Pujya Swami Brahmananda is one of the senior disciples of Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda. Swamiji's clarity on profound Vedantic truths has made his spiritual discourses popular throughout India. Swamiji has also endeared himself to millions with his mastery in Sanskrit chanting and resonant devotional hymns.
Born to a devout family in Pavanje Village in South Karnataka, the making of this spiritual luminary was visible from childhood. Inspired by Pujya Gurudev, the young seeker of knowledge underwent rigourous training at Chinmaya Mission's Sandeepany Sadhanalaya ashram in Mumbai. After the completion of the intensive three-year Vedanta course, Pujya Gurudev, recognising the brahmachari's mastery of the scriptures and missionary zeal, asked him to begin conducting spiritual discourses immediately.
With his simple and powerful words, Swami Brahmananda has won and transformed the hearts of countless ardent spiritual seekers, even in the remotest corners of India. He has extensively toured all parts of Karnataka and taught with inimitable style and down-to-earth examples, bringing home the intricate and subtle essence of Advaita Vedanta. Today, there is perhaps no city in Karnataka where Swamiji has not conducted jnana yajnas, for he is, indeed, one of the most sought spiritual teachers of Vedantic knowledge.
Serving as the Resident Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Bangalore and Chinmaya Mission's Regional Head of Karnataka, Swamiji is not only a contemporary sage, he is also an administrator par excellence. Chinmaya Mission centres in Bangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Tiptur, Mandya, Mangalore, Hubli, Kolar have all been groomed and guided by his loving and enthusiastic involvement. In addition, Swamiji's presence and direction in Chinmaya Vidyalayas, the Chinmaya Mission Hospital, and child welfare centres have inspired and touched all.
In addition to leading many innovative projects to benefit local communities at large, Swamiji has always taken a keen interest is motivating youth to live a spiritually balanced life so that they can become positive contributors to society.
"Wherever you are, and whatever work you are doing, do it with all sincerity and a single-pointed mind. Nobody can snatch success from you. Success is your birthright. Never worry about the results. Accept whatever comes as a boon from the Lord, for He knows what is best for you."
Having authored commentaries on various Vedantic texts and treatises, Swamiji has also produced acclaimed devotional recordings, all of which have become bestsellers worldwide. Swamiji's exceptional service to Chinmaya Mission and similar organisations, have been especially recognised and valued because of his easy accessibility to the public at large, and his tender, childlike love in being one with all.
A sage's revolutionary teachings and evolutionary presence are a legacy in themselves. Pujya Swami Brahmananda is one such beacon who has made a significant spiritual mark in humanity's history.