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About Gnanananda Giri

Swami Sri Gnanananda Giri (Nia-na-nan-da) is believed to be born in the early 19th century. He is the Chief Disciple of Sri Sivaratna Giri Swamigal and also one of the Peetathipathis(leader) of the Jyothir Matam, one of the four Matams established by Adi Sankarar. This Lineage of Peetathipathis is also commonly known as the 'Giri'Paramparai as seen from the Peetathipathis' name which ends with 'Giri'.

As a young child, Gnanananda lived the life of an ascetic. Gnanananda is a Mahayogi, Siddha Purusha, Himalayan sage and Indian philosopher. He believed in Advaita Vedanta because he was lineage of Peetam. Swami Gnanananda Giri had a number of disciples including Swami Vidyananda Giri, Swami Triveni Giri and Swami Dasagiri. At one point of time, he gave sanyasa to Swami Haridhos Giri, who was with him for many years. of Adi Shankara. He travelled around the world to spread the teaching of Advaita Vedanta.
 
The Birth of Swami Gnianananda Giri is not clearly known but his birth date is celebrated each year on the birth star of Kritika in the Tamil month of Thai, (January). He is also believed to be born in the village Mangalapuri in North Kanara District of Karnataka to an orthodox Brahmin The conventional Hindu caste system divided society into four sects and Brahmin was known as the learned class who gained the knowledge of sacred texts written on Hinduismcouple, Venkoba Ganapati and SriMathi Sakku Bai. Gnanananda was named Subramanyam at birth, and left his home at a very early age.
 
Sivaratna Giri accepted Subramanyam as his disciple and named him Pragnana BrahmachariBrahmachari
After sacrificing herself in Daksha’s yagya, when Sati took...
. Gnanananda followed his guru, Sivaratna Giri, like a shadow and showed great love in serving him. When Gnanananda was thirty-nine years old, Sivaratna Giri indicated his intention to "leave his mortal frame" to his disciples.
 
Sivaratna Giri initiated Gnanananda in the traditional manner into the Giri order of Jyotir Mutt and gave him the monastic name of Sri Gnanananda Giri. Sivaratna Giri died at age eighty-one on the full moon day in the month of Chitra. The anniversary of this event is still observed with respect in every ashrams of Sri Swami Gnanananda Giri.
 
Gnanananda adorned the 6th lineage of Peetam of Jagadguru Totakacharya for some time. However he nominated one Ananda Giri in his place and retired to the height of the Himalayas for penance.
 
Gnananda spent many years at the sacred spot of Gangotri and icy caves of the Himalayas in intense tapas. He travelled extensively on foot, spanning the whole India and Tibet, Nepal, Burma, Sri Lanka and Malaya. He met many holy men over the course of his pilgrimage.
 
 

 
 

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