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Virashaiva Darshan

The Divine Temple

 


 

In his previous life, His Holiness Mahatapasvi Shri Kumarswamiji was in Gyanganj (Jnanganj) Ashram in the Himalayas. His name was Swami Kshemananda then and his Guru was Paramhansa Swami Nemananda Ji. In Jnanganj Ashram there are two branches – Yoga and Science. Swami Kshemananda Ji was a student in Yoga branch. In this life, as Shri Kumarswamiji, he was in close and continuous contact with Gyanganj Ashram. Gyanganj Ashram has many adepts working for the benefit of mankind and the whole universe. To mention a few names of the adepts of Gyanganj Ashram – Paramhansa Maha Tapa Ji Maharaj, Paramhansa Bhrigu Rama Ji, Paramhansa Nemanand Ji, Paramhansa Abhayanand Ji, Paramhansa Jnana-nanda Ji, Paramhansa Vishuddhananda Ji. There are many Bhairavis (women adepts) too – Uma Bhairavi, Shama Bhairavi, Jnana Bhairavi etc. While Paramhansa MahaTapa Ji Maharaj is head of Jnangang Ashram, Uma Bhairavi is head of medical unit of Jnanganj Ashram.

Paramhansa Vishuddhanand Ji Gandhababa is His Holiness Shri Kumarswamiji’s Guru-bandhu (brother-disciple) from his past life. Towards the end of his this life, Shri Kumarswamiji consulted with his Gurudeva and the adepts from Gyanganj Ashram; for his Sadhana (penance and spiritual practices) in this life was not complete and asked them what should be next course of action therefore. The adepts asked Shri Kumarswamiji to build a temple with his own money and place the spiritual power which he had accumulated in his 50-years long penanace. At the mandate of the adepts from Gyanganj Ashram, Shri Kumarswamiji built Divya Devalaya, the Divine Temple in 1995 at Tapovan, Dharwad. The Divine Temple does not have any image or idol or deity. It has 7 mantras written on the wall which holds Shri Swamiji’s spiritual power. The adepts also told Shri Kumarswamiji that they would send one of their adepts (Siddha-purush) from Jnanganj to reside in the Divine Temple. Accordingly Shri Kumarswamiji’s elder Guru-bandhu, Paramhansa Shri Vishuddhanand Ji Gandhbaba has come to stay in the Divine Temple at Dharwad in his subtle body.

The Divine Temple is maintained in strict accordance with the rules laid by the adepts of Jnanganj ashram.

 


 

                                          Divya Devalaya. (The Divine Temple) at Tapovan, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Divya Devalaya (The Divine Temple) has been constructed by Mahatapasvi Shri Kumarswamiji of Tapovan, Dharwad, with the prime intention of making it a residential place for the Great Adepts of Jnanaganja Ashram situated in Sumeru Parvat in the Himalayas. The Adepts are seeking an alternative place and Shri Swamiji has invited them to Tapovan and he has constructed the Divine Temple for them. At present one of the Adepts, Paramahansa Vishuddhanandji Gandhababa has come over to stay here at the invitation of Shri Swamiji and others are expected in due course of time. Shri Paramahansa Vishuddhanandji Gandhababa is the disciple of the Great Adept Swami Neemanandji of Jnanaganja Ashram, who also happens to be the Guru of Mahatapasvi Shri Kumarswamiji since his last birth. Gandhababa attained his adepthood very recently on 11-07-1937 by immortalizing his physical body in front of the large conglomeration of public Calcutta. He then appeared before many of his devotees in his physical body. He is the youngest Adept. Others are ranging from 1500 years to 600 years in age.

The above text is written in Hindi – reproduced here for easy readability.

 

 

English translation of above text is as below

                                    // THE GLORY OF THE DIVINE TEMPLE //

In this Divine Temple resides Paramhansa Vishuddhananda Gandhbabaji of Jnanganj Ashram. Hence the Divine Temple is related to Jnanganj Ashram. Gandhbabaji insists on the sanctity of the Divine Temple, so sanctity and sacredness must be protected. It is therefore appropriate to mention a few things as regards to visiting the Divine Temple. Visitors should take bath before entering the Temple. Visit to the Temple is allowed only once in a month. Visitors are not allowed to take notebook, pen, pencil, camera inside the Temple. There is no restriction for visitors from any specific religion or caste. The Divine Temple is open for all mankind. Visitor, may he be male or female, should be older than 18 years. Ladies during their period are not allowed to go inside the Temple. These are a few rules for visiting the Divine Temple. Everyone must follow these rules.

Proponent of the Divine Temple His Holiness Mahatapasvi Shri Kumarswamiji

 


 

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