Swami Shiv Mangal Tirth
Swami Shivmangal Tirth was born in the State of Gujarat in India in 1945. He came into contact with Swami Vishnu Tirth Maharaj and Swami Shivom Tirth Maharaj in 1966, and being deeply impressed with the spiritual powers of these two great men, he took Shaktipat Initiation. He renounced the world and became a permanent member of the Ashram in 1972 and he was initiated as a Brahmachari in 1974. Swamiji received initiation into the order of renunciation (Sanyas), which he took in 1984 from Shri Swami Shivom Tirth Maharaj. Swamiji first came to the USA in March of 1985. He initially resided at the Ashram near Bastrop, Texas for a few years, then he became President of the Swami Shivom Tirth Ashram in Sparrow Bush, New York after the Ashram was opened in 1991. Since then he has initiated many disciples into Shaktipat and has been spreading this method of meditation both in the Western Hemisphere and in India.
Swamiji uniquely combines gentleness and humility with spiritual power. Upon first meeting Swamiji one person said: ''If this is the fruit, then I must meet the tree (Swami Shivom Tirth).''
He is author of the book Guidelines to Shaktipat Initiation.
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