Significant devotees

There are thousands of devotees who have served and continue to serve this lineage in wonderful ways. It’s impossible to mention them all, but we’d like to acknowledge them here.

We can mention those devotees who have done significant work for the lineage by writing books, making films and so on. We will begin with the handful that follow and hope that the readers of this website will provide us with more.

  • M.D. Suvarna, Bhagavan’s photographer
  • Niranjan Suvarna, son of M.D., who created the film Sadguru Nityananda and accompanying website
  • Gopalkrishna Shenoy, author of The Endless One

Website contributors

I want to acknowledge Dey (Didi) Alexander, who designed this website and handled the whole technical side. She is a joy to work with. Every edit goes on the site within minutes and she has her own extensive contacts in Ganeshpuri.

I also want to acknowledge my assistant, Dr. Sharvani Hughson, who worked patiently with me on every detail.

I also want to thank Durgananda and Dr. Isobel Crombie who helped with the research, and Jackie Bos who meticulously copyedited the text. Also, Niranjan Suvarna and Gopalkrishna Shenoy in India, who gave valuable input, including photographs, and feedback, especially about Bhagavan Nityananda’s direct disciples.

And to Sri Devi Ma for her ever-present inspiration.

We would also like to thank everyone else who has contributed to this site, and acknowledge the sources of various photographs and videos we have used.


Subject Source
Bhagavan Nityananda, Baba Muktananda, Mahabal Swami, Kuttiram Swami, Swami Shankar Teerth, Devdas Swami Used with permission from Niranjan Suvarna and copyright MD Suvarna. Sourced from
Rudrananda Colour photo copyright Barry Kaplan and sourced from Wikipedia. Black and white photo sourced from Swami Rudrananda, Facebook
Swami Janananda
Sandananda of Kanhangad Used with permission from Niranjan Suvarna and copyright MD Suvarna. Sourced from
Tulsi Amma The Endless One
Hilda Charlton
Swami Prakashananda The Beezone
Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda Shanti Mandir
Master Charles Cannon Synchronicity Foundation
Swami Chetanananda Saraswati Siddha Loka
Mark Griffin Hard Light Centre of Awakening
Sally Kempton
Chandra Alexander Coaching for Authenticity
Michael Domeyko Rowland Michael Domeyko Rowland Seminars
Gabriel Cousens Tree of Life
Adi Da Samraj Adidam
Swami Chetanananda The Movement Centre
Sri Shambhavananda Shoshoni Yoga Retreat
Stuart Perrin Stuart Perrin
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda Wikipedia
Carlos Pomeda Pomeda Consulting


Subject Source
Bhagavan Nityananda, Shaligram Swami and Baba Muktananda Used with permission from Niranjan Suvarna and copyright Suvarna Films. Sourced from YouTube.
Ganeshpuri videos Various authors. Sourced from YouTube.
Quote from the Chidakash Gita