Brahmaprakasaanda Swamini

Mahamahopadhyaya Swamini
Purvasharama name
Dr. Geeta Iyer

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Nagpur 441502

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Sannyasa Deeksha Guru
Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Swamini Brahmaprakasananda Saraswati was born in Tamil Nadu at Rasipuram, Dist. Salem, on January 5, 1951. She moved to Mumbai at the age of six and continued her education in Mumbai. In her teens, she came into contact with Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati and became his disciple since then.

She entered the medical profession by gaining the degree of MBBS from the Mumbai University from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College. From then on, she continued to study further and gained the Post-Graduate degree of M.D. in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 1979.

All along, she was a disciple of Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati attending all the public talks and long term course classes at Sandipani Sadhanalaya, Chinmaya Mission, Powai as an external student whenever possible. And at his behest, after post-graduation, practiced in a village Dahanu, an Adivasi area in Thane district, 120 km from Mumbai, as a Gynaecologist from 1979. In Dahanu, she worked at the Brethren Mission Hospital, initially as a Gynaecologist and later on as the Medical Superintendent. Later, from 1984 till 1990, she ran a twenty bedded multispecialty private nursing home up to 1990. All along, she kept up the study of Vedanta from Pujya Swamiji through the audio recordings.

At the behest of Pujya Swamiji, with his blessings, she could find a teacher in Dahanu who could teach her the Paninian System of Grammar and other texts in Sanskrit. She pursued the study of Paniniya Vykarana and other texts for nearly twelve years from Shri. Bhandari, who was a scholar in Sanskrit.

When Pujya Swamiji started the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam and a three-and-half year course in October 1990 in Anaikatti, Coimbatore, she joined as a student of that course. She had the privilege of teaching Sanskrit in her own course. After graduating from that course in 1994, she continued to teach Vedanta and Sanskrit and administer the next course at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti under the guidance of Pujya Swamiji and Acharya, Swami Siddhabodhananda. She also taught Vedanta and Sanskrit as an outreach program at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore for seven years. She taught the Bhagavadgita, few Upanishads, Prakarana Granthas and Sanskrit along with the Paninian System of Grammar.

She was initiated into Sannyasa in 1999 by Pujya Sri Swamiji at Rishikesh.

During the years at Anaikatti, she edited and helped in the publication of the Second English Edition of Bhagwadgita Home Study Course of Pujya Sri Swamiji. She also helped in the editing and publication of other works of Pujya Sri Swamiji. She also helped in the administration and running of the Gurukulam at Anaikatti from its inception in 1990 till she moved to Nagpur in 2001.

When Pujya Swamiji wanted to start a Gurukulam at Vedapuri, Nagpur at the request of Dr. Shrikant Jichkar, Pujya Swamiji sent her as the Chief Acharya to start and run Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam in 2001. Since then, she is Chief Acharya of Dr. Shrikant Jichkar Memorial Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam. She also conducts outreach program of Vedanta and Sanskrit in the city of Nagpur.

She was awarded the title of Mahamahopadhyaya in Sanskrit by Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Nagpur, Maharashtra.