Swami Sharanananda hails from Puri in Orissa. Being inspired by
Pujya Gurudev H.H. Swami Chinmayanandji, he joined the two year
brahmachari training course in Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai, in
the year 1986. He was trained by H.H. Swami Tejomayanandaji. He
was given Brahmachari Diksha in 1988 and became Br. Sharana Chaitanya.
He has served Chinmaya Mission centers in Anugul, Rourkela and Calcutta.
He has been the resident Acharya at Chinmaya Mission Chicago since
On July 9, 1995 he was initiated into Sannyasa Diksha by H.H. Swami
Tejomayanandaji and became Swami Sharanananda.He conducts yogasana
and other scriptural classes during Chinmaya Mission family camps
in America and
Canada. Swamiji likes to be with children. He places great importance
on value based living.