Swami Brahmananda Saraswati (1868–1953) was the Pontiff of the Jyotir Math  in India. His birth name was Rajaram. He was born into a Brahmin family, and he left home at his younger age towards interest in spirituality. After some time, he became a disciple of Svami Krishnananda Sarasvati. He has become a holy saint and the Chief of the Jyotir Math in 1941. He was called as Maha Yogi Raj and as Guru Dev by his disciples and devotees.

Some of his disciples were

  1. Swami Shantanand Saraswati.
  2. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
  3. Svami Swarupananda Sarasvati.
  4. Swami Karpatri.

He made Swami Shantanand as his successor before his death in the year 1953.


He was born into a priest community in the village near Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.   He was interested in spirituality and his family guru has also suggested his parents to allow him to the spiritual journey, since he was a blessed divine child. He went to the Holy Himalayas and Haridwar and Rishikesh. After some time he met Svami Krishnananda Sarasvati. And he was given the name of Brahma Chaitanya Brahmacari by his guru. And with his guru’s permission, he temporarily stayed in a cave and began his meditation, and after some time he joined his guru with his ashram, and started doing spiritual activities.

He constructed a building for Jyotir Math. He spent most of his time as a pious saint and travelled throughout india, for spreading the spiritualism among the people.


  1. Try to love others and think every-one as your friend, then there will be no enemy for you.
  2. Cultivate the bhakti spirit and pass it on to others.
  3. God is the main master for you and you are his servant, give proper respect to your master, since we are all the slaves and servants of the god.
  4. Behave with others in a pleasing manner, and have an attitude of showing kindness with others.
  5. Don’t feel yourself as insecure. God is the best security for you. He will guide you, protect you and teaches the right things to you.
  6. Control your thoughts by doing yoga and meditation, and by going to temples and worshipping the gods and the goddesses. Or otherwise, bad and unwanted thoughts will easily enter into your mind, and your life will get spoiled.
  7. Don’t worry about past things in your life. Think about the present and the future life only.
  8. Try to do charitable activities like providing food and giving necessary things to the poor people, and also educate the poor children and help in the marriage of the poor girls.
  9. Respect the aged people and give respect to your parents. Don’t leave them alone, and take care of them properly.


Through his efficient teachings, more and more people were got attracted and become his followers. He also removed the problems in the life of his devotees and made them to reach the spiritual path. Throughout his life, he had concentrated his attention only on doing good things to others. He also removed the physical and mental diseases of his devotees through his spiritual powers.

Let us worship the great saint and be blessed.