Born 6th of December 1920
Entered Into Rest 28th April 2018
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Sri. Siewlal Pooran Ramdath was born in 6th December 1920 in Princess Town, Southern Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago. A self made man of many talents and aspirations, a father to all, a brother to many, an uncle to others, a friend to those in need and a Servant of God. From a tender age enveloped himself in learning Hindi, reading The Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, The Mahabharata, The Ramayan and other sacred texts while leading services with his Ramayana group, giving lectures and discourses, throughout the country. His continued efforts to assist mankind in realizing God is expressed in this compilation of spiritual knowledge in the form of poems and stories.
He became well-versed in the Puranas, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the Bhagavata Purana, hearing them from wandering monks and the Kathaks—a class of men in ancient Trinidad and Tobago who preached and sang the Purāṇas. He could read and write in Sanskrit and Hindi. Part of his life contributed towards Sanathan Dharma in Trinidad and Tobago
By become licensed Pundit so he can perform pujaas in vedantha way.
He is history’s few, God’s own ascetic, a beacon of knowledge, and a Trinidad jewel — all rolled into one. Sri Siewlal Ramdatt is a symbol of complete abidance in Truth, the light that never descended — philosophically, literally, and figuratively. He was that pristine glacier of Self-knowledge from who flowed the Ganga of Vedantic wisdom.
Sri Siewlal Ramdatt is a saint of the highest order, Sri. Siewlal Ramdatt was a consummate Vedantin, strict teacher, a compassionate mentor, a poet whose every thought throbbed with ecstatic awareness, and a sage of unsurpassed wisdom and tranquility. He is one of those rare persons who personifies the Absolute in every sense of the word — eternal and infinite — radiant and resplendent, dazzling with the effulgence of a million suns.
“He was a God without temple, a Veda without language.”