Dr. Swami Ramananda Giri Maharaj is the author of BLISS NOW and FROM INDIA WITH LOVE He is also the beautiful voice on WINGS OF THE DAWN, WORLD PEACE CONCERT, and BHAKTI. He had dreams of his guru, SRI ANANDAMAYI MA, since he was a boy of 9 years old. When he went to India in the late 1960s as a teenager, he was picked up by Anandamayi Ma’s car in the jungles near Rajport, Himalayas. They developed an inseperable relationship which lasted through Her mahasamadhi in 1987 and still very much today. Swamiji is the youngest Swami and only western swami in direct intiation. He has traveled to India 17 times in service to MA.