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2011 Visit to South Africa

Sadhu Rangarajan’s Unity of Faiths, South Africa

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2011 Visit to South Africa

Regarded as a renaissance thinker, Sadhu V Rangarajan shares a deep insight into ancient Vedic spirituality and universal human values that breathes new life into the eternal essence of Unity in Consciousness.

Rising above the narrow considerations of caste, colour, religion, background, Sadhu shares insightful wisdom on the eternal questions of life: who am I, where did I come from and what is my ultimate destiny? Such areas of deep reflection, Sadhu answers with profound humility and with clarity of thought, leaves the audience spellbound!

In an age of tsunamis, earthquakes, and natural disasters, it is important to BECOME CENTERED, reflect within and allow the space for a deep, inner reflection of the Soul to blossom to its original State of purity… The Sadhu’s Darshan of Grace and Gratitude guides us to this space! Aum!

Acclaimed Hindu Scholar and saint-a friend of the spiritual seeker, Honorable Pujya Sadhuji Prof V. Rangarajan arrived once again in South Africa in March 2011 and will be in the KZN Midlands area for 5 weeks. Sadhu will travel to Gauteng on the 2nd to the 22nd of May and to Cape Town between the 1st to the 7th of June as well.

Sadhu will be hosted by various individuals, inter-faith and Hindu organizations in the country, meeting and addressing various community groups, inter faith gatherings as well as temples, ashrams and centres of higher learning.


Sadhu Rangarajan South Africa
Visiting Sadhu Rangarajan in South Africa

Reviving our dedication to the ancient Motherland of humanity, Bharatavarsha, Sadhuji inspires a new zeal of patriotism and duty.He recognizes the diversity of thought, cultures and religions in SA and shares profound insights on the comparison between African traditional ways of worship and Hinduism, natural healing, ayurveda and indigenous knowledge based systems as well as issues on ethics and morality. The Call to celebrate the Whole World as One Single Family is echoed in the Vedas as: “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” and Sadhuji will share gems of wisdom that India has contributed to world thought and evolution of consciousness.

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The importance of the Unity of Faiths will be echoed at the WE ARE ONE Conference on Sunday 22nd May, hosted by the the Shri Sathya Sai Organisation, at the Baha’i International Conference Centre in Jhb.

Sadhuji’s good humoured nature attracts all those he comes into contact with and shares anecdotal, yet life-changing insights into How to Live a good life, how to achieve the Art of Living and understanding the rules of life in order to play The Game of Life…in Life is a game, play it…

Sadhu will address Youth programmes and lectures on science and spirituality, share wisdom of the glory of the Divine Earth Mother “Akshya Treetiya” on the 6th of May and also perform puja and hawan-the sacred fire oblation.

Echoing the clarion call of the Vedas: “Ekam Sat vipra bahuda vadanti”-Truth is One, the wise call it by various names…” Sadhu reveals the ancient secrets of living a life of wholeness discipline and most importantly, service.

Sadhu Prof V Rangarajan departs to India (Bharath) in June 2011. We are inviting all Hindu organizations and individuals on the spiritual Path to be part of these glorious and spiritually enlivening meetings with Sadhuji. We welcome Sadhuji once again to the shores of Africa and in the spirit of UBUNTU, Unity and strength we serve with gratitude.

Sadhu V Rangarajan South Africa 2011
Sadhu Rangarajan now in South Africa

At the Lotus Feet….


Sadhu Prof Rangarajan, disciple of H.H. Yogi Ramsuratkumar of Tiruvannamalai and Founder Trustee of Sister Nivedita Academy has visited SA since 1985, for the first time on an invitation from the Divine Life Society of SA, to edit the society’s prestigious publication, Yoga Lessons for Children in 6 Volumes, published on the occasion of the centenary of Swami Sivananda.

Sadhu Rangarajan also visited SA in June-August 1995 when he went there to help in organising the World Hindu Conference in Durban from July 7-11, 1996 which was addressed by distinguished personalities and luminaries, saints and sadhus from all over the world, including Dr Nelson Mandela, the then President of the Republic of SA. He also toured the entire country giving lectures and addressing Hindu organisations to bring the Hindus under one banner.

A branch of the Sister Nivedita Academy was also set up there to train Hindu workers to spread the universal thought and message of the great sages and seers of Bharatavarsha.

SADHU PROF. V. RANGARAJAN, the Founder Trustee of the Academy, inspired by his Siksha Guru, H.H. Swami Chinmayananda, and mentor, Sri Guruji Golwalkar, entered into dedicated service to the Hindu cause over three decades ago and has shouldered important responsibilities in institutions like CHINMAYA MISSION, RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH, VISWA HINDU PARISHAD, SWAMI VIVEKANANDA MEDICAL MISSION and VIVEKANANDA KENDRA. He visited South Africa for the first time in 1984 to edit the YOGA LESSSONS FOR CHILDREN, a prestigious publication of the Divine Life Society of South Africa, on the occasion of Swami Sivananda Centeneary.

Sadhu Prof. V. Rangarajan received initiation from his Deeksha Guru, H.H. YOGI RAMSURATKUMAR Godchild Tiruvannamalai, on April 26, 1988. Since then he has been travelling all over the country and abroad, propagating the Ramnam Taraka Mantra in accordance to the command of his Master.


In-keeping with our aim to educate ALL, the Sister Nivedita Academy has set up an e- Learning Hinduism course, “VIJNANA BHARATI – Course on Indian Thought and Culture”. As explained by late Swami Mukhyanandaji of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur, HOWRAH – INDIA, “the course was started to present before the Hindu Society, especially before the youth who want to have rational, scientific and practical knowledge of all aspects of the Hindu Culture and Spiritual Heritage which has come down from the most ancient sages and seers to the modern savants and spiritual preceptors.”

These courses are meant to enlighten especially the Hindus abroad, who are cut-off from the original sources.


In his recent visit to South Africa, Sadhu Prof V. Rangarajan has also met with religious and community leaders and has given blessings to devotees from various faiths. In KZN Sadhu started the e-Learning Programme on Values for young people as well as re established the Sister Nivedita Academy

Since the arrival of Sadhu Prof V Rangarajan on the 14th March 2011, under the banner of Midlands Hindu Society (MHS) they have successfully completed 13 well attended lectures on Hinduism. Various groups like Copesville Hindu Society, Aryan Benevolent Home, PMB Sath Sai Centre, Gujerati Vedic Society, Sri Siva Soobramaniem and Marrieman Temple, Sri Vishnu Temple, Integral Yoga Centre, Sri Sanathan Mandal, Arya Samaj of SA Midlands Region, Northdale Thingal Sabay and MHS Youth Council havehosted Sadhuji at several venues.  Abbu Lingam and Parambhu-Cape.

“I will take this opportunity for saying a few words about Professor V. Rangarajan. He has shared his lofty ideas and inspiring thoughts with us all in a very very dynamic and thrilling manner. You all know: Brahmavit brahmaiva bhavati (Knower of Brahman becomes Brahman); and you also know: “As a man thinketh so he becometh.” Constantly thinking about Swami Vivekanandaji, constantly thinking about such noble patriotic souls like Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Aurobindo Ghosh and Subrahmanya Bharatiyar, who saw in India a veritable Divine Shakti, a verit able deity, not merely a land, not merely a nation, but a living force of all our herats, a dynamic, a potential force to transform humanity into divinity — thus, in their inner intuitive vision they beheld the eternal, living reality, the true saviour Bharatavarsha and the redeemer if not today at least tomorrow of the future of mankind; they adored, they eulogized in their intuitive vision their spiritual identity of their self with the soul of India, Bharata Shakti — and Professor V. Rangarajan, who is amongst us, in constantly thinking about these lofty souls, their sublime ideas and their inner spiritual intuition of their Divine Mother, beloved Motherland, “Matrubhoomi, Bharatavarsha, ” he has imbibed verily their fervour – their patriotic fervour – and love for India, and the great spirit of adoration of India so that, when he speaks, their own words come through him. Constantly thinking of Vivekananda, he has himself become an inspired orator”.— H.H. SWAMI CHIDANANDA, World President, Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, in his speach, following Sadhu Rangarajan’s address in Swargashram, Rishikesh, on October 26, 1987

His Holiness’ diary of travel in South Africa

Sadhu will visit Pretoria, Lenasia, Benoni and Roshni while he is in Johannesburg delivering the sweet nectar of our Immortal Heritage! He has undertaken lectures and seminars in Kwa Zulu Natal before he travels to Cape Town on 1st June on a journey of discovery of ancient Africa and Hinduism in the Karoo while delivering lectures at the various temples and organisations in the Cape. Sadhu departs on the 6th of June to Durban.

Further contact details:

Sinthal Ramiah-

Yashika Singh:

Niven Soman:

Swami Ramkripananda- sms at 082 3553123

Sarva Dharma Asharam at (031) 4048754

Ranjiv Nirghin –Midlands-KZN 0824423835 –

Kashmira Nirghin 0824984867


About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.