Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Swami Sivananda Saraswati was born in 1887 in Tamil Nadu. He was a doctor in Malaysia. In 1924 he renounced his medical practice when he was initiated into Dashnami Sannyasa by Swami Vishwananda Saraswati

He did a lot of sadhana, yoga and studied the scriptures. He also became a wandering monk, travelling extensively throughout India.

On his travels Sivananda's mission was to awaken the ethics and spiritual consciousness of people. In 1936 he established the Divine Life Society at Rishikesh, with the key aim of spreading spiritual knowledge and serving humanity.

In 1945 he established the Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy.