COUNTRY SWAMI
AND RISHI

Country Swamis and Rishi are Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s ‘right hand’. Their life mission is to spread Guruji’s teachings in their respective countries. If you have any spiritual enquiries, your country Swami is the best person to contact.

SWAMI VISHWA TULSIDASANANDA

Swami Vishwatulsidasananda is a direct disciple of Paramahamsa Vishwananda. For 12 years, Swamiji lived at the ashram, Shree Peetha Nilaya, learning directly from Paramahamsa Vishwananda first hand. In 2011, he was initiated as a Rishi and was at that time given his name Rishi Tulsidasananda for his deep connection and love for the Divine Mother Tulsi. He was appointed as a Swami of Bhakti Marga in October 2018. Swami Tulsidas is the appointed Swami for Bhakti Marga North America.

New to the path? Check out Swami Tulsidas’ on-demand, online meditation course – Meditation Essentials

Initiated: June 2011

Responsible for: North America

Languages: English

City: Elmira, NY

SWAMI VISHWA SHRIDHARANANDA

Swami Shridhar met his Gurudev, Paramahamsa Vishwananda, for the first time at the Maha Kumba Mela in 2013. Since then he has had the opportunity to travel the world with Guruji, learning directly from Him every step of the way. He was initiated as a Bhakti Marga Swami in 2021 and serves as the country Swami for America, looking after California and Hawaii.

Initiated: April 2011

Responsible for: Hawaii and California

Languages: English

City: Maui, HI & Los Angeles, CA

RISHI CHIDANANDA

Rishi Chidananda has spent the latter part of his life as a monk, studying the philosophical traditions of India and gaining deep insights into their hidden meaning and timeless practices under the guidance of Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda.

Before taking initiation as a monk, he was a successful investment banker and entrepreneur. Since then, philosophical teachings contained within ancient scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita have had a significant impact on how he views the world and have changed the way he approaches life.

Now, Rishi Chidananda uses his experience as a former investment banker and entrepreneur to easily articulate the philosophical teachings of India in a meaningful way for those looking to bridge the gap between western and eastern philosophies.

Upcoming Courses with Rishiji:

On-Demand – Intro to Yogic Philosophy
Learn more & Register Here

SWAMI VISHWA TULSIDASANANDA

Swami Vishwatulsidasananda is a direct disciple of Paramahamsa Vishwananda. For 12 years, Swamiji lived at the ashram, Shree Peetha Nilaya, learning directly from Paramahamsa Vishwananda first hand. In 2011, he was initiated as a Rishi and was at that time given his name Rishi Tulsidasananda for his deep connection and love for the Divine Mother Tulsi. He was appointed as a Swami of Bhakti Marga in October 2018. Swami Tulsidas is the appointed Swami for Bhakti Marga North America.

New to the path? Check out Swami Tulsidas’ on-demand, online course – Learn to Meditate

Initiated: June 2011

Responsible for: North America

Languages: English

City: Elmira, NY

SWAMI VISHWA SHRIDHARANANDA

Swami Shridhar met his Gurudev, Paramahamsa Vishwananda, for the first time at the Maha Kumba Mela in 2013. Since then he has had the opportunity to travel the world with Guruji, learning directly from Him every step of the way. He was initiated as a Bhakti Marga Swami in 2021 and serves as the country Swami for America, looking after California and Hawaii.

Initiated: April 2021

Responsible for: Hawaii and California

Languages: English

City: Maui, HI & Los Angeles, CA

RISHI CHIDANANDA

Rishi Chidananda has spent the latter part of his life as a monk, studying the philosophical traditions of India and gaining deep insights into their hidden meaning and timeless practices under the guidance of Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda.

Before taking initiation as a monk, he was a successful investment banker and entrepreneur. Since then, philosophical teachings contained within ancient scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita have had a significant impact on how he views the world and have changed the way he approaches life.

Now, Rishi Chidananda uses his experience as a former investment banker and entrepreneur to easily articulate the philosophical teachings of India in a meaningful way for those looking to bridge the gap between western and eastern philosophies.

Upcoming Courses with Rishiji:

Bhagavad Gita Masterclass – Level 1 Spring 2022
Learn more & Register Here


Spiritual Mentoring with Rishi Chidananda | Private Video Call | 60 min per call | 4 Session Package $275

A unique opportunity to be in the presence of a monk and to learn ancient meditation practices and self analysis techniques to help us connect with our higher Self. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with Rishi Chidananda and to go deeper into your own spiritual practices. The package includes 4, 60 minute zoom calls once per week for one month. If you would like to take part, please email us at info@bhaktimarga.us and based on availability Rishi Chidananda will be in touch.