Akhandanand Saraswati

Akhandanand Saraswati (1911–1987) was a great preacher of Bhagavata Purana and was an expert scholar in Hindu Puranas, Uphanishads and other sacred texts of Hinduism. His birth name was Shantanu Behari.


He was born in a Brahmin family in a village in the district of Varanasi. He read all the sacred texts of Hinduism at his younger age. He has also studied well in his school and was very intelligent in grasping the subjects, and got a very good name in his school.

Before becoming a saint, He published a number of spiritual books and articles. He also translated some important sacred texts from sanskrit to hindi.

He has become a saint through the instructions given by Sri Brahmanand Saraswati in 1942, and from then onwards he was called as “Swami Akhandanand”.

He served as a President of the Bharat Sadhu Samaj. He was an honorary board member of the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan.

He has written the following sacred texts in his own style and in a detailed manner, without disturbing the original contents.
1. Bhagavata Purana
2. Bhagavat Geeta
3. Ram CharitraManas
4. Uphanishads

He established Anand Vrindavan Ashram in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India.


1. Swami Prabhuddhanand Saraswati ji
2. Swami Vimalanand Saraswati ji
3. Swami Mahsehanand Saraswati ji
4. Swami Govindanand Saraswati Ji
5. Swami Omkaranand Saraswati ji

He attained Mahasamadhi on 1987.


Sri Akhandanand was a great spiritual leader and a saint, who was still living through his devotional articles. He was interested in acquiring the spiritual knowledge at his younger age itself. He has chosen the path of Sanyasi, since he was interested to enter into the “PATH OF SPIRITUALITY”.

According to him, entering into the path of spirituality is a great service to the god, and can attain salvation through that. He insists his followers to regularly read the Hindu devotional books such as vedas, bhagavat gita etc. And also ask them to worship the god from their heart, and to realize the god from our inner soul (ATHMA).

He also cultivates the habit of helping others and doing charitable activities, respecting the elders, spreading the religion amongst the people and uttering the various names of Lord Krishna.

Let us worship him and be blessed.


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