Swami Ramdev



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Ramkishan Yadav,Baba Ramdev,
Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Patanjali Yoga
Main Countries of Activity: 
India & whole world
Date of Birth: 
Dec./25/1965
Place of Birth: 
Said Alipur ,Mahendragarh district of Indian state of Haryana
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes

Biography

Swami Ramdev (Hindi: स्वामी रामदेव Born 1965) , also known as Baba Ramdev, is an Indian, Hindu swami and an ardent admirer of Swami Dayananda Saraswati,Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose[citation needed]. He is particularly well-known for his efforts in popularizing Yoga. He is also one of the founders of the Divya Yoga Mandir Trust that aims to popularize Yoga and offer Ayurvedic treatments.

His camps are attended by a large number of people. Over 85 million people follow his yoga camps via TV channels, and video. His yoga teaching sessions are for the masses and free for all. His stated principle in life is to be of help to all. The sessions are conducted with minimal to exorbitant charges, depending on the place where the camp is being offered.

He also insists that the correct way to pronounce Yoga is Yog, as is done in Devanagari-based languages like Sanskrit.

Background

Swami Ramdev (Baba Ramdev) was born as Ramkishan Yadav in Said Alipur in the Mahendragarh district of Indian state of Haryana. As a child he suffered from paralysis. He has stated on air[citation needed] that it was through Yog that he was able to regain the full functionality of his body again.

He attended school till the eighth grade in Shahjadpur. He then joined an aarsh gurukul in Khanpur village to study Sanskrit and Yoga. Eventually, he assumed Sanyas (or monastic living) - taking his present name. He then moved to Jind district and joined the aarsh gurukul Kalva and started offering free Yoga training to villagers across Haryana.

Work

In 1995, Swami Ramdev established the Divya Yoga Mandir Trust with Acharya Karamveer and Acharya Balkrishna. Acharya Karmaveer is well-versed in Yoga and Veda while Acharya Balkrishna is a physician with a degree in Ayurveda.

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Swami Ramdev's TV programs and Yoga camps have proved to be immensely popular. Attendance at his yoga camps has been quoted as being upto 20,000 people. Among the many locations, Swamiji has also conducted a yoga camp at the Rashtrapati Bhavan - the residence of the President of India.

His TV program is broadcast in several continents including Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe and America. Executives at the TV channel carrying Swami Ramdev's program have reported immense demand for the show. Viewership is quoted as being 20 million regular viewers.

Followers of these programs have claimed relief from a variety of ailments such as blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, spondylitis, hepatitis and obesity.

One of the factors that differentiates Swami Ramdev is his emphasis on teaching and making available the practice of Pranayama for the masses. This is different from other yoga teachers who place more emphasis on asanas (yoga postures). Comprehensive video demonstration of Pranayam (Note: This video is an hour long and will take some time to load)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a world-renowned spiritual leader is quoted as saying "If an individual can be credited with reviving yoga in this country (India), it is solely Swami Ramdev. Yoga can cure even fatal diseases and Swami Ramdev has definitely proved it time and again. Swami Ramdev has spread yoga to such an extent that sooner or later, one has to embrace it.[3]

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Patanjali Yog Peeth

Swami Ramdev's flagship project, the Patanjali Yog Peeth (PYP) Trust, was inaugurated on August 6, 2006. It's aim is to build the world's largest center for Ayurveda and Yoga that includes facilities for treatment, research and a teaching university[4][3]. The trust, most notably, offers free treatment to those who cannot afford. For all other, the treatment is at lesser costs than hospitals elsewhere.

Through PYP, Swami Ramdev continues to work with various institutions and medical organizations in an effort to study and improve yoga's effectiveness in working against diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc.

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NIDHI PARKASH's picture

Baba Ram Dev is a household name in India.prior to him masses in India were not well acquainted with praanaayaam and public was considering yog limited to asanas only.he made the public to know all t

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akbanik's picture

Babaji should join politics, to make the nation free from Corruption, Black Money.