Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

Who is Paramahamsa Vishwananda?

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is an enlightened, God-Realized Master and Satguru. His mission is to ‘open the hearts of mankind’ and help us to awaken to our eternal relationship with the Divine.

Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s life is completely dedicated to Love and Service to humanity. He is here as a reminder of God’s infinite, unconditional Love.

Through His life and mission, He shows us how to experience and enjoy our unique relationship with the Divine through Bhakti: love and devotion.


‘Sat’ means true, thus a true Guru. God-Realized spiritual Master who guides a soul through lifetimes to ultimate liberation: God-Realization.”

Paramahamsa Vishwananda, Shreemad Bhagavad Gita – The Song of Love

True Satgurus are exceptionally rare. Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is a living Satguru whose true nature is beyond all limitations. He is in constant union with the Divine, and is able to transmit this Grace to others at will. This is not a state that can be achieved through study or labor; He was born God-Realized.

“In life, you will meet many teachers, many spiritual masters, many gurus. Only the Satguru can give you the realization of God.”

Paramahamsa Vishwananda

As a Satguru, He lovingly guides each person to the ultimate goal of God-Realization. He tirelessly travels the world inspiring people from all cultures to experience a uniquely personal relationship with God through Bhakti.

Founder of Bhakti Marga

In 2005, Paramahamsa Vishwananda founded the Bhakti Marga mission. Since then, Bhakti Marga has grown worldwide and is now present in 80 countries, with 33 Temples and 5 Ashrams.

Bhakti Marga is “the Path of Devotion”, welcoming all who seek to live a life of Love and deepen their inner relationship with the Divine regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, or race. All are welcome.

“The Bhakti path means a love relationship with God, with the Ultimate. A love affair with the Whole. It means that one is ready to dissolve into the Whole, that one is ready to invite the Whole to come into one’s heart.”

Paramahamsa Vishwananda

Spiritual Lineage

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is a Vaishnava Acharya in the Sri Sampradaya, a spiritual lineage that lovingly worships Sriman Narayanaya and Divine Mother through Bhakti. As an Acharya, He promotes Sanatana Dharma, the eternal path of loving God.

“When you have the longing to grow spiritually, when you wish to know more, and are sincere in your search, the Divine guides you to the feet of your Master.”

Paramahamsa Vishwananda

Timeless Commentary

In the same time-honored and respected tradition of the Acharyas before Him, He has written commentaries on important scriptures. Today, His commentaries are cherished sources of inspiration, including the Shreemad Bhagavad Gita, Shreemad Bhagavatam, and Guru Gita among others.

Bhakti Marga has recently published a new, condensed version of Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s Bhagavad Gita commentary called Bhagavad Gita Essentials. This version is short enough to read in a few hours, yet profound enough to take us all the way to God.

Kriya Yoga Master

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is a Kriya Yoga Master who was born with full awareness and mastery of all Kriya Yoga techniques. Atma Kriya Yoga (meaning: awareness of the Soul in Action) was given to Paramahamsa Vishwananda through His Guru, Mahavatar Babaji. Mahavatar Babaji is the founding Guru of all Kriya Yoga lineages.

Paramahamsa Vishwananda has given Atma Kriya Yoga at this time to help humanity fully awaken to the Divine Love in All. Because Atma Kriya comes with the Grace of a living Master (Shaktipat initiation), it has the power to create rapid transformation, awaken us to deeper levels of Divine Love, and can bring us to God-Realization in this lifetime.

How to Meet Paramahamsa Vishwananda

Meeting a living Master and Satguru is an extremely rare and precious gift.

Paramahamsa Vishwananda lives at His main ashram, Shree Peetha Nilaya – the home of the Divine Mother – in Heidenrod-Springen, Germany. Every year, thousands of people from around the world come to see Him here for Darshan, Satsang, festivities, and courses.

Due to the current world situation, He is now giving the blessing of Darshan Online.

Paramahamsa Vishwananda in North America

When Guruji comes to North America, one of many places you may find Him is the main Bhakti Marga headquarters: HeartSong Meditation Center in Stanwood, WA.

Sign up for our BMNA newsletter or visit our event page to stay informed about future visits, online darshans, and other BMNA activities and events.

Online Blessings: A Special Way to Meet the Master

Due to the current world situation, Paramahamsa Vishwananda is now offering free online darshan (blessing). You can now receive His blessing from your own home.

“Remember that the Guru is not far away from you. The Guru is the closest one, sitting in your heart in the form of Love.”

Paramahamsa Vishwananda

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