The verses of the Sanskrit hymn Shri Avadhuta Stotram were adapted by Baba Muktananda to praise his Guru, Bhagavan Nityananda, who was widely recognized as an avadhuta, one living in a state of enlightenment beyond body-consciousness. Bhagavan Nityananda—or Bade Baba (elder Baba)—was a janma siddha, one born with the full realization of his own divine nature.
Baba Muktananda wrote the opening and closing verses of this hymn, and adapted the remaining fourteen verses from a chapter of a devotional text, the Vedanta Chandavali.
Singing Shri Avadhuta Stotram continues to be a beloved way for Siddha Yogis to honor Bade Baba and to honor the state of blissful Self-awareness in which he abided.
On this page is a recording of Shri Avadhuta Stotram together with the text and translation. It is also published in The Nectar of Chanting, available in the Siddha Yoga Bookstore.
Recited by the music ensemble in Gurudev Siddha Peeth.
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