His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj
Pramukh Swami Maharaj was loved and respected as one of the world’s great spiritual leaders. He lived by and preached the message: “In the joy of others lies our own.”
Pramukh Swami Maharaj travelled throughout the world, dedicating his life to the well-being of others, visiting more than 250,000 homes in 17,000 villages and cities in more than 50 countries, and personally counselling and comforting more than 810,000 people. He created over 1,100 Hindu mandirs internationally and ordained more than 900 youths into the monastic order to serve society and strive spiritually.
Driven by his genuine care and compassion for humanity, he inspired many international projects of public service and spiritual uplift, and is remembered as a “people’s guru”, reaching out to all, irrespective of age, class, colour or creed.
His innate humility, universal wisdom and striking simplicity transformed the lives of millions and touched several religious and national leaders. But most important of all was his quiet, undisturbed love for God, endowing him as an ambassador of love, peace and harmony in the world.