Date : 27 Sep 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we inform all devotees of Chinmaya Mission that our dear and respected Swami Subodhananda, Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission Centres of North India, attained Mahasamadhi in Sidhbari in the early hours of 27 September 2020, having suffered a cardiac arrest. He has reached the Lotus Feet of Pujya Gurudev.
Swami Subodhananda’s natural and deep interest in Vedanta brought him to the portals of Sandeepany Himalayas, Sidhbari, in 1981, where he attended the first Hindi Vedanta Course under the tutelage of Pujya Guruji. After the Vedanta course he worked at Prayagraj as Brahmachari Vishal Chaitanya. Later on, Pujya Gurudev himself initiated him into the order of Sannyasa, bestowing on him the name Swami Subodhananda.
Swami Subodhananda had taught Hindi Vedanta Courses in Sandeepany Prayag and Sandeepany Himalayas. He remained in Sidhbari and taught and guided students of several batches.
With deep and reverential devotion, Swami Subodhananda served Pujya Gurudev when he was unwell in Sidhbari.
Swami Subodhananda was known for his in-depth and scholarly knowledge of Vedanta. His talks on Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and Bhagavata were very popular. He was fond of discussing Vedantic topics with students and would encourage reflection on such topics.
Our respectful homage to Swami Subodhananda.