Swami Achalananda Giri

Before taking his monastic vows, Swami Achalananda was known as P. Shrihari Aiyer. He was born in 1966 in Koduvayoor, a village in the State of Kerala (South India). After obtaining his degree in mechanical engineering, he worked for thirteen years in the petroleum refinery industry in India and Kuwait. He then returned to India and received, in 2000, initiation into Kriya Yoga from his beloved Master Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. P. Shrihari Aiyer then went on to complete a master’s degree in computer science in the USA.

In 2004, he met again his Master Paramahamsa Prajnanananda at a Kriya Yoga retreat in Colorado Springs (USA) and followed him shortly afterwards to India, to participate at the second Residential Brahmachari Course at Prajnana Mission. After the course, he decided to renounce the material world and retired to the Hariharananda Gurukulam in Balighai (Puri), India.

He was initiated into brahmacharya in February 2009 with the name Brahmachari Dhiranananda and in February 2012, his Master initiated him into monkhood with the new name Swami Achalananda Giri.

At present, Swami Achalananda resides at the Jagatpur Ashram in India, where he serves as Secretary and Administrator for Prajnana Mission.

Occasionally he travels to participate at events all over the world in order to spread the holy science of Kriya Yoga and the teachings of his Masters.



Upcoming Events
Jan-05, 2020:

Inaugural Celebrations of '100 Years of Paramahamsa Yoganandaji Going to the West- His Vision in Action', Bhubaneswar, Odisha

( Special Event)

Jan-13 to Jan-20, 2020:

International Intensive Kriya Yoga Seminar (IIKYS) 2020

( Special Event)

Jan-31, 2020:

Foundation Day of Hariharananda Matru Ashram, Arua, Odisha

( Special Event)

Mar-13 to Mar-15, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Chennai, Tamilnadu

( Special Event)

Mar-20 to Mar-22, 2020: Kriya Initiation Program in Vadodara, Gujarat ( Special Event)
Mar-24 to Mar-26, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

( Initiation Only)

Mar-27 to Mar-29, 2020:

Kriya Initiation Program in Rajkot, Gujarat

( Special Event)

Apr-17 to Apr-19, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Puducherry

( Special Event)

May-15 to May-17, 2020: London, UK ( Initiation Program)
May-15 to May-17, 2020: London, United Kingdom ( Initiation Program)
May-18 to May-21, 2020: UK Retreat (partial silence) at The Friars, Aylesford, Kent ( Retreat)
May-18 to May-21, 2020: Aylesford, United Kingdom - Partial Silent Retreat ( Retreat)
May-22 to May-26, 2020: Sterksel, Holland - lang. English ( Retreat)
May-29 to Jun-05, 2020: 1st and Higher Kriya Retreat, Tattendorf, Austria -    
Topic: Paramahamsa Yogananda - The great Yoga Pioneer ( Special Event)

May-30, 2020:

Peace Walk, Vienna

( Special Event)

Jun-05 to Jun-10, 2020: Budapest, Hungary - Retreat ( Special Event)
Jul-11 to Jul-13, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Nashik, Maharashtra

( Special Event)

Jul-15 to Jul-17, 2020:

Kriya Yoga initiation program in Aurangabad, Maharashtra

( Special Event)

Aug-07 to Aug-09, 2020:

Kriya Initiation Program in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

( Special Event)

Aug-10 to Aug-12, 2020:

Kriya Initiation Program in Quilon, Kerala

( Special Event)

Aug-14 to Aug-16, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Ernakulam, Kerala

( Special Event)

Aug-17 to Aug-19, 2020:

Kriya Initiation Program in Kottayam, Kerala

( Special Event)

Sep-05 to Sep-07, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Pune, Maharashtra

( Special Event)

Sep-11 to Sep-13, 2020:

Kriya Initiation Program in Kaladi, Kerala

( Special Event)

Sep-14 to Sep-16, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Idukki, Kerala

( Special Event)

Sep-18 to Sep-20, 2020:

Kriya Initiation Program in Palakkad, Kerala

( Special Event)

Oct-02 to Oct-04, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Calicut, Kerala

( Special Event)

Oct-05 to Oct-07, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Wayanad, Kerala

( Special Event)

Oct-09 to Oct-11, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Kannur, Kerala

( Special Event)

Dec-09 to Dec-11, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Bharuch, Gujarat

( Special Event)

Dec-12 to Dec-14, 2020:

Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Surat, Gujarat

( Special Event)

May-28 to Jun-04, 2021: Tattendorf, Austria - 1st/2nd Kriya Program ( Retreat)
Jun-04, 2021: Budapest, Hungary - Public Program, Celebration ( Special Event)
Jun-06 to Sep-06, 2021: Budapest, Hungary ( Retreat)
Jun-06 to Jun-09, 2021: Budapest, Hungary ( Retreat)
Jun-16, 2021: Trier, Germany - public Event ( Special Event)
Jun-17, 2021: Herrstein, Germany - Public Event ( Special Event)
Jun-18, 2021: Frankfurt, Germany - Public Event, Celebration ( Special Event)