Paramhansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati
The founder of the Institute " Bihar School of Yoga" at Munger, Bihar, India.
Swamiji was born on 26/07/1923 in a small town of Almora in U.P. He met his Guru Swami Shivananda Saraswati in 1934 in Rishikesh and adopted Sannyasa way of life. In 1955 he left his guru's ashram to live as a wandering mendicant and later founded the International Yoga Fellowship in 1963 and the Bihar School of Yoga in 1964.
Over the next 20 years he toured internationally and authored over 80 books. In 1987 he founded Sivananda math, a charitable institution for rural development, and the Yoga Research foundation. In 1988 he renounced his mission, adopting Kshetra Sannayasa and now lives as a Paramhansa Sannayasin.