|Sri R.Venkataraman - Former President of India - Samarpana|
It is a unique feature of Hindu religion that saints and sages have appeared from time to time in order to remove the dross that envelopes truth by wrong usages and to restore the pristine purity of Sanatana Dharma. Guru Datta is one such Avatara.
Akara, Ukara, Makara representing Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra (Siva) is Omkara and Omkara Swarupa is Dattatreya. In the long parampara of saints who have spread the cult of Guru Datta Parama Pujya Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji is an illustrious gem.
Swamiji is a versatile genius. His knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants, of stones of various shades of colour and qualities and of underground water resources is amazing. Hundreds of thousands of devotees have been benefited by Swamiji's knowledge.
One unique feature about Swamiji's worship is that all devotees can participate in the ceremonies, whether Hindus, Christians or others. It is indeed a sight to see devotees from all faiths and countries doing Abhisheka on the Sivaratri night.
Swamiji's expertise in music and His using it to cure many an ailments has attracted attention all over the world. He has assimilated the Nada Brahma in His own self. The grand auditorium-Nada Mantapa He has planned and executed is a tribute to His creative genius.
It is appropriate our Vice President Sri Krishan Kant, who is a true representative of India's ancient culture, should inaugurate the week-long celebrations.
May Guru Datta bless us all.