Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math, situated in the state of Karnataka, India, is a Socio-Spiritual centre, which has the history of 1500 years to its credit. Sri Math is involved in various activities like; Healthcare activities, Environmental activities, Educational activities, Moral & Ethical activities apart from the spiritual activities.
Sri Math has been reverberated with the spiritual resonance which is inundated with the Spiritual penance of thousands of Saints and Siddhas. Sri Math has the holy lineage of spiritual masters which was initiated by Lord Shiva at the end of his deep penance at Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri. Dharmapeeta thus established by Lord Shiva, witnessed 70 Jagadgurus the 71st pontiff beig His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji and 72nd pontiff is His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji who is presently heading the Sri Math. After His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji, assumed the religious throne as Jagadguru started working towards the society in different areas. H.H.Swamiji started more than 400 Educational centers across the Globe, where in about one Lakh students from different cross section of the society are quenching the thirst of their Knowledge. With the vision of giving Modern Education with the Urban standards, to the rural mass, more than 85% institutions are started in Rural area. Blinds Schools are started at Karnataka and Tamilnadu States along with the Institutions for physically and Intellectually challenged. Destitute Centers and old age homes are established in many places to help the distressed mass of the society making their lives quite sublime.
In rural areas understanding the need of Healthcare facilities, Sri Swamiji has opened many Hospitals and Healthcare centers along with high-tech and super speciality Hospitals both in Rural and Urban areas. To maintain the Ecological balance, His Holiness started plantation project, with view of one plant each for every one. As a result more than 50 millions plants are planted, thus covering, the mother earth with lush green patch. Many cattle sheds are opened to protect the cattle wealth, which is the backbone of our agriculture-based country. Whenever Nature hits the normal life of human beings thus devastating by flood and extreme famine at times, Sri Swamiji rushed to the help of bereaved families and thousands of houses were built at the cost of millions of rupees and millions of tonnes of food grains and clothes were supplied to such affected families.
To establish communal harmony in society for peaceful and harmonious life, quite often our Sri Math conducts Inter religious-faith conferences inviting different religious heads. Also Poojya Swamiji visited many countries spreading spiritual essence of all Religions. Along with Dr. A.P.J Kalam, former president of India, ” Foundation for Unity of Religions and Enlightened Citizenship-FUREC” was started under the president ship of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji. H.H.Swamiji brought economically and socially deprived communities under same umbrella and gave all kinds of support like Education, Health, Fiscal and Spiritual Education, to evolve both at inner and out world. Many spiritual centers are opened at U.S.A, Germany and like. Realizing the service rendered by Poojya Swamiji to the society, many State, National & International Universities have conferred honorary Doctorates upon Swamiji. Hundreds of other awards have adored H.H.Swamiji.
Government of India conferred “Padma Bhushan-2010” ; the prestigious National award on swamiji for his out-standing contribution to the society in different field.