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Swami Mukundananda
Born(1960-12-19)19 December 1960 (age 58)
Founder ofJagadguru Kripaluji Yog, Radha Krishna Temple, Dallas
PhilosophyBhakti yoga
Religious career
GuruJagadguruttam Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

Swami Mukundananda (born December 19, 1960) is a teacher of yoga, meditation and spirituality and the founder of Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog), a nonprofit organization based out of Dallas, Texas.[1]

Early life[edit]

As a child, Mukundananda spent long hours in meditation and contemplation.[2] He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with a degree in engineering[3][4] and received a graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.[5][6]

He left a career in business[7] to join the order of Sannyas,[8] dedicating his time to devotional pursuits.[2] Under the guidance of guru Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj,[2] Mukundananda studied the Vedic scriptures,[9] Indian and Western philosophy, and Bhakti Yog. Maharaj exhorted Mukundananda to disseminate Vedic teachings around the globe.[2]

Teachings and philosophy[edit]

Mukundananda formulated Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog), a system of yoga that incorporates elements of both Hatha yoga and Bhakti yoga,[1][10] and founded a nonprofit organization of the same name to promote the practice throughout the United States and India.[1][11][12] JKYog is headquartered at the Radha Krishna Temple in Allen, Texas.[13][14]

He lectures at Fortune 500 companies and major universities throughout the world.[8][15][16][17][18][19][20]


  • Art of Mind Management ISBN 978-0-9968693-2-4 (2017)
  • Bhagavad Gita ISBN 978-0-9833967-2-7 (2013)
  • Essence of Hinduism ISBN 978-0-9826675-8-3 (2011)
  • Spiritual Dialectics ISBN 978-0-9826675-9-0 (2011)
  • Yoga for the Body, Mind and Soul ISBN 978-0-9833967-1-0 (2011)
  • Inspiring Stories for Children, Vol. 1: ISBN 978-0-9826675-0-7 (2010)
  • Inspiring Stories for Children, Vol. 2: ISBN 978-0-9826675-1-4 (2010)
  • Inspiring Stories for Children, Vol. 3: ISBN 978-0-9826675-2-1 (2010)
  • Inspiring Stories for Children, Vol. 4: ISBN 978-0-9826675-3-8 (2010)
  • Bal-Mukund Festivals of India ISBN 978-0-9826675-4-5 (2010)
  • Bal-Mukund Wisdom Book ISBN 978-0-9826675-5-2 (2010)
  • Bal-Mukund Saints of India ISBN 978-0-9826675-6-9 (2010)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Monthly Archives: July 2013: The Swami and the mayor". Deborah Fleck, Staff Writer, July 23, 2013. Irving Blog, the Dallas News.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Saint and the Sciences"
  3. ^ "IITian swamijis? Meet the unusual engineers Ishani Duttagupta & Shantanu Nandan Sharma". The Economic Times, Oct 2, 2011
  4. ^ "Offbeat route to success - An Article on IITD Alumni". IIT Alumni News, By Janani Rajeswari S, 23 Oct 2010.
  5. ^ "Techie Swami Mukundananda Embarks On 7-Month US Tour".
  6. ^ "Spiritual leader visits Rolling Meadows". ABC7 News. August 7, 2011
  7. ^ "Newsgram Interview"
  8. ^ a b " Swami Mukundananda Enlightens Devotees through Lecture Series Across America". Indo American News, August 2, 2012.
  9. ^ Indian Diaspora: Socio-Cultural and Religious Worlds. BRILL. 30 January 2015. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-90-04-28806-5.
  10. ^ "US Tour"
  11. ^ "Satsang Centers"
  12. ^ [1] India Satsang Centers
  13. ^ "Radha Krishna Temple Inaugural Ceremony". Indo American News. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  14. ^ "Radha Krishna Temple opens in Dallas". Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  15. ^ "World religion students visit temple, Swami Mukundananda".
  16. ^ "Swami Mukundananda to visit Houston".
  17. ^ TooStep. "Swami Mukundananda Leads the "The Path to God Realization"".
  18. ^ "Inspiring Discourses by Swami Mukundananda".
  19. ^ "With 'Who am I' begins the quest for spiritual knowledge".
  20. ^ "Swami Mukundananda answers questions on Spirituality".