Paramahansa Yogananda

Yogi, a guru of Kriya Yoga and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship

1893   -   1952

country of citizenship: British Raj, India
educated at: University of Calcutta, Scottish Church College, Senate of Serampore College
occupation: philosopher, autobiographer, writer

Paramahansa Yogananda (Bengali: পরমহংস যোগানন্দ) (5 January 1893 – 7 March 1952), born Mukunda Lal Ghosh (Bengali: মুকুন্দলাল ঘোষ), was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of Indians and westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Yogoda Satsanga Society of India and Self-Realization Fellowship. In 1946, he published his autobiography, titled Autobiography of a Yogi which is on the list of the "100 best spiritual books of the 20th Century" created by HarperSan Francisco, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. The book has been regularly reprinted ever since and is known as "the book that changed the lives of millions."
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