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Bio


Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati or “Guruji” (1934 - 2015) was a vital participant in The Goddess and the Guru project from its conception. His words comprise the most significant portion of the Spiritual Biography itself, and naturally constitute the vast majority of The Selected Works.

 

 

 

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Bio


Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati or “Guruji” (1934 - 2015) was a vital participant in The Goddess and the Guru project from its conception. His words comprise the most significant portion of the Spiritual Biography itself, and naturally constitute the vast majority of The Selected Works.

 

 

 

In his later years, Amritananda resided at Visakhapatnam and Devipuram with Annapurna, his wife of nearly 60 years.

He passed away on October 10, 2015.

 

Foreword

by Wijayaharan Aiya (Srilasri Chaitanyananda Natha Saraswati)

The Goddess and the Guru features a revealing and heartfelt Foreword by Amritananda's "spiritual son," Wijayaharan Aiya (Srilasri Chaitanyananda Natha Saraswati), founder and peetadhipati of the Sri Rajarajeswari Temple in Rochester, N.Y.

The Goddess and the Guru features an intimate and revealing Foreword by the man Amritananda often called his "spiritual son." One of Amritananda's earliest disciples, Aiya is founder and peetadhipati of the Sri Rajarajeswari Temple in Rochester, N.Y.  Today, he teaches Sri Vidya philosophy and ritual around the world.

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Authors


The Sri Meru Nilayam Temple 
Devipuram, India

Authors


The Sri Meru Nilayam Temple 
Devipuram, India

By Michael M. Bowden

Michael Bowden is an attorney and former New York Times Company reporter with three decades of publishing experience, having written for newspapers and magazines ranging from the ABA Journal to India Today.   A longtime features editor for Lawyers Weekly Publications in Boston, Bowden is currently Director of Communications for Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island’s only law school. His freelance magazine features have appeared in both national and international publications, and he was awarded the American Bar Association’s prestigious Ross Award for his legal journalism.

A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Bowden earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maine and actively practiced law for several years before returning to journalism. In 1999, he co-founded the Shakti Sadhana Group, which collected, published and hosted discussions of Hindu Shakta scriptures. He and Amritananda first met in 2003 and have collaborated on a number of projects together.

Bowden is also an accomplished artist, whose paintings have been featured in both group and solo gallery shows. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Anna and their two sons.