ಗಣಪತಿ ಸಚ್ಚಿದಾನಂದ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ
|Born||26 May 1942|
Mekedatu, Madras Presidency, British India (present-day Karnataka, India)
Ganapathi Sachchidananda is a Hindu avadhuta. He is a religious figure mainly in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as well as having a large amount of followers in the United States of America and the United Kingdom
Sri Swamiji established Shuka Vana, an aviary and a rehabilitation center for birds. Located on premises of Ashrama in Mysore. The aviary has over 2,100 rare birds of more than 470 endangered and critically endangered exotic species.
A well-equipped hospital is attached to Shuka Vana. The hospital helps injured and ill birds and assists with their rehabilitation.
Sri Swamiji has founded a number of organizations including:
Avadhoota Datta Peetham is an umbrella organization supporting Sri Swamiji's vision and mission responsible for providing guidance for all other organizations.
Amma Vodi, meaning Mother's Lap is a 200 bed rehabilitation center and hospital for destitute women in Dundigal, near Hyderabad, India.
Guinness World Records set by Sri Swamiji.