History of Samajam
In Ramayanam, Prince Rama went to forest for 16 years as a self-
On numerous satsangs, Satguru Swami Gnanananda Giri, Satguru Swami Haridhos Giri and Satguru Swami Namananda Giri had stressed the importance of padukai’s worship. This form of worship is considered as one of the most powerful of guru worship. Worship of padukai literally means providing service to guru and follow strictly to the commandments of the guru. This invokes the holiest borne between the guru and the disciple.
Pranas to the Lotus feet of Guru Maharaj Sathguru Swami Gnanananda Giri and with the blessings of Swami Haridhos Giri Maharaj. The Swami Haridhos Giri Seva Samajam came into effect on the 1st of November 1999. Sri. Maya Krishnan, a devotee of Guruji, invited His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri to witness the Grahapravasam Pooja of his new house in No.7, Jalan Mahkota Dua, Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang, Malaysia. A large gathering devotees and followers were there to witness this event.
During the Grahapravasam something unusual happened in front of His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri (Namaji). The coconut in the Kimball suddenly split into two, precisely and perfectly with a loud thud. The water in the coconut did not spill outside anywhere. His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri retorted that this signifies that Guruji is with us.
The first Namavali that His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri gave to the devotees who gathered in the house for the Grahapravasam Pooja was to recite the Holy Mantra – Om Sri Gnananandaya Namaha. This Mantra, Om Sri Gnananandaya Namaha was continuously chanted for twelve hours in the house.
In the Year 2000, His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri visited the Klang Samajam, His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri conducted a series of Satsang and discourses. During one of His Holiness discourses, Swami emphasized the importance of the Pournami Pooja and the Navaratina Maalai.
From that day onwards Pournami Poojas were conducted monthly at the shore of the waterfall in the jungles of Bentong from 7.00pm until 10.00 pm. Bentong is town in the Pahang State and is about 64 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. This place was chosen for the serenity and quietness that prevailed in this area.
During one of His Holiness Swamiji’s visit to Klang Samajam, His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri was taken to the Bentong jungle, where the Pournami Pooja was conducted. His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri said that His Holiness Swami Gnanananda Giri has done his tapas here.
Every month the Pournami Pooja was conducted in the Bentong jungle. The participation of devotees especially the women and children was not encouraging, as the distance and time taken to travel to this place. His Holiness Namaji requested Sri Maya Krishnan to conduct the Pournami Pooja in his house, No 7, Jalan Mahkota Dua, Bandar Baru Klang. Swami wanted maximum participation of members, devotees, women and children to attend. From that day onwards, every month the Pournami Pooja was conducted at the above premises till today. Besides the monthly Pournami Poojas, Bhajans were held and conducted every Sunday from 6.00pm until 8.00pm.
His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri further suggested that in order to get Gurumaharaj and Guruji’s grace and blessing, The Samajam must get the Pathukas of Guruji. His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri (Namaji) said that if the Samajam members are willing to do daily Abishegam and conduct the prayers to the Pathuka, then His Holiness is willing to give the Pathuka of Guruji to the Klang Samajam.
One devotee immediately responded to His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri words and immediately donated US $1,000.00 and inaugurated the fund for the Samajam to get the Pathukas.
At the weekly Bhajans session, Sri Maya Krishnan suggested that the Pathuka be in Gold plated. The woman devotees who gathered at the bhajan session got the ball rolling by donating their gold chain on which their Thali adored their neck and donated other loose gold jewelry items.
Up to the year 2001, the Samajam did not have any official name on their own. When His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri visited the Klang Samajam, the members of the Samajam requested His Holiness to give a name for the Samajam. His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri officially named this Klang Samajam as SWAMI HARIDHOS GIRI SEVA SAMAJAM of Klang.
In September 2001, The Samajam obtained the Pathuka from His Holiness Namananda Giri (Namaji).The Pathuka was taken to all the holy places where the feet of His Holiness Swami Gnanananda Giri touched the ground. During the Yatra of the Pathuka , Sri Tanaratnam (yoga master), Sri Maya Krishnan, Sri Varatharaju, Sri Ganeshamoorthy and Sri Venugopalan accompanied His Holiness Namaji to the various places. The Pathuka was taken to Tapovanam, Siddhalingam, Attiampati (Salem), Sree Gnanananda Mandali in Chennai, Sree Gnanananda Mandali in New Delhi, Haridwar and Kodiswarar (at Guruji’s Jala samadhi). His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri conducted the Poojas and prayers to the Pathuka at the above places. The Pathuka was again brought to Thennangur, where Poojas and Abishegam were done during the Aaradhana in Thennangur.
In February 2002 His Holiness, personally brought His Holiness Guruji’s Pathuka and handed over the Guruji Pathuka to Sri Maya Krishnan and Sri Jayamanoharan. at the KLIA Airport. The Guruji Pathuka was given a grand welcome with Nadeswaram at the Airport. Devotees of Guruji and Namaji were there to welcome it. It was taken straight to the SWAMI HARIDHOS GIRI SEVA SAMAJAM in Klang. From that day onwards, daily Poojas and Abishegam were conducted for the Guruji’s Pathuka from 5.00 am till 6.30 am everyday.
His Holiness regularly visits the Samajam in Klang, Malaysia. During His Holiness visit, the devotees and members of the Samajam cordially invite His Holiness to their houses. Patha Poojas and Bhajans are conducted at their residence. His Holiness showers Gurumaharaj blessings on the devotees.
In February 2002, His Holiness visited Malaysia for the Maha Kumbaabishegam for the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Taman Sri Muda in Klang, Sri Bala Subramaniar Temple in Penang and at various temples to give His Holiness Satsang and Namasankeerthanam.
During One of his Holiness visit, Sri Maya Krishnan and Sri Jayamanoharan informed His Holiness that the house could not accomadate the devotees who attend the Bhajans when His Holiness comes here. Sri Maya Krishnan and Sri Jayamanoharan expressed their wish and desire to His Holiness that the Swami Haridhos Giri Seva Samajam needed an Ashram to conduct Prayers and Namasankeerthanam. His Holiness Swami Namaji gave His approval and blessing to the Samajam to pursue this matter.
During one of His Holiness visit, His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri toured the area around Taman Sri Muda , where a Hindu Temple was located. His Holiness pointed to a place and said that this place is a good location to build an Ashram. Sri Maya Krishnan and Sri Jayamanoharan undertook the task of getting this prime land at a great effort on their own for the Ashram. On 29th May 2002, morning His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri (Namaji ) performed the building rites for the Ashram in Taman Sri Muda, Klang.
His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri was interviewed for a Tamil New Year program in the Malaysian Cable-
In March 2003, His Holiness conducted a discourse on Namasankeerthanam in various temples and places namely in Sri Mariamman Temple in Taman Sri Muda, Vivekananda Ashram -
In September 2003, About 45 women took part in the Tiruvillaku pooja in the presence of His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri. On the same day, Swami gave blessings to all devotees with Amman Appearance.
On 23rd May 2004, His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri inaugurated the commencement of the building works. The buildings works are progressing smoothly. On 28th August 2004, the Doorway pooja was conducted.
On 10th September 2004, The Samajam made arrangements for the devotees to attend the Kanagabishegam for His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri (Namaji) and Mahapooja for Guruji. A total of 65 devotees assembled in KLIA for this event. As per wish of Guruji, bhajans were conducted in the plane for half an hour before take off in KLIA in the Indian Airlines and another half an hour of Bhajans in the plane, after landing in Chennai Airport. It was an historical event to remember for a long time to come.
The Samajam members attended the Kanagabishegam for His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri and Mahapooja for Guruji in Thennangur. On 12th September 2004, His Holiness Swami Namananda Giri accompanied the devotees from Malaysia to visit all the holy places that Swami Gnanananda stayed during his days. Prayers and Patha Poojas were conducted for the benefit of the devotees at the following places in Tapovanam, Attiampati and Erkad in Salem.
On 1st December 2004, Swami Haridhos Giri Seva Samajam was officially opened by His Holiness Sathguru Swami Namananda Giri (Namaji).
The Samajam is a two storey building. On the ground floor, there is a small hall and three rooms complete with bathroom attached. One room is specially for Swamiji’s and the other two rooms are for the pooja caretakers. The first floor contains the main Prayer hall with place for Namasankeerthanam.