Global Organisation for Divinity (G.O.D) is a registered non-profit organisation in Australia, founded by the devotees of Sri Muralidhara Swamiji of India. Established in 2007, G.O.D takes the message of “Universal peace through inner transformation through Education and awareness ” to the world through several educational programs including regular classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and camps for children, youth and adults. G.O.D also propagates chanting the Divine Names of God as the easiest means of spiritual transformation and inner peace; as chanting spreads positive vibrations of divine love, compassion, mutual respect and understanding.
His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji, hailing from Chennai, India is a philosopher and spiritual preceptor who practices and propagates the practical aspects of Indian spirituality. The organization has his philosophy as its guiding principles.
Sri Muralidhara Swamiji is a spiritual leader from the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Swamiji is considered as a pioneer in redeeming the Hindu faith and philosophy, which is being grossly misunderstood by people of modern times. His key goal is to promote universal brotherhood, peace and love by internal transformation through the chanting of the Divine Names of God and to foster spiritual growth in people by proper understanding of the self and God through the teachings contained in the holy text, Srimad Bhagavatham. He inculcates a spirit of universal acceptance, coupled with intense faith and steadfast devotion on the path the spiritual seeker is treading on.
Swamiji was born in Cuddalore, Tamilnadu, South India on 8th November 1961. From a very early age, Swamiji has dedicated his life to spirituality.
Swamiji has established a temple in South India for Lord Krishna (known as Sri Kalyana Srinivasa Perumal). An Ashram (hermitage) known as ‘Madhurapuri Ashram’ has also been established adjacent to the temple in the peaceful rustic surroundings of Maharanyam village, near Sriperumpudur in the outskirts of Chennai city in India. An educational facility is attached to the hermitage.
Swamiji has also established several institutions to perpetuate divinity among masses and one such institution is the educational arm known as ‘Sandeepani Gurukula Trust’ established on 27th June, 1995. This trust strives for the perpetuation of Vaidhika dharma (the proper and righteous way of living) as prescribed in the holy texts of Hindu philosophy, by running ‘Veda Patasalas’ (schools) and supporting the teachers. A school containing 70 students is run by this trust at the Ashram. The children learn the holy texts from expert teachers in the Ashram in the traditional ‘Gurukula’ (learn and live with the Master) style.
Swamiji travels far and wide in India lecturing on a wide range of spiritual subjects ranging from Hindu scriptures to the life histories of great Saints. Swamiji has authored several titles and composed numerous kirtans (devotional hymns) in Tamil and Sanskrit languages. Swamiji preaches the path of love to God through Namasankirtan (chanting the Divine Names of God) and advocates this path as the easiest of all paths to attain liberation in this age. Swamiji had imparted spiritual training to some of His disciples to prepare them for conducting educational courses and lectures throughout the world.