His Holiness Sri Dr. Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Mysore, India, an internationally renowned artist in the field of Music for Meditation and Healing, will be performing at the Concert Hall at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC on July 6, 2019 at 7 pm.
The event, Raga Maya Raga Sagara, is jointly organized by Datta Yoga Center, DC and Yoga Sangeeta, Sri Swamiji’s non-profit organization based in New Jersey. Over 2,000 people from the US and around the world are expected to attend this event. There is also a public welcome function for Sri Swamiji at the Gaithersburg High School Performing Arts Center, Maryland on July 5th evening.
“Sri Swamiji has been performing Meditation and Healing concerts all over the world for over three decades and has received numerous awards and honors. These concerts promote harmony and focus on bringing inner tranquility and peace. This special performance is specifically designed to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds and different beliefs thereby providing them with the benefits of music and healing,” said Media and Policy Consultant, Vishnu Jayaraman.
Vishnu, also a member of the organizing committee for this concert, said that this performance will be attended by political personalities, diplomats, prominent members from our community, accomplished musicians, and hundreds of Sri Swamiji’s devotees from around the world. In addition, the event will also be live telecast for the benefit of Sri Swamiji’s devotees around the world. Sri Swamiji has undertaken more than 150 international musical tours and has performed more than 200 large-scale concerts. He has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, such as the Lincoln Center in New York, the Esplanade concert hall in Singapore, and the Royal Albert Hall in London, amongst others.
In January 2016, Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi visited the Avadhoota Datta Peetham in Mysore and lauded Sri Swamiji for his efforts in promoting music for Meditation and Healing, community service, and social welfare projects. During his visit, Mr. Modi also urged Sri Swamiji to continue his good work and spread the message of peace and harmony, added Vishnu.
The Guinness World Records has recognized Sri Swamiji multiple times for special events focusing on world peace. He has lead marathon sessions of chanting the Hanuman Chalisa for world peace, with participation from tens of thousands of people.
Sri Swamiji, composes in multiple languages (Sanskrit, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, and English), and plays a variety of instruments.
“The power of vibrations connects, in some manner, all things and all beings in the universe on all places of existence. Nada vibrations work through the chord of sympathy existing between man and his surroundings. The human body has about 72,000 astral nerves (nadis) which continuously vibrate in a specific rhythmic pattern. Disturbance in their rhythmic pattern is the root cause of disease. The musical notes restore their normal rhythmic pattern, thereby bringing about good health. Listen with your heart and not with intellect,” says Sri Swamiji.
The benefits of Sri Swamiji’s Music have been recognized by Institutions of higher learning, and high-level national and international officials. His music is also being played in surgical centers and post-operative care, as a means to help both physicians and patients alike. Recognizing Sri Swamiji’s international stature, the United States Administration has given special O-visa status to him to render Healing Music throughout the country. Many US Senators, members of the House of Representatives, and other government officials have either attended Sri Swamiji’s events or received his blessings over the years.
Importantly, Sri Swamiji, in 1994, was invited by the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, India and performed a Meditation and Healing concert when Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma was the President of India. In 1998, Shri. Krishan Kant, Vice-President of India inaugurated the ‘Raga Ragini Nada Mantap,’ in Mysore along with former President of India Shri. Venkataraman. In 1999, former Prime Minister of India Shri. Atal Behari Vajpayee, and Home Minister of India Shri. L.K. Advani accorded a civic reception to Sri Swamiji at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India. Sri Swamiji was also invited to perform at the Raj Bhavan in New Delhi. Sri Swamiji has also been recognized by Governors, and Chief Ministers of several Indian states. Sri Swamiji’s work often appears in global newspapers and publications. In 2016, the World Classical Tamil University, London also recognized Sri Swamiji with an Honorary Doctorate in the field of Music.
Sri Swamiji has established many ashrams and has devotees world-wide spreading the message of peace. Notably, in Trinidad and Tobago Sri Swamiji has built an 85-feet Lord Hanuman statue, the tallest idol outside India. Sri Swamiji also supports numerous social projects and has setup hospitals and schools in India to help the poor, elderly, and needy. The SGS hospital at the Mysore ashram caters to the medical needs of the poor and needy. The ashram also holds free medical camps for cardiac screening, diabetes, orthopedic, vision, and dental care, among others.