About Swami Muktanand Puri
Swami Muktanand Puri was born in 1967 in the holy city of Allahabad in India. His Guru from his previous birth, a well known Sannyasi (Hindu monk) by the name of Swami Krishnanand Ashram recognized him and blessed him through his spiritual powers. Swami Krishnanand Ashram was popularly called Swami Krishnanand Bambaiwale and was the Disciple of Swami Poornanand Tirth popularly known as Odiya Baba, a luminary of his time. Swami Krishanand Ashram also predicted that Swami Muktanand would later become a monk. As a child, his parents would sometimes catch him trying to meditate and he also loved to and would spend time chanting the mantra along with others.
Swami Muktanand remembers many of his past lives spent in spiritual practices. At the age of 32, he threw away his material life to dedicate his life to spiritual pursuit. Having a love for solitary practice and an ascetic life style, he spent many years with different masters travelling from the Himalayas to the forests of Madhya Pradesh performing many different spiritual practices.
He became a Sannyasi (a Hindu Monk) and was given the name Swami Muktanand meaning the bliss of freedom or he who is in bliss and free from the fetters of this world by his Guru Swami Shukdevand Puri, the Acharya Mandaleshwar of the Atal Akhara.
Swami Muktanand is 63rd in the unbroken lineage of the Guru-disciple tradition in the tradition of Shri Vidya, an ancient Indian tradition of the worship of the divine mother in the resplendent form of the beauty of the three worlds—ShriMahaTripurSundari.
He is working to promote a transformation in the consciousness of individuals and groups of people. He is also promoting Ayurved, the ancient Indian science of healing through herbs.
He teaches Mantrayog, Pranayam, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Stress Management, Spiritual Healing, Bhagvad Gita, Vivekchudamani and other spiritual texts and spiritual techniques in Russia, Europe and India.
The main ashram of his Guruji Swami Shukdevavand Puri is in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, and Swami Muktanand Puri has inherited an ashram named Mukti Peeth in Unnao District, Lucknow-Kanpur Road, Uttar Pradesh.