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About Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati

H.D. Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati is a born Sage, Mystic and Genius.

Already at the age of thirteen and fourteen his life was flooded with numerous spiritual experiences of the omnipresent and omniscient God. Under the dictates of these experiences, he left his home city in South India for the Himalayas, where the world-renowned Sage Sri Swami Sivananda recognised in him an embodiment of the high spirit of renunciation, profound divine wisdom, touching purity of heart, made him known as Bala Yogi, Bala Jnani, titled him as Adhyatma Kavita-Bhaskara and crowned him with Sannyasa-Diksha at the age of seventeen.

The Activities of the Great Mystic, Sage, Philosopher and Writer Shri Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati embrace spiritual, cultural, educational, scientific and social fields. One of the significant achievements in these fields is the unique work he has done for the upliftment of the backward regions in the hills of the Himalayan Garhwal area. In recognition of his extraordinary services he has received several prestigious honours like Mother India Award, Bharat Nirman Award and Hind Rattan Award.

The Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas at Rishikesh, set on one of the foot-hills of the Himalayas, is one of the main branches of his international Institution. It aims at the realization of educational, social, cultural and spiritual projects. Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas carries on its activities through its registered Trusts - Swami Omkarananda Dharma Samsthan, Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Charitable Trust, Omkarananda Educational Society, Omkarananda Saraswati Natya Kala Academy and other educational, spiritual and cultural Institutions.

Many beautiful Temples have been established by Shri Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati in the Garhwal area, out of which the "Omkarananda-Kamakshi-Devi Mandir", in typical South-Indian style, is absolutely outstanding in its beauty and purity and constitutes a landmark in whole Uttarakhand. This Temple and other lovely Temples of Omkarananda Ashram, situated in Omkarananda Nagar, Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh, and other places, are a center of attraction.

Further, by the Grace of Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, numerous educational, social and cultural Institutions have been established in Uttarakhand, Garhwal Himalayas, where education was needed most. For details: See "Activities".

Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati is Author of many books on the subjects of Philosophy, Spirituality and Science, and his books are available in many languages, all over the world.



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