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His Holiness Sadguru Yogiraj Dr. Mangeshda

Sadguru Mangeshda
  • A karmayogi who has dedicated His life for mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of the society through Kriya Yoga, His mission is to awaken and integrate people of all castes, creed and religions on the path of humanity, by a strong bond of Unconditional Love.
  • He has been practicing and teaching Yoga for nearly 5 decades.
  • As a student, He participated in various adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering and has also volunteered in many social activities and relief works. His inquisitive mind and scientific approach made Him rebel against superstitious rituals and blind faith.
  • A multifaceted personality with multiple graduation from Mumbai University; Sadguru Dr. Mangeshda is an expert Kathak dancer who has performed and choreographed various shows in India and abroad. He is also a Black belt in karate who has won Gold medal for India at the Asian Karate Championship.
  • A direct disciple of Sri Sri Mahavatar Babaji, at whose instance He returned to worldly life, He projects how a householder can lead a normal family life and practice Kriya Yoga for spiritual progress. He initiates spiritual aspirants into Kriya Yoga (a simple, scientific and one of the fastest spiritual paths) and monitors their practice and progress.
  • He has developed simple, easy to follow and very effective Meditation techniques based on Kriya Yoga.
  • A Specialist in Holistic and Alternate Healing Techniques, Sadguru Dr. Mangeshda has participated six times in the World Congress on Alternate Healing and has treated thousands of patients suffering from various ailments.
  • A Spiritual Guru with a difference. He encourages his disciples to undertake selfless social activities along with their spiritual sadhana. He believes more in action rather than only philosophy and leads the spiritual foundation effectively and efficiently by participating in the programmes personally - the guiding force behind the Foundation's mega campaign 'Eye Pledge-We Pledge'.
  • Under His dynamic guidance, the Foundation is now involved in many social and charitable activities.
  • It was His innovative idea to bring out a book on Kriya Yoga in Braille during the programme in aid of the visually challenged.
  • He was felicitated by the then Hon. Mayor of Mumbai, Dr. Smt. Shubha Raul, for his initiative in 2008 - 'Cleanliness Awareness Drive from Mumbai to Manas Sarovar'.
  • A teacher par excellence, He is constantly developing different techniques for all round development of an individual. He has developed courses like 'How to be Happy', 'Self Recognition and Development', 'Healthy Body Divine Soul' and 'Core Enlightenment'. He also conducts 'Stress Management' programmes for all levels of employees in corporate offices, students as well as housewives above others.
  • To name a few, Sadguruji was invited:
    • by the Times Foundation in 2003, to speak on 'Spirituality in Business' at the 'India Calling' summit, Singapore.
    • To give Discourses and conduct Meditation sessions for the prisoners and inmates of Arthur Road Jail, Mumbai.
    • As a speaker in symposium, 'Scientific Perspectives in Spiritual Health for Meaningful Living' organised by K.E.M. Hospital.
    • As a speaker in symposium on 'Forgiveness and Healing across Religions' organised by 'The Cardinal Paul Poupard's Foundation.
    • As the Chair for 'Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue' at St. Andrews College, Mumbai.
    • As a Speaker at The Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune.
Merely seeking blessings from any spiritual saint is not enough. It is very important to practise and experience the ultimate yourself.

Sadguruji has been given various awards and invited to many International meets to speak on various topics on Spirituality. He is a much sought after speaker and touches the cord with the audience.

Awards presented to Sadguruji:

  • Sadguruji received the International Iconic Award for His completion of 50 years of Yoga practice. The function was held on 2nd Dec 2018, at Bengaluru.
  • Sadguruji was conferred the Mahatma Gandhi Samman Award by NRI Welfare Society of India at the House of Commons, London on 25th Oct 2018.
  • Sadguruji was conferred the International Status Award For Yoga with Gold Medal, for His outstanding achievements and remarkable role in the field of Yoga. The award was presented on 8th July 2018 at Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Yog Ratna Award presented by Global Touch International (GTI) at Lucknow on 28th April 2018. The award was presented to Sadguruji for His 50 years of contribution to Yoga.
  • Shri Dadasaheb Phalke Award presented to Sadguruji, on 25th March 2018, at the 10th Nashik International Film Festival (NIFF). Sadguruji was presented with this award for his outstanding contribution in the field of Yoga, Social Service and Art.
  • Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam's Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was presented to Sadguruji on 4th Oct 2017, in recognition for His outstanding achievements in the field of Social Services.
  • The Best Citizens Of India Award 2017. Sadguruji has been conferred with "THE BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA AWARD 2017". This award for His exemplary contribution in the field of Yoga as well as mammoth work for the Society. This award has been given by International Publishing House on 12th Sep 2017.
  • "International Social Service Achiever Award" awarded to Sadguruji for His "Outstanding contribution to the society through 50 years of practice and research of Kriya Yoga." Sadguruji was presented this award on 24th July 2017 at Mauritius by the Global Achievers Foundation.
  • Sadguruji was presented with the "Bharat Jyoti" award. The award was presented to Sadguruji for his relentless work in the field of Yoga and other social work.
  • Honorary Doctorate by Jeeva Theological University has been awarded to H.H. Sadguru Yogiraj Dr. Mangeshda for his research work in Kriya Yoga and Social Welfare. The doctorate was awarded by Jeeva Theological University on 23rd Feb 2017.
  • Asia Pacific International Award awarded to Sadguruji on 10th Feb 2017, by Global Achievers Foundation in Bangkok (Thailand) for His considerable contribution in Economic & Social development through Yoga since the last 49 years.
  • Green Ambassador Award for Sadguruji. This award has been presented on 25th July 2016, by International Business Council, New Delhi, for His Holiness Sadguru Yogiraj Dr. Mangeshda's outstanding achievements and contribution in the field of Yoga, Social Work, Alternate Healing Techniques & Naturopathy.
  • Jewel of India Award. Sadguruji has been awarded with the prestigious "Jewel of India Award" on 6th April 2016 at New Delhi. Sadguruji is being recognized once again for his outstanding work and social activities. This award is given by International Institute of Education and Management (IIEM).
  • Sadguruji appointed Patron of INO (International Naturopathy Organization)
  • Inaugural speaker at the World Yoga day at Portugal in 2012. His address was well received by the International audience consisting of Spiritual Masters, Religious Heads, followers of alternative healing techniques, Portugal Government authorities.
  • Key speaker at the 1st World Parliament of Spirituality 2012, December held at Hyderabad organized by the World United. His various speeches on the essence and the science of Kriya Yoga was a huge success. Thereafter, many of the international participants took the pious Kriya Yoga Diksha and learnt the secret techniques from Him.
  • He has been felicitated by Government of Karnataka, International Naturopathy Organisation for His outstanding contribution to the field of Yoga and Good Health.


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