Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi (1852-1929)

§   Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi was born on 26th August 1852.
§   He founded the Ananda Maha Sabha and Anandamatham (religion of bliss).
§   He founded the Siddhasramam at Alathur.
§   His real name was Karat Govindamenon.
§   An atheist, he denounced idol worship and religions.
§   He propounded the theory that ananda (happiness or bliss) should be the touchstone of any human activity.
§   He encouraged liquour prohibition and women’s education.
§   His reformist ideas are detailed in his works titled ‘Mokshapradeepam’ and ‘Anandasutram’.
§   Sivayoga Rahasyam, Sthri Vidya Poshini, Sidhanubhuthi, Mokshapradeepam, Anandakalpadrumam, Ananda Suthram, Rajayoga Parasyam, Vigraharadhana, Khandanam, Ananda Vimanam, Anandamatha Paraysyam, Anandakkummi, Ananda Ganam and Anandadarsam are his famous works.
§   Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi passed away on 10th September 1929.

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