What we have is a gift from Him.
What we do with what we have is our gift to Him.
-Swami Chinmayanandaji

Acharyas

Param Pujya SWAMI TAPOVAN MAHARAJ
SWAMI TAPOVAN MAHARAJ

Swami Tapovan Maharaj was a pristine glacier of Self-Knowledge through whom flowed the Ganga of Vedantic wisdom. He was a saint of the higher order, a consummate vedantin, a strict teacher, a compassionate mentor, and a poet whose every thought throbbed with ecstatic awareness, and a sage of unsurpassed wisdom and tranquility.


Filled with divine light, the compassionate sage, shared words of wisdom with all the devotees who came to him in search of spiritual knowledge, but rarely did he accept any resident disciples. When Swami Tapovanam did accept a resident disciple, the latter was trained under the strict conditions. There were few who could undergo and survive such hardships, but those seekers who did, were blessed by the Master with Supreme Enlightenment.


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Gurdev SWAMI CHINMAYANANDA
SWAMI CHINAMAYANANDHA

Swami Chinmayanandaji was one of the 20th Century’s world – renowned and revered exponents of Vedanta, the foundation of Hindu religion and culture. He is a distinguished authority of the scriptures of India, especially Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. He was born in 1916 and attained Mahasamadhi in 1993.


Swami Chinmayanandaji authored multitude of books, including commentaries on the major Upanishads and Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. Swami Chinmayanandaji is credited with bringing about a worldwide Vedantic renaissance in the late 20th century through his introduction of Adi Shankara’s works and teachings to the masses. Whether in his writings or his orations Swami Chinmayanadaji was famed for his depth, clarity, eloquence, wit and humor.


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Guruji SWAMI Tejomayanandaji
SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDA

Swami Tejomayanandaji is the present head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.


Swami Tejomayanandaji is a living portrait of simplicity with depth(in Vedanta), humility with courage, and wisdom with devotion. Always jovial, smiling, and welcoming, he is readily accessible and approachable to all who seek the knowledge of Vedanta from him .


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Acharya Swami Krishnathmananda
Swami Krishnathmananda

Swami Krishnathmananda is the present acharya of Chinmaya Mission, Salem & Hosur.


Swamiji did his Vedanta Course for 2 ½ years (1991 – 1993) under his Acharya Swami Vageeshananda (Br. Dharmesh Chaitanya) at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore and served there till 2002. In the year 2002 July 28, he was posted as Acharya Chinmaya Mission Salem Chapter.


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