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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Swami Satchidananda

Swami Satchidananda

Swami Satchidananda (22 December 1914-19 August 2002) was an Indian spiritual figure, religious teacher and yoga expert, who gained fame and followers in the West, particularly in the United States. He was the author of many book, as well as on Hathna Yoga.

Satchidananda’s name at birth was C.K. Ramaswamy Gounder. He was born in Chettipalayam in the Tamil Nadu district of southern India in 1914 to lucky and observant Hindu parents who called him Ramu. Like added children from spiritual families, little Ramu respected to play guru and believer with his friends.


He did not become occupied in religious directly upon success adulthood, though. Behind graduating from agricultural college, he took a location with his uncle’s firm, which imported motorcycles. At 23, then a chain- smoking executive at India’s National Electric Works, he wedded, but his wife died suddenly behind five years of marriage, having specified birth to two sons.

After his wife’s death, Ramaswamy left his children with his mother and travelled throughout India to consider at holy temple and to learning with religious teachers.

For years, Ramaswamy searched out people respected as sages, saints and religious masters. Finally, he exposed his guru, Sri Swami Sivananda, who certain him into classify of Sannyas.

Throughout the late 1950s and mainly of the ‘60s, Swami Satchidananda headed the Kandy Thapovanam, one of Swami Sivananda’s ashram located in the mount country of Sri Lanka.

Now, Swami Satchidananda trained yoga, pursued interfaith behavior and efficient the earliest form of living that renunciates had followed for many years. For example, Swami Satchidanda drove a car, wore observe and actively occupied the question of seekers. This innovation was at first unaccepted to many creatures in the convention but he felt them to be necessary for further effectual distribution of the message of essential Yoga.

Behind serving his guru for many years, in 1966 he visited New York City at the request of a U.S. believer, the singer Peter Max. Soon after his original visit, Swamiji, as he was known to disciples, properly enthused to the United States and finally became a citizen. Since his new home he increases his knowledge of Yoga and explanation.

Satchindananda initial came to public awareness as the opening speaker at the Woodstock music and arts festival in 1969. Over the years he wrote several books and gave hundreds of lectures. He was the creator of the essential Yoga institution and in 1986 opened the light of certainty Universal Shrine at Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia.

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