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The guru bestowed formal initiation on Malti in 1969, when she was fourteen years old (Durgananda 19), and she began to reside at the ashram by the time she was eighteen.
Swami Muktananda “concerned himself with every detail of Malti’s diet and schedule, making sure that she ate food that fostered meditation” (Durgananda 19).
In 1980, Muktananda decreed that Malti would deliver the public talks at the ashram on Sunday nights, and in 1981 she was made executive vice-president of SYDA Foundation, the non-profit organizational structure supporting the teaching program (Pechilis 2004b:224–29).
In April 1982, at the age of twenty-six, Malti was formally initiated into the ascetic lifestyle () by her guru and given the formal name of Swami Chidvilasananda (“the bliss of the play of consciousness”).
Gurumayi led the Siddha Yoga movement through a number of scandals, including that of her brother Nityananda leaving and then wanting to reassume the co-guruship ( “Former SYDA Co-guru Explains” 1986; Thursby 1991; Harris 19–94, 101–04; Durgananda 196–34; Healy 2010; Williamson 208–21); and through allegations which emerged shortly after the guru’s death and have intensified over the years that Muktananda had sexually abused female devotees (Rodarmor 1983; Caldwell 2001; Radha 2002; Shah 2010; , weekend Intensive programs, also known as Intensives), as well as her own star power, with disciples eager to catch a glimpse of her at the ashram and vying for seats close to her at official programs or Intensives (Williamson 204).
Gurumayi also established innovative programs, for instance a talk on New Year’s Eve that revealed the Yearly Message for contemplation throughout the coming year; such annual messages consist of short phrases that emphasize purity of mind, belief in love, and knowledge of the truth (“Gurumayi’s Messages and Message Artwork” 1991–2017).
The very next year, Swami Muktananda (1908–1982), whose Sanskrit name means “the bliss of liberation,” in the culmination of decades of spiritual practice (), received permission to establish an ashram at Ganeshpuri, near Bombay (Mumbai) and to teach from his guru, Bhagavan Nityananda (“the venerable one who is eternally joyful”).When my mind again began to function, all I could think was, “What is Baba?Who is this being who looks so ordinary, yet has the capacity to transmit such an experience at will? I had never experienced a force so mighty, yet at the same time so soothing (Swami Chidvilasananda 1992:xxiii).* Ohm Salutations to Maha Devi Lopamatha and Maha Guru Agasthiar, the First and Foremost "Peetam" of the Siddhas. Ohm Shree Ayur Devi, Angala Parameswari, Unnamulai Thaai, Thiru Annamalaiyarukku AROHARA! * Ohm Salutations to the Agasthiar Siddha Guru Parampara Lineage --- * Ohm Salutations to Sathguru Venkatarama Siddhar. * Ohm Salutations to Parameshtiguru Sadhaathapa Siddhar.