Chinmaya Mission’s Swami Purushottamananda Attains Mahasamadhi

INDIA, January 23, 2011: (by By Gopalakrishnan Nair) Swami Purushottamananda, one of the senior disciples of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, attained Mahasamadhi on January 17, 2011. He served as the Resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission, Kolhapur and Chinmaya Mission’s Regional Head for Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat. He was trained and taught by Swami Chinmayananda at the first Vedanta course conducted at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai. Upon completion of the course, he was entrusted with the work of spreading the message of the Geeta and the Upanishads. In 1977, Swami Chinmayananda initiated him into Chinmaya Mission’s monastic order with sannyasa diksha.

Swami Purushottamananda served as an Acharya for over 40 years, and conducted satsangs all over India. Pujya Gurudev referred to him as his ‘Marathi mouthpiece’. In addition to conducting the Mission’s two-year Vedanta course in English, Swamiji has authored various print and audio publications in Marathi through Central Chinmaya Mission Trust. His fluency in both languages, as well as Hindi, has allowed Swamiji to travel widely throughout India and abroad.

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