"KalauDurgi Vinayakau Kaliyuga Daivam Dvibhuja Ganapam
Kalimala Haranam Kamala Shayanam
Kalki Dosha Nivarakam Swananada Ganapam"
In Kaliyuga, which is the contemproray time, through the research and study it has been established that the very source of divine inspiration is originating from ‘Swaananda Loka’ the very world of Lord Ganesha who from his own abode and incarnation as ‘Swananda Baala Ganapathi’, is unleashing the cosmic energy through his blessings to eliminate the ill effects of the present times to those who are devoted to him and who surrender to his supreme being.
It is very relevant to understand that the concept of ‘Swaananda Loka’, the unique world of Ganesha Himself, is a step beyond the concept of His role as ‘Dhumraketu’ (Dhūmraketu) wherein the posture of the Lord riding on a horse symbolising ‘Kalki’, to eliminate the evil forces of the universe, gives only a glimpse of the Lord’s mission.
This mission of replicating a ‘Swaananda Loka’ as conceived in the puranas, and the construction of 4 temples for Yuga Ganapathis and 32 temples of his manifestations in His 32 forms, such as ‘Vidya Ganapathi’, ‘Shakti Ganapathi’, ‘Naatya Ganapathi’, ‘Siddhi Ganapathi’, ‘Kshipraprasaada Ganapathi’, ‘Yoga Ganapathi’, etc., enshrined in the puranas is an extra-ordinary endeavour undertaken by the devotees of Lord Ganesha under the guidance of the spiritual master Sri Srimad Jagadguru Shankaracharya Gangadharendra Saraswathi Swamiji, who is the moving spirit as 54th Pontiff of, Swarnavalli Mahasamsathana, an institution that has a lineage of over thousand years, an unbroken chain of tradition of imparting knowledge in India.
The construction of the temple complex is unique in the sense, that after a lapse of 760 years, the temples are being raised in Hoysala architecture, that the world is familiar with the temples of Belur and Halebeedu, a great work of sculpture in a variety of stone available only in this part of the world. The revival of Hoysala style temple architecture heritage is another task that Swaanandaashrama has taken up in order to give expression to the hidden potentials of the sculptors of Karnataka.
The mission of the Swaanandaashrama is to invite the attention of devotees all over the world irrespective of their caste, creed, culture or nationality to join and to involve them in this collective movement of ‘God realization through Ganesha worship’.
A major part of the mission is to revive the unique heritage of Hoysala temple architecture and replicate ‘Swaananda Loka’ on earth by creating an ambience that is stunningly intellectual, supremely spiritual and yet within the reach of the mundane to experience the presence of the Lord through the deities installed in the rigours of tradition, so that, the spiritual vibrations and energy can become all pervasive in the temple complex and in fact, in the entire ashrama. A pilot project of the revival of the Hoysala temple architecture has been successfully completed with the construction of ‘Ganapathi Panchayathana’ temple a few years ago.
We, therefore, humbly pray and cordially invite you to join our unique mission and become a part of our organization, to be protected by the blessings of the Lord forever and to ensure your life’s journey without obstacles and conflicts from here onwards!
The Dream project of building the “swananda Loka “ temple complex took a historic turn when the devotes involved in architectural and engeenging concepts came with an idea of reviving” hoysala architecture “ which is a unparalled temple architecture pioneered by the rulers of hoysala empire who ruled Karnataka state of south india between 11 and 14th centuries.
It is relevant to mention that sri swanandaaharama has now engaged itself in reviving this rare temple architecture aft a lapse of neary 750 years ! An important step that came to be undertaken after a team of engineers, architects, planners undertook a study tour of reputed Hoysala temples like Isvara Temple(Arasikere), Amrteshvara Temple(Amrutapura), Narasimha Temple (Arakere), Veeranarayana Temple(Belavadi), Lakshmi Narayana Temple (Javagal), Lakshmi Narayana Temple (Hosaholalu), Chennakeshava Temple Complex (Belur), Hoyasaleshwara and Kedareshwara Temple (Halebidu) and Keshava Temple (Somanathpura). Each of these Temples are unique in its characterstic features, with elegant sculptures, structural embellishment, artistic pillar types and ceilings, carved reliquaries and multitude of thematic sculptures.
The purpose of revival of hoysala architecture is to support govt of india policy and the policy archeological survey of india to ensure continuity of the rare skills of temple construction that has stood the test of time.
The revival efforts on successful completion of temple complex will showcase to the whole world the cultural heritage of the country brought to life again!