SWAMI SHRADDHANANDAJI Biography - Religious Figures & Icons


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Swami Shraddhanandaji was born in East Bengal in 1907. In his childhood he had the passion to organize seminars, to study that teachings of Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda and to sing devotional songs.


From1925 to 1937, he spent most of his time at the Calcutta Student’s Home, first as a student and later as a monk and worker. At the age of 23, he was initiated into Ramakrishna Mission. Here he developed his spiritual Knowledge under the able guidance of Swami Shivananda. In 1939,he adopted the life of sanyasa from Swami from Swami Vivajanandaji. Then he took up the work of editorship of ‘Udhodhan’ magazine of the Ramakrishna order.


Swami Shraddhanandaji went to United States of America as an assistant minister of Vedanta Society of Northern California. Then, he was the head of the Vedanta Society of Sacramento from 1964 to 1996. Being well versed in Vedanta philosophy and teachings of the Ramakrishna Order, he penned many books related to it in Bengali. He left this world in 1996