Paramahansa Yogananda

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Birthday
5, 1893
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Mar 7, 1952 (59)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1893
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Mar 7, 1952 (59)

About

An Indian yoga guru, he is known for his Autobiography of a Yogi, which popularized meditation and Kriya Yoga among Westerners. His other published works include Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You and God Talks With Arjuna — The Bhagavad Gita.

Before Fame

He joined the monastic Swami Order in 1915. When he was seventeen years old, he met Swami Giri, the man who would become his guru.

Trivia

He founded the Self-Realization Fellowship, which expanded to include over 500 temples in more than 175 countries.

Family Life

He was born in British India, and he attended the Scottish Church College in Calcutta. He had a younger brother named Sananda.

Associated With

He and philologist Muhammad Shahidullah are considered key figures in the Bengal Renaissance.

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