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Here is a list of Shivabalayogi videos that can be viewed online.
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New Age Forum, 1989   Shivabalayogi is interviewed by Charles Whitt in this 1989 Santa Barbara cable television program, “New Age Forum”.  Two edits, On Meditation and On Guru, are taken from that interview.

Cambridge (Boston), Massachusetts, 1989.   Shivabalayogi answers questions about meditation, world conditions, and the death experience.

Synergy TV Interview, Seattle, 1990   Shivabalayogi describes his own tapas (twelve-year meditation in samadhi) in this television program interview by Charlene Ryan, Seattle, June 25, 1990.

Jesus Yogis & Spiritual Leaders, 1991   Shivabalayogi answers questions from a conversation video taped at the home of Dr. Ram in Las Vegas on April 16, 1991.  Subjects in nine edits include meditation, tapas, end times & Jesus’ second coming, spiritual leaders, religion & the Pope, avatars, spirituality & drugs.

Bangalore Darshan Interview, 1994   Excerpt from video recorded on February 6, 1994, in Swamiji’s darshan room at the Bangalore ashram.  Shivabalayogi explains why different yogis emphasize different paths, how Ramakrishna attained samadhi (enlightenment) through his guru, Totapuri, and how Ramana Maharshi’s emphasis on self-inquiry is the purpose of meditation. 

Bangalore Hall Interview, 1994   Recorded February 17, 1994, in the meditation hall of the main Bangalore ashram.  Devotees from France ask Shivabalayogi questions about end times, finding the guru, and spiritual practices.

New York, 1990   Shivabalayogi is interviewed by Jack Lenchner in this excerpt from a New York video.  Swamiji demystifies the origins of Guru Purnima, the annual full moon day that is the occasion for celebrating the guru, and Mahashivaratri, the annual great night of Shiva, which falls on a moonless night.

In the West

Shivabalayogi in New England

Programs.  Video taken in 1990 during Swamiji's programs over the course of a week.

A Walk and a Talk in the Park.  Conversations with Shivabalayogi recorded in the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, in 1990.  Subjects include: meditation; the manifestations of Shiva, Jesus, and other yogis; astral bodies; and how yogis work together to serve people.

Shivabalayogi in New England Waters.  Swamiji and devotees take a dip in the waters off of New England.

Cambridge (Boston), Massachusetts, 1989 Conversation.  Shivabalayogi answers questions about meditation, world conditions, and the death experience.

Edited Programs

Shivabalayogi an Introduction is shown in two videos, one on his tapas and the other on his mission.

Sacred Images, shown in two parts, shows many photographs taken of Shivabalayogi during the early years after he completed tapas on August 7 of 1961.

Shivabalayogi Blesses Waters   This video program collects photos, film, and videotape of Shri Swamiji blessing and bathing in oceans, lakes and rivers, including the Ganges River, the ocean at Kakinada, and at New England in the United States.

Bhava Samadhi, Divine Play, Spiritual Ecstasy   This program collects film and videotape of bhava samadhi taken from 1963 to 1987 in Adivarapupeta, Bangalore, Madras, Anantapur, Sambhar Lake, Dehradun, and Farrukhabad in India.


On the Light Side

The Inspector   Swamiji plays the role of a police inspector.

Cooking Pullao 1994   Shri Swamiji cooking pullao.

Swamiji Bathing 1982, 1986 & 1994   Swamiji bathing with devotees in the Ganges River, in the Bay of Bengal near Kakinada, and again near Kakinada two weeks before his mahasamadhi.

Badrinath 1986   Shivabalayogi takes devotees to Badrinath in the Himalayas where they enjoy throwing snowballs.

Shivabalayogi in New England Waters.  Swamiji and devotees take a dip in the waters off of New England.



Adivarapupeta 1963.   These are the earliest videos we have of Shivabalayogi.  They are from two color films, each about eight minutes, taken in March of 1963, less than two years after he completed his twelve-year tapas.

Adivarapupeta   Video of Adivarapupeta village and ashram recorded in 1994 shows villagers weaving cloth, and children swimming in the Godavari canal, just like Swamiji did when he was a boy.  Also shown are the place by the canal where Shivabalayogi was initiated into tapas, and the meditation temple (Dhyana Mandir) where he sat for almost ten of his twelve-year meditation.



Bangalore Ashram, Bannerghatta Road 1960's & 1968.   The original Bangalore ashram is located on Bannerghatta Road.  Videos include an early 8mm film taken in the mid 1960’s, and three clips taken on August 7, 1968, when Shivabalayogi completed a one-year tapas for world peace and a crowd numbering in the tens of thousands gathered to receive his darshan.

One Year Tapas.   Video taken on August 7, 1969, when Shivabalayogi emerged from one-year tapas for world peace.  Experience from that day can be read HERE.

Bangalore Ashram, JP Nagar 1977.   Shivabalayogi’s largest ashram is located in J.P. Nagar, Bangalore.  Two videos are from black and white film taken shortly after this ashram was inaugurated on August 7, 1977.

Rainmaker 1985   Shivabalayogi meditates at the Thippagondana Halli reservoir which, at that time, was the only source of water for Bangalore City.  Swamiji brought rain, breaking a severe drought.

Bangalore Ashram, August Function, 1993   A collection of several edited programs of video taken on or around the celebrations of the 32nd anniversary of Shivabalayogi’s completion of tapas. Video taken at the Bangalore ashram in J.P. Nagar in August of 1993:  (1) the four-acre site and typical daily activities; (2) evening bhajans and Shivabalayogi darshan.  Video of the function itself:  (3) morning darshan, (4) the homa (yagna, fire sacrifice), and (e) abhishekam (ritual bathing) of the gods in the Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara temple and of Swamiji himself.  (5) Video of bhajans and annadanam (mass feeding) the following night, Sunday, August 8, 1993.

Cooking Pullao 1994   Shri Swamiji cooking pullao for the devotees.  Recorded in his rooms at the Bangalore ashram in 1994.


South India

Madras 1965 & 1970   Madras (since renamed Chennai) was the scene of many meditation and bhajan programs during the early years of Shivabalayogi’s travels in India.  An 8mm film is the source of the 1965 video and the three 1970 videos are taken from a 16mm film.

Anantapur 1982    Two videos taken in October of 1982 on the occasion when Shivabalayogi gave life to a Shivalinga and other deities in the temple at the Anantapur ashram.

Kakinada Sea Bath    Video recorded in 1982 shows Swamiji with devotees in the ocean near Kakinada, on the Bay of Bengal.


North India

Sambhar Lake 1965 & 1986    Sambhar Lake in Rajastan is the site of Shivabalayogi’s first ashram in North India.  One video is from 8mm film taken in the mid-1960’s and the other is from video tape taken in 1986.

Dehradun 1986   Three programs are taken from video tape recorded in 1986 at the Shivabalayogi ashram in Dehradun.

Swamiji Bathing in the Ganges at Haridwar    Video recorded at Haridwar in 1986 shows Swamiji bathing with devotees in the Ganges River.

Harihar 1984    Harihar, in the north of the state of Karnataka, is the scene of two videos recorded during Shivabalayogi’s visit in 1984, including a procession through the town streets.

Agra 1986    Scenes from kirtan (bhajans) and arthi recorded over three nights of programs at the Bhadawar House in Agra, April 13-15, 1986.

Jhansi & Farrukhabad 1986    Video recorded in 1986 during programs at Farrukhabad and Jhansi in North India.

Badrinath 1986    Shivabalayogi takes devotees to Badrinath in the Himalayas where they enjoy throwing snowballs.



Italishwara 1989   Two excerpts from video recorded near Venice, Italy, in 1989.  Shivabalayogi was invited there to consecrate a Shiva linga which he named Italishwara, Lord of Italy.