Swami Sarvananda
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Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi
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Swami Sarvanandaji
Founder Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi
Swami Sarvananda
Sept.1930 to Dec.1930

Born as Bhupendranath Mukhopadhyaya at Shantipur-Fulia in the district of Nadia (West Bengal) during Durga Puja 1885. Father Sri Kshetranath Mukhopadhyaya, mother Rajrajeshwari Devi. He studied at Varanasi in Central Collegiate School, passed Entrance from Patna in 1899, did his FA from Krishnanagar (West Bengal), BA from Queen's College Varanasi and MA in Philosophy from Allahabad University in 1905. Met Swami Vivekananda at Varanasi in 1902 and joined the Order at Belur Math in 1905.

He was initiated by Swami Brahmanandaji and was named "Br Tejanarayana". Then he was sent to Madras Math under Swami Ramakrishnananda. He was initiated into Brahmacharya in 1906 by Swami Ramakrishnanandaji. He was the first one in the Ramakrishna Order to be initiated into Brahmacharya. Assisted the Editor of Prabuddha Bharata; was initiated into Sannyasa by his guru and named Swami Sharvananda. President of Madras Math from 1911-26, first editor of Vedanta Kesari, Founded the Ramakrishna Society at Rangoon in 1916, started the Tamil journal "Ramakrishna Vijayam", became a Trustee of Belur Math in 1922, established the centre at Mumbai in 1923.

He also founded the Delhi centre in 1927, Colombo centre in 1930, Karachi ashrama. He became one of the Assistant Secretaries (1927) and subsequently one of the Vice-Presidents (1932) of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Some of the Upanishads are translated by him and are still being published by the Madras Math. Known as one of the greatest orators.  Left his mortal coil in 1970.

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