The Siddha Yoga Dham, Bangalore, has been consistently nurturing the children of the region in every possible manner. The most basic requirement in this regard is that of nutrition. Every single day there is a steady stream of young visitors to Siddhaloka, trotting across from villages up to 5 km away, for their daily ‘prasad’ (offering) of fruit or other eatables. The last 13 years have seen the children who used to come for their daily prasad mature into adults, with successive numbers of children following in ever-increasing numbers. These children are thrilled to be in the presence of their beloved Swamiji and exchange notes about school, home and friends with the ashram inmates and Param Poojya Swamiji himself, who is their ‘best friend’!
Every year, on the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Nityananda, a ‘Baal Bhojan’ or ‘Feast for Children’ is also conducted at Siddhaloka. This is done in memory of Bhagwan Nityananda, who used to derive special pleasure in being with children and organizing feasts for them. In this function, more than a hundred children of all nearby villages assemble at Siddhaloka for a sumptuous feast. Every child is then presented with gifts by Param Poojya Swamiji. This includes school stationery, uniforms, coins and so on.
Siddhaloka is located in the heart of rural India, with the nearest primary health centre at a distance of about 5 km, and the nearest doctor about 12 km away. It is the Siddha Yoga Dham that provides basic health care requirements to the surrounding villages, thanks to the presence of qualified doctors in Siddha medicine among the inmates of the ashram. Medicines for common ailments (not requiring prescriptions) are also available and these are provided free of cost to needy villagers. First aid facilities available at the ashram are regularly utilized by the people of the nearby villages.The villagers are also advised and guided regarding medical facilities available in nearby towns, particularly with regard to major diseases requiring expert medical facilities and expensive treatment.
Several medical camps have also been organized at Siddhaloka such as Eyes, Dental Care and general health for the rural population of the region. These have drawn a tremendous response from the needy villagers and have been of significant benefit.
The Siddha Guru also examines and guides people on the treatment of intricate and persisting ailments. For this purpose, Siddha medicines are manufactured on a small-scale basis using natural ingredients and forest products. These have proved to be of immense benefit to patients suffering from various problems.