Swami Muktananda Paramahamsa (16 May 1908 – 2 October 1982), born Krishna Rai, was a yoga guru, the founder of Siddha Yoga

He was a disciple of Bhagavan Nityananda

He wrote books on the subjects of Kundalini Shakti, Vedanta, and Kashmir Shaivism, including a spiritual autobiography entitled The Play of Consciousness

In honorific style, he is often referred to as Swami Muktananda, or Baba Muktananda, or in a familiar way just Baba