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About the Author
Swami Satyananda Saraswati is considered to be one of the foremost Vedic scholars and Sanskrit translators in the West. He is the author of nearly 60 books in nine different languages representing a significant contribution to the understanding of Hinduism and Vedic religious practices.
Swamiji comes from the Dashnami lineage of Adi Shankaracharya, and belongs to the Saraswati tribe of renunciates and scholars who are living the life of a teacher and a knower of wisdom, worshiping with both spiritual knowledge and devotion. His Guru, Swami Amritananda Saraswati, initiated him into the Vedic Knowledge, Sanskrit, and the Chandi Path and sacred fire ceremony as his primary system of spiritual discipline in 1971.
He practiced the recitation of the Chandi Path in the Himalayan snow and in the hot springs of Bakreswar. Through this rigorous penance, he became impervious to the influences of heat and cold. Through his experiences walking the length and breadth of the Himalayas over 15 years, Swamiji fell in love with Sanskrit and became proficient in numerous languages including Bengali and Hindi. Wherever he went he would learn the local systems of worship and inspire those around him to participate. Swamiji’s expertise and experience spans many different religious traditions. His realizations and teachings make him a living example of Ramakrishna’s Gospel, “as many as there are individuals, so many are the paths to God”.
In 1979, Swamiji met Shree Maa when he was performing a vow of worship in a small temple in the interior of West Bengal. They toured India, spreading their divine love and inspiration by performing pujas, homas, and sharing their realizations, and teaching their methods of spiritual practice. In 1984 they came to America and established the Devi Mandir, where he and Shree Maa shine their beacon of light from Napa, California. Today, they share all their resources to give every individual an opportunity to access these spiritual teachings.
- Paperback: 211 pages
- Publisher: Sunstar Publishing (IA); 1 edition (April 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1887472851
- ISBN-13: 978-1887472852
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
Book Reviews of Annapurna Puja and Sahasranam
By Gokul Sharma, Kanpur
Divine Mother Annapurna nourishes us each day by giving us food for our bodies as well as sustaining our breath and our lives in so many ways. Swami Satyanandaji is helping us to thank Her for all that She has given us in the past and continues to do so in the present and will do, if it be Her will in the future. It is a beautiful gift to have this book and be able to thank Divine Mother will our heart. Jai Maa Annapurna!!
By Cindy Blanchard, Oregon
The names of Divine Mother Annapurna are beautiful. The puja is explained very well too. A great book for all devotees of Divine Mother.
By Haresh Pilani, New York
This book has the Annapurna stotram in addition to 1000 names of Annapurna Devi. I enjoy doing puja and all these together and then serving prasaad to all Her devotees. Thank you for this lovely book. I pray that we can all come close to Mother Annapurna and be blessed with Her nourishment.
By Ramesh Chand, St Louis
Great set of names fun to recite in a group remembering Mother Annapurna.
By Anshuman Banerjee, Durgapur
The names of Annapurna are so auspicious and pleasing. The Puja and Sahasranam book is a great treasure for devotees of Divine Mother all across the world. Many thanks to the authors for this service to humanity.
By Mahanta Shree Goswami Tribhuvana Puriji,
Annapurna Mandir, Varanasi
Annapurna Puja is an excellent resource for worshippers of the Divine Mother Goddess. Swami Satyanandaji has put into his scholarship the same joyous devotion that he shows in his worship. This work will inspire many devotees.
By Abhadesh Pandey,
Purohit, Annapurna Mandir, Varanasi
Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s Annapurna Puja allows devotees from all around the world to share the love of the Divine Mother Goddess. It is our great delight that the Mother who feeds everyone around the world will now have her names sung by devotees around the world.
By Swami Vasudevananda,
Swami Satyananda’s translation is full of bhava. His work is accurate, inspiring, the true statement of the ancient Rishis.