Chidanand Saraswati

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To be distinguished from Swami Chidananda Saraswati, former President of Divine Life Society.
Chidanand Saraswati
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Chidananda Saraswati (called Pujya Swamiji or Pujya Muniji by disciples), is the President and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, one of India's largest spiritual institutions.[1][2] He is also the founder and spiritual head of the Hindu Jain Temple in Pittsburgh.

Swami Chidananda Saraswati is credited with conceiving the idea of and laying the foundation for the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism beginning in the year 1987.

His biography is called "By God's Grace: The Life and Teachings of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati" and was published by Mandala Publishing in 2012.


  1. ^ Swami Chidanand Saraswati Life Positive
  2. ^ Swami Chidanand Saraswati Omega Institute

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