"Self-realization is meant to ensure fulfilment for one’s own self. It is not reaching somewhere or getting at something external, like going to the peak of a mountain. The attainment is in dissolving the mind and intelligence, and getting into the very core of oneself. In other words, it is like multiplying everything with zero."

The Guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Center for Inner Resources Development

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


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NaimishaaranyamThacchanathukaavu Devi and Lord Ayyappan are a pair of svayam-bhoo (self-born) deities reigning close to each other at Naimisharanyam. The adjacent Shiva Shrine, together with the Mahavishnu Shrine a little far, adds further sanctity and traditional luster to the place. The four Shrines in a cluster, functioning under the same Management, are a centre of inspiration for the residents in and around the village. The paddy fields, temple pond and the evergreen hills behind, made Paralikad the ideal venue for the Sreemad Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram.

Holding a Satram of this magnitude requires a large open space. The Temple ground being insufficient, the choice fell naturally on the spacious Arikkantam (literally, paddy field) to erect the Satrashaala. Arikkantam, adjacent to the temple tank, has been linked with the temple for countless years, as the annual temple festivals and processions are held here.

More than 60 percent of our country’s population lives in villages. India has over 10 lakh villages, divided among around 2,60,000 Gram panchayats. Naturally, any effort for national advancement to be fruitful, must essentially involve the extensive rural population. Only when the needs and aspirations of villagers are rightly echoed in urban thoughts, the country will have sustained all-round progress and welfare. It is with this lofty vision of reviving rural India,that Sreemad Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram was started in a rural surrounding. Though the subject discussed is traditional scholarly literature, the object is undeniably to expose the listeners to the great eternal values of the land, which are admittedly otherwise on a grievous decline.

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