Dr. Bhageerathi Kannadati
International Yoga Guru
Proud Kannadati Bhageerathi Yoga Guru Ma is the daughter of an agriculturist from a remote village and took on a life of public service to serve the under privileged.
In our country, there are very few people who can do good things for the society, other than to give free speeches.
In this era of name and fame, anybody who can be honest, diligent, loyal, useful to the public, environment, animal husbandry, free camp for students, help for the poor, straightforward for women, service-minded, without any return benefit is a good social worker.
Bhageerathi, though a young child, was already talking about social reform. A variety of social work initiatives were undertaken in the village to help pregnant women with childbirth, etc.
Bhageerathi, was born in Katiholegram – Kenjammana Hoskote, a village of Hassan district, Aloor Taluk, on 25-7-1979. Born as the 4th daughter of her father Lakshmana and mother Janakamma, she was very much interested in yoga, gardening, sports and Kannada language as well as literature. She loved to mingle with agricultural workers and showed enormous interest in gardening and agriculture.
Now Bhageerathi specializes in easy childbirth yoga (yoga for pregnant women). In addition to Kannada activities, Bhageerathi excelled as a poet, singing, drama, script writing, etc.
She has a tremendous respect for the farmers who have worked in most of the barn farms. She has experience working in horticulture. Her education was to continue to give first aid to anyone in the village, to give first aid, to plant herbs, to love animals and to strive for the environment.
As a 4-5 years old kid, she joined RSS and was showing keen interest in listening to national leaders speeches. Then She started doing social welfare work from an early age. She won many prizes in sports, volleyball, shot put, kabaddi, yoga as a district and state title. She had developed a huge fan following back then.
After completing 10th grade, hoping to serve her village as doctor, she came to Bangalore in 1997, continued her studies in science wing. But immediately realised the difficulties of the journey as the medium of communication was English, instead of kannada which she was fluent. She worked her way up through those challenges and created institutions to learn Spoken English and Computer Education.
Continuing her Pre-University education at the College of Science, she also learned Karate under the guidance of her mentors, Chandru and Krishna Master, practice good karate and gymnastic practice. Along all these, Yoga continues to prosper with her passion and in addition, she published a book of poems “Spandana”, written about the social irregularities within our society.
Kannada Sahitya Parishad collaboratively released the book “Samaja Spandana". She has been teaching Kannada to foreigners/non-kannada speaking people under the name of “Online Kannada Learning". This is commendable for a person who was born in a forest and had to struggle to even speak English.
The Free Computer and English Learning Center has been started with the intent of not having any problems for students. Many of the students are prospering everyday and some are even settled abroad.
In recognition of her works and yoga achievements, she is recognised with the Honorary Doctorate from Government of India.
The people of Karnataka and her students have labeled her as the 'Power Yoga Guru Bhageerathi'.
She has been recognised by many institutions like Vyasa Yoga University, Karnataka State Academy, PES University, Karnataka Dance and Music Academy, Tandava Dance and Music Academy, Lions Club International, and Sri Kalyana Venkatesha Swamy Kalyanotsava.
Her intents towards Yoga, karate, the education of poor children, the struggle against oppression of women, the support towards Kannada language, were praised by people and leaders alike. She is quite popular for her yoga training abroad and has been honored with various awards for her community care and social service.
Kannada Rajyotsava Award from State Women's Trust, Kannadati Bhageerathi Award from Kannada Sahitya Parishad, Junior Mother Teresa award, etc. from many reputed institutions across Karnataka.
She Conducts regular Free Yoga Camps and also is the principal consultant of the Kannada Learning Center and a representative of women in many organizations.
Hundreds of organizations have honored her services. In 2016, the Government of Tamil Nadu awarded her as (Yoga Chinta) Junior Mother Teresa.
Plan: She is a role model with dreams of building a cancer hospital for the poor and underprivileged, and actively seeking for a suitable land from any donors.
From wage laborers to agricultural farmers, imparting Yogic knowledge and contributing for their social growth and development.
Her daily routine is to comfort suffering women and give free yoga treatments for cancer patients and help them to build courage towards recovery.
Interested Donors may help at;
Shree Sai Bhargava Seva Foundation charitable trust
IFSC code – CNRB0003219
Canara Bank, Branch: krishnarajapuram
Facebook: bhageerathi kannadati
Phone : +91 897 144 1858, +971 508813479
Dr Bhageerathi Kannadati.
#6, hongirana building, gods gift layout, opp to govt school, near bus stand, seegehalli, Kr Puram, Bangalore-560049, Karnataka, India.
Dr. Bhageerathi Kannadati, Founding Chairman, SSB Seva Foundation Charitable Trust, has been conducting free service activities in education, health and yoga since 2001 and has already taught Kannada for over 25,000 non-Kannada people since last 20 years through Kannada Learning Center.
Considering the success of the free yoga camp for over 50-60 lakh students and rural people, across rural India, Tamil Nadu then Chief Minister honored her with the title “Junior Mother Teresa Award” in 2016.
Similarly, in Karnataka, Nadaprabhu Kempegowda award was bestowed by the honorable Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Kumar.
The Government of Karnataka and Kannada Sahitya Parishad, has recognised her with many honors and awards for her Kannada service, Yoga service and health care.
Dr. Bhageerathi was appointed by reputed Emirates Airlines in Dubai, to train their air hostesses. While in Dubai, she also conducted many yoga camps to help Dubai Police, expatriate workers, etc. to maintain good health.
So far, about 150 nationalities have benefitted from her yoga training and she’s also spreading Kannada along with our cultures & traditions in foreign countries.
Even during pandemic when people are suffering from covid-19, she’s volunteering as Meditation Therapist to heal thousands of patients suffering in hospitals by guiding through Meditation and Pranayama.
Now, in India alone, over 200 families have completed their free Yoga camps, which is being demanded from every corner of the globe for meditation, yoga, and pranayama.