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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. Sivananda Yoga , the yoga form propagated by his disciple Vishnudevananda , is now spread in many parts of the world through Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
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These centres are not affiliated with Sivananda's ashrams , which are run by the Divine Life Society. Swami Sivananda was born Kuppuswamy on Thursday, September 8, , during the first hours of the morning, with Bharani star rising in Pattamadai village on the banks of Tamraparni river in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. His father, Sri P. Vengu Iyer , worked as a revenue officer, and was a great Shiva Bhakta Bhakti himself. His mother, Srimati Parvati Ammal, was a very religious woman. Kuppuswamy was the third and last child of his parents.
As a child he was very active and promising in academics and gymnastics. He attended medical school in Tanjore , where he excelled. He ran a medical journal called Ambrosia during this period. Upon graduation he practiced medicine and worked as a doctor in British Malaya for ten years, with a reputation for providing free treatment to poor patients.
Over time, a sense that medicine was healing on a superficial level grew in Dr. Kuppuswamy, urging him to look elsewhere to fill the void, and in he left Malaya and returned to India to pursue his spiritual quest. Upon his return to India in , he went to Rishikesh where he met his guru , Vishvananda Saraswati, who initiated him into the Sannyasa order, and gave him his monastic name; the full ceremony was conducted by Vishnudevananda, the mahant abbot of Sri Kailas ashram.
In , with some money from an insurance policy, he ran a charitable dispensary at Lakshman Jhula. After a few years, Sivananda went on an extensive pilgrimage and travelled the length and breadth of India to meditate at holy shrines and came in contact with spiritual teachers throughout India.
He conducted Sankirtan and delivered lectures during his travels. He sang bhajans and danced in ecstasy with Maharshi's bhaktas. He also went on pilgrimages to various places in northern India including Kedarnath and Badrinath.
He visited Kailash - Manasarovar in Sivananda founded the Divine Life Society in on the banks of the Ganges River , distributing spiritual literature for free. Swami Sivananda entered Mahasamadhi departure of a Self-realized saint from his mortal coil on 14 July in his Kutir on the bank of the Ganges, in Sivanandanagar.
Sivananda's two chief acting organizational disciples were Chidananda Saraswati and Krishnananda Saraswati. Chidananda Saraswati was appointed president of the DLS by Sivananda in and served in this capacity until his death in Krishnananda Saraswati was appointed General Secretary by Sivananda in and served in this capacity until his death in A prolific author, Sivananda wrote books on a variety of subjects: metaphysics , yoga , vedanta , religion, western philosophy , psychology , eschatology , fine arts , ethics, education, health, sayings , poems, epistles , autobiography, biography, stories, dramas, messages, lectures, dialogues , essays and anthology.
His books emphasised the practical application of Yoga philosophy over theoretical knowledge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Swami Sivananda. For the second President of Ramakrishna Math, see Shivananda.
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