Swami Sharadananda is an Acharya in Chinmaya International Foundation. Prior to joining the Chinmaya Mission, Swamiji studied various Indian spiritual disciplines including Vedanta & Yoga from different ashrams and institutions like Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh; Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, etc. A post graduate in Advaita Vedanta, he ranked first at an All India level and was awarded a gold medal from the prestigious Sanskrit University, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi. Formerly known as Br. Samvid Chaitanya, Swamiji received Sannyasa-diksha from Pujya Guruji on Sivaratri, 2014. Swami Sharadananda joined Chinmaya International Foundation in March 2014.