India is a land of divinity. The world unanimously has recognised India as a spiritual supremo, so much so that, the entire world celebrates World Yoga Day on the 21st of June every year. Indian culture is laid on the foundation of its beliefs and values. An understanding that spirituality comes from realization, an understanding of the self and that of the surroundings. Humans are here for a purpose which is more blissful than the material gains we enjoy. However, the purpose is often lost into oblivion and these divine spiritual leaders are the only ones who remember it. They are in a constant endeavour to help the community realise their efforts and find their true calling in life. The Indian territory has always been flooded with such great personalities. From Swami Vivekananda to Srila Prabhupada, Ram Krishna Param Hansa to Osho, India has witnessed these eternal personalities. The following list shows the top spiritual gurus of recent times inspiring millions of mortals to realise their true self.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
This Indian spiritual leader is a renowned personality around the globe. His beliefs and values are appreciated and respected and he is regarded as an inspirational leader. Sri Sri founded the Art of Living Foundation, a volunteer-based NGO to socially support people. Alongside he established ‘International Association for Human Values’ which is rooted in Geneva and aims to foster global values. He believes spirituality is something that intensifies human values of love and compassion. It is not zeroed to one particular religion or culture. Sri Sri emphasises on the question of ‘Who Am I’ and tries seeking an answer for the same. He vows to build a stress-free and violence-free world. His programs are widely attended and regarded. Sri Sri is one of the top Spiritual Gurus in the world.
Following the legacy of Dalai Lama who are important monks of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, Tenzin Gyatso follows the 14th in the line of the legacy. Dalai Lama fled to India during 1959 Tibet uprising. He lives currently in India as a refugee. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Lama has travelled across the globe speaking about economics, welfare along with various topics of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings. He is best known for teaching the Kalachakra tantra which he confers to a large audience. Dalai Lama is a well-known identity across the globe.
Shivani Verma popularly known as Sister Shivani is a Brahma Kumaris teacher at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. She is indulged in motivational courses and public seminars. She increasingly gained popularity since 2007 with the show Awakening with Brahma Kumaris which aired on Aastha channel. An electronic engineer, Shivani is married and runs a software business with his husband in Gurgaon. Bhrama Kumari Shivani believes meditation is the key to answers one is looking for. She preaches the upliftment of the soul from that of the mind. She is a goodwill ambassador of the World Psychiatric Association.
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Regarded as a powerful orator, Swami Gyanvatsal is a motivational speaker from Akshardham, Swami Narayan Mandir. Swaminarayan Sanstha is a spiritual, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving society through individual growth by fostering the Hindu ideals of faith, unity, and selfless service. He is a mechanical engineer and travels around the world as a guest speaker. He has held seminars in Europe, Canada, America and spoken about everything from ethics to stress management to being smart managers. Swami Ji regards ethics as of the utmost importance, Swamiji holds influence upon his listeners.
A member of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Sadhvi is a Hindu political activist and religious preacher. She is known for her narration of Ram Katha and other Hindi scriptures in India and abroad. Sadhvi founded Param Shakti Peeth for philanthropic because and to ignite devotion in women. She is said to have attained Nirvana at an early age of 16.