Swami Chidananda Puri accepted Sannyasa Deeksha on Mahasivarathri Day of 1989 from Kailasashram, Rishikesh.
Siksha Guru Brahmaleena Parama Poojya Swami Vimalananda Puri Maharaj (Madhavanandashramam, Mahemadabad, Gujarat) and Deeksha Guru Brahmaleena Parama Poojya Swami Vidyananda Giri Maharaj (Kailasashramam, Rishikesh).
Established Advaithashramam, Kolathur in the year 1992, October as a centre of Vedantha studies.
Founder and Managing Trustee of Sanathana Dharma Seva Trust, an organisation to spread sanathana dharma and vedantha through printed and electronic media.
Founder and Managing Trustee of Sri Sankara Charitable Trust, an organisation to serve the society in socio-cultural fields. Trust is now running,
Various activities under the auspices of Kolathur Ashramam:-Sri Sankara Balasadanam, Kolathur ( a home for under privileged boys)
Sri Sankara Advaithashramam, Palakkad ( A centre for Studies and propagation of Sanathana dharma)
Sri Sankara Vidya Mandiram, Kolathur ( A primary School)
Sadguru Nithyanandashramam, Naduvannur ( An Ashram at the Birth Place of Bhagawan Nityananda).
Other various roles that he is handling now are,Head of Madhavanandashramam, Mahemadabad, Gujarat.
Present Visiting Professor of Sanathana Dharma Peethom (centre for sanathana dharma studies and research), University of Calicut.
Present President of Marga Darsaka Mandalam, Kerala ( An Organisation of Sannyasins).
Author of around 30 books including commentaries on Sri Rama Githa, Sivamahimna Stotram, many prakaranas of Sankaracharya, Bhagavad Geetha Bhashyam.
Honoured with many Awards like,
1. Madhavji PuraskaramSwami Siddhinathananda Puraskaram
Panditha Ratnam Puraskaram
Pandit Karuppan Puraskaram etc.
Books by Swami Sri Chidananda Puri are,Sivamahimnah sthothram
- Geetha Dhyanam
Upanishathile Oru Dharmopadesam
Upadesa Pancharatnam- A commentary
aslokee prakaranam- A commentary
ayapanchakam- A commentary
Swaroopanusandhanashtakam- A commentary
Advaithapancharathnam- A commentary
Maneeshapanchakam- A commentary
Bajagovindam- A commentary
Vaidika santhi mantrangal- A commentary
Sreeramageetha Vedantha prakasika vyakhyanam
Prasnothari (5 parts)
Sreemad Bhagavathgeetha Sankara bhashyam with commentary (8 parts)
Sanathana Dharma Parichayam - Published by University of Calicut
Karma Rahasyam - Mathrubhumi Books.