Disciple of Sree Narayana gurudevan
He served as a police officer before he became Sree Narayana Guru's sanayasin disciple. He was born in Mulankadu near Ernakulam and many of his relatives still live in Palluruthy area. He came to know about Guru and his activities through Bodhananda Swami, whom he was a follower of.
He resigned his job and joined the Sivagiri Ashram. There, he studied Vedanta and philosophy. After Bodhananda Swami's samadhi, Govindananda Swami became the head of Sivagiri Mutt. He had a piece of property in Kancheepuram that was donated by one of Guru's followers; he founded a Sree Narayana Seva Ashram there.
Later a sanatorium was started adjoined to this Ashram. He traveled to Japan , Malaya and Burma to propagate Guru's words. Govindananda activities helped a lot to propagate the gospel of the Guru in Tamil Nadu. Govindananda Swami felt ill while he was visiting this Ashram and attained Samadhi at the age of 105.