न माधवसमो देवो न च मध्वसमो गुरुः

नतत् वाक्यसमं शास्त्रं न च तत्सदृशः पुमान् ।

In Indian philosophy or Sanathana Dharma, Narayana is worshiped as the Supreme God. He is also referred to as Madhava [Ma – Lakshmi & Dhava – Pathi / Consort]. In the form of Madhava, he is remembered as

1. Lakshmipathi [लक्ष्मीपति | ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀಪತಿ], the consort of Goddess of wealth and
2. Jnaanadhipathi[ज्ञानाधिपति| ಜ್ಞಾನಾಧಿಪತಿ] or bestower of knowledge.

Devotees worship Narayana as Madhava when they aspire for wealth and knowledge."Madhwa - Narayana Ashrama" was conceptualized in 1993 to help people realize peace and prosperity in their daily lives.


Sri Sri 108 Sri VishwabhooshanaTeerthaSwamiji

The Ashrama was started by Sri Sri 108 Sri VishwabhooshanaTeerthaSwamiji. The Swamiji was initiated into Sanyasa by his Guruji, Sri Sri 108 Sri VishweshaTeerthaSwamiji, the senior pontiff of the Pejawara Matha of Udupi. The religious lineage or guru parampara of this matha is traced through Madhwacharya [1238 – 1317] to Lord Narayana himself and HH VishwabhooshanaTeertha is the 50th pontiff in that continued lineage.

The Ashrama helps people achieve happiness through a rigorous application of Madhwacharya's writings. Hindu spiritual practices have over time become complex. The Ashrama focuses on simplifying these practices and helping people without distinction of caste and creed. The Swamiji believes that a combination of Mantra Yoga, Kriya Yoga and Dhyana Yoga helps people become happier and lead a stress-less life. This spiritual laboratory uses a combination of Bhakti [or devotion] and austerity to energize the soul. The Swamiji has spent over two decades practicing and teaching the above concepts to devotees. He now believes that time has come to help more people experience change through this proven methodology.

The Ashrama has institutionalized Swamiji's beliefs through many annual programs. Mass Pavamana Homa [usually in February], Narasimha Jayanthi [usually in April], Dhaatri Havana & Vana Bojana [usually in November] and Lakshapushparchana [during Chaturmasa] are conducted every year. Devotees look forward to these programs eagerly and participate in large numbers. Narasimha Kalyanotsava is another Ashrama's speciality. The Kalyanotsava is conducted almost every month. The performance of these rituals in a simple and cost effective manner showcases the Ashrama's objective of simplifying practice of Hindu rituals.

The Vedas look at temple worship as a means to draw positive cosmic energy into self. Temples emit positive vibrations due to incessant energy that flows from the mantras. A person who meditates in a temple benefits from the positive energy that is radiated in that atmosphere. Pilgrims benefit if they meditate in that atmosphere. It is unfortunate that temples have reduced to religious institutions in modern India.

NEW's & View's

HH Swamiji is converting NarasimhaVanam into a Spiritual Energy Rejuvenation Centre. The purpose is to train people to realize happiness using scientific techniques defined in Hindu Sastras. The method to happiness is through reducing stress and focus on material well – being.

The first phase of the rejuvenation complex has been completed with the commissioning of the "PanchamukhaMahaGanapati" temple. The five – headed Ganapati is a unique sculptural model. This is among the few five headed Ganesha temples in India. The temple provides an idyllic setting to pray leisurely. The PanchaMukhi Vinayaka symbolizes the highest level of yogic experience called "Sat-chit-ananda".

The Ashramahas started the second phase of the project.The proposal is to build a Yoga Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy Meditation Complex. The proposal is to build World’s largest spiritual energy complex in Bangalore at NarasimhaVanam.A devotee can practice kriya yoga and dhyana yoga in a sprawling meditation hall and perform mantra yoga in the Narasimha temple above. Lord Narasimha mantras are renowned for creating an atmosphere of extreme positive vibrations.

The concept envisages a hilly spiritual energy centre in which the upper side of the hill will be a temple – site open meditation centre, where the sadakas can visualize the meditation object physically. The hill-top meditation practice will stimulate larger positivity to the meditation activity below. It will help channelize more energy and power to practice meditation in a serene manner and without disturbances.

The proposed temple is modelled on the lines of the temple at Gathikachala. The meditation hall is surrounded by a cave. The cave will have 64 statues modelled on important Narasimha temples in India. The outer periphery of the upper meditation centre has 108 lotus petals surrounding the temple and the hill. Lotus petals signify the presence of almighty in the individual. The petals catalyse the achievement of spiritual and material goals.

The Ashrama currently has a ten room – accommodation to help students stay in the premises and practice the austerities. The current accommodation is extremely basic. It needs to be expanded to accommodate more persons who may choose to visit the Ashrama.

The NarasimhaVanamcomplex already houses a "Goshala". The project proposes addition of a Sanskrit Patashala, residential school and old age home at a later stage.