Julie and Govinda in India

Swami Dharmananda

Swamiji was born in 1953 in Calcutta. He was raised by his father who gave great attention and dedication to his education. He was given strong ideals and values by his father who wanted him to have a career in the army.

He graduated from the National Defence Academy as a commissioned officer at the prestigious academy at Dehra Dun. After a few years he left the army to seek his spiritual destiny in Rishikesh. Since 1983 he has resided at Ved Niketan Ashram, where he was initiated in the order as a Swami.

He is a teacher of the Science of Yoga and Indian Spirituality to earnest seekers coming to Rishikesh from all over the world. His lectures especially his mode of presentation with humour, stories and anecdotes has earned him wide acclaim. His lectures are available on DVDs and book “Advance Yoga Study”.

Julie & Govinda visited Rishikesh six times and studied with Swamiji and highly recommend him as a spiritual teacher.

Swamiji is currently teaching in Colorado USA.

India Address
Spiritual Teacher and Counsellor
International Vishwaguru Meditation and Yoga Institute
Ved Niketan Dham, P.O. Swargashram - 249304
Dist. Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, via Rishikesh, India

Address in USA
1813 Rannoch Dr,
Longmont, CO-80504,USA
Telephone: India 91-135-2434353 USA - 303.732.5922)


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From left to right: Mataji, current head of ashram, assisting with a ceremony - H. H. Sri Vishwaguruji, founder of the ashram, at 102 years of age - Swami Dharmananda conducting a farewell ceremony

Swamiji and Mataji

From left to right: Swamiji teaching his western students - Swamiji and Mataji with visiting Swami - Ved Niketan Ashram on the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh