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Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship
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Paramahansa Yogananda was born Mukunda Lal Ghosh in Gorakhpur, India, on Jan 5, 1893, and he died in Los Angeles, California, on Mar 7, 1952. A widely traveled man, who incorporated many influences into his religious philosophy, Yogananda espoused the practice of kriyāyoga or yogoda (a meditative practice that stresses the connection between the mind and breath). His book Autobiography of a Yogi has been in print s…

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Gandhi, Shreena, “Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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