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.
Between 19th and 21st of June Swamiji paid a short visit to Slovenia, during which he met both highest Slovenian representatives: president Kucan and Prime Minister dr. Drnovsek.
To promote and encourage tolerance and understanding among all nations, cultures and religions and above all, peace in the world, Swamiji is initiating and organizing multi-religious prayers for world peace as part of his World Peace Tour.
Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranandaji's inauguration as Sarvabhaum Sanatan Dharma Jagadguru and Mahamandaleshwar of Maha Nirvani Akhara
On 10th April, 1998, Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranandaji was inaugurated by the World Religious Parliament as "Sarvabhaum Sanatan Dharma Jagadguru".
On 14th April, 1998, the holiest day to dip into the river Ganga, Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranandaji was coronated as Mahamandaleshwar. With the chanting of Vedic mantras, Swamiji performed puja, following the directions of the pandits.