Swami(nī) Cidvilāsānanda

(b. 1955)

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(b. 1955)

Born Malti Shetty, Cidvilāsānanda has been the head of the Siddha Yoga organization since 1982, when, after years as his follower and translator, she was chosen by Swami Muktānanda to be his successor. Her younger brother, Swami Nityānanda (Subhash Shetty), who was appointed with her, subsequently stood down to leave her as the sole living ‘master’ in the tradition.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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