Nayaswami Jyotish, a yogi and an artist

Nayaswami Jyotish, worldwide spiritual director of Ananda Sangha, is also an artist at heart. He loves to paint nature, primarily in oil colors. Many of his paintings contain images, which are spiritually meaningful. 

Mountains, the abode of ancient yogis, suggest both aspiration and seclusion. The ocean symbolizes infinity, while waves often indicate the ego pulling away from infinity and then merging back into it. The colors in Jyotish’s nature paintings are vivid. They bridge the gap between the material world and the astral or heavenly worlds of heightened senses. 

Nayaswami Jyotish with his painting – O, God Beautiful, at Ananda Sangha, Pune

Ananda is based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who is often depicted in Jyotish’s paintings as a symbol of enlightened awareness. His paintings often reflect the joy of being one with the divine creations of God, which is being one with nature. Nature being the creation of the God, showers infinite and unadulterated joy upon those who venture out and be one with nature. It is this divine joy that Nayaswami Jyotish brings to his paintings.

Paramahansa Yoganand and his legacy

Nayaswami Jyotish continues on the spiritual path laid down by Paramahansa Yoganand , best known for the best seller “An Autobiography of a Yogi”. Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yoganand, set up Ananda Sangha, which has grown into a worldwide organisation. Nayaswami Jyotish was chosen by Swami Kriyananda to lead Ananda Sangha after him.

Art exhibition of nature paintings and prints by Nayaswami Jyotish

Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi with team at Ananda Sangha, Pune
Latha with Nayaswami Jyotish and his painting – Guru Purnima, at Ananda Sangha, Pune

Indiaart presented the exhibition of nature paintings and prints by Nayaswami Jyotish. These included landscape paintings as well as mountain paintings and paintings of the sea. This art exhibition was curated by Milind Sathe, founder of

See the online exhibition
Interview with Nayaswami Jyotish

Videos with Nayaswami Jyotish

During the course of the exhibition, Nayaswami Jyotish had several interactions with visitors to the show as well as devotees. Several of his comments about his nature paintings, mountain paintings, landscape paintings and his comments on art, meditation and education, have been captured on video. These include parts of his talks during the satsang as well as his commentary on his paintings displayed at Ananda Sangha, Pune.

Nayaswami Jyotish with his painting – King of the Infinite, at Ananda Sangha, Pune

About his art

On art, meditation and spirituality

On his painting – Tahoe Autumn

On his painting – O, God BeautifulN

On his painting – King of the Infinite

On his painting – Guru Purnima

On his painting – Meditation on the Spiritual Eye

On his painting – Jyotish Sunset