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.
In the Himalayas between the two towns of pilgrimage, Kedarnath and Badrinath, lies the Siddha Dhuni or Siddha Dham Ashram. Here Param Mahasiddha Avatar Sri Alakhpuriji, the Guru of Paramyogeshwar Svayambhu Sri Devapuriji, sometimes dwells with his disciples.
Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, affectionately known as Swamiji, is the disciple and successor of Paramhans Swami Madhavanandaji. In 1998 the spiritual community of the Maha Nirvani Akhara in India and the Shankaracharya (head of Hinduism), consecrated him as Mahamandaleshwar (equivalent of Bishop).