Sri Anangananda Natha

anangananadaBrahmasri Anangananda Natha (Gurunathan) was an adept of “Para Sakti” – the primordial energy, under Tantra Cult. The method is “Srī Chakra” (“Srī Yantra” or “Sri Vidya”). Srī Chakra is the symbolic representation of the Cosmos in its entirety. Gurunathan’s intent was to establish Tantra sadhana in its full divinity and dispel possible ambiguity among people. He implied that he followed the Kaula School. Gurunathan was called Dr. S. Vijayan in his Purvasram and had entered medical profession after qualifying from medical college in Trivandrum, Kerala. He hailed from a noble family of Trivandrum.

Though Gurunathan was in the medical profession, his interests were more in Ayurveda, Astrology, Acupuncture, Sanskrit and subjects related to Indian spiritual heritage. He got into several spiritual disciplines starting from Swamini Remadeviji who initiated him into the worship of Chamunda. He had an association with Swami Sivananda of Divine Life Society, during his wanderings in the Himalayas, in whose ashram he spent a year. Although he wanted to take sanyas and live a life of spiritual practice and pursuits, Swami Sivananda encouraged him to take up family life and undertake the spiritual practice of Sri Chakra upasana. It was thus, in 1976, that his search for the ULTIMATE ended with the meeting with SRIMAD YOGISANANDA NATHA (Sri Neelakant Joshiji), at Rameshvaram, who was the Chief acharya of Rameshvaram Temple. He was also the acharya of the Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. He belonged to the established “Bhaskaraya Parampara”.

While being a practicing Doctor, as well as later, Gurunathan had been invited on several national conferences on religion, Ayurveda, astrology, mantra sastra etc. He has presented many papers, including one at the International Conference on Alternative Medicines organized by the UNO in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 1974. Beyond his sixtieth year, he was still attending to such intellectual sessions without being able to say ‘no’ to pressure of love from his disciples, who are all over the world now.

Guruji has consecrated many temples in Kerala and elsewhere, which includes the SRI CHAKRA TEMPLE at Sri Perumbudur, Chennai, at the instance of the Goenka Trust. He was also the acharya of the Kshetropasana Trust, conceding to the request of his disciple, Professor Prema Pandurang, the famous missionary on Srimad Bhagavatam. His source of Sakti was his wife, Dr. Ramalakshmi, who practiced obstetrics for many years. They were blessed with a son, Nipin Shreedhar. He has established this Parampara (tradition) and named it “Para Bhattaraka Pada Thirta.” Brahmasri Anangananda Natha attained Maha samadhi on 17th June 2005.