• 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 - The Mission

“Srīpāda Rājam Sharanam Prapadye”
May Lord Srīpāda protect us

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Sripada Srivallabha “The time has come for Me to hide this gross body. I will disappear in river Krishna. I will be moving in disguise in this Kuruvapuram. After that, I will come with the name of Narasimha Saraswati to restore the order of asceticism.”

Srīpāda started wandering and went to various places; his visit would be of consequence to those places. He went mostly from Southeast Andhra Pradesh to Northeast India, through Karnataka and Maharashtra. He went to Varanasi (Benares, Kashi), to another centre on the west coast called Gokarna and to Srīsailam.

Srīpāda then settled at a place called Kuruvapuram (today Kurugaddi, Kuruvapur). It is located on an island in the Krishna River, at the border between Andhra Pradesh (today Telangana) and Karnataka. Many people came to him seeking help and were enlightened. He was teaching and healing and many super-mundane revelations happened around him.

Srīpāda gave the assurance that he will incarnate whenever dharma, the Law, touches bottom most level. In consonance with that assurance he took birth in three successive incarnations to restore the law and to protect his followers from a downfall. He achieved this main purpose of his incarnations by teaching, by giving examples and, most of all, by creating situations where people had to pass through to adjust and become elevated.

In his thirtieth year Srīpāda declared in Kuruvapuram that he would disappear but he also announced that he lives forever: “My form will be concealed but this Srīpāda Srīvallabha form will stand as an eternal reality.”

Twenty eight years after his disappearance in 1350, he reincarnated as Narasimha Saraswati (1378-1459) in Karanjapur (Karanja Lad in Karnataka) to restore the order of asceticism. At the end of this incarnation he disappeared again and withdrew into a banana forest, in Kadali Vanam near Srīsailam, where he stayed doing penance for 300 years. In 1856 he reappeared with an old body as Swamī Samartha and lived for twenty two years in Prajnapur (City of Akkalkot, Maharashtra) until 1878.

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