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Swami Yogananda Giri
Swami Yogananda Giri is the leading Hindu religious figure in Italy. He was the founder of the Unione Induista Italia.
Yogananda was born in Italy and converted to Hinduism when he was a teenager. After immigrating to India he learned Sanskrit and became learned in South Indian Agamas. He was initiated as a renunciate monk in 1982. In 1985, he established the Gitananda Ashram in Savona.