April 13, 2017

Swami Maheshvaranand Ji

From a young age Swami Maheshvaranandji felt something was missing in his life. He wanted to find true happiness but didn’t know where to find it. As any young man he tried looking for it in the world, in worldly persons and objects. In the year 1988 he suddenly felt he could no longer continue living a normal worldly life, working, earning money and trying to acquire the objects of worldly happiness. So he decided to resign his job and leave home in the quest of finding a true Guru, who would be able to help him realize his goal of finding true happiness.

It can be said that Swamiji’s journey to find answers about God and the Self resulted in sweet fruition. As Divine intervention played its part, Swamiji’s life was about to be changed forever. During the Sadhana Program of October 1988 in the village of Mangarh, Pratapgarh India, Swamiji had the great fortune of meeting Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj. This first meeting answered the many questions that Swamiji yearned to understand and with profound confidence, Swamiji decided to renounce the world and accept Shri Kripaluji Maharaj as his Spiritual Master and Teacher.

With the guidance and divine grace of Shri Kripaluji Maharaj, Swamiji studied the deepest aspects and the intricate secrets of the Vedas, Puranas, Shastras and many other scriptures. After completing his spiritual studies, in the year 1993 on the holy occasion of Bhaiya Duj, Shri Kripaluji Maharaj conferred upon him the holy robes of one of His Pracharak or spiritual preacher and conferred on him the spiritual name Swami Maheshvaranandji.

In the year 1994, being satisfied that he was ready, Swami Maheshvaranandji was now asked by Shri Kripaluji Maharaj to go to the West and start spreading the message of Bhakti Yoga or Divine Love for Shri Radha Krishna.

In 2002, Swamiji founded the Radha Govind Society, based in Queens, New York City. Over the past several years, Swamiji has been travelling throughout the United States, Canada, the West Indies and Guyana where he diligently works with devotees to provide the necessary knowledge so that they can profoundly deepen their devotion (Bhakti) in God and understand the message of Selfless Love for God. Swamiji has an amazing ability to awaken a deep sense of spiritual contentment in the hearts of the devotees. His lectures have gone a long way to inspire many to start threading the path of selfless devotion that can only lead to true and lasting happiness. His lectures and meditation programs are a revelation of the deepest aspects of the Bhartiya Philosophy described in the sacred Hindu scriptures such as the Vedas, Bhagwat Mahapuran, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Ramayan, Mahabharat etc. His practical teachings and spiritual principles are helping devotees to fill their hearts with love for Shri Radha Krishna while inculcating the appropriate dose of spiritual regimen in their daily lives.