Swamini Svatmabhodananda Saraswati Mataji was an ardent devotee of Sri Sri Sringeri Jagadguru Shankaracharya and disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. She had done Vedanta Shravanam from Pujya Swamiji at Rishikesh and Arsha Vidya Gurukulam Anaikatti. She was living at her Kutira at Malleshwaram, Bangalore and with frequent visit and stay at Sringeri. She had contributed immensely to Vedanta by transcribing, editing, translating and publishing a lot of literature connected to Pujya Swamiji and Sringeri Sharadapeetam. She has been actively teaching Samskrutam, Vedanta Shastra, Srimad Bhagawatam,Sundara Kandam and Yoga Sashtra to number of students. In her purvashrama as Smt Lakshmi Muthuswami she has been a Yoga student of Sri TKV Deshikachar of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and was closely associated with KYM and was instrumental in getting KYM’ s Yoga Teacher Training started at Bangalore. She had been associated with S-VYASA/ VYASA, Jigani as well and had served there quite sometime in various capacities particularly in editing Yoga Publications. She was closely associated with various muts and ashrams including Sringeri Sharadapeetam, Yadugiri Yatiraja Jeeyar Mutt, Omkara Ashrama. She was part of Kala Vardhini group to promote Indian Fine arts and culture. She was part of Heritage and Gudiya Sambrama activities of Smt Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar. Swamini Amma had conducted Ganapathya Homas for 32 forms of Ganapathy and was instrumental in establishment and renovation of quite a few temples. She had supported Vedic studies by publishing Vedic books in grantha lipi. She had encouraged hundreds of Vedic students to study Srimad Bhagawatam by donating Srimad Bhagawata Grantham. She has travelled extensively for promotion of Arsha Vidya, Vedanta, Vaidika Dharma, Sanatana Dharma, Yoga, Bhakti Marga and Indian Culture. She had been organising Spiritual events like Narayaneeyam, Sundara Kandam and Srimad Bhagawata Sapthaham for many years. She was guiding number of people through her timely relavant postings on Facebook page. She has been guiding and mentoring a lot of spiritual sadhakas, research scholars, students, and had counseled women in distress and had empowerment a lot of people. She would voluntarily go and support any good and dharmic initiatives. Swamini Amma had lived the life of all four Ashramas of Vedic life- Brahmacharya, Grihasta, Vanaprasta and Sanyasa thus making her life purposeful and fullfilled. Swamini Amma had been my personal mentor for more than 15 years. She had been the Spiritual Mentor for Adhyatma Yoga Academy and had been immensely guiding it’s activities since it’s inception. She had personally visited our Shala a number of times and had taught here. Our Yoga teachers still remember the class on Garbhopanishad and Kapila Upakyana that she took a couple of months ago. Just a day before her hospitalization she had sent a beautiful Garuda Vigraham, a few books and DVDs of Pujya Swamiji and Sringeri Acharya to Adhyatma Yoga Shala and had conveyed her blessings. Her Mahasamadhi on 6th November 2019 was a great shock to all of us and it is a great loss to the society particularly to all her students. But she had assured us that she is still with all of us by the way of spectacular and meticulous execution of the recent Srimad Bhagawata Sapthaham from 10-17th November 2019 at Malleswaram. All her students and disciples have organised this Shraddanjali on 23rd November 2019 Saturday, evening 4-6 pm at Adhyatma Yoga near Ragigudda Hanuman Mandir at Jayanagar 9th block near JP Nagar 2nd phase, Bangalore. It will be a befitting event in her memory. All her Guru Bhahinis and Guru Bhais, sishyas and followers are all welcome to offer Shraddanjali to our beloved Swamini Svatmabodhananda Saraswati Amma ji.
Your’s in seva,