Sri Swami Satyananda was born in1923 at Almora on the foothills of The Himalayas. At a young age he had the inclination and the opportunity to meet and serve several sadhus, who were on their way to the Himalayas. It had a strong influence in the young Dharmendar!
At the tender age of six, when most people would play with toys, he had a profound spiritual experience. His parents were reassured by many saints about the spiritual potential of their son!
In the life of Sri Swamiji, several spiritual, tantric, yoga Gurus were eager to adopt him and even offered to make him their successors. Sri Swamiji also received guidance into several aspects of spiritual sadhana.
In 1943, at the age of 20 Sri Swamiji met Swami Sivananda at Rishikesh and the rest of his life is history that the whole world knows.
If you wish to actually read about the life and work of Sri Swami Satyananda, you can visit the website of Bihar School of Yoga.