Swami Smaranananda Giri
Swami Smaranananda Giri

Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) celebrated its 100 years journey on Friday. In this regard, the organisation announced its celebratory plans.

Speaking on the occasion of the centenary celebrations General Secretary of YSS Swami Smaranananda Giri said, “This day provides us a rare opportunity to not only celebrate the 100 years journey of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India but also to commemorate the work and contribution of Gurudev Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda.

 For the past 100 years, YSS has served our communities and touched the lives of millions of people.  We have planned different events for the year that is open to people of all races, cultures, and creeds.”

Swami Smaranananda Giri also said that the society has more than 500 centres around the world. “Therefore yoga is definite and scientific and is applicable to people of every clime and time,” he said and added that yoga raises the practice of religion above the differences of dogma.

 “One major aim of YSS is to reveal the complete harmony, basic oneness, and common foundations of all true religions,” he said.

In 1920 Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda founded the Self Realization Fellowship (SRF) in the United States of America, with its headquarters in Los Angeles, which continues to carry on his spiritual legacy worldwide.

 “He spent over 30 years in America, spreading the science of Kriya Yoga and its tradition of meditation. Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda’s whole mission was to introduce to the modern world, especially those in the West, India’s ancient philosophy of Yoga and its scientific methods of meditation,” shared Swami Smaranananda.