Thursday, May 8, 2014

Swami Chinmayananda - Biography

Swami Chinmayananda, was named Balakrishnan by his parents and  he was born  at Ernakulam (Kerala) on the 8th of May, 1916.

He was brilliant in his studies and emerged out of the Lucknow University as a Master of Arts. He studied the great works of Swami Vivekananda, Aurobindo and others, and found his way to his Master, Swami Sivananda. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj entrusted him with conducting a Gita Committee, as Gurudev called it, which consisted of  Sri Balakrishna Menon (Swami Chinmayananda), Swami Krishnananda, a very learned philosopher from Bihar called Sri Nanda Kishore Srivastava, etc. He used to conduct classes in the Ashram, now and then. He was ordained into Sannyasa by Sri Gurudev on 25th February, 1949 to pursue further studies of scriptures under Swami Tapovanamji Maharaj, in Uttarakashi where he stayed with the great Master studying Panchadasi and other Vedanta Texts as well as Upanishads. Having mastered these texts, Swami Chinmayananda started his own Jnana Yajna Mission and moved from corner to corner of India conducting Gita Yajna classes, Upanishad classes and discourses on the scriptures. He was  an extraordinary orator and a masterly exponent of India’s culture, its literary heritage and scriptural lore. Swami Chinmayananda has also travelled to the West many a time.

He started Chinamya Mission with many centres in various places in India and also abroad.

He is one of the world-figures in the field of spirituality and especially he promoted and developed  India’s spiritual heritage in India as well as  in many other countries of the world.

Swami Chinmayananda returned to God’s heavenly abode on August 3, 1993 at San Diego, California, USA.

Swamiji with Children - Singing and Story Telling


Quotations of Swami Chinmayananda

Vidoes - Swami Chinmayananda

Birthdays of Famous Indians - List

No comments:

Post a Comment