Shree Guru Raghavendra Swamy (1595–1671) is one of the greatest saints from the lineage of Acharya Shree Madhwa’s Dvaita philosophy. His total conviction in the supremacy of Shree Vishnu, his love for the learned, his sincere care for those who approached him for relief from their troubles and uplift them towards the spiritual path is unmatched. The Guru ascended Brindavana at Mantralaya in present day Andhra Pradesh in 1671 and continues to bless his devotees who pray him with sincerity and devotion.
Shree Raghavendra Seva Samithi, Melbourne Inc. (SRSS Melbourne)
Shree Raghavendra Seva Samithi, Melbourne Inc. (SRSS Melbourne), was established in 2010, in Melbourne, Australia to promote Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy teaching's and philosophy and further to enhance Madhwa siddhantha.
SRSS is a community oriented non-profit organisation. The objective of SRSS is to establish a consecrated Brindavan in Melbourne and to conduct regular festivities, bhajans etc. to spread his spiritual message to his devotees in Melbourne especially the younger generations.
SRSS has been celebrating in grand manner the Aradhana of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji since 2010 and from 2012 the event has been celebrated in an authentic and traditional manner by visiting priests from Sri Puthige Matha, Udupi. These events attract hundreds of devotees every year.
His Holiness Sri 1008 Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji's Australian Tour
SRSS Melbourne invited His Holiness Sri 1008 Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji the present Pontiff of Sri Puthighe Matha, Udupi to Melbourne in April 2013 to guide SRSS, Melbourne, to achieve its goal having a place of worship for Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy in Melbourne.
His Holiness has been instrumental in building Sri Krishna Brindavana – places of worship – in USA and Canada and kindly agreed to start a religious and spiritual centre in Melbourne.
Swamiji once again visited Melbourne and toured Perth, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane in March 2014 and announced his intention to establish Sri Krishna Brindavana in Melbourne.
2014 Appeal from Sri Sri Sugunendra theertha Swamiji to the devotees in Australia.
Inauguration of priest house in May 2015
On 20 May 2015 exactly five years after the decision of having a place of worship for Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy was made , by the grace of our Guru Raghavendra Swamy, a priest house at 5 Hayes Road, Hampton Park, VIC 3976 was inaugurated by Sri Prasannacharya , Administrator of Sri Puthighe Matha.
His Holiness 1008 Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, has blessed Melbourne Devotees by starting this priest house and he has very kindly sent this Aasheervachana.
The priest house, Sri Krishna Brundavana will be the centre for religious and spiritual activities like poojas, bhajans, festivals etc on a very small scale.
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