Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja

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Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja
OccupationYoga guru
Known forYoga
AwardsPadma Shri

Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja is a Portugal-based[2] Yoga guru, the president of the Yoga Portuguese Confederation[3][4] and the founder of Yoga Sámkhya Institute, Portugal.[5][6][7] Born in Portugal in 1952, he started learning the Indian tradition of Yoga in his twenties from Krshnánandaji of the Shivánanda Áshrama,[5] located in Rishikesh in Himalayan valley.[5] He is also known to have been influenced by Aurobindo, Vivekananda, Satyananda, Kuvalayananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.[5]

Amrta Suryananda is the author of two books on Yoga, Chakra Sútra – The 7 Main Chakra in Yoga and Sámkhya, Cosmo genesis and Yoga – Beyond Hydrogen.[5] He is also reported to be writing an encyclopedia on yoga and is in the process of translating Yoga Sutra of Patanjali into Portuguese language.[5][6] The Government of India honoured him in 2015 with the award of Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[8]

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  2. ^ "You Can India". You Can India. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Yoga Federation". Yoga Federation. 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  4. ^ "DNA India". DNA India. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Yoga Samkhya". Yoga Samkhya. 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Ujjain Yoga Life Society". Ujjain Yoga Life Society. 2015. Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Jagatguru Swami Amrut Suryananda Ji Maharaja in IYS-2012". YouTube video. Pundit Radheshyam Mishra. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.

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