A bilingual booklet in Tamil and English on the History and traditional chants of the Rishiculture Yoga Parampara, Pondicherry, India.
The Samadhi of the great Guru Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, is located at Sri Kambaliswamy Madam, an ancient Hindu holy site which is the spiritual base of the ICYER and its work. Pujas and other cultural and religious festivals are held here.
The Samadhi is cored by the shrine of Srila Sri Kambliswamigal, an ancient Master of Ashtanga Yoga who left his body in 1873. The Samadhis of eight Gurus of the lineage are also located on this five acre property. They are:
Srila Sri Kambliswamy Swamigal
Srila Sri Ambalavana Swamigal
Srila Sri Manikka Swamigal
Srila Sri Shanmuga Swamigal
Srila Sri Velu Swamigal
Srila Sri Subramaniya Swamigal
Srila Sri Shankara Giri Swamigal
Srila Sri Gitananda Giri Swamigal
The land at the Madam Samadhi is a private property passed by means of notarized will from Swamiji to Swamiji from that time to present date. The present Guru is Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Giri, the Present Chief of the Samadhi site. Yogacharini Menakshi Devi Bhavanani is the General Secretary and spiritual guide.
The Guru Pujas and simple duties have been performed continuously for more than 141 years without any break by the Swamijis and their disciples.