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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Parents' Guru

I was startled to find out that my parents' guru, Sri Bharati Tirtha, is being featured in Hinduism Today as Hindu of the Year! This is the man that we went to India to see. We spent a week at his ashram and went to see him two to three times a day (well, my parents did. I went once a day, occasionally two).


  1. So we share a common Guru,:)[I know your parents & my family]!Cool! We used to go there often earlier but not much nowadays,though we visit him whenever he comes closer to our place during Chaturmasyam
    Was wondering "its been a long time since"

  2. Oh my gosh! That's so cool. I tend to think that there are so many gurus out there, what are the odds that anyone is going to know mine, but then many of the really great ones have such huge followings. It's encouraging. It's like seeing the connection to thousands of other people through this man that we all have been blessed by.

  3. I had read an article on him in Hinduism Today, a couple of years ago. He is one of the few towering spiritual giants of modern India. A Guru is the link to the universal energy. True Guru guides us wherever we are. I have great respect for all the Gurus out there, including the fake ones (for they taught me the value of the true ones). Thanks for sharing Ambaa.

  4. That's a great point, CyclopSeven. The false gurus can serve a purpose!

  5. There is no false gurus. The tiniest of things in the world has its on role. So has a false guru. He is doing his Karma.

  6. He's the same guru that wrote an impressive book on mathematics 'Vedic Mathematics', almost all confuse it as a book from vedantic time on mathematics, HINT: read its preface.

    BTW I was just passing by your blog, loved it.

    1. Looks like you have mistaken. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha, head of the Govardhan Matha, Puri in the east (one of the four centers established by Sri Adi Shankara) wrote the Vedic mathematics. Sri Bharati Tirtha, referred here is different. He heads the southern centre of Sri Adi Shankara's Sringeri Matha. Both are highly revered as great scholars. Here is a wiki page of Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha:
      Trust this clarifies.

      you have a very interesting blog. I am an Indian and a fourth generation devotee of the Sringeri Jagadgurus. May the Omnipotent Brahman bless you!

    2. Thank you for the clarification! I appreciate it :)

  7. Thanks for the tip! And I'm glad you like the blog :)