Paramahansa Yogananda

(05 January 1893 – 07 March 1952 / Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh / India)

Paramahansa Yogananda
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Paramahansa Yogananda (Bengali: পরমহংস যোগানন্দ, Sanskrit: परमहंस योगानं‍द), one of the greatest spiritual figures of the twentieth century, was an Indina poet and also was one of the first Spiritual Masters to bring the Yoga of the East to the aspiring West.

Youth

Yogananda was born Mukunda Lal Ghosh, in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India to a devout Kshatriya family. According to his younger brother, Sananda, from his earliest years young Mukunda's awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary. In his youth he sought out many of India's Hindu sages and saints, hoping to find an illuminated teacher to guide him in his spiritual ... more »

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