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Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

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Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Swami Sadashiva Tirtha at his Peace & Paradise hermitage in New York

Photo: Subhamoy Das

An American Hindu Monk:

Swami Sadashiva Tirtha is an American Hindu monk, author, Ayurveda practitioner and a lifelong devotee, who lives in 'sacred solitude' in the state of New York and counsels the needy.

A Desciple of Swami Narayan Tirtha:

Tirtha began his formal spiritual and Gita studies in 1976 and his Ayurveda studies in 1987. He became a Hindu monk in 1990, after receiving teachings from his guru, Swami Narayan Tirtha, at his ashram (hermitage) called Shankar Math in Uttarkashi situated high up in the Indian Himalayas. Since then, Tirtha has visited his guru every year until his demise in 2001.

The Tirtha Lineage:

Tirtha is a part of the dual Siddhayoga Tirtha lineage created by Adi Shankaracharya (788-820 CE), and is more recently known through Shankaracharya Bharati Krishna Tirtha, who, at the invitation of Paramhamsa Yogananda, was the first Shankaracharya to visit the USA. The Siddhayoga lineage is traced from Swamiji's guru, Swami Narayan Tirtha to his guru, Swami Shankar Purushottam Tirtha, to Narayan Dev Tirtha and to his teacher Swami Gangadhar Tirth Maharaj.

Author, Researcher and Academic:

Tirtha is a published Ayurvedic researcher, certified in Ayurveda, Vaastu Shastra, and Jyotish or Vedic Astrology, and earned a Doctor of Science in Ayurvedic Research. He has written three books: Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times: Secrets to Attaining Inner Peace and Harmony; Ayurveda Encyclopedia: Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, & Longevity; and the Ayurveda Primer (e-book).

The Tirtha Math or Monastery:

Tirtha founded the Swami Narayan Tirtha Math, an ashram or monastery in his guru's name, where he helps people unearth peace in their daily lives. He has also published two books by Swami Shankar Purushottam Tirtha: Yoga Vani, Instructions for the Attainment of Siddhayoga, and Guru Bani, 100 Ways to Attain Inner Peace.
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