Swami Chidananda Saraswati Life History
Swami Chidananda Saraswati was a spiritual leader and yoga guru who lived from 1916 to 2008. He was born as Sridhar Rao in Mangalore, Karnataka, India, and was inspired to pursue a spiritual path from a young age.
In 1943, Chidananda met Swami Sivananda Saraswati, the founder of the Divine Life Society, and became his disciple. He served as the secretary of the Divine Life Society and traveled extensively throughout India, spreading the teachings of yoga and Vedanta.
In 1963, Chidananda was appointed as the President of the Divine Life Society following the passing of Swami Sivananda. Under his leadership, the Divine Life Society grew and expanded, establishing branches around the world and promoting the teachings of yoga and spirituality.
Chidananda was a prolific writer, authoring over 100 books on yoga, Vedanta, and spirituality. He was also a renowned speaker, delivering lectures and discourses on yoga and spiritual practice around the world.
Chidananda’s teachings emphasized the importance of selfless service and the practice of yoga as a means to achieve spiritual growth and self-realization. He also emphasized the importance of developing a positive attitude and cultivating compassion and love for others.
Chidananda passed away in 2008, leaving behind a legacy of service, spiritual practice, and the teachings of yoga and Vedanta. The Divine Life Society and other organizations continue to promote his teachings and philosophy, inspiring and influencing yoga practitioners and spiritual seekers around the world.