Life of Swami Venkatesananda

4. The Yoga Vedanta Forest University

The Divine Life Trust Society

Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Venkatesaya

The Yoga Vedanta Forest University
Ananda Kutir Rishikesh Himalayas

Tat Twam Asi

Whereas, by the Grace of God, the Fountain of Eternal Bliss, and by the Will of the Almighty, it has been recognized that Prapatti-Murti Sri Swami Venkatesananda is worthy of being awarded the sacred title of Siva-Pada-Renu (Sivananda Pada Renu), in appreciation of meritorious services rendered in the field of dedicated Guru-Seva and dynamic dissemination of spiritual knowledge and Sivananda's message of Divine Life, and a firm devotion to Truth, Love and Purity, I hereby make this award in token of such recognition, with my best wishes and devout prayers to the Lord to bless the recipient hereof with health, long life, peace, prosperity, Eternal Bliss, success in all undertakings, Vidya, Tushti, Pushti and Divine Aiswarya.

This 26th Day of December, 1954.
Swami Sivananda