On the 7th of March Nitin Gadkari pays tribute to the spiritual master Swami Paramahansa Yogananda on his death anniversary.
Swami Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi and spiritual leader who introduced yoga and meditation to the West in the early 20th century. He is best known for his book “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has been translated into more than 50 languages and has inspired millions of readers worldwide. In this article, we will explore the life, teachings, and legacy of Swami Paramahansa Yogananda.
Swami Paramahansa Yogananda was born as Mukunda Lal Ghosh in Gorakhpur, India, in 1893. His parents were devout Hindus, and he was raised in a spiritual environment. At a young age, Yogananda showed an interest in spirituality and spent much of his time meditating and practicing yoga.
In 1910, Yogananda met his guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, who initiated him into the path of Kriya Yoga. This event marked a turning point in Yogananda’s life and set him on a path of spiritual awakening and service.
In 1920, Yogananda received an invitation to speak at the International Congress of Religious Liberals in Boston, Massachusetts. He accepted the invitation and traveled to the United States, where he began teaching yoga and meditation to a Western audience.
Yogananda founded the Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920, which is dedicated to disseminating his teachings and preserving the ancient spiritual traditions of India. He spent the next several decades traveling across the United States, lecturing, and teaching yoga and meditation to thousands of people.