Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Reference Number
RF1447601807
Gender
Male
Artists Name
Swami Sivananda Saraswati
Real Name
Kuppuswami
Birth Dates
Star Sign
Virgo (Aug 24th – Sept 23rd)
Country of Birth
India
State of Birth
Tamil Nadu
City of Birth
Palayankottai
Death Dates
Country of Death
India
State of Death
Tamil Nadu
City of Death
Palayankottai
Location
Country of Funeral
India
State of Funeral
Tamil Nadu
City of Funeral
Palayankottai
Description
Sivananda Saraswati (or Swami Sivanada) (8 September 1887 – 14 July 1963) was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. Sivananda was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. He studied medicine and served in British Malaya as a physician for several years before taking up monasticism. He lived most of his life near Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh.



He was the founder of the Divine Life Society (DLS) in 1936, Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy (1948) and author of over 200 books on yoga, Vedanta, and a variety of subjects. He established Sivananda Ashram, the headquarters of the DLS, on the bank of the Ganges at Sivanandanagar, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Rishikesh



Sivananda Yoga, the yoga form propagated by his disciple Vishnudevananda, is now spread in many parts of the world through Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. These centres are not affiliated with Sivananda's ashrams, which are run by the Divine Life Society.



Swami Sivananda entered Mahasamadhi (departure of a Self-realized saint from his mortal coil) on 14 July 1963 in his Kutir on the bank of the Ganges, in Sivanandanagar.
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