Sadguru Bhagavan Sri Golagamudi Venkayya Swamy Mandiram is located at about 15 km from Nellore in the Venkatachalam mandal. A Sage called Venkaiah lived here during middle of the 20th century and attained Mahasamadhi at this place. People worship him as Venkaiah Swamy or Baghavan Venkaiah Swamy. Every Saturday there is a gathering to worship the Swamy and during August every year “Aradhana” or annual function is celebrated.
Sri Swamy demised on August, 24th 1982 at Golagamudi.Every year Aradhana festival is celebrating on this day.Now a 5 day Aradhana uthsavams are celebrating and performing Aswavahan seva, Gaja vahana seva, Garuda seva,Sesha vaahana seva, Radhoithsavam, Theppotsavam and lakhs of devotees are attending on all these days.
Bhagavaan Sri Venkaiah Swamy of Golagamudi Is one such foremost saint and Sadguru of modern India, who lived up to 24th August 1982. Devotees’ experiences confirm the truth that he is Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent.
Even though we have not seen Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sai Baba of Shirdi, we are fortunate enough to see Swamyji who lived up to 1982. Very tactfully he concealed his spiritual powers till the day of his Maha samadhi. He shunned the unnecessary publicity.
Only after his Maha samadhi, devotees ventured to reveal their experience with one another and enjoy the thrill of it.
In 1975 fortunately by the grace of God I had contacted Parama Pujya Sri Acharya Bharadwaja Masterji. I used to take his darshan regularly once in a week spending twenty rupees for each trip. In spite of his persuasion for one year, I did not approach Swamiji who was available in our village, Kalichedu, thinking that he was not worth visiting.
After one year Sri Bharadwaja Master forced me to test the spiritual power of Swamiji, the God on earth and be devoted to him. He also gave me certain hints for finding out the spiritual powers of Swamiji.
Sri Swamy never allowed any body to touch him except the three specific servants among the twelve servants who usually serve him. He would not receive with his own hands any thing from any one. If the servants placed tobacco on the mat he would take it.
So when I went to the Swamy, I prayed to Sai baba ”You have demonstrated that you are in all saints. If Sri Venkaiah Swamy is a perfect saint like you, with in ten minutes, he should ask me to massage oil to his feet and take this little jaggary and pulses (fried Bengalgram) and eat without my asking.
Two of his servants wouldalways attend on Swamy lest the visitors would touch Swamis feet. Within a few seconds both the servants went out to attend the nature call, leaving the Swamy alone.
Merciful Swamy at once stretched his hand asking me ”Ayyaa! Will you give me something to eat?” My joy knew no bounds. I made a powder of the pulses and jaggary and Swamy took it from my hands and ate it. He also asked me to massage his legs with oil. I massaged not only the feet but also all his body and gave him an oil bath also.
From that day on wards I used to visit Swamiji frequently and spend all my leisure time in his august presence. In his blessed presence he used to answer my every unuttered thought and helped my budding faith in him to blossom rapidly.
Whenever I requested Swamy to grace my house, Swamiji used to say, ”Not now, we shall see later”.
In 1977 I have completed the thirteenth parayana of Sri Saileelamrutam on the holy Gurupurnima day. On that day, we were conducting Sri Sai Japa Yagna for twelve hours. We prayed Sainath to grace the function in the form of Sri Venkaiah Swamy. Quite surprisingly he complied with our prayers and came to my house on the Gurupurnima day. He graced my house with his sacred fire and also the house of Sri T.V. Seshagiri Rao where the Japa Yagna was being conducted.
Thus Swamiji demonstrated that he was none other than Sri Sainath of Shirdi.
SAYINGS OF SRI SWAMY
- Feed the hungry (but) not the belching.
- Whatever you desire will be fulfilled if you come here with full faith.
- You take it for granted that Venkaiah is in all creatures.
- Even if you leave me I will not leave you.
- What is it that you gain from having a Darshan of the Maharaja of Mysore? You reap what you sow.
- I will be responding as per one’s faith.
- I will pick up my lamb even though it is in a herd of thousand.
- Equal love for all will enable you to realize God.
- I am responsible for the welfare of all the people who give and bring a morsel of food in my name.
- When a devotee asked for a mantra, Swamy said, ”There is no mantra or tantra. Go ahead with Vichara” (discrimination).
- It is nothing great if a monk sticks on to dharma. It is great if a householder sticks on to dharma.
- We must stick on to dharma even while lending money for interest.
Swamy himself told – SaiBaba of Shirdi is my Elder Brother..
Life Histroy of Bhagavan Sri Venkaiahswamy in English
Life Histroy of Bhagavan Sri Venkaiahswamy in Tamil