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IYA Central Secretariat’s Outreach Efforts 

On the 19th July, IYA team including Prof Kambhampati Subrahmanyam, Sri DR Kaarthikeyan and Ravi Tumuluri visited Rajarajeshwari Temple and paid their respects to Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamiji, the present pontiff of Sri Kailash Ashrama Mahasamshtana. Sri Sri Sri Tiruchi Swamigal was the…

Daaji’s Message from Kanha! 

Heartfulness proposes meditation on the heart with an aim of attaining subtler levels of consciousness. The heart is not merely a pump for blood circulation – its role goes far beyond that. References in ancient Indian literature on Yoga, especially that from Sages like Patanjali,…

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28 May 2023


Swami Mahadevananda ji

Swami Mahadevananda ji 

With profound grief and sorrow, IYA regrets to inform that Swami Mahadevananda ji, 81, left his mortal coil on August 30, 2021 in Chiang Rai, North Thailand, due to natural causes. He served the organisation for over forty years, including being Acharya for the Yoga Camp in Canada and Acharya for the centres in India. He was instrumental in developing SYVC centres in Canada, Italy, India, Thailand and Japan. His life was an example of guru bhakti for his guru, Swami Vishnudevananda ji, in whose name he served with complete faith until his last day.

Swami Mahadevananda joined Swami Vishnudevananda in 1968. In 1973, as one of his first students, he received the initiation into sannyas, the monastic order. He was the director of the Sivananda Yoga Center in Montreal for many years. In 1979, he went to India to direct the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Neyyar Dam. He built the Indian Sivananda Organization – especially in South India.

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