The Living Legend

The Living Legend

Sri Ashwath Narayan Swamiji


A Bhagavathar is an erudite person well-versed in the  scriptural texts & a sincere devotee of the Lord.  He practices equality towards all living creatures and is free from all sensuous pleasures and worldly desires. He solemnly believes in austere living, compassion, steadfast devotion and total surrender to the Lord.  A person who is very much suitable for the word Bhagavathar is Sri Ashwath Narayan Swamiji.

Sri Ashwath Narayan Swamiji  was born on Dec, o5th 1926.  He finished his  Master’s in Arts.   He had realized at an young age that, the God’s Name was Eternal and the only true wealth.  So he started a event called ‘Krishna Chaitanya Bhajana Sabha’ in 1962, to show his fondness to the divine name.  Another great devotee Sri Gopala Krishna Bhagavathar inaugurated the program.

Sri Swamiji’s  mission in life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through chanting of the Lord’s names (Nama Sankeerthan).  He has invited several Bhagavathars to the event and the devotees enjoyed  singing the names of the Lord to their heart’s content.   This is being done on grand scale, feeding several thousands every year for about 50 years and still going on with same pomp and splendor.

His morning prayers (Prathasmaranam), begins with salutations to his guru’s Sri Krishna Premi Anna, Rangapriya Sri Charana Swami and Swami Haridas Giri.  And he stays immersed in the Lord’s name all through the day.

He was bestowed with several titles from several great saints.  Swami Shivananda from Rishikesh who was amazed to know about his Spiritual Sadhana, bestowed “Sadhaka Ratna” as a title to him. Later, Sri Saipadanada Radhakrishna Swamiji also bestowed another title “Achyutha Chaitanya”  and  Swami Haridas Giri confirmed the title “Sri Krishna Chaitanya Das”.

He is humble with simple living,  working tirelessly to spread the Lord’s name for universal welfare.  My salutations to that selfless legend ‘Swamiji’.   May Lord Sri Krishna & Radha Rani give him a long life and fulfill all his dharmic desires.

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”


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6 Responses to The Living Legend

  1. Umesh says:

    Thanks for writing about Swamiji. Program always happens in January of every year. All are welcome to witness the program.

  2. R.Sankar says:

    Thanks to the residents of Vrundavan for writing about our Swamiji. We all can collectively pray for his long life, with Lord Krishna. Jai Sri Krishna

  3. Balaji says:

    Radhekrishna my Pranams to swami, have met and spoken so many times. The way he talk’s is very humble and soft. Will pray our guru’s to bless swami always .

  4. PV Ananthanarayanan says:

    Very thoughtful of you to write about Sri Swamiji. His simplicity and altruism in the present day world, specially while being influenced continuously by the changing city cultures, is very hard to match. May Sri Gopalakrishna Bhagavthaswamy bless him abundantly so this living legend can continue to wield his positive influence on us. Pranams to our beloved Swamiji!

  5. N. Ramachandran says:

    He is the symbol not only for simplicity but also for selfless service. I doubt if many people know that he has remained a bachelor till now and that he has sacrificed his entire earnings for the spreading of nama sankirtan. He lives in a small room on the terrace of a flat in 9th block in jayanagar in Bangalore. Bhagavathas are his friends. A pious soul and a true karmayogi

  6. Vinod says:

    Thanks for writing about our beloved Grand Father Swamiji. He is a Great Visionary & Role Model to this Modern World, his simplicily is just stupendous. This program is scheduled in the month of January every year . All are Welcome ….

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