Swami Omkarananda, grew up around the great lady saint of India, Ma Anandamayi. He studied and lived with six enlightened Masters: Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Dalai Lama, Lung Chu, and the Master of Masters Kalyan Babaji of Himalayas.
Swami ji has multifaceted experience in the field of metaphysics, parapsychology, and mind-matter interaction like psychokinesis and psychic healing, as well as profound knowledge in Vedanta, Sanskrit, holistic lifestyle and yoga. By Dalai Lama’s reference, he visited a Tibetan monastery, where he decided to leave his secular job permanently in order to stay and study with the great Tibetan Master – Lung Chu. Devoting himself to spirituality fully, Swami ji started living with the great enlightened Himalayan Masters. On his spiritual path, he was initiated into the highest secrets of meditation, karmic purification, pranic healing and the art of dying consciously.
With the blessings and permission of his Master, Kalyan Babaji, Swami Omkarananda now travels throughout the world as a peace messenger to teach and inspire thousands of seekers around the globe. His remarkable intuition and transcendental aptitude in raising one’s consciousness, coupled with personal warmth and charisma, leaves a permanent impact on our awakening and growth.
Academically, Swami Omkarananda holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, along with five Masters Degrees and a PHD in Metaphysics. His professional experience ranges from the field of nuclear science in India to heading a yoga school in China, teaching at the department of consciousness of a Vedic health center in Switzerland, and doing research at the Theosophy Society in Japan.
A seeker of truth with an engineering background, Swami ji correlates science with ancient wisdom to create and inspire applied spirituality and transformation in our everyday lives.
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“Why should I burn incense sticks? Why do you bang the bell so hard?” “How can you worship a living person as a Guru?” Growing up in Cuttack, Odisha, Swami Yatidharmananda had a thousand questions like this about our culture, religion and spirituality.
Even though he was born into a very spiritual family and having taken mantra initiation from Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji, the family Guru at a young age, he admits to being “the spoilt kid of a business man-magician father”.
His constant questions and not finding logical answers to them led him to become a non believer at one point of his life. Things went wrong for him when his father left everything and became a Monk.
He came to Sivananda Ashram to meet Swami Chidanandaji and take his father back. This meeting led him to have a powerful spiritual experience at the Holy Samadhi Shrine of ParamaGurudev Swami SivanandajiMaharaj and became a major turning point in his life.
With the directions of his Guru he went on to study and then work as a systems analyst in Delhi. Later he landed in Hong Kong as a Computer Programmer. But soon his destiny brought him back to India. He had a strong urge to stay in the ashram and serve his Guru. After initial refusal, finally his Guru accepted him and he became one of his personal assistants in the year 1996.
He dedicated himself to the service his Guru and was very blessed and lucky to be with him 24X7 for many years. He had the rare opportunity to observe one of the greatest saint and his humility, sadhana and surrender. This had a great impact on him.
In 2003 he was given the task of upgrading the ashram in the digital domain by his Guru. Swamiji went on to design many books and also the website for the ashram. His childhood obsession to find answers to his questions led him to digitize all the materials of the great teachers of the Sivananda Ashram. He established the Audio Visual Studio and Library and restored rare films of Swami Sivananda. He became very well known in the Digitial Archiving Domain internationally which he dedicates as his Guru Kripa.
In the year 2000 he received SannyasaDiksha from his Guru. After the Mahasamadhi of Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji in 2008, he continued to serve at the Audio Visual Studio.
In July 2012 he set out on his own to continue his service to his Guru and start a mission of his own in the name of his Gurudev Swami Chidananda.
Swami Vishwarupananda is a living Yogi. He is a Master Yogi who is well versed with the greatest Yoga traditions. Hatha Yoga as taught in the Sivananda Tradition and Satyananda Tradition is his expertise. A practical Yogi, Swamiji’s depth of understanding Yoga is unique.
Born In Odisha, Swami Vishwarupanandaji came to the Sivananda Ashram in the year 1990. As a young Brahmachari, he very soon excelled as an excellent Yoga practitioner and a master in Hatha Yoga. He studied with Pujya Sri Swami Krishnanandaji and Gurudev Swami ChidanandajiMaharaj from whom he took Mantra initiation in the year 1992. To perfect his study and practice of Yoga he did one year Sannyasa Course under the tutelage of Sri Swami NiranjananandajiMaharaj, at the Bihar School of Yoga and had the good fortune to interact with Sri Swami SatyanandajiMaharaj. He came back to Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh in the Year 2001 and continued to teach Yoga at the Ashram. In the year 2005 he received SannyasaDiksha from Gurudev Swami ChidanandajiMaharaj.
Since 2005 Swamiji has been teaching independently. His approach to practice of Yoga, pranayama and meditation has been very much appreciated by all those who came across him. His popularity took him to Greece, Brazil and Japan. Swamiji is simple and humble and an intense sadhak. His students adore him for his calmness, humility and meditativeness.