by GlobeWorks

ri Raghavendra Swamy, the great sage who lived several centuries ago, appeared in a dream in 1970 to Sri Appaji's uncle, Sri P.R.Krishna Murthy. Murthy was told that Sri Raghavendra Swamy would be born again in Muthy's family. Murthy related his dream to the family, but everyone forgot about the dream until two years later when Murthy's brother's wife was in labor.  On May 8th 1972, Murthy's brother Sri Gopinatha Rao was praying outside the delivery room when he saw Sri Raghavendra Swamy enter the delivery room, smiling and blessing Gopinatha Rao. Sri Raghavendra Swamy first said he is coming; then when the child was born, he said "I have come."

he real name of Sri.  Appaji is Raghunath.  Appaji means FATHER (with respect).  The name Appaji was given by Sri. Appaji's grandmother, who felt that it  is disrespectful to call such a great yogi by name just because he is young in the body.   Appaji's childhood was very unusual. Although he went to school and played like all other children, most of his time was spent in giving "DARSHANS." During darshan time he preached many  truths and enlightened many people. The darshan was always on a one-to-one basis.

rom his birth, people of all ages came to Appaji seeking solutions to their personal problems.  Appaji helped them to understand and resolve many issues such as curing diseases, assisting people in finding suitable brides or grooms, helping people be more successful in business, helping some to resolve misunderstandings and issues surrounding them, taking actions to reduce poverty, and assisting people dispel unwanted stress. People came with all their problems. His help and guidance in Darshans were always free.

ppaji foretold that he would be leaving his body at the age of 22 years to go on to his next project.  During his life, he was in "Sahaja Samadhi" all the time. He did not need a spiritual practice or Guru. In his Darshans, he disclosed that he had done over 50 years of "Tapas" in previous lifetimes. Sri Appaji has been a guiding force in the lives of those who came to him.

"I have come."

Sri Raghavendra Swamy
(at Appaji's birth)

Sri Sri Sri Appaji
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