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Life & Works of Advaita Acharyas – Swami Sivananda Saraswati
On Thursday, the 8th. of September 1887, in the early hours of the morning, when the star Bharani was in the ascendant was born a boy-child in the village of Pattamadai on the bank of the river Tamraparani in South India. His name was Kuppuswamy.
He served humanity as a doctor for a considerable time in his life while being rooted in his prayer and worship every day. In spite of his busy life, Dr. Kuppuswamy served the Sadhus, Sannyasins, and beggars. Through the influence of a Sadhu he went deeper into his spiritual quest.
Dr. Kuppuswamy reached Rishikesh on the 8th of May, 1924. On the 1st of June, 1924, there came His Holiness Sri Swami Visvananda Saraswati. The doctor saw a Guru in the monk and the monk saw a Chela (disciple) in the doctor. After a brief exchange of words, Dr. Kuppuswamy was initiated into the Sannyas order by Swami Visvananda. Swami Vishnudevanandaji Maharaj, the Mahant of Sri Kailas Ashram, performed the Viraja Homa ceremonies. The Guru named the doctor Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Swami Visvananda wrote the necessary instructions about Sannyas Dharma from Benares. Swami Sivanandaji stayed at Swargashram for Sadhana.
Swamiji practiced all the various Yogas and studied the scriptures. After years of intense and unbroken Sadhana, he enjoyed the bliss of Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
Join this series of talks by Swami Brahmanishtananda to know more about the life and works of Swami Sivananda Saraswati
Morning Session: 11:30AM to 01:30PM | 17 Dec & 18 Dec 2022
Evening Session: 04:30PM to 06:30 PM | 17 Dec & 18 Dec 2022