Swami Chidananda Puri is popular as a teacher of Vedanta , Orator, Author and Social Reformer. Swami accepted Sannyasa Deeksha from Brahmaleena  Parama Poojya Swami Vidyananda Giriji Maharaj, 10th Acharya of Kailasashramam, Rishikesh in 1989 as a disciple of Brahmaleena Parama Poojya Swami Vimalananda Puriji Maharaj, 2nd Acharya of Madhavanandashram, Mahemdabad, Kheda, Gujarat.

Swami Chidananda Puri established Advaithashramam in the rural village of Kolathur in Kerala in 1992 in the land donated by Sri Mangalasseri Narayana Swami. Since then, Swami Chidananda Puri is the head of Advaithashramam as the Patron of Sri Vallorakkavu Kshetra Samithi. Advaithashramam is working as a Bhrahma Vidya Peethom, a centre of Vedanta studies. Monthly Vedanta classes, annual camps, special functions etc. are being regularly conducted here. Hundreds of seekers are making use of these classes and spreading the great message of Sanatana Dharma and Vedanta . Along with these activities, the Ashramam has conducted long-term Vedanta courses for dedicated students and many has come to the order of Sannyasins. So far 11 Sannyasins and 7 Brahmacharins were initiated by Swami Chidananda Puri. They are:

1- Swamini Sivananda Puri

2- Swami Atmananda Puri

3- Swami Sathyananda Puri

4- Swami Paramananda Puri

5- Swami Bhoomananda Puri

6- Swami Devananda Puri

7- Swamini Divyananda Puri

8-Swami Hamsananda Puri

9- Swamini Medhananda Puri

10- Swamini Tarananda Puri

11- Swamini Yogananda Puri

12- Brahmachari Sankara Chaithanya

13- Brahmachari Atma Chaithanya

14- Brahmachari Brahma Chaithanya

15- Brahmachari Dharma Chaithanya

16- Brahmachari Poorna Chaithanya

17- Brahmachari Siddha Chaithanya

18- Brahmachari Subodha Chaithanya

18- Brahmachari Visuddha Chaithanya.

   Other than regular discourses being conducted daily at various places in Bharat, Swami Chidananda Puri has delivered speeches and conducted classes and camps many times in many countries like Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Czech Republic, Italy, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Greece and Canada.

Swami Chidananda Puri is also the Founder and Managing Trustee of Sri Sankara Charitable Trust which is running many Ashramams at different parts of Kerala, actively working as Centers of Vedanta studies & Sanatana Dharma and service activities. They are:

1- Sri Sankara Vidyamandiram, Kolathur, Kozhikode

2- Sri Sankara Vriddhasevakendram, Kolathur, Kozhikode

3- Tapovanashramam, Edaykode, Thiruvananthapuram

4- Sri Sankara Advaithashramam, Anikkode, Palakkad

5- Sri Sankara Sevashramam, Kodasseri, Malappuram

6- Naranarayana Advaithashramam, Meenangadi, Wayanad

7- Santhisudha Sevashramam, Mathara, Kozhikode

8- Sri Sarada Advaithashramam, Asokapuram, Kozhikode

9- Sadguru Nithyananda Ashramam, Naduvannur, Kozhikode

Swami Chidananda Puri is the Chief Editor of Advaithasramam Sathsangam, a monthly magazine in Malayalam,registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India.

Swami Chidananda Puri is the head of Madhavanandashramam, Mahemadabad, Gujarat and the Managing Trustee of Madhvanandashram Gosala Trust, Mahemadabad.

Swami Chidananda Puri is the Visiting Professor of Sanatana Dharma Peethom- Centre for Sanatana Dharma Studies & Research in the University of Calicut Swami Chidananda Puri is the President of the Kerala unit of Margadarsaka Mandalam, an organisation of Sannyasins connected with Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

Swami Chidananda Puri has written many books. Those published so far are:

1- Sivamahimnah Stotram- Parameswareeyam Vyakhyanam

2- Sri Rama Gita- Vedantaprakasika Vyakyanam

3- Sanatana Dharmam

4- Adhyatmika Sadhana

5- Gita Dhyanam- Vyakhyanam

6- Kshetram

7- Pravruthiyum Nivruthiyum

8- Upanishathile Oru Dharmopadesam

9-Jnanayogam

10- Karmayogam

11- Navadha Bhakti

12- Vedantam

13- Mahavakyangal

14- Pranavam

15- Upadesapancaratnam- Vyakhyanam

16- Ekaslokiprakranam- Vyakhyanam

17- Mayapancakam- Vyakhyanam

18- Swaroopanusandhanashtakam- Vyakhyanam

19- Advaitapancaratnam- Vyakhyanam

20- Bhaja Govindam- Vyakhyanam

21- Jeevitarathayatra

22- Guroopasathi

23- Maneeshapancakam- Vyakhyanam

24- Vaidika Santimantrangal- Vyakhyanam

25- Prasnotthari volume 1

26- Prasnotthari volume 2

27- Prasnotthari volume 3

28- Prasnotthari volume 4

29- Prasnotthari volume 5

30- Srimad Bhagavad Gita- Sararthasahitam

31- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 1

32- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 2

33- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 3

34- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 4

35- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 5

36- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 6

37- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 7

38- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 8

39- Srimad Bhagavad Gita Sankarabhashya Vyakhyanam Volume- 9

40- Dakshinamoorthi Stotram- Vyakhyanam

41- Sabarimala Viswasavum Acaravum Velluvilkkappedumpol

42- Upanishatsandesam

43- Prarthana Entu Entinu

44- Sanatanadharmaparicayam ( Published by Sanatanadharma peethom, University of Calicut

45- Karmarahasyam ( Published by Mathrubhoomi Books)

46- Daivadasakam- Vyakhyanam ( Published by Mathrubhoomi Books)

47- Vakkum Porulum ( Published by Poorna Publications)

Swami Chidananda Puri was honoured with many awards by many Dharmik organisation, as:

1- Madhavji Puraskaram (2008) instituted by Madhavji Memorial Trust

2- Swami Siddhinathananda Puraskaram (2008) instituted by Swami Siddhinathananda Smriti Samiti

3- Pandita Ratnam Puraskaram (2009) instituted by Viswa Samskrita Prathishtanam

4- Janmashtami Puraskaram (2010) instituted by Balasamskara Kendram

5- Panchajanyam Puraskaram (2011) instituted by Sri Narasimha Parthasarathi Kshetram, Thiruvangoor

6- Ganesa Seva Puraskaram (2013) instituted by Ganesotsava Samiti, Karetta

7- Kavitilakan Pandit Karuppan Puraskaram (2015) instituted by Kavitilakan Pandit Karuppan Vicaravedi

8- Yoga Mitra Puraskaram (2015) instituted by Patanjali Yoga Research Centre

9- Yati Yajnavalkya Puraskaram (2016) instituted by Ganesa Sadhanalayam

10- Abhedakeerthi Puraskaram 2017) instituted by Abhedashramam

11- Bharathasree (2018) instituted by Bharatha kshetram, Amanakara

12- N C T Madhusoodanan Nambiar Memorial Dharmakeerthi (2018) instituted by Aniyaram Mahakshetram

13- Ayyappa Sreshta (2019) Ayyappa Seva Samiti, Dubai

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