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Our Parampara

Our Illumined Masters

Satyananda Yoga Centre follows the tradition of yoga as given by Swami Sivananda, Developed by Sri Swami Satyananda, preserved and propagated by Illumined masters of our Parampara

Sri Swami Sivananda

Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati was born at Pattamadai, (Tamil Nadu) in 1887. After serving as a medical doctor in Malaya, he renounced his practice to search for his Guru in the foothills of the Himalayas. He settled in the sacred valley of Rishikesh and was initiated into the Dashnami Sannyasa tradition in 1924 by Swami Vishwananda Saraswati.

In subsequent years he wrote hundreds of books and articles on yoga and spirituality to maintain and introduce yogic values in the minds of the general public. His emphasis was on breaking down the barriers which separated the needy from the teachings that could help them, whether this took the form of yoga for health, peace of mind or spiritual aspiration. This ideology continues to guide the work of the Satyananda branch of his lineage.

To this end Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati toured India extensively, inspiring people to practice yoga and lead a divine life. He founded the Divine Life Society at Rishikesh in 1936, the Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy in 1945, the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in 1948 and the Sivananda Eye Hospital in 1957 and attained Maha Samadhi on 14th July 1963.

As a major spiritual voice of not only his time, but forever, Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati guides thousands of spiritual seekers, disciples and aspirants all over the world.

If you wish to read more about Swami Sivananda and the mission that was started by him, you may visit the website of DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY :

Sri Swami Satyananda

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 :

Paramahamsa Swami Niranjanananda

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati was born in Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) in 1960. Guided by his guru, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, from birth, at the age of four he came to live with him at the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger where he received training in yogic and spiritual sciences through yoga nidra.

In 1971 he was initiated into Dashnami sannyasa, and thereafter for eleven years he lived overseas, mastering skills in varied areas, acquiring an understanding of different cultures and helping propagate yoga in Europe, Australia, North and South America.

At the behest of his guru, he returned to India in 1983 to guide the activities of Bihar School of Yoga, Sivananda Math and the Yoga Research Foundation at Ganga Darshan. In 1990 he was initiated as a paramahamsa sannyasin and in 1993 anointed spiritual preceptor in succession to Swami Satyananda Saraswati. He established Bihar Yoga Bharati, the first university of yoga, in 1994 and the Yoga Publications Trust in 2000 in Munger. He also initiated a children’s yoga movement, Bal Yoga Mitra Mandal, in 1995. In addition to inspiring the activities at Munger, he travelled extensively to guide seekers around the world.

In 2008 he relinquished the presidency of the Bihar School of Yoga and all institutional responsibilities were handed to the next generation of yoga sevaks. Before his Mahasamadhi in 2009, Sri Swami Satyananda gave Swami Niranjanananda the mandate to explore the sannyasa lifestyle and to revive and expound the classical yoga vidya. Author of many classic books on yoga, tantra and the upanishads, Swami Niranjan is a magnetic source of wisdom on all aspects of yogic philosophy, practice and lifestyle. He ably combines tradition with modernity as he continues to nurture and spread his guru’s mission from his base in Munger town.

In 2017, he was awarded the third highest civilian award of India, the Padma Bhushan, by the President of the Republic of India for meritorious work in yoga.

To read more about Swamiji and his contributions visit :

Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati popularly known as Swami Satsangi, was born in 1953, in the small town of Chandernagore, West Bengal, India. Although from childhood she had a completely modern education and upbringing, she opted for the traditional life of renunciation and sannyasa after she had a series of inner awakenings at an early age, which led her to her guru, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. She was initiated into the Dashnami tradition of sannyasa on 6 July 1982 at Ganga Darshan, Munger.

Thereafter she travelled extensively and ceaselessly with Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati on his tours in India and abroad, which gave her immense exposure and contributed to her development into a scholar with deep insight into the yogic and tantric traditions as well as modern sciences and philosophies. A truly inspirational teacher and gifted writer, Swami Satsangi is the author of major texts on yoga and tantra, such as Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent, Karma Sannyasa, Light on the Guru and Disciple Relationship and her latest, The Descent, a commentary on Adi Guru Shankaracharya’s famous poem of divine ecstasy, Sri Saundarya Lahari. One of her most acclaimed books, Tattwa Shuddhi: The Tantric Science of Inner Purification, outlines an essential practice for inner experience which she herself developed and presented. Her ability to articulate ancient teachings from yogic, tantric and vedic texts and bring these into a modern context makes Swami Satsangi an ideal teacher to transmit the wisdom of her guru’s teachings.

In 1989 when her guru Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati, ordained by an inner mandate he received in meditation, went to live in seclusion at a remote rural village in Jharkhand known as Rikhia, Swami Satyasangananda was the person who located the place he saw in his vision and negotiated the purchase of the land, which was to become the tapobhoomi of Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. At that time Rikhia was a poor, nondescript, unknown village in one of India’s poorest states. No roads, no electricity, no phones, no shops, no traffic, no trace of the 21st century, that was the Rikhia she entered in 1989, to prepare for the arrival of her guru.

Since that time Swami Satsangi has dedicated herself to fulfilling her guru’s vision of uplifting the neglected, impoverished and downtrodden villagers in the surrounding areas of the ashram, by implementing the cardinal teachings of Paramguru Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati: Serve, Love, Give. Her tireless and unceasing efforts, which are carried out under the banner of Sivananda Math, an institution founded by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati in 1987 at Munger in memory of his guru, have transformed the entire area into a vibrant centre of spirituality where people throng in large numbers for spiritual solace.

On January 1st 2007, she was appointed as the Peethadhishwari of Rikhiapeeth by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Presently she resides at Rikhia, and is dedicated to implementing Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati’s three precepts of serve, love and give, working tirelessly for the material and spiritual upliftment of the local community, who are the neighbours of her guru. She travels nationally and internationally carrying the light of Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati’s and Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s teachings to all.

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Satyananda Yoga Centre -Triplicane

Satyananda Yoga Centre – Triplicane,  is a sincere attempt of Sannyasi Shiva  Rishi formerly known as NKT.M.Jeyagopal to provide an authentic experience and exposure to SadhanaSeva and Samarpan, as given by Swami Sivananda, presented  by Swami Satyananda and preserved and propagated by the luminaries  of the Bihar Yoga or the Satyananda Yoga tradition.

In his childhood & during his young years, Sannyasi Shivarishi was very playful,  weak in studies, with a distracted & dissipated mind;  a notorious boy, pain to teachers & elders. During his youth he developed an interest for unhealthy habits. The spoilt youth felt a transformation happening when Yoga touched his life in 1988.

Much to his surprise, Yoga brought about a universal transformation in him.

Today he is known as Sannyasi Shiva Rishi. He is a disciple of Paramahamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati. 

He was initiated into the Jignasu Sannyasa at Ganga Darshan, Bihar School of Yoga on the first day of Navaratri 2009,  into Karma Sannyasa on the auspicious day of AKSHAYA TRITIYA in 2012, by Paramahamsa Swami Satyasanganada Saraswati in the sacred grounds of Akhara of Rikhiapeeth. 

Had the good fortune of getting trained under some of the greatest masters of modern time, into several disciplines of Yoga. Being such a beneficiary of Yoga, he realized that if he had the exposure to the traditions at a younger age it would have been a greater way to experience youth.

He decided that he would work to create opportunities for young people to have an enjoyable experience of the ancient wisdom of the Vedic Rishis. To bring this ancient wisdom closer to children and youth, that they feel a connect and a meaning of yogic inputs in their life.

SYCT is the culmination of his vision of providing a centre of learning, for those interested in a complete understanding & learning of yoga for spiritual awakening and fulfillment of life purpose to take part in the process of self reflection, refinement, fine tuning of personality; resulting in a readiness for Self Realization.

You can read the following pages to know about the journey that he went through.

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Serve # Love # Give

Satyananda Yoga Education Charitable Trust

Satyananda Yoga Education Charitable Trust is a registered charitable trust with 80G and 12A. SYECT has been blessed by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Several projects have been undertaken by SYECT for providing opportunities for the students of Yoga to involve themselves in SEVA

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ஹரி ஓம்ஸ்ரீ சுவாமி சத்யானந்தருடைய நூறாவது ஜெயந்தி வருஷமான 2023 ஆண்டில் சென்னை வாழ் மக்களாகிய நாம் மாபெரும் பாக்கியம் அடைய இருக்கிறோம். சுவாமி நிரஞ்சனாநந்தருடைய அருட்பெரும் கருணையினாலும் சுவாமி சத்சங்கி அவர்களின் பேரருளாலும் குரு தேவர் ஸ்ரீ சுவாமி சத்யானந்தருடைய திவ்ய பாதுகைகள் நமது சத்யானந்த யோக மையத்தில் வெள்ளிக்கவசம் பூண்டு அருள் பாலிக்கிறது. இவ்வாண்டில் குரு பூர்ணிமா மகோத்சவத்தின் பொழுது ஸ்ரீ சுவாமிஜி அவர்களின் பாதுகைகள் ரிக்கியா பீட்டில் ஸ்ரீ சுவாமிஜியின் சமாதியிலும் அவரது கணேஷ் குடிர் வளாகத்திலும் சதுர் வேத பாராயணம் மற்றும் குருபூர்ணிமா மகோத்சவத்தின் பொழுது வைக்கப்பட்டு ஸ்ரீ சுவாமிஜி அவர்களுடைய அனுக்கிரகத்துடன் சென்னை திரும்பியது. இது தாங்கள் அனைவரும் முன்பே அறிந்ததே. லக்ஷ்மி நாராயண மகாயக்ஞத்தின் பொழுது ஸ்ரீ சுவாமிஜி அவர்களின் திவ்ய பாதுகைகள் கங்கா தர்ஷன் ஆசிரமத்திற்கு கொண்டு செல்லப்பட்டது. அங்கு அக்காடாவிலும் ஸ்ரீ சுவாமிஜி உடைய தங்குமிடமாக விளங்கிய ஸ்ரீநிவாசிலும் மற்றும் …

Centenary of Sri Swami Satyananda

Year of Outreach announced by Bihar School of Yoga Visit the above link to know about the plan rolled out by Bihar School of Yoga, visit the websites of both our ashrams to see the year long programs happening throughout the year. Plan in advance so that you can apply for programs and training that you would like to participate. Visit the following link for Bihar School of Yoga Visit the following link for Rikhiapeeth Home – 21 Dec

Yuva Yoga Shibiram

Satyananda Yoga Centre will shortly be rolling out a specially designed course for youth! People in the age of 18 to 25 are eligible to attend this course. An introductory session will be conducted on 12th February 2023, Sunday at 6.30pm at Satyananda Yoga Centre, Triplicane, Chennai. Details of the course will be made available at the venue during the introductory session. To register for the introductory session visit the following link Yoga for Youth

Unique Contributions of Sri Swami Satyananda – A Satsang by Swami Anandananda

Date and Time: 13th January 2023, 5pm to 7pm Venue: Satyananda Yoga Centre, Triplicane, Chennai – 5 Facebook Live will be done on 13th January 2023, Friday on our >> Satyananda Yoga in Chennai Page Swami Anandananda Saraswati Founder and Yogacharya of the Satyananda Ashram Italia School of Yoga, in 1979 he met his Guru and Spiritual Master, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, from whom he received initiation into the Sannyasa tradition in 1983. From 1980 to today he regularly visits the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar, India, where he stays for extended periods of time to further his training. On …

Children Yoga Course

After a long time, we have rolled out once again a Children Yoga Course at Satyananda Yoga Centre. It is a completely fun filled yoga program that challenges, prods, encourages your child to explore the wonderful ways of understanding the body-mind-energy complex and making full use of the great gift of life!Our course for children will be held on every Sunday from 9.30am to 10.30am. the course will be conducted by teachers who are filled with wisdom and enthusiasm and are systematically trained to make the learning of yoga total fun.If you wish to enroll your child in the course, …

Program for Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank

Managers and staff of 500 + branches of Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank, participated in the interesting and eye opening online program! More than 700 participants joined the online session from all over India. Participants were taken through and experiential and introspective session. The Yogic approach to convert stress into a catalyst for progress and master stress were introduced to participants. The introduction was followed by guided practices from the Satyananda Yoga practice tradition. The program culminated with a plethora of questions being answered and genuine questions clarified by Sn Shivarishi.