Swami Arupananda Giri
Previously known as Brahmachari Shivananda, he began serving Paramahamsa Hariharananda in 1985 at the Rourkela Meditation Center, and continues his service now at Hariharananda Gurukulam in Balighai. In 1996, he was initiated into monkhood and was named Swami Arupananda. He went to the West in 2001 and traveled to many countries in Europe and cities in the USA. Upcoming EventsFeb-25 to Feb-26, 2017: First Level Kriya Yoga Initiation and Foundation Day of Hariharananda Upavana, Athagarh, Odisha ( Special Event)Mar-01 to Mar-03, 2017: First Level Kriya Initiation Program and Temple Inauguration in Bhishindipur, West Bengal ( Special Event)Apr-01 to Apr-03, 2017: Foundation Day of Hariharananda Dhyana Kutir, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh ( Special Event)Apr-02 to Apr-03, 2017: First Level Kriya Yoga Initiation in Hariharananda Gurukulam, Puri, Odisha ( Initiation Only)May-16 to May-17, 2017: Jagatpur Ashram Foundation Day, Jagatpur, Odisha ( Special Event)May-26 to May-27, 2017: Shri Gurudev Birthday Celebrations in Hariharananda Gurukulam, Balighai, Puri ( Special Event)Aug-09 to Aug-10, 2017: First Level Kriya Yoga Initiation and Birthday Celebration of Shri Guruji ( Special Event)Aug-19 to Aug-21, 2017: First Level Kriya Initiation Program in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh ( Initiation Program)Dec-24 to Dec-26, 2017: Foundation Day of Sambalpur Ashram, Sambalpur, Odisha ( Special Event)
Swami Arupananda received Gurudev's grace and affection in many ways. His simplicity and love accompanied with hard work and service is an inspiration to others. He currently resides in Hariharananda Gurukulam guiding meditation.