Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Net Worth

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Maharishi, Mahesh Prasad Varma)

Last Updated: 05 Jan, 2024 | Views: 690

Age: 90

Profession: Yoga Guru

Other Profession(s): Writer, Philosopher, Teacher, Guru

Famous For: Creator Of Transcendental Meditation (TM).

Higher Education: A Master's Degree in Mathematics and Physics (University of Allahabad )

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
12 Jan, 1918 (90 Years 24 Days)

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Died on
05 Feb, 2008

Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Mahesh Prasad Varma, popular as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was an Indian yoga teacher well-known for creating and popularising Transcendental Meditation (TM), as well as for serving as the founder and guru of an international group that has been variously described as a new religious movement and as non-religious. As an adult, he earned the names Yogi and Maharishi (both of which indicate "great seer"). In 1942, after graduating from Allahabad University with a degree in physics, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi joined the Jyotir Math in the Indian Himalayas as Swami Brahmananda Saraswati's (also known as Guru Dev's) assistant and apprentice. The Maharishi attributes his teachings to Brahmananda Saraswati.


In 1955: Brahmachari Mahesh tried to flee Uttarkashi and started openly instructing what he claimed to be a traditional meditation method.
In 1957: He first called his movement the Spiritual Development Society, but then changed its name to the Spiritual Regeneration Motion.
In 1959: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi embarked on his first world tour.
In 1961: Maharishi held his inaugural Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course at Rishikesh, India. There were sixty participants from different nations.
In 2005: Maharishi stopped TM instruction in Britain because he disagreed with Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to back the Iraq War.


As part of Maharishi's legacy, meditation, a resurrected ancient spiritual practise in India, is now accessible to the general population. He is credited with popularising meditation in the west by disseminating Transcendental Meditation through a highly successful organisation he founded himself.

Unknown Facts:

• A CIA operative named Russell Dean Brines was allegedly suspected by local police sources to be in the Yogi's ashram in 1968, according to an Indian news report.

• Maharishi's businesses in and around Delhi and Jabalpur were searched in January 1988 by Indian tax authorities on suspicion of inflating costs.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

In Centimeters 163 cm
In Meters 1.63 m
In Feet & Inches 5'4"

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In Kilograms 65 kg
In Pounds 143 Ibs

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Sri Ram Prasad

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