Sri Sharavana Baba Matham
Sadguru Sri Sharavana Baba’s mission is anchored on four major pillars including (a) feeding the poor and needy, (b) providing medicines to those who cannot afford them, (c) making available clothes to those who do not have them, and (d) distributing notebooks and textbooks to children coming from under-privileged families. All the spiritual retreats of the Om Sharavanabhava Matham are engaged in at least one or more of these activities. Further, plans are afoot to build a home for the aged, an orphanage and other service oriented activities and institutions.
From a few sheds ten years ago, Sadguru Sharavana Baba’s mission has grown exponentially. In addition to Kozhikode and Palakkad, various spiritual retreats have been established in Bangalore, Pollachi, Coonoor, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Palani, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Sharjah, London and many more will be established in other parts of the world in the coming years. Swamiji cautions his followers to be firm and determined in their resolve to hold on to the path of dharma or righteousness: “We are living in times when demonic forces are manifesting themselves in different parts of the world. It is only natural to expect such forces to disrupt godly or satvic activities. This is why every temple has its own custodial deity who acts as its guardian.”
The Matham (Ashram) endeavors to constantly engage itself in charitable activities. These include organizing donations of food and clothing to the needy, distribution of educational materials for children studying in rural schools, healthcare programs for tribals, distribution of sewing machines for women, crutches, wheelchairs and artificial limbs for the physically challenged, uniforms for visually challenged school children and spectacles and learning aids for old-age homes and orphanages