Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati (called Pujya Swamiji or Pujya Muniji by disciples), is the President and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, one of India's largest spiritual institutions. He is also the founder and spiritual head of the Hindu Jain Temple in Pittsburgh.

Swami Chidanand Saraswati is credited with conceiving the idea of and laying the foundation for the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism beginning in the year 1987.

His biography is called By God's Grace: The Life and Teachings of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and was published by Mandala Publishing in 2012.

Born on June 3, 1952


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1987 – Present (29 years)Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh)
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Rishikesh (Himalayas); Uttarakhand – 249304
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