Blessing From The Divine
Param Pujya Shankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswatiji Maharaj, Mulamnaya Sarvagya Peethadheeshwar Sri Kanchee Kamakoti Peetham, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu
In sanatana dharma it is suggested that 5 devatas must be worshipped in each household along with Ishwara (Shiva), Amba (Parvati), Vishnu, Ganesh and Sun, Lord Adi Shankaracharya has included Kartikeya thats why Shankaracharya is also addressed as the founder of Shanamata.Being in union with God is the eternal (Shashwat) joy. From Ganesha to Hanuman, Acharya Shankaracharya has sung hymns of praises for all devatas, so that we all naturally, and with pure devotion can take refuge at the lotus feet of the divine. Shashwat Dham in the divine land of nepal shall continue to inspire people for seeking eternal truth, observing the teaching of the dharma (righteousness), culture, tradition and walking on the path of dharma (righteous action), artha (rightful living), Kama (rightful enjoyments), & Moksha (final emancipation).
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The quest for the imperishable and the non-changeable has been eternal in humanity. Though many thinkers and philosophers have pondered over it throughout history, it has been integrated holistically into eastern society for ages. This way of life that has existed forever is known as sanatana dharma.
I am very happy that Binod Chaudhary ji has established Shashwat Dham to be a center for this timeless knowledge. It beautifully integrates various facets of Sanatana Dharma blending both ancient and modern elements in design as well as in operation. May it uplift everyone in body, mind and spirit and guide them to the eternal!
Binod K. Chaudhary Founding Trustee
This journey began almost two decades ago when H. H. Sri Jayendra Saraswati ji, Shankaracharya Kanchee math, came to Nepal. He informed me that although Nepal has innumerable temples it lacks good Karmakandi Pundits who are well versed with the Vedic knowledge, practices and way of life prescribed for an ideal Brahmin. He inspired me to build a temple, not just as a place of worship but rather a place that delivers true pundits who uphold and preserve the spiritual as well as religious values of the santana dharma.
That was the inception of Shashwat Dham with Vaidik Karmakanda Gurukul.
As fate and destiny would have it, few years later I came closer to my Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji. This led me to have a deeper sense and appreciation for the spirituality and values that having a guru brings into your life. I traveled with Gurudev to several different ashrams in various cities and started spending time at the art of Living international center in Bangalore, a multifaceted center with varied elements carefully crafted and guided by Gurudev himself.