Swami Sharananandaji hails from Puri in Orissa. Being inspired by Pujya Gurudev H.H. Swami Chinmayanandji, he joined the two year brahmachari training course in Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai, in the year 1986.
Swamiji was trained by H.H. Swami Tejomayanandaji. He was given Brahmachari Diksha in 1988 and became Br. Sharana Chaitanya.
Swamiji has served Chinmaya Mission centers in Anugul, Rourkela, & Calcutta and has been the resident Acharya at Chinmaya Mission Chicago since March 1993.
On July 9, 1995 Swamiji was initiated into Sanyasa Diksha by H.H. Swami Tejomayanandaji and became Swami Sharanananda.He conducts yogasana and other scriptural classes during Chinmaya Mission family camps in America and Canada. Swamiji likes to be with children and loved by all the children. He places great importance on value based living.