Through this gracious spiritual path founded by the Guru, a new human generation of children will emerge in the world which values righteousness in thoughts and actions. The redemption of humanity in this manner could be done only by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru, the founder of a new Guru Parampara in the world.

Marriages at Santhigiri Ashram

A society can be healthy only when the people are united in their hearts. The Indian society is highly fragmented owing to the division of people on the lines of caste, creed and religion. These barriers can be removed only when people live together and marry as one community. Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru has created such a model community without the bindings of caste, creed and religion. The marriages conducted at Santhigiri Ashram are integrating the society by bringing together couples of different castes and religions under the enlightening guidance of Guru. Marriages of matching couples are conducted with the consent of the parents after looking into the soul intricacies (vice and virtue in the soul and in the ancestry) of the couple and the families concerned through extra sensory spiritual perception (darsanam) available from the Light of Guru.

Annadanam at Santhigiri Ashram (Providing Free Food)

Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru was particular that all those who came to visit him should not go back hungry. Even while Guru greatly suffered unable to find the means even for a meal, He was particular to share with others whatever was available. The ceaseless ‘Annadanam’ (three times a day) at Santhigiri Ashram for the past four decades is the result of this endless grace of Guru. Free food is served daily to thousands of people who visit Santhigiri Ashram, and its branch ashrams, from different parts of the world.

Athurasevanam (Caring for the Sick)

‘Athurasevanam’ is one of the fundamental services of Santhigiri Ashram. It is guided by the ‘Nava Arogya Dharma Siddhantam’ or ‘New Doctrine of Healthcare’ expounded by Guru, which takes into consideration the subtle karmic, spiritual and ancestral influences that affect human health adversely. The treatment method promoted by Guru integrates all healthcare concepts prevalent in the world. Santhigiri Ashram produces more than 500 Ayurveda and Siddha medicines in a certified quality and production environment, which makes Santhigiri medicines most sought after. The Healthcare Division of Santhigiri Ashram runs two medical colleges in Kerala (One Ayurveda and one Siddha), hospitals, a Paramedical Institute, Ayurveda and Panchakarma centres and mobile clinics in different parts of the country. The activities of Santhigiri Ashram in the field of Ayurveda and Siddha have contributed to a great extent to the promotion of the Indian indigenous systems of medicine.

Karunyam Healthcare Programme

Santhigiri Ashram has launched the ‘Karunyam Healthcare Programme’ with a view to provide free healthcare services to the poor in Indian villages, towns and metropolitan cities. Through this programme, Santhigiri Ashram regularly conducts medical camps for health check-ups and distributes medicines free of cost. Free in-patient treatment is provided to the poor at the Santhigiri hospitals under this programme. Through the medical camps, the Ashram also imparts health and environmental awareness to the people.

Chandiroor Siddha Gramam – Disease Free Village
Santhigiri Ashram adopted Chandiroor, the village blessed by the birth of Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru in Alappuzha District of Kerala, for its pilot project to make the Indian villages disease-free by providing free medical assistance through the ancient Indian system of ‘Siddha’. This project was inaugurated by Dr. Anbumani Ramdoss, then Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, in 2006. Free Health Cards were distributed to all the patients in the village which entitled them to get free medical care including medicines. The medical camps organized also focused on creating awareness on health, hygiene and environmental protection in the village, which is known to suffer from high levels of water contamination.

K.R. Narayanan Endowment

The K.R. Narayanan Endowment is a programme initiated by the Ashram to develop leadership and administrative qualities in the young people of Kerala. The programme was launched in June, 2008, to financially assist aspiring poor students for appearing in the Indian Civil Services Examination. The assistance is given to three selected candidates every year. By this programme Santhigiri Ashram also pays its tribute to Sri K.R. Narayanan, who rose from the bottom-most rung of the society to become the President of India through his sheer grit and merit. Sri K.R. Narayanan was greatly influenced by the Guru’s philosophy and donated his ancestral home and property to Santhigiri Ashram.

Utharasree - Educational Aid Programme

In the year 2008-2009, Santhigiri Ashram commenced another programme for assisting students from economically poor families. Many aspiring students are unable to complete their schooling and college education for want of adequate income in the family. By this programme the Ashram assists selected students every year by providing monetary help. School uniforms and study materials are also being distributed in government schools under this scheme. The programme is conducted under the auspices of Gurumahima, the organization for girls and young women in Santhigiri Ashram.

Ente Oushadha Gramam – My Herbal Village

This programme helps villagers to cultivate medicinal plants on a commercial basis. The Ashram provides seedlings and training to the villagers to motivate them in the cultivation of herbal plants. There is also a buy-back arrangement. The programme aims at protecting the herbal plant wealth and also promoting Ayurveda and Siddha, the Indian systems of treatment.

Santhiyathra from Kumbala to Parassala - An Initiative for Enduring Global Peace

Humanity today is facing varied problems such as global warming, climate change, scarcity of food and water, terrorism, fundamentalism, health hazards and other issues that threaten life. Santhigiri Ashram will organize a month-long ‘Santhiyathra’ in April, 2010, to generate awareness among the masses to ensure water and food security, protection of environment and peaceful living ensuring the dignity and rights of women and children as well as the aged. It also aims to educate the people on the need to protect animal and plant life to preserve harmony in the ecology.

The ‘Santhiyathra’ will commence from Kumbala in Kasargod district in North Kerala and will reach Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram district in South Kerala within 30 days. The journey will be on foot involving a vast spectrum of people – ‘sanyasis’, social activists, political leaders, cultural luminaries, environmental activists, scientists, teachers, students and all others. This ‘padayathra’ aims to convey the important message that only through a life vision that harmonizes spirituality and materialism, durable peace can become a reality. Seminars, exhibitions, competitions, road shows, sports and cultural programmes will also be organized in connection with the Santhiyathra.

Santhigiri Research Foundation
(Recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India &
Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India)
Santhigiri Social Research Institute
Santhigiri Scientific and Industrial Research Institute
Development Initiatives of Santhigiri Ashram (DISA)
Santhigiri ECOSON
(Ecological Solution for Natural Resources Management)
Santhigiri Research Foundation as part of its environmental protection activities provides technical assistance and guidance in the following areas.
Rainwater Harvesting* Bio-gas Plants* Water Purification Plants*
Earthworm Compost* Soak Pit*
Well Recharging* Construction of Ponds
Donations to Santhigiri Research Foundation are exempted under Income Tax Rule 35(I)(ii) & 35(I) (iii)

Santhigiri Healthcare & Research Organisation

Healthcare Products* Medical Services * Charitable Services* Research & Development* Medical Education* Health Tourism* Medical Publications* Herbal Gardens
Arts & Cultural Department
Viswa Samskarika Navothana Kendram*
Santhimahima* Gurumahima* Mathrumandalam* Gurukanthi
Communications Department
Santhigiri Publications
Santhigiri Adhyatmika Masika* Arogyapadmam* Siddhavani*
Ashram Publications* CDs & Documentaries

Branches of Santhigiri Ashram
‘Janmagriham’, Chandiroor P.O, Alappuzha District, Ph 0148-2876267
Santhigiri Ashram, Palarivattam P.O, Kottayam District, Ph. 0481-2552950
Santhigiri Ashram, Near Forest Office, Konni, Pathanamthitta District, Ph. 0468-2245294
Kallar Santhigiri Ashram, KP Colony, Kallar P.O, Idukki District, Ph. 04868-236172
Kumili Santhigiri Ashram, Amaravathi P.O, 2nd Mile, Kumily, Iduki District, Ph. 04869-223937
Santhigiri Ashram, Olassery P.O, Kudumbu Via, Palakkad District,
Ph.0491-2802526, 0491-2574556
Santhgiri Ashram, Nambiarkunnu P.O,Cheeral, Sulthanbathery, Wayanad District
Ph.04936262692, 263494, 236494
Santhigiri Ashram, Aravukunnu, Kizhakkemuri P.O, Kakkodi, Kozhikode
Ph-0495 2673611, 9744101907
Santhigiri Ashram, Chendayad P.O, Thalassery, Kannur District,
Ph 0490 2550648
Tamil Nadu
Santhigiri Ashram, Leepuram P.O, Vijayanarayanpuram, Kanyakumari, Ph-04652 246464
Santhigiri Ashram, Viragannur, Madakuanai, North Bank, Andarkottam P.O,
Madurai District Ph. 0452 6540752
Santhigiri Ashram, PB.No.344, Carmalaram P.O, Sarjapur Road, Kodathi Village,
Bangalore-560 035, Ph.080 28441144
New Delhi
Santhigiri Ashram, Sector VI, Pushp Vihar, Saket, New Delhi
Ph.011 29563718, 011 39529718
Santhigiri Regional Offices
Delhi (Zonal Office)
C-89, Shivalik, Geethanjali Marg, Near Malviya Nagar, New Delhi (South) – 110 017,
Ph- (011)32421077, 26681940, E Mail: santhigirinewdelhi@gmail.com
House No.10, MRD Road, Opp.Assa Eng. Institute Play Ground, Bhamuni Maidan P.O, Guwhati, Assam 781 021, Ph. (0361) 2657536, 2656918, Fax: (0361) 265 7536,
E-mail santhigirighty@gmail.com
G-13, The Grand Monarch Near Sheema Hall, 100ft, Anand Nagar Road, Satelite Area, Ahmedabad 380 015, Ph: (079) 26760480, 32991679, 40060489 Fax (079) 26932048,
E-mail: santhigiriahmd@gmail.com
House No.4, Pavani vilas, Dwarakapuri Colony, Panjagutta, Hyderabad 500 082
Ph: (040) 23323373, 23323387 Fax (040) 30685559.
E.mail: hyd2_savhyd@sancharnet.in
Top floor of Santhigiri Bhagini Nikethan Building, No.15/341, SSMC Complex, Pin-695 589
Ph-9287252501, 0471 -271 6279 E-mail: tvmro.santhigiri@gmail.com
Santhigiri Building, 36/2625 A, Karanakodam, Thammanam, Ernakulam-682 032
Ph-0484-2344918, Fax: 0484-2344918,
E-mail: santhigiriekm@sifi.com, santhigiriekm@gmail.com
Door No.EP/18/242, Arsons Complex, NH47, Kannur Road, Elathur P.O, Kozhikode 673 303
Ph: 0495-3204666, 2461347, 9287204666, Fax: 0495-2461347,
Email: santhigirikkd@gmail.com
No.1458, H Block, 16th Street, 16th Main Road, Anna Nagar West, Chennai-40
Mob:9962055641, E mail: chennaisanthigiri.assh@gmail.com
28,Opp.Appolo Hospital, Deputy Collectors Colony, Behind Chitramahal, (IInd Street), K.K.Nagar, MADURAI-625020, E.mail: santhigirimadurai@gmail.com
Door No. 103, Opp. Best Babyshop, Ramachandra Road East, D.B.Road, R.S.Puram, Coimbatore-2, Ph: 9944708165, 0422 76552897 E.mail: santhigiricoimbatore@gmail.com
No.2/2, ARS Mansion, MICO Factory Road, Adugodi, Bangalore-560 030
Ph:080 65721877, Mob:09243029151, D-mail: santhigiriblr@gmail.com
10, 1st Floor, Lakshmi Narayan Nivas Bldg, Above Casa Bhat, Behind Muncipal Office, Vasco Da Gama, Goa 403 802, Ph:0832 2516060 E-mail santhigirigoa@gmail.com
Sana Bang low, Plot No.251/264, Gorai, Shimpoli Road, Behind Swamy Vivekananda School, Gorai, Sector 1, Borivili West, Mumbai 91
Tel:022 32443433, E.mail: sasvmumbai@gmail.com, santhigirimumbai@yahoo.com
Santhigiri Ayurvedic Centre, #209 Belshalat Building, Karama
Ph: +971 4396 6183, Fax: +971 4396 6184, E.mail: santhigiridubai@gmail.com
For information and contact:
Santhigiri Research Foundation
Santhigiri State Nodal Office, Near Dhanya-Ramya Theatre, Thiruvananthapuram
Dial – 0471-6459390, 2572777, Helpline: 9037077101
Email: santhigirisnc@gmail.com, Website: www.santhigiriashram.org
(Parnasala Dedication Program Notice and Invitation issued from Santhigiri Ashram)
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