Siddhartha Krishna - Omkarananda Ganga Sadan Patanjala Yoga Kendra

Siddhartha Krishna

of Shri Siddhartha Krishna

Date of Birth: 12th November 1980
Place of Birth: Aligarh (Near Mathura), Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Nationality: Swiss
Father's Name: Shri Prabhuji (Prabhupada Acharya Surya Prakash) the son of Late Prabhupada Acharya Mohansvarup Shukla, the well-known great saint, mystic, philosopher and scholar of Vedism/Hinduism
Mother's Name: Usha Devi (A prominent Yoga Teacher, Direct Student of Honorable Guruji Shri B.K.S. Iyengar)
Languages: Sanskrit, Hindi, English, German
1984: Started to study Sanskrit Language, started to learn by heart the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita (700 verses) completed in 1990.
December, 1985: Came to live in Rishikesh, India, from Tgerwilen, Switzerland. Rishikesh is called the Yoga capital of the world and it is considered a place of great scholars. Ever since the whole family has been living in Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas (, a charitable organization with more than 50 educational, charitable and spiritual institutions. The sole purpose of coming to India from Switzerland and living in India was to give Siddhartha a traditional education of Vedism, as has been the family tradition. In Rishikesh he was traditionally initiated into Hinduism and Indian Cultural Education by his father.
1986 - 1988: Studied from his father various interpretations and commentaries of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
1988 - 2000: Educated in a very traditional monastery called Shri Kailas Ashram Brahmavidya Peetham (An Institute of Vedantic Research & Studies), Rishikesh, where famous world-teachers like Swami Vivekananda, Swami Ramatirtha and Swami Shivananda have studied ( Studied Vedic scriptures from Swami Vidyananda Giri ji Maharaj, a famous traditional teacher and master, and the present (10th) Head of the Institution which has at present over 15 Branches all over India. Siddhartha studied traditional texts including the Rig-veda, Vedic and Modern Sanskrit Grammar, Logic, Nyaya, Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta philosophies, viz. the 10 Upanishads, Brahma-sutra, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras with their commentaries, Sanskrit Literature. Also did some comparative religious studies.
1988 - 1991: Learned all the 4000 aphorisms of the Ashtadhyayi (the most ancient classical text of Sanskrit Grammar) by heart.
1994 - 1996: 8 Upanishads learnt by heart.
1998 - 2002: Wrote a Sanskrit Commentary on the 4000 aphorisms of the Ashtadhyayi (the classical text of Sanskrit Grammar). Received wonderful reviews from great scholars like Prof. George Cardona (Linguistic Department, Pennsylvania University, USA) and Prof. Ramayatna Shukla (Head of the Veda-vedanga department, Benares Sanskrit University, Benares, India). The book has been printed by Shri Kailas Ashram Brahmavidya Peetham and has been included in its syllabus.
2002: 6 months tour in Australia to give teachings on the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras.
Since 2004: Giving regular discourses on the Yoga Sutras in Patanjala Yoga Center in Rishikesh, to students from all around the globe.
Since 2000: Travelling around India to give discourses on the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Yoga Philosophy and Hinduism.
Since April 2005: Appointed as an Acharya, i.e. teacher of Hinduism/Vedism in the headquarters of Shri Kailas Ashram Brahmavidya Peetham (An Institute of Vedantic Research & Studies), situated in Rishikesh ( At present he teaches Advanced Sanskrit Grammar and Indian Philosophy there.
All Shri Siddhartha's training and studies have been done from the very beginning, as still today, under the supervision of his father Shri Prabhuji, a saint and scholar and a world teacher. Academically Shri Prabhuji holds a master's degree in philosophy and Ph.D. in Vedanta Philosophy.  In addition to having studied in the traditional way from his father, as has been the family tradition for many generations. Shri Prabhuji is also the author of many books in Hindi and English, and has travelled in 28 countries as a Teacher of Yoga and Vedanta. The Family has a long tradition which places a great emphasis on practising Non-violence, adoration to all religions and religious masters, and a firm determination to spread the message of and promote Universal Love, World Unity, World Peace and a better mutual understanding between various religions.

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