Yogiraj Siddhanath


Who is Yogiraj?

"Mahavatar Shiva Goraksha Babaji first gave the original Kriya yoga to the Yog~Avatar Shyam Charan Lahiri Mahayasa in the autumn of 1861, in the Himalayas at a place in Ranikhet. The science was kept in its pristine purity and later passed down to the great Gyan~Avatar Sri Yukteswar who was the Guru of Paramhamsa Yogananda. It is to this lineage that Yogiraj Siddhanath belongs having been blessed by Shiv Goraksha Babaji to spread the message of Kriya Yoga throughout the world. He was also in close association with disciple of Sri Yukteswar's known as Swami Satyananda Giri who was a contemporary of Yogananda who looked after the Sadhu Sabha formed by Sri Yukteswar in India. He also had close association with brother disciple of Swami Satyananda Giri called Hariharananda Giri. After this, at the age of 23, he setout to Himalayas in search of the great being called Babaji and had a deep experience of Babaji."

He spent his early years in the Himalayas with the great Nath Yogis; Yogiraj was blessed and empowered by the spiritual supermen of the Himalayan caves. His divine transformation flowered after his deep, personal experiences with the supreme Yogi-Christos, known as the Mahavatar (Supreme Spirit Incarnate), Shiva-Goraksha Babaji. This experience transformed Yogiraj Gurunath, helping him realize the unity of all Yogis and religions.

Today, as a Master of Kundalini Kriya Yoga, Yogiraj Gurunath has worked ceaselessly, lighting a spark in our souls and planting a seed in us to embrace, embody and support “Earth Peace Through Self Peace”.

In the spirit of service, Yogiraj and his wife, Gurumata Shivangini (affectionately called Ayie or “Mother” by his students) built the Siddhanath Forest Ashram in the gentle valley of Sita Mai outside the City of Pune, in India’s Simhagad region. Gurumata Shivangini is a powerful Yogini in her own right. Together, they have raised two children, are proud grandparents and continue to demonstrate by example; that it is not necessary to live as a renunciate –– meditating in order to achieve enlightenment –– but it is more important to experience life.

For over 40 years, Yogiraj has healed and transformed millions all over the world with his transmissions of Kundalini Shakti energy and has shared freely his own Samadhi (enlightened state) of peaceful bliss-consciousness. Yogiraj has taught yoga and spirituality not only to followers, but also to world leaders and has even given experiential discourse before the United Nations, yet he prefers nothing more than to sit in the simple pristine forests and mountains to meditate on God in tranquility.

Yogiraj Gurunath is not a Deity but a beacon of positivity, to give humanity the courage to find Self Peace and therefore cumulatively promote Earth Peace.