About Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati
Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati was counted amongst the most popular as
well as most learned Yogis of the 20th century. His life, which was
spent mostly in the Himalayas, is the perfect example of extreme
renunciation and asceticism. Yogeshwaranand devoted himself completely
towards the realization of the soul and God. He was a major proponent of
yoga and aimed at reviving the ancient science. With this biography, you
will be able to know more about Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahansa.
His Life History
Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati was born as Brahmachari Vyas Dev ji, to
extremely rich parents. However, he left his home at the tender age of
twelve, in search of knowledge and self-realization. His entire youth
was spent in studying Sanskrit language and mastering the scriptural
knowledge. Some time later, he went to the Himalayas and practiced the
most difficult tapasya and yogic sadhana. All the while, he was in the
search of a guru, who could help him in attaining his goal.
In the process, he came across Yogi Paramananda Avadhoot, a great ascetic
who helped him in perfecting shunya (void) samadhi. However, his search
for a real guru ended when he met Avadhoot Swami Atmanand ji in a cave
near Gangotri (in Himalayas). From Atmanand ji, he got to learn
Samprajnata samadhi and awareness of various processes of nature in the
state of samadhi, the ultimate divine knowledge. Throughout his life, he
kept meeting great ascetics, learned from them and attained higher
stages in yoga and meditation.
Some of the Samadhis of Swami Yogeshwaranand Saraswati lasted for
several weeks. In the end, he used to wake up with advanced knowledge of
self-realization, origin & conclusion of cosmos and the objective of
human existence. Throughout his life, he imparted his knowledge to
people belonging to different faiths as well as different countries.
Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahansa also traveled abroad to spread
knowledge. He breathed his last on 23rd April 1985, at the age of