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Portrait of the Parampara Guru who is buried in the Madam (Graveyard for Saints). The portrait hangs in the main teaching hall at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, South India

Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj: Founder of Yoga Jivana Satsangha (International); Yoga Life Foundation: Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry: ICYER (International Centre for Yoga Education and Research).

Dr Swami Gitananda Giri was one of the greatest Yogic catalysts of the twentieth century. Very few of his stature emerge from the Cosmic storehouse and such incarnations are truly epochal. He was a Master of the three great spiritual sciences,Yoga, Tantra, and Yantra.

Mahasamadhi Dec 29th, 1993 at Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, South India.

Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi, Director of Ananda Ashram and Yoga Life Publications, at a special presentation ceremony for the Yantra Students, February 2002, Ananda Ashram, South India.
Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, M.B.B.S., A.D.Y. Dr. Swami Maharishi Gitananda Giri's son, and his father's lineage holder for Yoga Jivan Satsangha, discussing Yantra with Swami Anandakapila Saraswati, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, South India February 2002. Dr. Ananda is Chairman of the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research and Yoganjali Natyalayam, Pondicherry. He is also Senior Research Fellow: department of Physiology, JIPMER Hospital, Pondicherry.
Smt. Devasena Bhavanani, M.A. presenting a difficult dance sequence of Shiva's Tandava during a Bharat Natyam performance held in honor of the Yantra class, February 2002, Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry.

Swami Anandakapila lecturing to the Ananda Ashram Yantra Class February 2002, South India

Meenakshi Devi explaining the concept of “Iodine Challenged” to Anandakapila Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, South India, February 2002 Dr Jonn Mumford

Ananda Ashram course members attending daily Hatha Yoga class on the Penthouse rooftop overlooking the sea.

Ananda Ashram students meditating at sunrise on the Ananda Ashram beach washed by the sea of Bengal.

Dr. Ananda Balayogi receiving the award on behalf of Yoganjali Natyalayam"
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