October 18, 2019

Poojaneeya Swamiji Shivanda Sharma

Poojaneeya Swamiji was born in the year 1969 to Shri P.R.Kunjan Pandaratharayil and Smt.Thankamma, in Karmuakkal, Kayamkulam in Alleppey district. His parents were strong devotees of Lord Shiva, which had great influence on Swamiji since his childhood itself. He was very religious and intensely drawn to worship Gods and Goddesses and visited various temples himself as a spiritual seeker. The blessings he had was apparent in his behaviors and activities during those days. Later on, in his early 30s, he received a spiritual enlightenment to establish ‘Sanathana Dharma Gurukula Kshethra’, which in the future would be renowned worldwide as an epitome that teach the value of humanity by transcending social boundaries prevailing in the society.Poojaneeya Swamiji also got an insight to acclaim the glory of ‘Parayipetta Panthirukulam’ to demolish caste and cultural barriers that exist in the society. Hence, Poojaneeya Swamiji laid the foundations of Sanathana Dharma Gurukula Kshethra, where holy lamp fires, which had been collected from the twelve descendants families of ‘Parayipetta Panthirukulam are worshiped uniting it to a great holy lampfire called ‘Panthirukula Mahajyoti

On the third year afterward, influenced by his religious life and activities Sringeri Shaarada peedom, [One of the four Advaitha Vedantha Monastery established by Adi Shankara around 800 AD in Sringeri, Karnataka], invited Swamiji to have his Sanskrit literature and Advaita studies. It is for the first time that this Advaita Monastery, had enrolled a ‘Dalit’ to have his Vedic studies there. This itself exemplifies the glory of the enlightenment that Swamiji has received. Still, along with the Vedic studies at Sringeri, Poojaneeya Swamiji is on the move to reform the people of Kerala, with his pronounced messages.