• Srīpāda Srīvallabha
  • Narasimha Saraswati
  • Swamī Samartha

Srīpāda Srīvallabha

Mine is a comprehensive yogic incarnation. Great yogis and great siddhas constantly meditate upon Me. Blessed are the people who know that everything is in My hands.

Narasimha Saraswati

The significance of Datta incarnation is to achieve evolution and development in people without those people being aware of it.

Swamī Samartha

All your prayers reach Me. My grace is transmitted to you through the Form of Deity you worship or through your guru.

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Srīpāda Srīvallabha - Announcement of Birth

“Srīpāda Rājam Sharanam Prapadye”
May Lord Srīpāda protect us

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Sripada Srivallabha “To satisfy your desire I am giving you the vision of Srīvallabha. You can ask Me for anything in this Srīvallabha form of Mine.”

One day there was a ritual in the house of Appalarāja Sarma and Sumatī relating to the pitris. Pitris are the ones responsible for giving us healthy bodies with all limbs well formed. The worship of the pitris is always for three hours from noon to 3 o’clock. Appalarāja Sarma was doing the worship. Great preparation of food was done as an offering at the time of this ritual. It is offered to the Brahmins who attend the ritual, to the cow and the crow who, according to the scriptures, is seen as the messenger of the pitris.

When this ritual was on, even before the ritual was complete, there was a call from a beggar from the outside. The lady went outside. She saw an avadhuta standing there and he was transmitting great light to her. Then the beggar asked, “Would you mind giving some food to me? I am hungry.” She was in a predicament; she was in a ritual and no food should be given until the ritual was over. But having seen the beggar she felt that it was good to offer food to the person who came with a hungry stomach. She went inside, took some food of the preparations and offered it to him.

The person was very happy and said, “Do you have any wish? I will fulfil it.” The lady very unconsciously said, “I would feel extremely blessed if I had a son like the light you gave to me, of your radiance. That would be a great blessing.” Suddenly a sixteen year old good-looking boy dressed like a sage appeared before her and said, “Mother! I am Srīpāda Srīvallabha. I myself will be born to you.”

He gave the date of his birth. The lady was deeply touched and happy. Then Srīpāda disappeared.

Later, Sumatī came back to her normal consciousness. She thought how she could give the food before the end of the ritual for the pitris; it was contrary to the tradition. She went to her husband and explained what had happened. The husband said, “A very good thing has happened.” He did not mind and the priests who were conducting the ritual also did not feel any objection. All was very harmonious and the ritual was completed.

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