Swami Prabhavananda

Swami Prabhavananda (1893–1976) was a Saint of the Ramakrishna Mission, and a religious preacher. He started the Vedanta Society in America and in California, and spent his last days in America.

He was born in India, and he joined the Ramakrishna Mission in the year 1914. He became a disciple of Swami Brahmananda, in the Ramakrishna Mutt in Belur, West Bengal.

In 1923, he went to America, and founded the Vedanta Society. Under his good administration, the Vedanta Society was attracted by lot of admirers, and considered as one of the largest Vedanta Society in America.

Prabhavananda was a great scholar and written lot of books on Vedanta, Hindu scriptures and devotional poems. Through his good knowledge, he had foreign disciples such as Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard.

Prabhavananda died in the year 1976 and attained MUKTI. Prabhavananda’s book “The Spiritual Heritage of India” was well acknowledged and got large number of readers throughout the world. Prabhavananda also translated the Bhagavad Gita in English language.


1. Vedic Religion and Philosophy

2. Life and teachings of Swami Brahmananda

3. Religion in Practice

4. Yoga and Mysticism

5. The Wisdom of God

6. The Upanishads

7. The Song of God

8. How to know God

9. Narada Bhakti

Let us praise the great saint and be blessed.

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