Sri Paripurnananda Saraswati
Swami Paripoornananda Saraswati was born in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh, on 01st November 1972 as the only son of Smt Meenakshi and Sri Balachandran. After his formal education he joined a Vedic School to study the Vedas, at the behest of his mother and studied the Krishna Yajurveda for one year. Not being satisfied with mere recitation of the veda and having developed a keen interest of the Vedic philosophy He visited several ashrams in pursuit of higher knowledge. His pursuit came to an end when He met Swami Dayananda Saraswati at Hrishikesh. He became his ardent disciple and started studying Vedanta under his tutelage in 1990. Having completed his course he received Brahmacharya Deeksha. Then he came to Visakhapatnam and started conducting the Geeta Jnana Yajna-s in 1995. After 32 Geeta Jnana Yajna-s he was initiated in to the Sanyasa by Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 2000. Since then he has been promoting and propagating the Advaita Philosophy and the principles of Sanatana Dharma by going to every nook and corner of Andhra Pradesh.
Not being content with his spiritual service through discourses, he turned his attention to social service and welfare activities and established the “Sreepeetham”, in Kakinada, East Godavari District, which is the hub of his entire spiritual, social and welfare activities.
“SREE” stands for Vedic education and also for ‘wealth of all kinds’. From among many meanings of it, Swamiji has chosen the meaning “Jnanam” i.e, “Learning”. Thus “Sreepeetham” means ‘the seat of knowledge’. The idea of founding the Sreepeetham struck to Swamiji in December 1998 and the foundation stone was laid on the holy Ratha Saptami day in February 1999. It became a reality by May 2001. Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the poojya Gurudev of Swamiji, installed the idols of Sri Lakshmi Ganapati, Subrahmanya Swami, and Sri Aiswaryamba sahita Sundareswara Swami in the ashram.
The “Sreepeetham’ is on the Kakinada – Pithapuram road, 5 km. from Kakinada Railway station and 10 km. from Samalkot/Pithapuram Railway Stations. It is situated in a sprawling three acre land and has become the center for Swamiji’s Spiritual and Social activities, attracting thousands of devotees with its serene atmosphere and divine ambience.
Swamiji has taken up the spread of the Sanatana Dharma and Vedic tradition in all earnestness and the following are the various wings established to achieve his ideals.