His Holiness, Sri Sri Sri 1008

Baba Sevanandaji Maharaj


His Holiness Baba Sevanandaji Maharaj (referred to as Babaji by His Holiness’s and Guruji’s followers) knew that Guruji Sri Sri Poonamji was arriving on that one sunny day. He waited and waited under the tree in front of His ashram in Kainchi. The sun was scorching hot that day.
A little past noon, Guruji arrived in Her pencil skirt and stilettos, having just come back from London, England where She worked at a prestigious Fashion House. Guruji’s late twenties was time She excelled in the arts after having just graduated with and MBA.
“You’re late!” – exclaimed His holiness Baba Sevananadaji Maharaj. “I’ve been waiting since morning.” 
Babaji knew right away who Guruji was. And after Her encounters with countless Guru’s (and learning tremendously from them), She knew Babaji was the one true teacher She was looking for.
On that very first day that Guruji arrived in Her stylish clothes, Babaji immediately gave out a task for Her to clean one of His many temples. Back then, a mop wasn’t used in the rural areas, which meant Guruji had to get down on Her hands and knees to scrub down the holy place.
It was so apparent that Babaji was the epitome of love, compassion, and the light energies of the universe. Guruji realized this was Her destiny and She was determined to learn everything from Babaji in utmost obedience and humbleness.
Her Holiness, Guruji Sri Sri Poonamji is an incarnation of all Divine Mother Goddesses – which meant that Babaji saw that She completely embodied pure love and light, and that She wasn’t from this realm either. Because Guruji was reincarnated into this Earth realm, She had to go through all the lessons a common man would have to as well.
“I did not have to go through these lessons, but Babaji wanted to show me how the human mind works. I needed to understand you people to teach you people and show you the way.” Guruji proclaimed as She narrated Babaji’s story.
Babaji wanted to show Guruji what one might be facing as a true student of the light; the lessons that would truly bring out one’s humbleness, trust, surrender, discipline, and determination. As Babaji knew and expected, Guruji would become His most humble, loving, giving, compassionate, and obedient student in history.

Guruji’s Journey with Babaji


After Her first encounter with Babaji, Guruji came back to the ashram the next day in all cotton, white clothes, ready to give up all material desires and become a renunciate.**
“Come back tomorrow in your normal clothes, Poonam!” Babaji called Guruji by Her first name. “Renunciation is a practice of the heart. Wear your colorful clothes tomorrow when you come back.”
Babaji forever changed Her Holiness Guruji Sri Sri Poonamji. It was His Holiness, Baba Sevanandaji Mahraj who initiated the founding of Divine Bliss International in India, Singapore, USA, and Australia – Light Centers around the world that would bring Light to all that enter the sacred space.
For Babaji’s love, grace, and blessings that would lead Guruji to the path of Opening the Light of the world through Divine Bliss International, humankind will have the opportunity to find the light within themselves through the Divine and powerful assistance of Her Holiness Guruji Sri Sri Poonamji. Most importantly, as we open the light within ourselves, we will have the opportunity to learn through Guruji’s grace and blessings how to give back, honor, and contribute in utmost positivity to society as well.
Blessed are the souls who have the chance to meet Her Holiness Guruji Sri Sri Poonamji, for not only do we have Her Holiness, we have His Holiness Babaji and His Holiness Baba Neem Karoli to guide us all in every way.

A religious/spiritual devotee who renounces earthly pleasures and lives an as ascetic.

His Holiness, Sri Sri Sri 1008

Baba Neem Karoliji Maharaj


Sri Sri 1008 Baba Neem Karoliji Maharaj was lovingly addressed by devotees and disciples as Maharaji. Translated as “king,” he was widely acknowledged to be a king amongst spiritual masters. He was also acknowledged to be an incarnation of Lord Hanuman, the Hindu monkey-God that represents love, selfless service, compassion, strength, devotion and determination. Known as the “Healing Saint of Northern India”, many people benefited from his teachings and miracles.
Baba Neem Karoliji’s compassion had attracted devotees from all walks of life, from humble peasants to then Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri. His many international devotees include Ram Dass, a Professor of psychology at Harvard University, formerly known as Richard Albert. Ram Dass returned to the USA from India and authored books such as “Miracle of Love” and “Be Here Now.
Baba Neem Karoliji encouraged his devotees to serve God through loving service to mankind. While on Earth, he established 108 Hanuman temples and ashrams around the world. The spiritual qualities of selfless service, loving devotion, kind compassion and determination were particularly emphasized within these centres.
It was through his initiative that the World Health Organization (WHO) formulated a successful approach to eliminate smallpox in India. Those devotees who were qualified as doctors worked tirelessly through villages and cities in India to eliminate the disease, until the WHO officially declared India to be smallpox-free.
Although Baba Neem Karoliji left his physical form in 1973, he continues to guide devotees in the astral world. Many devotees worldwide vouch that whenever they experience difficulty, Baba Neem Karoliji would materialize in a physical form to help after feeling their heartfelt requests. Many people reported that merely being in his physical presence was a life-changing experience; their spiritual consciousness would surge and their material consciousness would simply disappear, resulting in an exhilarating joy and deep peace.
The basic mantra Baba Neem Karoliji left behind as the guiding principle to all his devotees was to “Love All, Serve All, Feed All.” Baba Neem Karoliji passed his spiritual lineage to Baba Sevanandaji Maharaj, who was entrusted to carry on Baba Neem Karoliji’s work of the Cosmic Will.



“My Beloved Poonam is the incarnation of mercy and compassion, my eternal treasure and the “enlightened one” who has a unique radiance of character. She is the epitome of devotion representing the emblem of perfect renunciation whilst living within the realms of the social structures of society. Her inexhaustible energy of compassion gives her the uniqueness of character not found in many.

As the repository of all wisdom she honors the Absolute truth, is forgiving and has the ability to see God in all. She has the compassion, knowledge, patience and fortitude to take the world to new heights of spiritual wisdom.

Blessed are the souls to gain wisdom through her.”

Sri Sri Sri 1008 Baba Sevanandaji Maharaj

A Guide to Understanding Titles and Suffixes

Sri Sri Sri – Sri is a title given to a Royalty. Three Sri’s signify His Holiness’s supreme celestial divinity. 
1008 – The number of petals of the of the lotus, representing enlightenment and all the energy points that have attained complete light (superconsciousness).
Baba – A holy man; A respectful way to call an older man.
Ji – An honorific suffix used in Hindi & Urdu to convey respect to the person whose name it is appended to. Similar to ‘San’ in Japanese. i.e. Guruji, Babaji. 
Maharaj – Sanskrit (Maharaja) meaning ‘Great King’; a title denoting a master, an accomplished practitioner & a spiritual Guru.