The Passing of the Spiritual Mantle
Parmanand Tirth Maharaj, Mukund Tirth Maharaj and Gangadhar Tirth Maharaj belonged to an era when the knowledge of Shaktipat [descent of Spiritual Energy] existed in the form of a internal flow. The spiritual aspirant of Shaktipat in those times hesitated to unravel themselves before the common masses. It was Swami Narayan Tirth Dev Maharaj who heralded Shaktipat among the masses, at the same time very ably maintaining the standard of Sadhan.
Tirtha Lineage of Siddha Yoga
– The Spiritual Lineage of Shaktipat Parampara is found in the transimission of energy from Spiritual Master (the Guru) to disciple known as Shaktipat.
Swami Gangadhar Tirth
The Shaktipat system of Yoga begins with the figure of Swami Gangadhar Tirth. From there it continues with Swami Narayan Tirth. Swami Narayan Tirth passed the tradition of Siddha Mahayoga to Shri Yogananda Maharaj. Shri Yogananda Maharaj passed this tradition onto Swami Vishnu Tirth. Swami Vishnu Tirth passed on this tradition to his most favored disciple Swami Shivom Tirth.
Swami Narayan Tirth
Param Guru Shri Swami Narayan Dev Tirth is well known as the redeemer and the rejuvenator of the lost and disappearing divine science of Kundalini Awakening through the Shaktipat Initiation. He was born in 1870 in a poor family of village (Mandrasar) Binotia in Bengal state of former East India, presently known as Bangla Desh.
Shri Yoganandaji Maharaj, originally known as Daya Shankar, was born in Junagar, Gujrat at the beginning of the present century. The exact place of birth of Shri Yoganadaji is not known since he was always reluctant to give any details about his private life. He confined himself to talking about Yoga practices, devotion and spiritual advancement.
Swami Vishnu Trith
Swami Vishnu Tirth Ji Maharaj also known as Munilal Swami, was born in Jazzar of the District of Rohtak in Haryana State. He always had a love for spiritualism. While still a young man, he had a divine experience that occurred while living in a hostel as a student. He was resting on his roof at night when he saw a huge circle of fire approaching.
Swami Shivom Trith
Swami Shivom Tirth Ji Maharaj was the favorite disciple of Swami Vishnu Tirth Maharaj. The field of activity of Shri Swami Vishnu Tirth Maharaj was considerably wide and he set a number of milestones in the expansion of the movement of the Shaktipat system. His successor Shri Swami Shivom Tirth Maharaj, the present Guru Maharaj of Ashrams in India and the USA, has, however, gone beyond this horizon after solidifying the work of his revered Guru. In his last period he had created last will for future smooth management of various ashrams and directions to various sanyasis and disciples.