Lineage - Heritage

Long ago, the essence of Yoga was revealed in the world's oldest spiritual scriptures, the Vedas. For many centuries, before these texts were written, the Holy traditions were transmitted orally from Master to disciple. To transmit the highest truth the Master must be Brahma Nistham Srotriyam, knower of all three times, this Master is known as the Satguru. To transcend the mind and reach the ultimate goal, seekers need the guidance of a Satguru, an enlightened Master who has followed the path to its natural end and can lead them to the Divine within themselves.

The Satguru lineage of Yoga in Daily Life stretches back through time for centuries from Param Mahasiddha Awatar Sri Alakhpuriji, right up to the present day to H.H. Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda who now wears the Chadar of this Divine lineage.

Param Mahasiddha Avatar Sri Alakhpuriji

In the Himalayas between the pilgrimage places of Kedarnath and Badrinath (Himachal Pradesh) lies the Siddha Dhūni, or Siddha Dham Ashram. At times SRĪ ALAKH PURĪJĪ stays here with some disciples. He is one of the great Siddhas, or Rishis, from Satya Loka – the highest level of truth and reality. The seven Rishis, protectors of the world, are sometimes visible on the earth, but mostly invisible.

Paramyogeshwar Svayambhu Sri Devpuriji

Yogeshwar Sri Devpuriji is revered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The place where he had his Ashram, Kailash in Rajasthan, carries the same name as Mount Kailash in the Himalayas (Tibet) which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.Sri Devpuriji’s powers are immeasurable. He embodies all characteristics of Lord Shiva - Shiva is the saviour, the destroyer of bad and evil. Shiva is consciousness, purity, fire. He protects his devotees. It was Lord Shiva who brought the wisdom of yoga to humanity.

Parabrahm Bhagwan Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji

The great Indian saint and God-Realised master Bhagwan Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji was a true incarnation of divine love and wisdom. He resided in Rajasthan, India, from 1828 until 1963. He was born a perfect incarnation of the divine and his life was filled with miraculous events and deeds. Many people still alive today witnessed the miracles of his lifetime. The Ashram of Sri Mahaprabhuji in Bari Khatu, on the edge of the Thar Desert, soon became a place of pilgrimage after his departure from this world. Seekers from all over the world come to feel the holy radiance that pervades this place.

H.H. Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji

Paramhans Swami Madhavananda was one of the rare and authentic spiritual masters of our modern era. He was the loving and devoted disciple of Sri Deep Narayan Mahaprabhuji. On departure from this world Sri Mahaprabhuji bestowed his spiritual mantel on Paramhans Swami Madhavananda. Affectionately called 'Holy Guruji' by his disciples, Paramhans Swami Madhavananda inspired all who came to him through his exemplary life of pure devotion to God and through his selfless service to all living beings. He resided in northern India but travelled the country widely and also visited disciples in Europe.

Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda

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.