Sri Yukteswar Giri

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Sri Yukteshwar Giri (also spelled Sriyukteshwar Giri and Sriyukteshvar Giri) (Bengali: শ্রী যুক্তেশ্বর গিরী) (10 May 1855 - 9 March 1936) is the monastic name of Priyanath Karar (Bengali: প্রিয়নাথ কাঁড়ার), the guru of Swami Satyananda Giri and Paramhansa Yogananda. Sri Yukteshwar was an educator, astronomer, a Jyotisha (Vedic astrologer), a yogi, and a believer in the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible. He was a disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya of Varanasi and a member of the Giri branch of the swami order. Yogananda styled Sri Yukteswar Jnanavatar, or "Incarnation of Wisdom"