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Sri Sharavana Baba

Babaji was born to a humble family in the village of Sreekrishnapuram, Kerala.Swami Murali Krishna is the eighth child of Smt Lakshmi Ammal and the late Sri Krishnankutty Gupthan. Despite the definite signs of divinity (always absorbed in prayers ...


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Babaji’s message

Karpoora Yagam on the eve of Navarathri Celebrations

"Sree Mahalakshmiye Sharannam"
"Ullakathil Sathiyam Jayikkavendum"
"Ullakathil Dharmam Vazhavendum"
"Ullame Ullakam Ullakame Ullam"
"Ullam Agni Ullakam Agni Sarvam Agni"
Sachidhanandham Agni......
"Bhakthi Sakthi Mukthi"
Sadhguru Sri Sharavana Baba


Gurupoornima Meassage

We should live righteously assimilating the meaning of Truth.This world which gave us life,make us live and supply all the materials for the sustenance of life here has to be always revered.
The sources of light have to be sustained.Our duty is to enlighten  those areas where others are suffering due to absence of light.All the beings depending on light for sustanance pay their obeisance to it .Isn't it a truth that without this light in life,we also miss the grace of God? Our thoughts,karmas and  prayers should have the benevolence of this light .It purifies everything.
Let us prostrate at the feet of that Jagath Guru who make us understand the divinity of our parents and who,imparting the right knowledge and making the path of our karma smooth convince us that whatever we get through endeavours in this life are God's own gifts.

Prostrating at His feet who lead us to the true happiness in life and offering  blessings to all on this occasion of Gurupoornima

With love,

We are born in love
We live in devotion
We attain everything through Shakthi
We dissolutes in enlightenment
Thus succeeding in all our endeavours.

"Bhakthi  Shakthi Mukthi"
Om Sharavana Baba


Om Sharavanabhava Dharma Trust,

Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad, Kerala, India

Auspicious Shivarathri Celebrations

The legend behind Shivarathri

Owing to a curse from Sage Durvasa, Devas became weak and powerless.  Lord Vishnu suggested Devas to churn The Ocean of Milk (Kshira Sagara) to release the elixir (Amrutham) to regain the strength and vitality and lead immortal life.  As the Devas and Asuras worked together to churn out the elixir, a fatal poison was released from the depth of the universe, which posed catastrophic threat to the entire universe, which resulted in Devas and Asuras abandoning their mission.  Lord Shiva, out of compassion to save the universe, consumed the whole poison.  Astonished by this selfless act, the entire beings of the universe including Devas, Asuras, and Human Beings stayed awake for the whole night fasting, expressing their gratitude to Lord Shiva.  Pleased with the unity and harmony, Lord Shiva announced this day to be the most auspicious day to worship him, revered and celebrated till date as Shivarathri.

 Message from Babaji

Babaji emphasizes to create awareness about the true essence of Shivarathri.  Unfortunately, devotees have remained largely ignorant about the significance of the rituals followed during Shivarathri.  Most devotees engage in entertainment activities such as watching movies, dance programs, comedy shows just to keep themselves awake, which would not serve the true purpose.  Babaji being the guiding light of spiritually, enlightening devotees, requests everyone to follow the Shivarathri penance in the traditional ritualistic manner and reap the blessings of Lord Shiva. It is a good practice to fast the whole day and continuously chant, meditate and sing bhajans without giving any opportunity for the mind to deviate from the God thought!

 Shivarathri Penance

Dates:  The worship begins 6 days before Shivarathri and ends on the day of Shivarathri (February 21st to February 27th).

Dress Code:  Devotees must ideally wear only white clothes on all 7 days and must wear Panchamukha Rudraksha, which must not be removed until Shivarathri.

Code of Conduct:  Consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or non-vegetarian food must be avoided.  Devotees should abstain from physical pleasures during these days.

Orumudi Kettu:  Devotees should prepare a bag made out of yellow and saffron clothes.  Make seven cow dung rolls and dry it in the sun for seven days.  The bag should be filled with Tender Coconut, Coconut, Dried Coconut/copra, Beetle Leaves, Arecanut, Ten Rupee Coin, One Measure of Raw Rice, Incense Sticks, Camphor, Vibuthi Packet, Sandalwood Paste, Kumkum Powder, Turmeric Powder and the seven dried cow dung rolls.

Penance:  Wake up early at 5 a.m., take bath and light a lamp with 5 wicks and chant “Om Nama Shivaya” .  Encourage all the members in the family to chant together to help build up the vibrations in the home.  Keep the Orumudi Kettu with utmost devotion in front of the Shiva Lingam while praying.

 Shivarathri Day Program Itinerary at Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad, Kerala, India

Chant “Om Nama Shivaya” continuously for 24 hours starting from 5 a.m. on Shivarathri Day.

Maha Ganapthi Homam at 5 a.m.

Maha Rudra Parayanam

Shiva Saharsanama Archana

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Darshan of Babaji

Sahasra Deeparchana at dusk

Special Abhishekam with 12 sacred materials at midnight 12 a.m.

Opportunity to perform Abhishekham to the sacred Shiva Ligam by all devotees.

Prasadam distribution

For peace and harmony in the world, Babaji requests all to observe Shivarathri in its purity and in the prescribed manner.  May the blessings of Lord Shiva and Sadhguru Sharavana Baba be bestowed upon all.

Pradasam will be served at the venue.

Those interested to participate in seva, kindly contact the admin office at Sreekrishnapuram.



Visit of Babaji at Samadhi Mandir of Sri Bhimendranityananda Swamiji

Babaji visited the holly shrine of sri Bhimendranityananda Swamy at Ganeshpuri, Vajreswari near Mumbai. After the worship at the Samadhi Babaji said only one in thousand human being get the opportunity to meet, associate and visit the holly places where the great people were born and lived.
Those who got this blessing are the blessed ones.



December 31, 2013

I would like my New Year greetings this year to focus on the paramount importance of establishing and sustaining world peace. The entire human race must be welcomed to the world of peace, love, happiness, unity and prosperity. May everybody be blessed and may all humankind be blessed with holy and sacred experiences in the coming year! May everybody be blessed with new elevated experiences that will never end.

Rest assured that Truth will triumph and dharma or righteousness will prevail. All those created living beings who embrace the above principles symbolize the purest of creation. Every single thing in this world is created for a purpose and can be used by humankind. Our purity remains only when we accept pure things. But we must accept only the pure because our purity is our purest possession. We should always keep away from the impure. What we earn in our lives is what we can earn by practicing purity and honesty. We should never keep away from purity and righteousness.

You attain divinity when you contemplate purity, when you see purity, when you embrace purity, when you accept only pure creations and when you worship purity. We should always accept only those things that are pure and give away only those things that are pure to our fellowmen. When we realize that pure creations are actually gifts of God, we should accept them in the same spirit.

We have been blessed with human life. We create holy things with holy materials. All creations made with purity are doubly effulgent when they are in union with dharma. Dharma prevails when humankind is wedded to Truth in thought and action.  When our actions are strongly anchored upon Truth, then we create conditions that are conducive to the prevalence of dharma.

When dharma is practiced diligently in letter and in spirit, it is capable of overcoming all evils that militate against it. Fidelity to dharma invites the protection of dharma. This is why our beliefs should be firmly anchored upon dharma, our actions must reflect the practice of dharma and we must exert all efforts to safeguard truth and dharma.

We must pledge ourselves to practice and propagate in a concerted fashion, the sacred principles of Sanatana Dharma or the Eternal Religion and translate the dream of a world characterized by peace and non-violence into reality.

We should worship the gifts of God including Nature, and all should exhibit a readiness to pray in this spirit as we enter the New Year.

I wish that all of God’s creations live in harmony and secure the blessings of the Almighty. May we all join together with love, spread love, augment love and take a holy dip in the ocean of love!

Blessings to All

Sadhguru Sri Sharavana Baba




Skanda is a manifestation of Agni. Agni’s Dharma is to burn and purify. It removes all impurities and restores the original Purity. Lord Skanda’s Blessings lead to new creation and elevate us from a miserable existence to a truly blessed state!

Sarvam Saranam Skanda Saranam !
Satyam Saranam Dharmam Saranam !

Satyam Saranam Skanda Saranam !
Raksha Saranam Sarvam Saranam !

Skanda Saranam Sarvam Saranam !
Sarvam Saranam Skanda Saram !

Skanda Saranam Chinda Saranam !
Namam Saranam Skanda Saranam !

Skanda Saranam Karmam Saranam !
Karmam Saram Skanda Saranam !

Abhayam Saranam Skanda Saranam !
Varadam Saranam Skanda Saranam !

Aashrayam Saranam Skanda Saranam !
Sarvam Saranam Skanda Saranam !

Atma Raksha Saranam Skanda Saranam !
Deharaksha Saranam Skanda Saranam !

Karmaraksha Saranam Skanda Saranam !
Kudumbaraksha Saranam Skanda Saranam !

Sarvaraksha Saranam Skanda Saranam !
Raksha Raksha Saram Skanda Saranam !

Except Skandan No other Abhayam Skanda !
Sarvam Raksha , You Alone Skanda !

Sachidananda Swaroopam Skanda !
Your Holy Feet Saranam Skanda !





To see everything in our world as new and have adoration for the creation , we should have a stable mind. The resolutions arising from such a mind make our life beautiful and give meaning to it. This life will be a life of devotion. For the development of will power, devotion is essential. For example, the love and bhakti we have for the cow, leads to the strength we derive from it.

God is Omnipresent. We can see the Lord in all his creation. The knowledge we derive from austerities becomes the Guiding Lamp for our life. Those invaluable insights lead us to enriching experiences. When the strength of our penance increases, we don’t feel aversion to anything . The strength derived from austerities should never be misused.
Misuse of such powers leads to degeneration and downfall. We should surrender ourselves to the Almighty who gives us all blessings, and pray that He show us the way to good deeds.

We should firmly believe that everything is the Lord’s Creation. It is God’s Grace which leads us to all blessings. Where the thought that , “ Everything is mine, I am the controller and creator of everything and everyone should act according to my wishes” exists , there nothing auspicious can happen. Such thoughts lead us to troubles and calamities. In contrast when we surrender ourselves to the Lord and take His blessings, we achieve great heights and attain True Bliss.

With Prayers and Blessings for Everyone!
Satguru Sharavana Baba.


ஓம் சரவணபவா தீபாவளி நற்செய்தி

தீபம்--மனம், தீபம்--மந்திரம் ,தீபம்--கடமை /கர்மம் தீபம் மனதாகிறது, தீபம்--மந்திரமாகிறது தீபம்--கடமையாகிறது. மனதாகிய நெய் உருகும் போது, தீபமாகிய உயிர் வாழ்க்கை பிரகாசிக்கிறது,நம்முடைய வாழ்க்கை பிரகாசமாகின்றது.வழியில் வரும் இடைஞ்சல்களை தாண்ட வேண்டும். மனதைப் பலப்படுத்த வேண்டும். மந்திரங்கள்/நாமங்கள் சுத்தி செய்கின்றது. கடமையில் பொறுப்பு இருக்கவேண்டும் . நம்முடைய கடமையை செய்வதனால் கிடைக்கும் ஊதியத்தைக் கொண்டு நாம் நிம்மதியடைய வேண்டும்.அந்த நிம்மதி நம்மை மகிழ்ச்சியில் கொண்டு போய்விடும் .

மனதாகிய கடவுளை இளக்குகின்ற வழிபாடு உள்ள இடத்தில் அதை சமர்ப்பிக்க வேண்டும் .வேண்டுதலில் இருந்து கிடைக்கின்ற கடவுள் அருள் கொண்டு நம்முடைய மனதை மகிழ்ச்சியில் செலுத்த வேண்டும் .மனதை அனுபவ அறிவுகளில் செலுத்தி கிடைத்த இன்பத்தை அழிக்க கூடாது.மனதை அருள் கிடைக்கும் அனுபவங்களில் மட்டும் செலுத்தி இல்லை என்பதை தாண்டி இருப்பதும் கொண்டு நாம் ஒன்றாக வாழ்வதற்கு அறிந்து கொள்ள வேண்டும். அடுத்தவரின் கையில் இருப்பதை பார்த்துக் கொண்டு, நம் கையில் இருப்பதை மறந்து விடக்கூடாது நம் கையில் இருப்பதைக் கொண்டு அடுத்தவருக்கு உதவ வேண்டும் என்ற மனது எப்போதும் நமக்கு வேண்டும். அது தான் உண்மையான தீபம் .

இவ்வுலகில் உள்ள சகல சராசரங்களும் வேறு ஒன்றை சார்ந்து தான் வாழ்கின்றது. அதனால் நம்மை நம்புபவர்களுக்கு நாம் நம்பிக்கை பாத்திரமாக வேண்டும். வழியறியாது அலைபவர்களுக்கு நாம் விளக்காக வேண்டும்.தான தர்மங்களில் நாம் வள்ளல்கள் ஆக வேண்டும் துக்கத்திலும் பசியிலும் வாடுபவர்களுக்கு நாம் எப்போதும் உறுதுணையாக வேண்டும்.எல்லாம் ஒரு ஒளி / சோதியில் இருந்து உருவாகிறது.அப்படி பல சோதிகளாயிருந்து பல சோதிகளாக மாறினாலும் ,அவை ஒரு சோதி தான் என்று அறிந்தால் போதும். அங்கு எது அதிகமாக வேண்டுமோ அது இல்லாமையால் இருக்கின்ற துக்கங்கள் எல்லாம் மாறி எப்போதும் துக்கங்கள்/ நோய்கள் வராமல் சுகம் கொடுத்து , நம்மை அருள் செய்து கொண்டிருக்கின்ற கடவுள் அடைகின்றார் . எல்லாம் தீபங்கள் தான். எல்லாம் தீபங்கள் தான் எல்லாம் தீபங்கள் ஆக வேண்டும். எல்லாம் தீபமாக காணவேண்டும். ஒரு போதும் அணையாத தீபங்களாக நாம் எல்லாம் வாழவேண்டும்.அணைந்து போகும் தீபங்களை அணையாதிருக்க நாம் காவலாக இருக்க வேண்டும் . தூங்குகின்றவங்கள் எல்லாம் விழிக்கட்டும்,அணைவரையும் விழிக்க வைக்கும் தீபம் அணைவரிலும் தெரியட்டும் என்கின்ற வேண்டுதலோடு தீபாவளி அனைத்து உலக மக்களுக்கும் கடமையின் வழியைக் காட்டுகின்ற தீபமாக மாறட்டும்.

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