Himalayan Master Swami Samarpanananda Saraswati is a direct disciple of Paramahamsa Niranjanananda of Bihar School of Yoga, Munger in the lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati disciple of Swami Shivananda Saraswati of the Divine Life Society, Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, Himalayas in the order of Advait- Vedanta Adi Guru Sankaracharya in 788 AD
Swami Samarpanananda Saraswati (Swamiji, Himalayan Master) was born in Odisa, India, on 30th May 1972. Graduated in Science with Botany (Honours), Utkal University, Orissa in 1989. He left home on 30th August 1990 and joined Gurukul (family of masters) life in Rishikesh at Shivananda Ashram on 8th September 1990.
Took Isthadeva-Mantra-Initiation from H. H. Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, the president of the Divine Life Society (DLS), Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh on December 21st. 1990.
Completed the 15th Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy (YVFA) course in 1990 on the philosophy & psychology of Yoga & Vedanta. In 1992 he was appointed Yogacharya of YVFA, Headquarters Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, Himalayas
Joined Bihar School of Yoga and met his venerable Guruji in 1990. He then took Brahmacharya Diksha on 19th February 1991 and completed the one year Sannyasa course successfully under the guidance of Paramahamsa Niranjanananda. He was initiated into Dashanami Sannyasa in the order of Adi Guru Sankaracharya, aged 22, on November 8th, 1993.
Met with the Divine Mother Maa Amritanandamayi, Kerala in 1992.
From 1994 to 1998 maintained Gurukul discipline and ascetic monk lifestyle while studying classical philosophy of India in the order of Adi Guru Sankaracharya in Advaita Vedanta, a lineage which dates 800 A.D. at the Holy Kailash Ashram, Rishikesh, Himalayas
Since 1998 to 2016 he has traveled overseas and toured 36 countries in Europe ( Austria, Italy, Scotland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Spain, Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Monaco, the Vatican, Latin America (Ecuador), Russian Federation (Moscow,Ufa,Siberia,St petersburg) and South East Asia (Indonesia,Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Nepal, China, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Bhutan.
In 2002, he visited his Guruji and his Grand Master Paramahansa Satyananda in Rishikesh at Shivananda Ashram. Then through their grace, he finally had the vision to settle down in Rishikesh as a resident.
Took Kalachakra Tantra Initiation from H.H. Dalai Lama in 2000 Spitti Valley, Himalayas.
Took Kriya Yoga Initiation from H.H. Sri Shibendu Lahiriji in the lineage of Babaji/Lahiriji Mahasaya, Varanasi, 2001.
Swamiji met Dr Danilo Türk: (2007 - 2012 ) President of Slovenia at Ljubljana, during his European Spiritual tour on 21st of June in 2008.
Swamiji has completed a special one year Meditation Diploma Course on Buddhist and Yogic (Tantra and Vedanta) perspectives of Meditation from 2008 to 2009 at Mandala Yoga Ashram , Wales,UK under guidance of Sri Swami Nischlananda Saraswati, disciple of Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar school of Yoga.
The International Samarpan Yoga Awareness Foundation (ISYAF) was founded under his direction in 2001 and he is now President of ISYAF.
Swamiji has completed the Thai Advance therapeutic study in the subject of Thai traditional herbal medicine and Thai Massage at Chiang-mai, Shivagokomapaj Old Medicine Hospital in 1998 and 2014.
Presently he is engaged in deep metaphysical study and guides National and International Yoga,Vedanta, Tantra and Kriya yoga programmes.
He is the author of the books
- "Authentic Pranayama Yoga"
- "Samadhi Yoga", expected publication date end 2015.
All publications are available in local bookshops (we highly recommend the bookshop next to the German Bakery in Laxmanjhula) and at the Ashram.