Swami Siddhananda joined the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai on September 15th, 1972, and studied under Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and completed the course on April 4th,1975.
Swamiji has served at various Chinmaya Mission centers spearheading several major projects. His first project was with Gurudev’s ‘Geeta Gyana Yagna’ sessions along with the exhibition of “The Chinmaya Movement in Pictures” at various cities in India. From 1976 to 1992 he served at the Chinmaya Mission Chennai. During that time Swamiji led several projects including Tapovan Prasad & Bala Vihar Magazines, Chinmaya Publications, Bala Vihar, Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, Madras Chinmaya Seva Trust, Sarveshawara Dhyana Nilayam, Thamaraippakam, and Chinmaya Vidyalaya Anna Nagar.
On August 27th, 1992, Swamiji took charge at Adi Shankara Nilayam, Cochin leading all Chinmaya International Foundation activities in the early years.
In 1994, Swamiji arrived in USA to take care of Chinmaya Publication West. While working tirelessly leading Chinmaya Publications, Swamiji also conducts Bala Vihars, Study Groups, Bhajan Sandhyas and Satsangs. Swamiji’s dynamism has resulted in five Chinmaya Centers in Pennsylvania East areas.
He is an artist and also an accomplished singer and was instrumental in bringing out the “Hari Om Bhajans” CD albums with Chennai Chinmaya Yuva Kendra members. He has composed, sung, and released 6 devotional albums. Swamiji’s 50 glorious years on the path of Karma, Jnana and Bhakti has not been one of inertia. ‘We Can, We Must!’- Swamiji continues to inspire devotees worldwide with his enthusiastic leadership style, teamwork, melodious Bhajans and oratory skills.