SWAMIJI’S MISSION STATEMENT
“My mission is to help people understand themselves, to understand
others, to love and protect all living beings, and ultimately
to realise God”.
Since time immemorial, holy man and spiritual masters have been dedicating themselves to preserving and spreading the divine message of yoga and spiritual Science for the wellbeing of humankind and for the whole globe. Similarly, Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda comes from the spiritual lineage of great masters.
Sri Alakh Puriji
Sri Alakh Puriji who dwells in the Himalayas is one of the great Sidhas or Rishis from Satya Loka - the highest level of truth and reality. It is maintained that from time to time he manifests himself in physical form in order to preserve and foster the eternal spiritual values of Sanatan Dharma that helps us to understand our true and unique relationship with God.
Shivavatar Paramyogeshwar Sri Devpuriji is the successor of Sri Alakh Puriji and is an embodiment of Lord Shiva. He resided in Sikar District, Rajasthan from the beginning of 18th century till the middle of 19th century. His Ashram "Kailash" in the Rajasthan carries the same name as the holy Mount Kailash in the Himalayas, which is revered as the Abode of Lord Shiva. Sri Devpuriji is the Master of Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji and their divine presence was filled with divine bliss, unity and love.
Bhagwan Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji
Bhagwan Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji, the successor of Sri Devpuriji was a great and divine incarnation of love, mercy and wisdom, who lived from 1828 to 1963 in Rajasthan in north western India. "Love each and every living being at least as much as yourself" embodies the essence of his Golden Teachings for the whole of humankind. In 1963, Sri Mahaprabhuji entered into Mahasamadhi. His Ashram in Bari Khatu on the edge of the Thar-Desert has become a holy place of pilgrimage for spiritual seekers from all over the world, who imbibe his holy ever-present spirit.
Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji
Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji known as Holy Guruji was one of the rare spiritual Masters of the last century. He was the successor of Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji, who rendered him his spiritual heritage. Inspired by the grace and divine mercy of his Master, Paramhans Swami Madhavanandaji made his most earnest endevours to support the entire mankind through his teaching, prayer and meditation which greatly contributed to the protection of environment, education and anti-drug activities. In his whole life he spread the message of Sri Mahaprabhuji through the whole world and worked for the wellbeing of the entire world. He is the author of the biographies of Sri Mahaprabhuji and Sri Devpuriji that appeared under the title of "Lila Amrit". In 2003 Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji attained Mahasamadhi.
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Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwaranandaji
Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwaranandaji, known as Swamiji, is the disciple and successor of Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji. He is a sage of the modern world who at a young age dedicated his life to the service of humankind.
The main commitment of humankind on this earth is to protect life in all forms and manifestations of existence. To realize this, it is necessary to adopt a different way of thinking and acting in every day life. It is important to introduce love, help, tolerance and understanding not only between individuals but among all nations, cultures, races and religions.
Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda
His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, a founder of the Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council came to Europe from Rajasthan, India, in 1972. Here he came to know the needs of modern man, which inspired him to combine the ancient yogic realizations and the findings of modern science with his rich experience. In this way he created an integral and internationally acclaimed system of practices called “Yoga in Daily Life”, which has spread from Europe throughout world, for the welfare of humankind and all living beings and has inspired hundreds of thousands people worldwide.
Especially during the communist era his spiritual and humanitarian work provided great moral support to the people of the Eastern European countries Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Yugoslavia. For his selfless efforts during nearly 20 years he received a letter of thanks by the President of the Czech Republic, Mr. Vaclav Havel. Croatian President Stipe Mesic acknowledged Swamiji's humanitarian service to Croatia over the last 30 years by awarding him the Order of the Croatian Star with the Effigy of Katarina Zrinska.
The President of Croatia, His Excellency Stjepan Mesic, has received a visit from Prof. Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda and on this occasion has given him the decorative award of Danica Order of Croatia, with the image of Katarina Zrinska. This award is in recognition of Prof. Maheshwarananda’s lasting achievements in developing ecological awareness, peace and tolerance between cultures, nations and religions of the world. 2002 Zagreb, Croatia
Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda's books and scriptures have been published in many languages (English, Hindi, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Spanish, French and Russian). His distinguished charitable, humanitarian, religious and environmental work as well as his untiring efforts for tolerance and world peace have been acknowledged by social, medical, religious and political dignitaries in different parts of the world.
His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda Wikipedia Page
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Recognising the urgent need to promote and develop awareness of world peace Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda has initiated worldwide Interreligious Dialogues and World Peace Prayers with representatives of world religions and public figures, and takes an active part in international congresses and conferences:
- Millennium World Peace Conference of Religious and Spiritual Leaders New York, USA
- Interreligious Dialogue with the Catholic Archbishop Leonard Faulkner and Heads of Christian Churches of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
- International & Interreligious World Peace Prayers in numerous cities in Croatia, Austria, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India
- Forum 2000 organised by President Vaclav Havel on behalf of “Human Rights”, Prague, Czech Republic
- Earth Dialogues Forum, Speaker on the Spiritual and Religious Leaders Roundtable, Lyon, France
- Interreligious Dialogue with Heads of various denominations (Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Judaism, Islam, Sikh, Baha'i, Unitary Church, and others), Adelaide, Australia
World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Inauguration of a Chamber of Slovakian Culture in Sri Vishwa Deep Gurukul Swami Maheshwarananda Ashram Jadan through the ambassador of the Republic Slovakia to India, Ladislav Volko, and the former Defence Minister of Slovakia, Dr Pavol Kanis
- Initiator of the International Conference World Peace and the Message of Mahatma Gandhi under the co-sponsorship of the World Conference on Religion and Peace at UN in Vienna, Austria
- Official visit of Croatian President , Stipe Mesic to Sri Vishwa Deep Gurukul Swami Maheshwarananda Ashram Jadan and inauguration of a Chamber of Croatian Culture
- Meeting with Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, President of the Republic of India, New Delhi, India
- Initiator of the The World Peace Forum 2003 - Peace, Ethics and Sustainability in Sydney, Australia under the auspices of Australia's former Governor General, Sir William Deane
- Foundation stone ceremony of the Austria Hospital in India that will be built with in the area of Sri Vishwa Deep Gurukul Swami Maheshwarananda Ashram Jadan, in presence of the Ambassador of Austria to India, Her Excellency Dr. Stefan Bastl
- Guest of honour at International Conference on World Peace in Ahmedabad, India
- Guest of Honour at YOGACON 2004 - International Yoga Conference in Jaipur, India
- Meeting with the Premier of South Australia, Hon. Mike Rann, discussing a possible co-operation in projects of reforestation and rainwater harvesting, Australia
- Participation in the Assembly of Montserrat and in the Parliament of the World's Religions, Barcelona, Spain
- Initiator of International World Peace Summit and the Message of Mahatma Gandhi, in Brno, Czech Republic
- Guest of honour at the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas - Conference of non- resident Indians, Bombay, India
- Special guest invited by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Narendra Modi, at the Vibrant Gujarat Conference, Ahmedabad, India
- International Conference on Environment and Sustainable Health at Om Vishwa Deep Gurukul Swami Maheshwaranananda Ashram Education & Research Center, inaugurated by the Minister of Environment in Rajasthan, Sri Laxmi Narayan Dave, India
- Initiator of a multi-faith gathering, Brisbane, Australia
- Initiator of the International Youth Conference on Environmental Protection, Jadan, India. Speakers: H.H. Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur, High Court Judges, Politicians and Educators and the youth of Vishwadeep Gurukul Vidyale, Jadan.
- Guest of honour at the Word Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions and Cultures, Jaipur, India
- Planting of a Peace Tree in Split, Croatia
- 4th International Youth Conference, Zlin, Czech Republic
- International World Peace Summit – The Message of Sri Swami Madhavananda and Mahatma Gandhi, Bratislava, Czech Republic
- Meeting with Religious Leaders in Melbourne, Sharing the Wisdom of Religious Traditions
- 7th International World Peace Summit 2008, Wellington, New Zealand, 29 March
- Celebrations of 20 Years of Yoga in Daily Life in Slovenia. Meetings with Mayors of Ljubljana, Novo Mesto, Maribor, Domzale, Piran/Portoroz and Celje. Planting Peace Trees in Novo Mesto, Domzale, Portoroz and Celje.
- Inauguration of the 1st Embassy of India in Slovenia;
- Meeting with Minister of Environment of the Slovak Republic
- Meeting with Mayors of European capital cities and religious celebreties, by invitation of the Mayor of Ljubljana
- Keynote speaker at 7th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action, by Anuvrat Global Organization (Anubhiva), Jaipur
- Award with the title Ambassador for Peace by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, in the presence of the UN Chapter of California, Los Angeles represented by Mrs. Norma Foster.
- Honoured by a Certificate of Recognition for his worldwide work to promote global peace, protection of the environment and religious tolerance, as an International Peace Ambassador, by Mr. Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles and the Council of Los Angeles
- Interfaith Gathering at ringing of the World Peace Bell in celebration of the Peace Week in Los Angeles
- Planting a World Peace Tree with Fred Segal at Canyon Peace Park
- Planting a World Peace Tree in Augarten Vienna with the Ambassador of India, H. E. Kumar, the Head of the 2nd Vienna District, Mr. Kubik, and Father Albert, Parish of Donaucity
- Meeting with the President of Croatia, Stjepan Mesic and with Mrs. Holjevac, President of the Zagreb City Assembly
- Inauguration of a Memorial Stone at the World Peace Tree in Bratislava (planted in 2007), and opening of Bratislava Ashram of Yoga in Daily Life in presence of the Ambassador of India, H. E. Mrs. Homai Saha and the Mayor of the Petrzalka District, Mr. Ftacnik
- Planting a “World Peace Tree“ at Vysehrad, Prague with the Ambassador of India, H. E. Srivastava and Czech cultural, religious and political leaders
- Speaker at the 7th Conference of Peace and Non-Violent Action, launched by Anuvibha, Jaipur
- Keynote speaker at the Conference on Ayurveda and Yoga, Sydney, Australia,
- Officially honoured by the Prefect and the Mayor of Salzburg
- Planting a World Peace Tree in Linz, capital of Upper Austria
He continuously contributes his efforts to peace, tolerance and understanding among nations in his numerous meetings with political leaders:
- 1992 — President of Hungary, Arpad Goencz
- 1993 — President of Slovakia, Michal Kovac
- 1999/2000 — President of Slovakia, Rudolf Schuster
- 2000/2002/2004 — President of Croatia, Stjepan Mesic
- 2000/2002 — President of Slovenia, Milan Kucan
- 2001/2002 — Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Drnovsek
- 2003/2004/2005 — President of Slovenia, Janez Drnovsek
- 2005 — President of Austria, Heinz Fischer