Swamy Paripoornananda is most vocal spiritual guru from Telugu states in defending the Hindu religion from its ardent critics. One of the successful Swamijis from Telugu states (the region has witnessed proliferation of Swamijis and Babas post-Independence) Swamiji is said to have harboured political ambition as well. Though he set up an Ashram called Sree Peetham in Kakinada, Swamiji has made Hyderabad his second home. Many are convinced that he has the potential to become Yogi Adityanath of Telangana.
Despite presence of sizeable Muslim population, the BJP has not been able to emerge a force a in the state. Its pro-Telangana plank was hijacked by KCR who floated Telangana Rashtra Samithi. None of the ‘civilian’ leaders who headed the state party could change fortunes of the saffron party for better. A section in the party sincerely feels that it’s high time that the party had a ‘spiritual guru’ as the political leader on the lines of Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh. They believe that Swamy Paripoornananda, with his huge following, fits the bill.Swamiji’s decision to launch Dharmagraha Yatra demanding arrest of film critic Kathi Mahesh attracted huge response from ABVP and Bajrang Dal cadre which eventually led to his hours arrest on Monday.
Against this backdrop, came an interesting statement from BJP state president Dr K Laxman. Laxman said BJP doors were open to the Swamiji, if he was willing. “ BJP welcomes any prominent personality into the party if he is ready to work for the party. We will give party tickets to some such influential persons, if they want to contest the ensuing general elections,” Laxman said when asked about the possibility of BJP fielding Swami Paripoornananda from Secunderabad constituency. Laxman expressed party views while participating in “Meet the press” organized by Hyderabad Press Club. By the way who is this Swamy Paripoornanda Saraswati.
Here is his profile.
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 ofit, 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 “Sree Peetham’ 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. ( profile from Desibantu