Swami Siddhananda is the acharya of Chinmaya Mission Philadelphia. He joined Chinmaya Mission in 1972 and studied Vedanta at 'Sandeepany Sadhanalaya,' Mumbai, under Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Thereafter, he served at Chinmaya Mission Chennai for many years and at the Chinmaya International Foundation (Cochin) for a few years.
Having inspired generations of youngsters through his love and dynamic association with Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK), before and after he was initiated in to sannyasa as Swami Siddhananda, he continues to work with youth in spiritual and social service projects.
Swamiji is the in-charge of Chinmaya Publications, which serves all Mission centers throughout North America. Despite this busy work, Swamiji regularly conducts Vedanta classes for adults, Bala Vihar classes, satsangs, and camps in the tri-state area, as well as spiritual classes in other centers of CMW.
Swamiji is a musical artist, and he has composed and sung many bhajans, which have been brought out as albums under Chinmaya Publications.