8.January.1973 - 15.March.2012
The namesake of our Trust is the highly regarded Indian spiritual master and great social servant, Sri Kaleshwar of Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh, in Southern India. We dedicate the efforts of the Kaleshwar Charitable Trust to Sri Kaleshwar and his master, Shirdi Sai Baba. Their lives demonstrate the unity of all religions and our essential oneness expressed through selfless service and sharing the ancient Indian knowledge with purity.
Sri Kaleshwar is a unique spiritual master in the lineage of Shirdi Sai Baba, the extraordinary Indian saint who died in 1918 and is today revered throughout the world by people of all religions and faiths. Shirdi Sai Baba performed hundreds of documented miracles throughout his lifetime. Even today miracles occur when he is called upon for help. Sri Kaleshwar considered himself to be a student of Shirdi Baba, but he had great devotion and dedication to Jesus, too. He called Jesus “the forgiving master” and considers him to be an embodiment of pure love and the greatest example of pure sacrifice and surrender. A beautiful temple in the Penukonda ashram is dedicated to Jesus.
People from around the world have witnessed Sri Kaleshwar’s divine gifts: hundreds of miracles have been documented; thousands and thousands have experienced healings by him; his books and teachings reveal knowledge never before given to the world; he traveled the globe helping and healing many people.
When asked what he feels is his greatest gift to the world, he simply says, “My Students". Sri Kaleshwar believes that it is a master’s duty to teach the knowledge to the student so they can reach this level, not to keep them as students or devotees forever. He explains, “The only difference between the master and the student is knowledge. The master knows certain things that the student does not know yet. If I am eating a mango, it’s crazy just to say to you, ‘This is so sweet!’ You must taste the sweetness for yourself.”
Sri Kaleshwar’s focus on creating many healers and masters to help the globe was a part of his uniqueness as well as his tireless work to change the way spirituality is practiced - one that will bring happiness to every person’s heart, one that will change the world’s belief system. This was his duty, his dharma. Everything he did, was to fulfill this pledge.