A Dedicated Teacher

In 1992, Paramahamsa Hariharananda authorized Triloki Dash to initiate sincere seekers into Kriya Yoga. He also directed him to travel and conduct classes on Kriya Yoga in various parts of Odisha and Bengal. Then in 1993, with the blessings of this great master, Brahmachari Triloki founded an ashram on the outskirts of Cuttack that was sanctified by the divine visit of his master.

He was called to Europe in 1994 by his Gurudev Hariharanandaji to join him and teach Kriya Yoga there. Then in 1995, during a short visit to India, Brahmachari Triloki Dash was initiated as a sannyasi, monk, by Paramahamsa Hariharananda. Receiving the name Swami Prajnanananda Giri, he was directed by his Gurudev the next day to travel to Europe, the USA, and other countries in order to teach Kriya Yoga through public lectures, seminars, retreats, and meditation classes. Long before Triloki Dash became a monk, Paramahamsa Hariharananda predicted, "Whatever is started by me has to be completed by him."

Three years later, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda was given the title of Paramahamsa, the highest title given to monks and saints who attain the summit of God-realization, by his Gurudev on August 10, 1998, on his birthday.