Bhaskara Menon

Bhaskara Menon was Balakrishna Menon's cousin and third child of Kochu Narayani Amma. Swami Chinmayananda had…

Devaki

Some seven years after Parukutty Amma (Swami Chinmayanananda's mother) died, Kuttan Menon married Devaki.

Kanakam

Kanakam (right) was Swami Chinmayananda's youngest sister. She was born in December 1921, soon after which…

Kochu Narayani Amma

After the death of Parukutti Amma, Kochu Narayani Amma (Balan's aunt) took on the entire responsibility of…

Kuttan Menon

Kuttan Menon was Swami Chinmayananda's father. Pujya Gurudev had a very good bonding with his father Kuttan…

Narendra Shroff

Narendra Shroff, was a bosom friend of Balakrishnan (Swami Chinmayananda). His death at a young age had a…

Padmini

Padmini, Swami Chinmayananda's younger sister, was born on October 13, 1919. She was the middle child.…

Parukutty Amma

Parukutty Amma gave birth to Balakrishna Menon (Swami Chinmayananda) on May 8, 1916. She was one of eight…

Appa Rao & Sumati Rao Interview

Dr. Appa Rao and Dr. Sumati Rao share their memories about Gurudev's failing…

Balachandran Interview

Gurudev's nephew, Kanakam's youngest son, Mr. Balachandran shares his…

Indira and Sarasa Interview

Indira and Sarasa, the granddaughters of Kochu Amma, describe the affection…

Indira Rajaram Interview

Indira Rajaram recalls how Gurudev had sent her sister (late Swamini…

Jaya Menon Interview

Jaya Menon, daughter of Gurudev's youngest sister Padmini shares her…

Kamala Amma Interview

Kamala Amma shares her memories about Swami Chinmayanda as Balakrishna…

Leela Nambiar Interview

Swamini Kaivalyananda interviews Leela Nambiar about her memories of…

Madhava Menon Interview

Madhava Menon was Gurudev's brother-in-law, shares his memories of Gurudev…

Raveendran Interview

Gurudev's nephew, Kanakam's eldest son, Mr. Raveendran shares his memories…

Shailaja Nadkarni Interview

Acharya Shailaja Nadkarni vividly narrates her experiences during the last…

Suman Shroff Interview

Narendra Shroff's son Ajay Shroff and his wife Suman recollect Balakrishna…

Vijayalakshmi Amma Interview

Vijayalakshmi Amma, Gurudev's step sister (Devaki Amma's daugher) shares her…

Lucknow University

Balakrishnan Menon moved to Lucknow to pursue his higher studies. He graduated with an M.A in…

Sri Rama Varma High School

Balakrishnan got his primary education up to the fifth standard in Sri Rama Varma High School in…

St. Thomas College

From 1937 to 1939, Balakrishna Menon pursued his undergraduate studies in St. Thomas College,…

Vivekodayam Boys High School

Balakrishnan studied in the Vivekodayam Boys’ High School, Thrissur. He had the highest respect for…

Champion Magazine Article

Swami Chinmayananda - A Portrait. A rare occasion when Swamiji reflects on his past, to describe…

Gurudev’s message to his school

Vivekodayam school brought out a souvenir to mark its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in 1977 and…

Secret Initiation Article

Swami Chinmayananda wrote this intimate biography on Sri Chattambi Swamigal , a kulaguru at the…