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Swami Ramdev Ji

Revered Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj, a celibate since childhood, is well versed in Sanskrit Grammar, Ayurveda and Vedic Philosophy. A strong proponent of Indian cultural values, his practical approach to Yoga, research in the field of Ayurveda and services in the field of cow-breeding, have won him several thousands of followers throughout India and made him a living symbol of Indian culture. His detachment from worldly happiness and devotion to social service has made him a phenomenal character in the saintly world.

Swami ji is a devout disciple of Acharya Shri Baldev ji of Kalwa, who himself is an accomplished Yogi. He was initiated in the ascetic order on the banks of the sacred river Ganga.

He has taught in Gurukuls (traditional Indian system of education), subjects such as Ashtadhyayi, Mahabhashya, Upanishads and the six systems of Indian Philosophy. Besides this, during his travels in the Himalayan mountains, he performed severe austerity in the caves of Gangotri for the realization of the SELF, and acquired several extraordinary capabilities.

In association with his learned companions, Shri Karmavir ji Maharaj and Acharya Shri Balkrishna ji, a great scholar of Ayurveda and an Ayurvedic Physician, Swami Ramdev ji established Divya Yog Mandir Trust in 1995 in Kankhal (Hardwar) and began activities in health and spiritual pursuits. In the camps organized at his insistence for imparting practical lessons in the matters of health and yoga, millions of aspirants have taken advantage of his services and have gained immunity from various kinds of serious diseases, thus restoring good health.

The instructions imparted by him in Yogic exercises and particularly in the Science of Pranayama, have cured several diseases declared incurable by the other systems of medicine.

Programmes to propagate and advocate our ancient culture of Yog, Ayurved and Spiritualism and to teach deep secrets of Pranayam, Asans and Meditation with easy techniques are telecasted on AASTHA, AASTHA- 2, SAHARA Television channels for the benefit of more than 250 million viewers in India and abroad.

The Ashram Trust established by Swami ji manages the affairs of a great residential educational institution (Gurukul) located in Kishangarh, Ghaseda in the district of Rewari in Haryana state, where instructions are being imparted not only in Indian culture and philosophy but also in modern subjects like Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science etc.

With his extraordinary talent, great patriotism and deep leanings towards our ancient culture and tradition he is establishing Patanjali Yogpeeth, an Institution for social and scientific research and treatment in Yog, Spiritualism, and Ayurved through which more than two million patients of various ailments would derive benefit every year. Revered Swami ji Maharaj has a golden dream of a disease free world. This, he plans to achieve with the help of ancient science of Yog, which he feels will bring in peace and happiness to mankind. This will lead to unethical business of weapons and medicines coming to an end. Revered Swami ji's untiring efforts on these lines is bound to bring India as a top nation, not divided on the narrow lines of caste, creed, religion and region. He considers service to mankind as real Dharam (religion). He envisages India as Vishwa Guru (Teacher of the World) that can become true only if every citizen realises his duties and responsibilities towards the nation. May the science of Yog expand virtues of consciousness, morality and brotherhood of human beings such that everyone sees his own consciousness in all creatures and spreads fraternity, friendship and global brotherhood. It is no less than a divine wonder to see in the hearts of millions of people not only in our country but also the world. Revered Swami ji Maharaj is fully committed to the re-establishment of scientific techniques, pious powers and moral values in our society. Millions of people are offering their services and wealth at the altar of Patanjali Yogpeeth (Trust), established by revered Swami Ram Dev ji Maharaj to fulfill his resolutions.

The real place of service is the human body for Revered Swami ji and he says, "God is the man, as he is created by the Almighty Himself". The service of fellow beings, in addition to Atamsadhana (self control) and Brahmaradhna (meditation) is his worship. He considers moral acts of love and affection for human beings a true worship of the Creator. Revered Swami ji Maharaj is apostle of Vasudhaiva Kutambakam (World as the Whole Family) and proved it true by accepting and practicing, the world as his house and every citizen as his family member.

Most amiable in nature and affectionate in attitude, Swami ji combines in himself, qualities of great learning. His extreme modesty and loving nature have won Swami ji a great multitude of followers. In a short period of about 6 or 7 years, Swami ji has acquired phenomenal success in all the activities undertaken by him and has become a source of constant and unfailing inspiration for all of us who have the good fortune of knowing and associating with him.