Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi

Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi
1852 - 1929

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First Name Brahmananda
Middle Name Swami
Last Name Sivayogi
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th August, 1852
Died 10th September, 1929
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality Indian

Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi (26 August 1852 – 10 September 1929), also known as Alathur Shivayogi or Alathur swami, was an atheist sanyasi from Kerala, India who founded the Ananda Maha Sabha in 1918 and Anandamadham (religion of bliss) in 1919. Brahmananda Sivayogi was born on 26 August 1852 at Kollankode, a small village in Palakkad district of Kerala. He was the
ninth son of Nani Amma of "Karatt" family and Kunhikrishna Menon of Kunnath Ravunnyarath at Vallengi. He had nine brothers and one sister. He was titled "Brahmananda Swamikal", recognising his spiritual and literary knowledge by Dr. Ayyathan Gopalan, a social reformer, leader and propagandist of Brahmo Samaj in Kerala and founder of Sugunavardhini movement. Mentor of Swami Sivayogi, and as an honor for writing a book Brahmasankeerthanam which was a compilation of hymns and songs of worship (to be sung during Brahmo prayer meetings) on the request of Dr. Ayyathan Gopalan and all Brahmosamajists of Malabar, and also for extending his untiring services done through Brahmo Samaj. He started Sidhdhasramam in Alathur on 1891. He propounded the theory that anandi (happiness or bliss) should be the touchstone of any human activity. The movement he spearheaded played an important role in the Kerala reformation movement.

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