Ganapati Muni (1878–1936), was a disciple and devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi. His birth name was Ganapathi Sastry.
Ganapati Muni was born in a village in Andhra Pradesh in the year 1878. He had studied well and learned the basic education along with the divine scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas. At his teenage, he was very much interested in spirituality and left his home and went on pilgrimage to holy places like dwaraka, puri and rameswaram and performed severe meditation on god. At Varanasi, he well studied sanskrit language and got the title 'Kavyakantha'. From then onwards, he is also known as “KAVYAKANTHA GANAPATHI SASTRI”. He went to many places and reached Tiruvannamalai in the year 1903 to worship Lord Shiva and Parvati in the Arunachaleswarar temple and performed meditation on the girivalam path. He met Ramana Maharshi, and got his blessings and accepted him as his spiritual guru. After staying there for several years, he got a teacher job in Vellore in the year 1904. His wrote a divine text "Uma Sahasram," which contains the greatness of Mata Parvati. He also wrote another text “MAHAVIDYADI SUTRAS”. He also met Sri Aurobindo in the year 1928. And he left his physical body at Kharagpur in the year 1936.
Similar to Bhagavan Ramana Maharishi, he also got great spiritual powers through his severe meditation on Lord Shiva. He also helped the devotees by invoking them in the bhakti path, and held various religious discourses and taught the importance of worshipping the god, and also guided them in solving their problems and asked them to chant the names of Lord Shiva, in order to get relieved from the problems.
Let us worship Sri Ganapathi Muni and be blessed.
“OM SREE GANAPATHI MUNIYE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE RAMANA MAHARISHIYE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”