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Sannyas Diksha at Sivananda Ashram

On the Holy Karthika-Sukhla Shasthi i.e. Skandha Shashti (Sunday, the 14th November 1999), Paramapujya Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, President, The Divine Life Society, ordained Sannyasa Diksha for 21 worthy candidates, including 18 inmates of the Ashram, in the spiritual presence of Gurudev H.H. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj at Gurudev Kutir on the holy bank of Mother Ganga. The following are those initiated into the holy Sannyasa order:

1. Br. Narayanapada Chaitanya (Haridas) Swami Narayanapadananda Saraswati
2. Br. Gurupada Chaitanya

Swami Gurupadananda Saraswati

3. Br. Pavitra Chaitanya Swami Pavitratamananda Saraswati
4. Br. Dharmanishta Chaitanya Swami Dharmanishtananda Saraswati
5. Br. Navaghan Raut Swami Baladevananda Saraswati
6. Br. Guruprasad Chaitanya Swami Guruprasadananda Saraswati
7. Br. Bhaskar Chaitanya Swami Bhaskarananda Saraswati
8. Br. Sharanagata Chaitanya Swami Sharanagatananda Saraswati
9. Br. Devabhakta Chaitanya Swami Devabhaktananda Saraswati
10. Br. Gurupriya Chaitanya Swami Gurupriyananda Saraswati
11. Shankar Subramanyam Swami Padmanabhananda Saraswati
12. Harinarayan Potty Swami Hrishikeshananda Saraswati
13. Dilip Bellare Swami Krupananda Saraswati
14. Prafulla Kumar Panigrahi Swami Omkaraswarupananda Saraswati
15. Lakshmi Mataji Swami Tyagananda Saraswati
16. Hans Schutt Swami Muktananda Saraswati
17. Kevin Travis Swami Bodhichittananda Saraswati
18. Gangadhar Panda Swami Archanananda Saraswati
19. A.V. Raghavalu Swami Mantrarupananda Saraswati
20. Dhirendra Barik Swami Viswanathananda Saraswati
21. Harihara Nayak Swami Sadashivananda Saraswati


Pictures from the Initiation Ceremony 


Assembly at Ganges.


Puja at Mother Ganga (1).


Puja at Mother Ganga (2).


Puja at Mother Ganga (3).


Puja at Mother Ganga (4).


Initiates posing for photograph with Guru Maharaj.


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