Dubai: Ramanand Guruji Meets Disciples on Maiden Visit to UAE


Dubai: Ramanand Guruji Meets Disciples on Maiden Visit to UAE

byShodhan Prasad and Sujay Bendore
Daijiworld Media Network – Dubai (SB)

Dubai, Oct 6: Ramananda Guruji, recipient of Indira Gandhi Excellence Gold Award, spiritual counsellor and dharmadarshi of Sri Durga Adishakti Temple, Doddannagudde, Moodusagri of Udupi was on a private visit to Dubai recently. 


During his maiden visit, Guruji met most of his well-wishers and disciples residing in the UAE. Ramanand Guruji was accompanied by his brother Deepak, Kusuma Nagaraj, Pravin Shetty and Hoshang during his visit to the UAE.

The well-known community leaders he met were Dr B R Shetty, Sarvotham Shetty, managing director of Astoria Hotel and managing director of Kamath & Gazebo Group Hotels among others. His brief visit of three weeks in Dubai was to capture the essence of this land, provide spiritual guidance to those who were facing problems on account of recession and to suggest a better way of life.  

daijiworld.com had an opportunity to interview this great personality and was able to get an insight into the life of this LIC investigator-turned-spiritual guru. The facets of his life are summarized below.  

The Guruji's life-story may sound like a fable and appears hard to believe. He was leading a simple life and was dutifully carrying out his day-to-day duties as an LIC investigator. Besides, he had on his shoulders the responsibility of heading a family of eight other than his parents. 

Apart from his usual duties he spent his spare time with his family. Since he hails from the backward community, he was blessed only with a meagre fortune. However, during his later life, he began receiving visions and messages from goddess Adishakti asking him to wake up and get the buried temple of her’s in Doddannagudde excavated. Initially he did not give a serious thought to the dream, while only being happy he could see his goddess therein. This went on for sometime, until one day when he began sharing the secret with his friends and acquaintances, who, upon hearing it, started researching on the background.  

 
Due to financial constraints, he was not able to go ahead at once. But he made efforts to find a way in accordance with the advice he received from the Goddess in his dreams.  With great difficulty he managed to buy that small portion of land from its Brahmin owners and began the excavation work.  

Somewhere in between all this, the Guruji had lost all hopes and even contemplated suicide. But he says the Goddess woke him up and assured of her strength to him. From then on he went ahead in full steam and to his utter surprise; the people close to him gave him all-out support. Ultimately it was a dream-come-true for all of them, when, as they got down to 42 feet below the ground level, a beautiful stone idol of goddess Adishakti in the form of ‘Mayuraroodha Shata Shira Shanmukhi’ was unearthed, which in itself was a miracle, he feels. 

Doddannagudde on the outskirts of Udupi has been in the past a place where people feared to pass by, but now it is an abode of a Goddess. The site has changed completely and a new era has begun.  Along with Ramanand Guruji, advocate E Balasubramanian Rao, Usha Ramanand and Kusuma Nagaraj were the main supporters who put in a lot of effort in developing it into a full-fledged temple campus. It is believed that this temple existed long back but had remained buried for unknown reasons. 




Today this place of worship is also blessed with a school called Prajna International School where free education is provided to all who cannot afford it on their own. The school imparts education under ICSE syllabus and has classes till VII Grade with over 75 students. Other than free education all the students are provided with free midday meal, books and stationery. 

He not only guides people on spirituality but also cautions the public about blind faith that they fall prey to. A soft-spoken, simple man that he is, Guruji has a good number of well-wishers and devotees irrespective of religion.

  

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  • vittal M. Mumbai, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 24 2010

    Dear Guruji,
    You are doing a great work for people. we need your blessings all the time.
    your dedication to help people at any time is commendable. Your noble direction to people is the need of the hour to the new generation.

    keep up your good work for the betterment of humanity.

    Warm Regards
    Vittal and family

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  • Neelank Sharma, Dahanu/Muscat

    Sun, Nov 22 2009

    Once again I am going to miss the chance of meeting Guruji. But I will seek the blessings of Guruji by making the website for the temple and would also like all of you to post your suggestions to make it a good site once it is up and running. I expect it to be on air by friday, 27th November 2009. God bless all of us.

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  • RAGAVENDRA BHAT, UDUPI

    Thu, Nov 12 2009

    CONGRATULATIONS TO REVERED GURUJI. WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO SEE U IN THIS NET.YOUR SELFLESS SERVICE IS REWARDED IN RIGHT MANNER. WE EXPECT MANY MORE GOOD WORKS FROM YOU. THANK U GURUJI .KEEP GOOD WORK GOING.

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  • swathi,swasthik,mrinal, udupi

    Mon, Nov 2 2009

    Congratulations to our revered guruji.we are very proud to say that u r our guruji. we are the fragrant flowers ofyour dreamed garden of prajna international school salute u always for providing free education to all of us.you are really a gift of maa durgaadishakthi to bless the needy people like us.god may bless u with good health .ALLTHEBEST GURUJI.

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  • Neelank Sharma, Dahanu

    Sat, Oct 31 2009

    Thank you so much Hushang for sharing not only this site but you own experience. The world indeed is moving back to spirituality and more and more people have started to understand its importance and I am so glad about it. I have not had the chance of meeting Guruji but I'm looking forward to seeing him soon. May God bless us all.

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  • Anuj, dubai

    Fri, Oct 16 2009

    Congrats guruji,people need you help all our the world is nice see you in Dubai, we are waiting for you in Dubai,we karnataka people are proud of you guruji,i wish you a good luck for your further journey.

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  • prateek, shetty

    Fri, Oct 16 2009

    Congratulation guruji,dear all I know guruji very well,he is a spiritual man & a great person,keep up your  good work going,people need you help, I wish him a good luck,god bless him.

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  • jyoti shetty, mumbai

    Tue, Oct 13 2009

    Congratulations Guruji, I am happy to see that your good work of providing free education,free food,guidance for a better future,spirutual knowledge has no longer remained from mouth to mouth. Today people in Dubai also appreciate your good work. I pray to Goddess Maa Durga Aadhishakti to bring us all together and join you in your good work.I wish all the best to Guruji.

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  • nisha,nidhi, mumbai

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    We know guruji personally,he is best among all.  He guides us with his spiritual power for our better future.  We feel that he is a good friend, philosopher,& guide who never feel tired in his duties.  We need his blessings forever. Maa durgaadishakthi may give him a good health to serve the needy people like us.keep good work going.we r proud by seeing u in this web.god may bless u with peak of success.

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  • sumanag, mangalore

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Congratulations guruji.we are very proud to say that you are our guruji.   We are the sweet fruits of prajna international school salute you always for facilitating free education to all of us.  Your gift of maa durga adishakthi to bless all of us.keep good work going.

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  • sumanag, mangalore

    Mon, Oct 12 2009

    Congratulations guruji. We are very proud to have you as our guru. We are the sweet fruits of prajna international school . I salute you for giving free education to all of us. Your gift of maa durga adishakthi to bless all of us.keep good work going.

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  • shenoy, mangalore

    Sun, Oct 11 2009

    DEAR ALL , Could you pl forward me the contact address of guruji in udupi , at kumarfun80@yahoo.com

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  • Major, Vashi

    Thu, Oct 8 2009

    Please accept my humble obeisances at your lotus feet. It is better to be spritual and see the divine light from all angels. I stll remember your words "When you start probing into yourself about the meaning of your life, who you are? and why do you live this life?, you have started feeling spritual.Self awareness is the first step towards sprituality.

    Being aware of yourself and your karma is a wonderful experience to have in your life.Once you understand your karma, your soul will continue it's journey in a peaceful way without any tensions.Life is journey and not a destination to reach.If you take it as journey, you can enjoy the wonders and beauty of life along the journey.If you take it as a destination, you will be always chasing something and this will never end". Thank you so much for all the work done.

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  • Mahesh & Kavita, Mulund, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 8 2009

    Dear Ramananda Guruji, Firstly congratulations on your achievements. Its nice to know that you have some spiritual power in you. We certainly would like to visit you personally and gain your blessings. You are also doing a great job of educating poor needy people. Ma Adishakti bless you always. Keep up the good work.

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  • Bhavesh, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 8 2009

    Guruji you are doing good job.I have known him for almost over a year now.We are really proud of your success & work done by you.

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  • Gururaj Rao, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 8 2009

    Hi everyone. I am proud to see my lovable Guruji on this net. I am seeing My mother Godess in him. He has benefited us a lot that we cant express in words. I respect him very much. He guides me in every step Thank You very much Guruji

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  • Nagraj shetty, chandigarh

    Thu, Oct 8 2009

    WELL, I KNOW GURUJI SINCE 21YERS..I WAS BIG FOLLOWER OF HIM.. A SOFT SPOKEN PERSON TODAY I FEEL PROUD THAT HE HAS REACHED THE SUCCESS.. I WISH HIM ALL THE BEST...

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  • Mahesh , Mulund, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 8 2009

    Dear Guruji, You are doing a great job and you are one of the lucky few who managed to find God within you. Therefore you are able to help more people through your spiritual guidance. We hope to visit you sometime soon to take your blessings. And keep up the good work of educating poor people. Great job once again.

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  • nithyananda shetty , Karkala / Dubai

    Wed, Oct 7 2009

    Great men have always walked alone on thier path and for that reason have always gone a long way. they have carried out great deeds only byinspiration from within not only that , they have always been happy with themselves . they have never desired removal of their unhappiness by the help of others.they have always taken the help of their own ideas and thoughts . In this age we need a teacher on who can guide us , God Bless u all , happy to see u on the web

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  • Hushang Vakil, Mumbai India

    Wed, Oct 7 2009

    People today are in a desperate need of a spiritual friend and a true Guru who they can trust and put their faith in for all their troubles.I have been on a spiritual quest and was searching for a true spiritual master for many years now. I have seen and met many persons with flowing robes and long beards and multicolored tikas on their heads and elsewhere.

    Mind you, they are quite knowledgeable and intelligent and have the ability to talk with such flair, that one wanting in perception and intelligence could get easily swayed. They have always fallen short of my expectations and have always been disappointing with their materialistic attachments etc...until I had the good fortune to meet Sri.Guruji Ramanandaji. I have known him and interacted with him for almost over a year now.

    I have been to Udupi twice and found him and his temple having the vibrations and spirituality that is missing in many others. I firmly "believe" he has the spiritual power to heal and help those really in need and who have the faith in him. Many People in this day and age want everything in a flash. For such people I say “he is not a magician or God”.

    I being a Parsee have studied many religions per se. The Zarathushtrian religion is a very disciplined and strict religion (and rightly so) and does not permit its followers to indulge in and easily believe in astrology, astronomy etc from any and every source. Guruji on the other hand is a very simple down to earth person. 

     He is so detached from materialistic things, having a great big heart and always wanting to feed and educate the poor. You will have to first have the faith and then the patience for him to help you. Even a Doctor one goes to needs time to heal his patients.

    I have seen many people in front of my eyes being benefited by this great soul. I wish Guruji the very best and May God give him all the Spiritual & Healing Power in this troubled and Kalyug age that we live in. Hushang Vakil (Mumbai. India) )

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  • usha thalapady, mumbai

    Wed, Oct 7 2009

    Dear guruji you are fortunate among the fortunates.to errect durgaadishakthi temple@DGUDDE, to conversate with godess adhishakthi through your meditation, to serve the society @large with spiritual guidence. You are tower of strength to all of us.  We are proud of you always.your selfless service will take you the peak of success.

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  • GuruPrasad, Pune

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    Guruji, There are very few people in the world who are doing such kind of holy things, and you are one of them. todays society requires people like you. God bless you always

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  • Veena, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 7 2009

    Respected Guruji, We are really proud of your success & work done by you. We wish Adishakti temple to be one of the Historic temple, were our problems get solved. Wish u more sucess to be followed.

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  • Veena, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 7 2009

    Respected Guruji, We are really proud of your success & work done by you. We wish Adishakti temple to be one of the Historic temple, were our problems get solved. Wish u more sucess to be followed.

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  • ajay., mumbai

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    Respected Guruji ur the mediator to goddess.May goddess bestow on u more grace so that u can help needful and guide them towards salvation.

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  • deepak kumar, mumbai

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    dear my guruji your doing a good work, we are expecting blessing from you , in bombay also

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  • Anand Bailoor, Nire Bailur / Dubai

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    I had met Guruji personally together with our community leaders. He is soft spoken and he has given us spiritual guidance and prashad.Goddess bless us all. Guruji may visit again in the month of Nov 09.

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  • Deepa, udipi

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    Respected guruji,kmowledge is better then practice, meditation on god is superior to knowledge,and reunciation of the fruit of actions is even superior to meditationfor peace immediately follows from reunication and you have all these qualities

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  • Deepa, udipi

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    Respected guruji,kmowledge is better then practice, meditation on god is superior to knowledge,and reunciation of the fruit of actions is even superior to meditationfor peace immediately follows from reunication and you have all these qualities

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  • Pravin, mumbai

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    Congrats guruji, keep the good work. Help the poor students who want to study. Best of Luck.

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  • Renukaharish, Hubli

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    I know Guruji personally he is soft-spoken and very down to earth. Really his spiritual guidance is bliss to us. The Adhishakthi temple at Doddannagudde is a place where we can forget all our worries. Guruji, keep the good work going...

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  • Kishore, UDUPI

    Tue, Oct 6 2009

    Swamiji you are doing good job. We are proud of you.

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