Shri Shri 1008 Param Pujya Swami Kedar Nath ji Maharaj (Baba)
There are over twenty five ashrams in North India dedicated to Sri Anandamayi Ma, run through the governing body of the Anandamayi Sangha. In the 1980’s two independent ashrams were opened in the name of Sri Anandamayi Ma guided by Her teachings and inspiration. One is in the city of Indore in Madhya Pradesh (Central India), and the other is about two hours south in the ancient and holy pilgrimage site of Omkareshwar, on the banks of the sacred Narmada River.
The founder of these ashrams is Sri Swami Kedarnath Maharaj, a direct and eminent disciple of Ma. He is addressed simply in the ashram as “Baba” (Father), a title that combines respect with loving familiarity. Baba practiced intense tapasya and yogic discipline for several decades before finally coming to Ma for the culmination and conclusion of his sadhana. He enjoyed intimate association and received direct guidance from Ma during the last six years of Her life.
Baba established three ashrams with the intention of spreading the divine teachings of Ma, and creating a center open to all sincere seekers who have a desire to learn and practice true spirituality and selfless service. Many people come to the ashram and approach Baba for guidance, and he directs all according to their capacity and need.
Baba has written many books about practical spiritual life and the teachings of Anandamayi Ma. He has recently released a six-volume series entitled “Sri Anandamayi Ma Vachanamrit” (The Immortal Teachings of Sri Anandamayi Ma”). The last (Sixth) volume was recently published by the ashram and is taken from Baba Kedarnath’s own personal diary of his interactions and experiences with Ma spanning six full years. He has also authored two profound philosophical works, “Purna Pragyapti Darshan”, and “Ma Anandamayi Vedant”. All these books are in Hindi and are available by mail from this website. They are currently being translated into English, and will also be available in the future from this website.