Bramhasri Karanam Srinivasa Rao Garu (Our Parama Guru)

Bramhasri Karanam Srinivasa Rao garu is an Indian spiritual leader very well versed in Srividya, Mantra and Tantras. He took birth as an earthling on 26th April 1933 to a pious Bramhin couple Sri Kodanda Ramappa and Smt. Savitramma, in a small hamlet Chagallu near Tadipatri, Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

Champakanandula Varu (Srinivasa Rao Garu, Appa)

During his formative years, at the tender age of 15 years itself; Srinivasa Rao garu had started Sri Lalitha Upasana. He was particularly inclined to Jataka Vidya and was making divine predictions.

After his education, he too served as a village Karanam (Village Account Officer); a highly esteemed position during the pre-independence period, like all his forefathers did for three generations. He is married to ….. and has 4 sons and a daughter.

To fulfil his divine urge, he left his job and travelled across the length and breadth of our country seeking dharshan of Mahathmas to gain knowledge. His Margadarshi (spiritual guide) for this search was Sri Joshyam Janardhana Shastri garu; a great philosopher and Upasaka of Goddesses Bala Mahatripura sundari and Chandi.

In the year 1983, he started the construction of ‘Sri Lalitha Sundareswara Alayam’ with the divine inspiration (Divya Shakthi Preritha) of Mother Goddess and completed it on the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri in the year 1992. It was indeed a blessing to the place as it received footfalls of  Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya of Kanchi Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamiji. A temple is now built at the exact location where swamiji had sat. Later, Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya of Sringeri Sri. Bharathi teertha swamiji too visited this alayam once and offered puja.

While all these were being initiated by Srinivasa Rao garu, his long-time search of Guru trayam finally happened in the year 2005, when he met sri Balanandanatha swamiji (Sri. Kamakoti Shastri garu), chief preist of Kamakshi temple. This can be attributed to have happened due to pure blessings of Paramacharya and divine mother Kamakshi. So, on the auspicious occasion of Pushya Amavasya Srinivasa Rao garu obtained srividhya deeksha from Sri Balanandanatha swamiji at divya kshetram Tiruttani. After becoming poornabhishikta, he was given a deeksha naamam as Sri. Champakanandanatha.

Sri. Champakanandanatha was however affectionately called as Appa by his disciples. Many siddis like Vakshuddi and Sankalpa Siddi and others were his servants. Even to this day people feel his miraculous presence and find solace in it.  “Appa” was indeed instrumental in solving problems of the masses and for granting peace to them. He was very well-known for conducting many yagnas, Srividya Pujas and for celebrating Devi Navaratri with utmost pomp at Sri Lalitha Sundareswara Peetham.

He traveled all over the length and breadth of our great country. He was well versed in Srividya, mantras,Tantras and Sri chakra Puja vidhanas.  Many sishyas were blessed and initiated by him. ‘Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam’ parayana, kumkumarchana, Bala & suvasini Pujas were conducted by him magnificently during Sharannavaratri.  It was a great time for all his disciples to gather and discuss with Appa on various topics ranging from mundane to highest spiritual doubts. Appa was also very popular for VEERA GHOSHTI during Navaratri which he used to conduct with utmost devotion.

On Panchami day of Navaratri Appa (3rdOctober 2008) “Appa” reached the sacred feet of our holy mother Sri Lalitha Mahatirupurasundari after serving her and worshipping his entire life.

One of Appa unfulfilled mission was to start a ‘Veda patashala’ in order to continue teaching Veda Vidhya in Rayalaseema; a place which was believed to have low inclination toward it.

Srinivasa Rao garu having served his desciples gave srividhya poorna deeksha to his chief disciple, Sri.Madhusudhan Rao garu, our present Guruji. Following on the footsteps of his guru, Madhusudhan Rao garu started SCSGP in the year 2008 with the chief aim of serving people. He organises poojas and yagnas for the welfare of the mankind and continues to help his desciples in their spiritual growth. Having influenced lives of many people Sri Champakanandanatha was indeed a sadguru for many and continues to perform many miracles in their lives to this day.


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