September 1, 2021
Swami Mahadevananda Saraswati
Swami Mahadevananda joined Swami Vishnudevananda in 1968.
In 1973, as one of his first students, he received the initiation into sannyas, the monastic order.
He was the director of the Sivananda Yoga Center in Montreal for many years.
In 1979 he went to India to direct the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Neyyar Dam. He built the Indian Sivananda Organization – especially in South India.
He served as a guru bhakta, a devoted disciple of his teacher Swami Vishnudevananda.
He was known for his devotion, as well as for his powerful voice singing kirtan.
Swami Mahadevananda spent his final years in personal retreat in Montreal and in Thailand. Swami Mahadevananda kept very much to himself, to his meditation and personal sadhana.
He left the body on the 30th of August 2021, the auspicious day of Krishna Janmashtami at the age of 81.
Pujas and prayers are being offered at Sivananda Ashrams.
May he rest in Peace
In the service of the Lord
The Executive Board
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and Ashrams