दण्डी स्वामी नारायणानन्द सरस्वती
Daṇḍī Svāmī Nārāyaṇānanda Sarasvatī

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati (1923-2010) was a disciple of Shankaracharya Shantanand Saraswati (1913-1997), and, before him, a student of Swami Brahmanand Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath (1941-1953). 

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नारायणानन्द
 Nārāyaṇānanda
Nārāyaṇa = Supreme Beingānanda = bliss, ecstacy

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Dandi Swami is variously known and referred to as:-
'Dandi Swami Narayanand', 'Narayanananda', 'Narayananda',
'Swami Narayana', 'Dandiswami', 'Narayanandaji', 'Swamiji' etc 

Let us celebrate his life.


Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati

दण्डी स्वामी नारायणानन्द सरस्वती
Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati

नारायणानन्द कुटीर
Narayananand Kutir

शंकराचार्यनगर
Shankaracharya Nagar

ऋषिकेश
Rishikesh


 Dandi Swami, Rob van Dijk & his wife Willeke - 2000


 Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 2001


'When Swami wants to pay, the greengrocer refuses the money.'


 Rob van Dijk & Dandi Swami - April 2002

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Rob van Dijk (1951-2011)
It is understood that Rob van Dijk's book
'Op zoek in India' (Searching in India - The Diary of a Spiritual Traveller
)
contains detailed descriptions of his meetings with Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati
Op zoek in India - Rob van Dijk


Writer and philosopher Rob van Dijk made five trips to India and kept faithfully a diary of his quest for wisdom. The result is a very personal account of encounters with wise and less wise and remarkable events. Looking in India is therefore not only a travelogue, but also a source of inspiration for truth and wisdom seekers. In addition, this book is of interest to readers who are familiar with the School of Philosophy, because it reveals new information on its history.

ISBN 978-90-78555-09-4, 300 pages, including 10 pages of color photographs, € 21.50 
Order here (free shipping)

http://www.bol.com/nl/p/op-zoek-in-india/1001004010224527/


review of  
'Op zoek in India' in Inzicht, 2011 (in Dutch)
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English translation of Inzicht ('Insight') review, with mention of Dandi Swami

- An English translation of 'Op Zoek in India' would be such a blessing
as this book appears to be really interesting! -

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Dandi Swamiji at Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh - 2002
visiting Rob van Dijk and his wife, because she had cut her foot deeply and could not go to Swamijis kutiya
'Sw. Narayanananda declares: this relative minor injury was given by mother Ganges to keep her from more serious harm later in life.'


 Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 2002


Rob van Dijk & Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 2002


Rob van Dijk's eldest son Erik & Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 2002

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati
Antoine & Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 7th October 2002

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati & Rob van Dijk
 Rob van Dijk & Dandi Swami

'Dandi Swami Narayanânanda Saraswati  who is now (2003) in his seventies. He was [with] the shankaracharya of Jyotir Math. He lived in separation in Rishikesh, where I 'found' him in november 2000. I visited him again in may 2001 and in april 2002 and 2003. The Swami does not teach, but he showed no hesitation in answering my questions.' 
- Rob van Dijk

Dandi Swami & Premanand Paul Mason
Dandi Swami & Premanand Paul Mason

Dandi Swami & Premanand Paul Mason
Dandi Swami & Premanand Paul Mason

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - Gurus - BBC3
Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati
'Gurus' - BBC3 television - 2003


Dana Sawyer & Dandi Swami - 24th May 2005


Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 4th April 2006


Dutch couple sit with Dandi Swami ji - 5th April 2006

Dandi Swami Narayananand & monkey

Dandi Swami Narayananand

Dandi Swami Narayananand & monkey


Rana receives mala from Dandi Swami - 2006


Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 20th April 2006

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati & cow
Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati, mobile phone & cow  - 20th April 2006
What a wonderful photograph!!!

Dandi Swami Narayananda - 2006
Dandi Swami - photo by Tom Morgan, May 2006


Bjarne Hansen & Dandi Swami ji - 1st January 2007

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati
Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati
photo: Gunnar Muhlmann

Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati
Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati
photo: Gunnar Muhlmann


Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati 18th October 2007


Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 1st June 2009
photo: Adrian Stähli


Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati, holding print of a photo taken three years earlier - 11th November 2009
photo: 
Randy Anand


Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati - 11th November 2009
photo: 
Randy Anand


Please forward info about dates &  individuals pictured in these photos

It is said that Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati passed away one night in November 2010 whilst resting in his little kutir, Swargashram Trust kutiya 54, situated between Lakshman Jhoola and Swargashram.
The day his body was discovered, they gave his body to the Ganges.
He was not known to have been suffering from any illness

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Date: Tuesday, 17 April, 2012, 6:11

Paul,

I went to Kutir 54 yesterday. Met a sadhu living there. Said that Narayanand had lived there. But he passed away three years ago.

Steve

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'Dandi Swami' front cover
Dandi Swami
Tales of meetings with Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati,
the Guru's Will, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
& the Shankaracharyas of Jyotir Math

 'Dandi Swami' is a book celebrating the life of Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati and explores the lives of others from his lineage of thinkers. Dandi Swami Narayananand Saraswati was a contempory of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the man who popularised Transcendental Meditation. Both used to listen to the teachings of the same guru, Shankaracharya Swami Brahmanand Saraswati. When the guru died he left a Will empowering one of his disciples to take his place as Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, in the Himalayas. Not everyone was happy with the Will, and there have been disputes over succession ever since. It appears that Dandi Swami was offered the post of Shankaracharya but declined, preferring a life of seclusion.

'Dandi Swami' presents many quotations from Dandi Swami's teacher, Swami Shantanand, providing food for thought, and spiritual solice.

'Dandi Swami' includes selected quotations from Swami Brahmanand, a guru who had the ear of the first President of India.

'Dandi Swami' explores spiritual questions through the eyes of those that meet with Dandi Swami. Accounts of visitors such as Rob H van Dijk and Paul Mason offer glimpses into the life and beliefs of this humble hermit. An interview with David Sieveking offers futher insights into the retiring personality of Dandi Swami.

170 pages colour printed, 130 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9562228-4-8
UK £12.99    US $18.99
now available at online retailers and bookshops


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