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donderdag 27 februari 2014


Swami Nardanand
Swami Nardanand was born in 1958 in a small farming village of Uttar Pradesh state in North India. As a specially gifted boy of 10, and with the blessings of his family, this eldest son moved to the banks of the Ganges at the holy city of Haridwar to attend gurukul, which is the ancient way of training in Sanskrit and spiritual matters. 

The course of study was 12 years, 24 hours per day. The name of the school is Gurukul Kangri, which is one of the finest such schools in India. When Swami Nardanand was graduated, he not only was the leading student of his class, but also was given a special award for his accomplishments and expertise, presented in person by the President of India.

At the age of 14, Swami Nardanand was initiated as a monk by his teacher, Paramahansa Lakshmananda, who now resides in the city of Vrindivan.
Later, Swami Nardanand met and was initiated into the more esoteric spiritual teachings by his teacher, Swami Shivom Tirtha, a widely recognized adept who left his physical body in 2008 (In his later years Swami Shivom Tirtha gave up his public life, left the ashram and started living in a isolated place near Indore, with two celibate disciples, writing many books. He left his body on 06/04/ 2008 at coimbatore: his ashes were offered to the Ganges at Rishikesh)
In 1990, Swami Nardanand founded Siddha Ashram along the banks of the Shipra River in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India, one of the four major Kumbha Mela sites.  
During the 2004 Kumbha Mela at Ujjain, Swami Nardanand was appointed as Mahamandaleshwara of Akhand Akhara. 
Swami Nardanand teaches Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra in India, Europe, North America, and South America.

I am blessed to have received initiation from Swami Nardanand in 2013, since that time my kundalini is stabilised and does not cause the severe problems of the past anymore. Swami Nardanand's initiation served as a protection by someone who was a few steps further on the path of higher consciousness than I am. Whenever I am in trouble, I can contact him by email, or chat with him through facebook. I don't do this often, the initiation made me more mature, I try to solve my problems on my own in the first place. By trying through trial and error without any help, we become wise. If a problem arises after we tried to solve it ourselves in the first place, we can also ask for guidance by Swamiji Swami was only a necessary help when the kundalini caused temporary mental crises and there are only a few realised persons who can properly guide this kind of awakening processes. I feel blessed for His help and move on on my own, independant.


Kristof Van Hooymissen


Shaktipat is the descent of spiritual energy. Since energy is all pervading and is present in every particle of nature, the question arises, "Where does this energy come from and where does it go?"
Shaktipat, thus, means the descent of Chit-Shakti (the power of mind-stuff) of the Guru on the Chit-Shakti of the disciple.
The Guru is regarded to be spiritually more advanced than the disciple. When the higher spiritual power of Guru is transferred to the lower one of the disciple, it arises and activates the disciple's Chit-Shakti and makes it introspective. This awakening and activation is easily possible through Shaktipat.
Kundalini Shaktipat, also known as Kundalini Maha-yoga is a self-perfecting spiritual practice, in which the Kundalini power causes an initiate to perform kriyas (automatic movements) through the power of Kundalini itself. Therefore, its other name is Siddha-yoga, or "the self-proven path of meditation," in which it is the Shakti itself that performs the meditation.
An initiate must not make any effort at all; one's duty is only to surrender. The time and characteristics of the manifestation of Shakti are solely the work of the divine power (Shakti) itself. To practice this type of meditation means that one must simply allow the divine power the opportunity to perform the meditation by itself.

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Services offered at Siddha Ashram
Siddha Ashram and Swami Nardanand are extremely committed to serving the needs of the poor people of India and the city of Ujjain in particular, the home of the ashram. A few of the ways this is done include:
Gurukul: Founded in 2006 by Swami Nardanand Gurukul Siddha Academy serving the most needy of the needy. Contact Siddha Ashram for more information or to make donations of money, materials, or other services. (There is a web page with additional information at Swami J's site; click here)
Natural Care Pharmacy Ujjain: Get well Natural Medicine. Founded by Swami Nardanand, Natural Care Pharmacy has created highly effective and unique formulas to help with a wide variety of conditions. Our Natural formulas are manufactured utilizing Pharmaceutical standards and offer the highest concentrations in the industry.
Elderly women at the ashram: Some of the elderly women who have no family, no house, no money, and no other means of support stay at Siddha Ashram. Some are so old and of ill health that they cannot do anything. Others, if able, may contribute to cleaning and other such activities around the ashram. All of their needs are provided by the ashram, including food, shelter, clothing and medical care.

Homeless people: Many other people also have little or no resources, and live on the street. When there money is there, Swamiji and the Ashram will purchase and distribute blankets, clothes, sweaters and food.
Medicine and treatment: Swamiji has many contacts in the medical community, including doctors who are his student. He will arrange through these doctors free medical treatment, as well as proving the money to purchase medicines and related medical materials and supplies.
Sewing machines: When financial resources are there, sewing machines and other machines are acquired so that the unemployed or unemployable may have a way to make their own income.
Finding jobs: Along with these services, the Ashram also helps people and community business people to work together to create and find jobs for those willing and able to work.
Food for saints and sadhus: Ujjain is a major spiritual center in India. As Siddha Ashram is prominently located on the Shipra River in the heart of Ujjain, there are many wandering monks and pilgrims, for whom food is regularly provided by the Ashram.

Path Breaking Ayurvedic Remedies
Swami Nardanand is an adept at exploring the depths of ancient Ayurvedic remedies for many diseases. Swamiji, many a time has arrived at insightful remedies during his meditation. This has lead to the development of natural medicine for Malaria, Chickengunya, Arthritis, and Cancer.
Thousands of people have benefited from the specially created natural medicines, which have been distributed at low costs to the poor in India. The effective formulas will soon be patented and the medicines will be dispensed over-the-counter at pharmacies across India. 
Natural Care Pharmacy Ujjain: Get well Natural Medicine. Founded by Swami Nardanand, Natural Care Pharmacy has created highly effective and unique formulas to help with a wide variety of conditions. Our Natural formulas are manufactured utilizing Pharmaceutical standards and offer the highest concentrations in the industry. 

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