On the auspicious occasion of Mahashivaratri in March 2013, 17 more Chinmaya Mission Brahmacharis and Brahmacharinis cast off their yellow robes to enter the Sannyasa ashrama with the blessings of Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai. As the orange sun rose this morning over Mumbai, it brought with it more rays of light than usual in the form of 17 new Chinmaya Mission Swamis and Swaminis. Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji was delighted to announce the initiation of his yellow-clothed Brahmacharins into the flaming orange Sannyasa ashrama as Swamis and Swaminis (one who is one with the Self) on this auspicious morning.
New names given to Brahmacharins are as follows:
Br. Anshuman Chaitanya – Sw. Prameyananda
Br. Ravi Chaitanya – Sw. Sakshiroopananda
Br. Vinayak Chaitanya – Sw. Prathameshananda
Br. Kedar Chaitanya – Sw. Sughoshananda
Br. Varada Chaitanya – Sw. Someshananda
Br. Vijith Chaitanya – Sw. Jitatmananda
Br. Prayag Chaitanya – Sw. Medhajananda
Br. Ritesh Chaitanya – Sw. Sarvapriyananda
Br. Vasudev Chaitanya – Sw. Govindananda
Br. Rishi Chaitanya – Sw. Anukoolananda
Br. Sampoorna Chaitanya – Sw. Aksharananda
Br. Aniruddha Chaitanya – Sw. Anuttamananda
Brni. Namita Cchaitanya – Swni. Samhitananda
Brni. Aparna Chaitanya – Swni. Akhilananda
Brni. Nishita Chaitanya – Swni. Supriyananda
Brni. Vana Chaitanya – Swni. Sugeetananda
Brni. Vibhooti Chaitanya – Swni. Svaprabhananda
Video of Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda introducing the new Sannyasins
Photos of Mahashivaratri celebrations at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya.
In November, Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda also gave Sannyasa Deeksha to Brahmachari Prabodh Chaitanya, currently acharya at Chinmaya Mission San Jose, initiating him to ochre robes, a life of renunciation and a new name – Swami Bodhatmananda. Swami Bodhatmananda will also be the acharya of the next Vedanta course at Sandeepanay Sadhanalaya, Mumbai.