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Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, born Mangilal Garg, known as Swamiji , was born August 15, 1945 in Rupawas, Pali district, Rajasthan, India.

He is an Indian yogi, guru and the author and founder of the system Yoga In Daily Life.

His parents were pandit Krishna Ramji Garg and Phul Garg. His father was a recognized astrologist. Inspired by his parents, he started to learn to meditate when he was 3 years old. He was growing up with two brothers and three sisters and soon spending most of his time in prayer and meditation. His father died, when he was twelve and his mother sent him to his uncle Swami Madhavanandaji to Nipal for further education. He met his master Swami Madhavanandaji (Holy Guruji) at the age of 13.

Mangilal showed little interest for school, but was constantly asking his uncle to make him a Sannyasi.

After some years Swami Madhavanandaji granted his wish. Mangilal was prescribed strict yogic exercises and after six months of fasting and meditation he attained the state of self-realization (1962). He was initiated in the order of swamis in 1967. In 1972 he went to Europe and founded Austrian-Indian Yoga-Vedanta fellowship in Vienna and first Sri Deep Madhavananda Ashram.


The main points of Maheshwarananda's teachings are physical, mental, social and spiritual health; respect for life; tolerance for all religions, cultures and nationalities; world peace; protection of human rights and values; protection of the environment and preservation of nature; selfless service, and care and love for all living things. According to his teachings, the realization of these fundamental principles of life will lead man to spiritual development, self-realization, and realization of God.

Women should protect their honor and beauty and should not sell their nudity for movies and magazines.One should not change religion, but become better Christian. Yoga is not a part of any religion, but all religions are part of Yoga, because Yoga is universal. Yoga is a religion in terms of relation between individual and cosmic self, that is God. It is not a religion in terms of today's understanding of the word religion.Yoga is a Universal principle which balances entire Universe, the space and the consciousness.

There is only one religion, humanity. One should not change religion, but become a better Christian, a better Muslim.... a better human according to their religion. Helping hands are worth more than praying hands.Good deeds should be directed towards both animals and humans and not only humans.We can help the world peace by limiting our needs, reduce the use of plastics, become vegetarians and avoid drugs, especially alcohol, which can be considered as a devil in the form of liquid. Peace begins within ones own heart and charity within ones own home.

the path of the selfless way of acting (Karma Yoga)
the path of discipline and meditation (Raja Yoga)
the path of devotion (Bhakti Yoga)
the path of realization and knowledge (Gyana Yoga)
purification techniques (Hatha Yoga)

Swamiji's books are published in 11 languages and thousands of non-profit centers of Yoga in Daily life are present in all five continents.

Humanitarian projects

In 2002 the Shree Vishwa Deep Gurukul Prathmik Vidyalaya, Yoga in Daily Life's primary school in Rajasthan, India, was founded.

To address the major water crisis in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, the International Sri Deep Madhavananda Ashram Fellowship, has launched a Desert Rainwater Harvesting initiative. The project was supported by UN.

Healthcare. The "Sri Swami Madhavananda Hospital", currently under construction at Jadan Ashram in the Pali district of Rajasthan, India, will serve as a naturopathic and allopathic hospital. This will provide residential health care to neighboring districts.

Initiative for the blood donation project in cooperation with the Red Cross of Slovenia in 2008 and 2009.

Recognitions and Awards

The world religious parliament gave him the sign of honour "Proud of India" in 1994, the spiritual title of Dharma Chakravati in 1996 the title Sarvabhaum Jagadguru in 1999.

Representative at the Millenium World Peace Conference of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the UN-Headquarter, New York, 2000.

At the Maha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar/India (April, 1998) he was appointed to Mahamandaleshwar of Maha Nirvani Akhara.

Award with the highest spiritual title of Vishwaguru (Master of the Universe) by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya Sri Swami Narendranandaji Sarasvati and the Kashi Vidvat Parishad (assembly of professors and scholars of the Sanskrit Sanskrit University of Benares) at the occasion of the Maha Kumbha Mela in Prayagraj (Allahabad), 2001.

Inter-religious Meeting with the Heads of Christian Churches of South Australia by the Archbishop of Adelaide, Leonard Faulkner, Adelaide, April 2001.

Participating in the interreligious and international Conference “Forum 2000” organized by President Václav Havel on behalf of “Human Rights”, 2001.

Initiating worldwide International & Interreligious World Peace Prayers after the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York (in Austria, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India).

Participating as a speaker in the Earth Dialogues in Lyon [28], France in 2002, initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev (Green Cross International) and Maurice Strong (Earth Council and World Council of Former Foreign Ministers).

Participation in the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 26. Aug. - 4. Sept. 2002. Launch of the Desert Rainwater Initiative.

Award with the Danica Order, the highest decoration for humanitarian merits, by the President of the Republic Croatia, Stjepan Mesic, Oct. 2002

Speaker at the Expert Colloquy for Intercultural and Interreligious Communication and Conflict Prevention at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, Oct. 7-9, 2002

Member of the Assembly of Montserrat set up by the CPWR (Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions) July 4–7, 2004 and participation in the Parliament of the World's Religions, Barcelona, July 7–13, 2004

Representative of Yoga in Daily Life International in the 59th Annual UN NGO/DPI-Conference, 4-6 Sep. 2006, New York, USA

“Spiritual Awakening for World Peace”, lecture and meditation at the UN Headquarter, New York, April 27, 2007

Conference on Hindu Spirituality, organised by Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council and Yoga in Daily Life UK, Edinburgh, Sept. 28-29, 2007

Inter-Religious Meeting and Peace Prayer at Monastery of Pedralbes, Barcelona hosted by UNESCOCAT (Unesco Catalania), Oct. 11, 2007

Annual World Peace Tours to Europe, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and India and Europe since more than 15 years

Initiator of Annual World Peace Summits: Vienna 2002, Sydney 2003, Prague 2003, Brno 2004, Zagreb 2005, Ljubljana 2006, Bratislava 2007, Wellington 2008


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Re: Swami Maheshwarananda (Founder of the system Yoga In Daily Life)
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 07:58:40 AM »

Dear prasanth,

Thanks for the information about Swami Maheshwarananda. I do
not know much about him.  In Astha TV channel, one gentleman
used to talk about yogic methods.  I have also seen many Yogis
and their teachings in Astha TV channel occasionally.

Arunachala Siva.