KUNDAIM, INDIA, August 8, 2017 (Times of India): Shree Kshetra Tapobhoomi, Kundaim, the headquarters of the Padmanabh Shishya Sampradaya, at its Shravani Vidya event held on Monday, played host to 61-year-old Italian national, Proietti Flavio, a yoga exponent, who heads Surya Chandra Yoga Ashram in Rome. Flavio, who embraced Hinduism decades ago, is now referred to as the Mahamandaleshwar, Yogacharya, Srividyaupasaka, Swami Shivanand Saraswati, who now preaches Sanatan Dharma in European countries.
Swami Shivanand is in Goa on the invitation of Swami Brahmeshanandacharya, who heads the Kundaim mutt, to witness and participate in the proceedings of the Shravani Vidya rituals. “During my first meeting with swami Brahmeshandji, I was quite impressed with his erudition in Vedas and scriptures. That kindled in me the desire to learn more about the Sanatan Dharma and that brought me here. Today’s event is rooted in the spiritual philosophy of Vasudaiv Kutumbakam (the world is a family), and my participation in this ceremony reinforces the bond shared by me with India and, of course, tapobhoomi,” Swami Shivanand, said.