In Bantwal Taluk, Karopady Village, at the foot of Kalenjimale, the Om Shree Viranjaneya Swami Kshetra, as an embodiment of asceticism, was established on 15-2-1989 by the revered Shree Narayana Swami, which later became Shree Gurudevadatta Samsthanam; the revered became Shree Gurudevananda Swamiji. Three decades ago, Odiyooru was merely a waste land. But Odiyooru Shree Gurudevadatta Samsthanam, founded by His Holiness Shree Gurudevananda Swamiji, has transformed the land into a multifaceted center in a short period of time. Being called as the Ganagapura of south, it has become an abode of communal harmony.
The divine power, success, achievements, sacrifice, courage, spirituality, social thinking and humble service of his holiness have contributed a lot to the success of the Shree Samsthanam.