Sivananda Saraswati

1887 - 1963

Sivananda Saraswati

Sivananda Saraswati (or Swami Sivananda; 8 September 1887 – 14 July 1963) was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. Sivananda was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. He studied medicine and served in British Malaya as a physician for several years before taking up monasticism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sivananda Saraswati has received more than 533,554 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 586th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Sivananda Saraswati ranks 584 out of 1,005Before him are Andreas Karlstadt, Gilbert Ryle, Constantin von Tischendorf, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Ernst Moritz Arndt, and Zisi. After him are Fulbert of Chartres, Axel Honneth, Denis de Rougemont, Abu Yusuf, Philo of Larissa, and Thomas Nagel.

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Among people born in 1887, Sivananda Saraswati ranks 74Before him are Raoul Walsh, François Faber, Giovanni Gronchi, Josef Čapek, Vasily Chapayev, and Hermine Reuss of Greiz. After him are Şükrü Saracoğlu, Jack Phillips, Hugo Steinhaus, Tetsu Katayama, Georg Heym, and Roscoe Arbuckle. Among people deceased in 1963, Sivananda Saraswati ranks 48Before him are Alois Hudal, Sylvanus Olympio, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Remedios Varo, and Jacob Gade. After him are W. E. B. Du Bois, Jacobus Oud, Robert Stroud, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Elmore James, and Ferenc Fricsay.

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In India

Among people born in India, Sivananda Saraswati ranks 166 out of 848Before him are Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Homi J. Bhabha (1909), Śāntarakṣita (725), Guru Arjan (1563), and Mahadevi Varma (1907). After him are Aamir Khan (1965), Anna Leonowens (1831), Amrish Puri (1932), Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921), V. V. Giri (1894), and Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642).


Among philosophers born in India, Sivananda Saraswati ranks 23Before him are Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Chandrakirti (600), Buddhaghosa (401), Thiruvalluvar (350), Jyotirao Phule (1827), and Abul A'la Maududi (1903). After him are Dignāga (480), Madhvacharya (1199), Abhinavagupta (950), Narayana Guru (1855), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), and Ahmad Sirhindi (1564).

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