27th April 2019, Swami Chaitanyananda of Chinmaya Mission Kolkata took final refuge at the feet of Pujya Gurudev, at Kolkata.
Swamiji joined the Vedanta course in Sandeepany (Himalaya), Sidhbari in 1986. On the successful completion of the course in 1988 he was given the name Brahmachari Nandan Chaitanya.
From 1988 to March 2000, Swamiji served devotedly in various Chinmaya Mission centres – Assam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Madgaon (Goa) and Satna (Madhya Pradesh). He tirelessly applied himself to all the grass root levels activities of the Mission – Jnana Yagnas, camps and classes for children, youth, senior citizens and teachers.
Swamiji received Sannyasa Deeksha from Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda in March 2000. Thereafter, as Swami Chaitanyananda, other than a short posting to Boston (USA), he continued to spread Pujya Gurudev’s message of the scriptures in Allahabad, UP (2001 to 2010), and Kolkata, West Bengal (2011 till date).
Swamiji’s dedication to the Mission was deep and unwavering. Ever smiling and always cheerful, he touched and transformed many a heart. He will be fondly remembered by those whose lives he impacted and his gentle presence will be greatly missed.
Our respectful homage to Swami Chaitanyananda.
At His Feet