In 1945 at the age of nine, Pujya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Asanganandji came to Parmarth Niketan under the guidance and as a disciple of Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj. For the past sixty-one years, He has been devotedly serving the ashram. He has obtained acharya degrees in Vedanta and Sanskrit literature, as well as a Master’s degree in Sanskrit literature. Since 1961, He has tirelessly served the ashram’s Sanskrit Vidyalaya.
Though very learned, His simplicity and humbleness is manifested in the countless number of hours performing the simplest of tasks. In 1977, He renounced worldly attachments and took sanyasa from Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj. From 1991 to 2006, He has served the Swami Shukdevanand Trust, first as Managing Trustee from 1991 -2006 and now as Chairman since 2006, gracing all of the projects with His devotion and piety. Pujya Swami Asanganandji has been imparting the wisdom of the ancient holy scriptures including yoga to countless number of devotees. His wisdom has brought inspiration, upliftment and deep knowledge to pilgrims who seek His guidance.