JAI SATHGURU MAHARAJ
Gnanananda Giri, the sixth Peetathipathi of Jyothir Mutt, one of the four
Amnaya Mutts established by Adi Sankara, not only traveled the width &
breadth of our country ? Bharath, but also visited Burma & Sri Lanka
and finally stayed at Thapovanam on the northern banks of Pennai River near Thirukovilur showering His Grace to the entire mankind.
His Chief Disciple SWAMI HARIDHOS GIRI, known familiarly as GURUJI,
spread the cult of Nama Sankirthanam all over the world and established
this Peetam in the name of His Maser.
the course of His mission, GURUJI established many Mandalis, Seva
Samajams and other Philanthropic institutions throughout the world. With
the Blessings of His Guru and with the help of His devotees, He established
a trust by name ?G A Trust? which has undertaken, here at Sri Gnanananda
Giri Peetam, Thennangur, the construction of Holy Abode having several
Shrines ? Maha Shodasi & Sathgurunathar at Madam, Sri Panduranga Rukumayee
Alayam, Sri Lakshmi Narayanan Temple, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Alayam,
Nama Sankirthana Mandapam, Annadhana Mandapam, Gosala, Home For the Aged,
Veda Patasala, etc. These Shrines were consecrated on 9th February 1996. This Holy place is now a ?Heavenly Abode? in ?Bhooloka?.
ordeal He could accomplish by total surrender to the Holy Feet of His
Guru, Swami Gnanananda Giri.
Swami Haridhos Giri shed His mortal coil on 4th September 1994 at Koteeswar near Rudraprayag in the Himalayas by entering
into Jalasamadhi but spiritually showering His Bountiful Blessings
to all. This Arul Mandapam (memorial) was opened on 6th September
2002 on His Annual Mahapooja
day ? amidst Nama Sankirthanam by His devotees.