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, His Holiness Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwarananda Puri of Panchayati Maha Nirvani Akhara, affectionately known as Swamiji, comes from a spiritual lineage of great masters - OM Sri Alakhpuriji Siddha Peeth Parampara.
Sri Alakhpuriji is one of the great Siddhas or Rishis of Satya Loka - the highest cosmic level of Absolute Truth and Reality - who are the protectors of this world; present on Earth for many thousands of years, either in visible or invisible form. Their age is unknown and they are capable of changing their body at will. They stand above all conditions of this material world.
At Surya Kund near Satopanth, at a height of 4,500m, there is still a cave where Sri Devpuriji meditated and had a vision and darshan (appearance) of Sri Alakhpuriji. There he got Sri Alakhpuriji’s blessings to awaken all the qualities of Lord Shiva within him. It is for this reason that Sri Devpuriji is revered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
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 northwestern 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.
Bhagvan Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji had many self-realized disciples. Foremost amongst them was his successor, a spiritual luminary, Hindu Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavananda - Holy Guruji (as he was affectionally called by his disciples) who brought the light of Mahaprabhuji to the world.
PARAMHANS SWĀMĪ MAHESHWARĀNANDA is the successor of Paramhans Swami Madhavanandaji. He has lived in Vienna since 1972 where he founded the International Srī Deep Mādhavānanda Ashram and the first of the Yoga in Daily Life societies, which was soon followed by numerous sister societies worldwide. Under Swāmijī’s leadership there are now hundreds of Yoga groups in western and central Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India.