Swamini Samatananda Saraswati is a Mahatma of Vedanta Mission. She studied Vedanta at Vedanta Ashram, at
Indore (MP, India),
which she joined in 1996 for a three years intensive course on Vedanta
In her poorvashram Swamini Samatanandaji
hailed from Mumbai and is a daughter of a well-established businessman there. She completed her graduation and acquired her B.A.
(Honors in Literature). She later acquired a diploma in Travel & Tourism
and also worked for sometime for a private company there.
During this time she came in contact with Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmananda Saraswati. She was
later blessed and initiated by him with mantra deeksha. In 1996, she joined the full
time Vedanta Course at Vedanta Ashram, Indore, under Poojya
Swamini Amitananda Saraswatiji.
At the Ashram she got an opportunity to
do an in depth study of Gita, Upanishads and other texts of Vedanta. After
the Vedanta Course she was given the Naishthik Brahmacharya Deeksha and was
named as Brahmacharini Maitreyi Chaitanya. The new initiate was later
advised by Poojya Guruji to study the teachings of Guru Grantha Sahib with
special emphasis on devotion & service finally culminating in knowledge of
Brahman. During this period she experimented with revealing the basic
essence of the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev integrating it with her knowledge
On 30th April 2004 at Vedanta Ashram,
blessed and initiated into Sanyas Ashram. Thereafter she came to be known as
Saraswati. With this final initiation a new chapter has begun in her life.
With the blessings and guidance of Poojya Guruji she established the UK
Chapter of Vedanta Mission, which she keeps visiting every year. In 2006 &
2007 a special drive of propagating Hanuman Chalisa was successfully
undertaken in dozens of towns & cities of the UK.