Who Are Jyotish and Devi?

Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi are dynamic emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, and Global Peace Ambassadors.

As Spiritual Directors of Ananda, and living examples of spiritual values in action, Jyotish and Devi travel the world, sharing Yogananda’s teachings, and blessing people with the practical and heart-opening path of Kriya Yoga.

Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder, designated Jyotish as his spiritual successor.

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March 26 (Saturday) Celebration of Life of Nayaswami Anandi Cornell 
Broadcast Live and In-Person from the Temple of Light, Ananda Village 
4:00–6:00 pm PDT |  1:00–3:00 am Mar. 27 CEST | 4:30–6:30 am Mar. 27 IST

Nayaswami Anandi passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday morning, January 30th 2022. She was known for her natural warmth, humor, wisdom, and kindness. Almost since her arrival at Ananda in 1971 as a founding member of Ananda, she was instrumental in sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. An Ananda minister since 1980, Anandi directed and taught in many of Ananda's outreach programs and Ananda's membership training programs.

If you would like to share a story about Anandi, please contact Nayaswami Durga by emailing her at durgasmallen108@gmail.com

Join us for the Celebration of Life of Nayaswami Anandi.
Broadcast Live on YouTube Watch here.

March 27 (Sunday)
Sunday Service with Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi 

Broadcast Live and In-Person from Ananda Village
NEW TIME: 11:00–12:30 am PDT |  8:00–9:30 pm CEST | 11:30 pm–1:00 am IST

Watch Ananda Village's Sunday Service Here on YouTube.


touch of peace living the teachings of paramhansa yogananda book by jyotish and devi

Touch of Peace

In their newest release of the Touch of Light series, the co-authors show us the way forward to a brighter future.

Touch of Love

Take the journey of the heart: answering the call of true, unconditional love.

How to Meditate

This clear and concise guidebook contains everything you need to start a meditation practice.

Touch of Joy

Learn how to live in joy in this second book in the Touch of Light series

Touch of Light

Short, practical articles on spiritual living, from the inspiring blog by the same title.

Faith Is My Armor

The complete story of the life of Swami Kriyananda: from his search for meaning to his training under Paramhansa Yogananda.