Sri Kshetra Adi Chunchanagiri has a history of 2000 years of its existence. It is the holy land engulfed with the divine resonance and vibration.
Sri Adi Chunchanagiri Shikshana Trust (R.) was founded in the year 1973 under the divine leadership of His Holiness Byravaikya Sri Sri Sri Dr. Bala gangadharanatha Maha Swamiji.Following the ‘Guru-Shishya’ Parampara, his holiness Byravaikya Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Bala Gangadharanatha Maha Swamiji, 71st in the holy lineage, who ascended the revered seat in 1973. The benevolent activities of social service gained an accelerated momentum since then.
Sri Adi Chunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math, with its roots firmly embedded in the folds of time (1500 Years), Space on Rocky Hill, 63 miles West of Bangalore, the Capital City of Karnataka, has been working towards the betterment of human life and society.
Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji
Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji
Sri Kshetra Adi Chunchanagiri has a history of 2000 years of its existence. It is the holy land engulfed with the divine resonance and vibration. Ancient Vedic culture was founded here on spirituality, where Nature is valued and worshipped. It was Yagnas and prayers that inspired cosmic peace here.
Sri Kshetra is blessed by Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva performed penance at Sri Kshetra, during which he devoured two demons, Chuncha and Kancha, who were pestering elements of the area for a very long time. At the end of his austerity, Lord Shiva entrusted a Siddayogi, establishing a ‘Natha tradition’ and guided him to disseminate the righteousness in the society.
Lord Shiva also assured to reside in Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri, in the form of Panchalingas viz. Lord Gangadhareshwaraswamy, Chandramouleshwaraswamy, Malleshwaraswamy, Siddeshwaraswamy and Someshwaraswamy; of which Lord Gangadhareshwaraswamy is known as the ‘Presiding Deity’. Thus, Sri Kshetra came to be known as “Panchalinga Kshetra”.
Lord Kalabhyraveshwaraswamy, the manifestation of Lord Shiva, is the ‘Protecting Deity’ of Sri Kshetra. He extends his grace to all and bestows divine experience and liberation. Goddess Parvathi resides here in the form of Stambambike.