Paramahamsa Vishwananda, the Beginnings
Paramahamsa Vishwananda Swami is a God-Realised spiritual master. He was born into a Hindu family on 13 June 1978 on the small, beautiful island of Mauritius. His birth name was Visham and it quickly became evident to his family and others in the community that He was special child.
Whilst most children would be playing with a toy or gadget, such amusements held little attraction for Visham. Instead, His primary interest were praying to Hindu deities and visiting local mandirs (temples) at every opportunity. He chanted the name of the Lord from a very early age. The young Paramahamsa Vishwananda would often request his parents to purchase incense sticks for Him to use for puja. Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s parents did not understand how such a young child knew so much about the Divine.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda ate poisonous seeds when he was only five years old. His family took him immediately to hospital and while convalescing he had the most extraordinary experience. Mahavatar Babaji, His Paramguru, appeared to Him for the first time, against a backdrop of a ray of shining light. That meeting was very special, because Mahavatar Babaji showed the young boy the true nature of the soul. His devotion to God and preoccupation with all things religious intensified even more after this life changing event. Ever since, He has guided Paramahamsa Vishwananda on his mission, to spread the message of Unconditional Love.
MAHAVATAR BABAJI IS THE GURU OF ALL THE GURUS ON EARTH, THE TEACHER OF TEACHERS. HE IS VERY SERENE AND GENTLE; ABOVE ALL VERY, VERY HUMBLE AND FULL OF LOVE.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda, the Satguru
Paramahamsa Vishwananda is the ultimate Satguru, which means ‘the True Guru’. His role as a master is to guide people along the spiritual path and awaken the divinity sleeping deep within their hearts. Through the master’s grace, the individual’s spiritual journey culminates with their attainment of Self-Realisation.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda is one of the few Satgurus who lives in Western Europe. His base is Shree Peetha Nilaya (SPN) in Springen, Germany. Shree Peetha Nilaya means the ‘Abode of Maha Lakshmi.’
Paramahamsa Vishwananda, His Mission
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda’s wider public mission began in 2000. He has dedicated his life to opening the hearts of humanity, so we can experience the eternal, divine love that permeates our inner being. Swamiji has touched and transformed the hearts of thousand of people, at hundreds of public Darshan and Satsang events. He has brought inspiration to people all over the world through His unconditional love, regardless of their culture, religion, gender and age.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda has promoted the Hindu path of devotion (bhakti) since 2005. He founded his spiritual organisation, Bhakti Marga in the same year. Paramahamsa Vishwananda teaches three core spiritual values: love, patience and unity. He has reintroduced long forgotten traditional Hindu spiritual practices and adapted them for modern living. In doing so Paramahamsa Vishwananda has enriched the lives of countless spiritual seekers and inspired them to build a deeper, closer connection with God.
Bhakti Marga has established centres and groups in over 80 countries. Paramahamsa Vishwananda is the driving force and the energy at its heart of this dynamic global community.
Spiritual Practices given by Paramahamsa Vishwananda
Paramahamsa Vishwananda has introduced several spiritual practices or Sadhanas. Bhakti Marga students learn a variety of spiritual development techniques designed to open the heart to the transformational power of love. Two of the key Bhakti Marga Sadhanas are:
Atma Kriya Yoga (AKY) is a modern, advanced development of the ancient Kriya Yoga technique given by Mahavatar Babaji. AKY is a multi-faceted group of interdependent techniques that helps the student to realise a personal relationship with the Divine and ‘the awareness of the Divine in all actions.’
Through regular practice, AKY will enable you to experience more love, joy and connection with the essence of life. AKY operates on a deep, energetic level and assists the student to dissolve karma accumulated over countless lifetimes. AKY purifies your mind and body and removes inner obstacles so you can advance on your spiritual path.
To find an AKY teacher in the United Kingdom please click on this link Kriya Yoga Teachers
OM Chanting (OMC) is a simple and unique group practice. Participants sit in a circle and verbally sound the OM. The vibration of the OM, combined with the energy that flows through the group helps to the participants to activate their self-healing potential.
OMC dynamically transforms negativity into positive energy. The energy released though the participants supports their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The spiritual vibrations that radiate out from an OMC group simultaneously purify and transform the local environment. OM Chanting groups are free to join. To find an OMC group in the United Kingdom please click on this link
OMC Circles UK
For more information about the different spiritual practices offered by Bhakti Marga please visit – Bhakti Marga Sadhana website
How to meet Paramahamsa Vishwananda
Paramahamsa Vishwananda lives at Shree Peetha Nilaya in Springen, Germany. The centre is also Bhakti Marga’s International Headquarters and main Ashram. Paramahamsa Vishwananda holds many public events organised throughout the year at Shree Peetha Nilaya, which provide visitors with an opportunity to meet Him.
You can learn more about Shree Peetha Nilaya please click on this link – Bhakti Marga Ashram
Paramahamsa Vishwananda travels extensively in Europe, Asia, the USA, Canada, South Africa and South America, where He holds Darshan and Satsang events.
Darshan is defined as ‘having a glimpse’ of the Divine. The Darshan programmes features devotional music and songs from various traditions and inspirational talks. Paramahamsa Vishwananda gives each person who attends Darshan a personal spiritual blessing.
To find about more about Darshan, please check the Website Calendar
For more information please see the Bhakti Marga Events Calendar for functions taking place.