Papanasham (Guruji’s Birth Place) – An Untold Story (Part -1)

Papanasham – Let me take this opportunity to embark you in to the History of this small town in a remote village in South India dating more then 8000 years ago and in to the present as the birth place of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Guruji). Papa means Sin, Nasham means destruction. Papanasham means where all the sins are destroyed.

108 Shivalayam

ο»ΏVery close to Guruji’s house there is a Shiva temple which has 108 Shiva lingas and these were installed by Lord Rama himself. After killing Ravana (The Demon King who had kindnapped Sita), Rama went into remorse and sadness as he had killed one of the greatest devotee of Shiva himself. Although truth was victorious and the purpose ofΒ  this Avatar was fulfilled, Rama was in pain due to the Karma he had aquired by killing a devotee.

Being disturbed by this, Rama went to Guru Vasishtha to seek help and direction to ward off this Dosha/Karma. At this point, Vasishtha instructed Rama to go to this village in South India and install 108 Shiva Linga’s himself and on completion of this, his sins will be washed. Being instructed by his Guru of this remedy to cleanse his Dosha, Rama then travels to this small village and constructs these 108 Linga’s. Today, its name is given Papanasam as this is were Rama got freedom from his Karma’s.

The Temple Site from Outside.

It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva in this temple and putting oil in all the 108 lamps placed above the Linga’s and then lighting them would remove all Karma’s of the past. There is a separate huge Linga called Hanumantha Linga which is believed to have been installed by Lord Hanuman. It is a wonderful sight to see all the 108 lingas arranged equally in three rows.

This was the gateway of Rama to liberate and our Gurudev to Enter!!!!!

Now…Back to Gurudev’s Home in Papanasam:

This is the entrance to the birth place and the holy shrine of the greatest Avataar – our beloved Gurudev.

Now a Glimpse to his childhood:

As a child Gurudev was very naughty. His grand parents were very orthodox religious brahmins and had strict rules at the time which were also implemented on the little Gurudev. But as you can see his childhood traits still in him….he defied the rules imposed on him and used to run away to play with the cows and sit and have lunch with even unknown people.

This is the first passage way into the courtyard of his house:

More of the house inside and Gurudev’s Delivery room and more stories to follow in the Part 2 of this untold story.



Jai Gurudev


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33 Responses to Papanasham (Guruji’s Birth Place) – An Untold Story (Part -1)

  1. Nandini says:

    πŸ˜€ thanks bhaiya……got to see Guruji’s home thru this article :)

  2. Rajoo says:

    Lovely Dushyantji!
    Your passion is worth following!
    loads of love.

  3. Sunil paliwal says:

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story.

  4. Sanjay Garg says:

    Jai Gurudev…
    Keep sharing. πŸ˜›

  5. veenu says:

    Jai Gurudev…

    lovely.really like this..

  6. Nivedita G says:

    amazing story my desire to visit this place has increased…more …Thanks Bhaiya we r realy blessed..JaiGurudev πŸ˜›

  7. Raman says:

    Wow…that is gr8..thanks Dushyant Bhai. Its like live trip with you 2 guruji’s house..

  8. Shalini Rakesh says:

    bhaiya…..great work!!!! continue….and let all of us know these stories of our beloved gurudev

  9. ASHISH says:

    This is gr8 bhaiya, thanks for sharing this with us.

  10. Thank you all for reading and commenting.

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  12. Yashda says:

    2 gud!!!!

  13. fatema afroz says:

    thx a lot bhaiya for sharing.
    can i share it with my other friends on FB?
    keep posting :)
    jai gurudev

  14. Jai Gurudev. Of course you can share it with anyone you like. There is a link to share it directly under the article and you can connect to facebook directly and share.

    Lots of love


  15. soudha says:

    Wow, bhaiya. Thank you. This is breathtaking. No words can express what am feeling right now. Guru bless you always bhaiya.

  16. Thanks for this precious information. We would have missed this invaluable knowledge if you had not shared. Congrats for launching this blog. Looking fwd to many more such rare to find info on our Beloved Guruji. Jai Guru Dev!

  17. Yogi says:

    Jai Gurudev πŸ˜‰

  18. Purva. says:

    This is really amazing. thanku for sharing this with everyone :) Jai Gurudev! :)

  19. srini says:

    Jai gurudev !

    nice reading your article. I was there with HIM during panchabhoota tour last year.


  20. chirag says:

    love the conceptualization and execution keep it up amazing love

  21. Pratim says:

    Hiii… Dushyant Bhaiya,
    Thanks a lot for uploading the beautiful story and guruji s childhood pics….!!!
    Jai Gurudev…

  22. abhijit says:

    Wah..! bhaiya ! thank you so much for this posts !

  23. Sreepriya says:

    Its really wonderful bhaiya….so grateful to you for letting everyone know all these beautiful stories of my Master…love you bhaiya..

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  26. Palak says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  27. shiva says:

    πŸ˜€ jai gurudev……..

  28. dilna says:

    thanks a lot

  29. dilna says:

    Jai gurudev

  30. Medha says:

    Great Bhaiya ji. No words can express my feelings right now.

  31. tripti says:

    πŸ˜‰ may guruji bless uh …thanks alot …jaigurudev

  32. Malay,Baripada says:

    thnks brother…… I greatful to you for letting every one know & sharing ur divine karma.

  33. rajesh jethva says:

    thank you yar me iske liye betab tha….
    jai Gurudev

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