Chennai (VSK). Swami Chitbavananda who was closely associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh always used to address the Swayamsevaks by saying, “Youths, you are blessed indeed”. Quoting his Guru’s words on RSS, Swami Omkarananda said that he understood the meaning of the above utterance of Swami Chidbhavanana only in 1999, when he participated in the Annual Training Camp of RSS at Virudhanagar. Hence he expressed in the Camp that, ‘Spending time with swayamsevaks who serve the society selflessly is more valuable than spending time in temple’. Following the divine words of his Guru, Swami Omkarananda supported all activities of Sangh and extended the necessary help at all times to RSS from his Ashram in Theni.
Swami Omkarananda was also the disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Swami Dayananda Saraswathi was the President of Dharma Rakshana Samiti, parivar organisation of Sangh. After the demise of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Omkarananda became the President and guided the organisation. Swami Ji was a fierce monk who never minced words and used to thrash left and right through his eloquent arguments whenever anti-national, anti-Hindu utterances were made by anyone. His loss is a great loss to the Hindu society and in particular to the swayamsevaks, said Shri Stanumaalayan, Akhil Bharatiya Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader.
About Swami Omkarananda:
Manoharan, Goshteswara Sharma
- HH Sri Swami Omkarananda has taken up the sacred mission of rejuvenating the spiritual values and cultural traditions of India.
- Born in a family steeped in culture, he adopted the Vedic life style from an early age.
- He took his Sanyasa from Pujyasri Swami Chidbhavananda, founder of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, Tirupparaithurai.
- He studied Vedanta under Pujyasri Swami Paramarthananda, one of the foremost disciples of Pujyasri Swami Dayananda Saraswathi.
- Through his eloquent discourses, he drives home the deep insights of the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, such that even an average person can comprehend them with ease.
- He expounds the essence of some of the sacred texts in Tamil, such as Tevaram, Tiruvachakam, Tirumandiram, Tayumanavar’s hymns, Bharatiyar’s songs and in particular Tirukural.
- He interacts freely with people of all strata without discrimination of caste, creed, age, economic status or education and attracts them by his compassionate words and friendly demeanour.
- It is no exaggeration to say that all those who have been attracted by his teaching are rooted in spirituality and lead a purposeful life of righteousness and love, and enjoy inner peace.
- He is actively engaged in many social activities, contributing to the well being of the society through the two Trusts he has set up – Vedanta Sasthra Prachara Trust and Sri Dakshinamurti Seva Samiti.
- Under the auspices of Vedanta Sasthra Prachara Trust, he has successfully developed a settlement called Vedapuri in Theni on the bank of the river Mullaiyaru and has established Sri Swami Chidbhavananda Ashramam there.
- Under the auspices of Sri Dakshinamurti Seva Samithi, he has constructed a magnificent edifice named Adiguru Sri Prajna Dakshinamurti Vidyapitham and conducts its affair in a grand manner.
- He succeeded Pujyasri Santananda Swamigal as the pontiff of Sri Bhuvaneshwari Avadhuta Vidyapitham at Pudukkottai, in the lineage of Sri Dattatreya.
- He has established Sadguru Santananda Satsangam Trust in Chennai to further enlarge his range of activities for the well being of people.