The Divine Light Mission/Elan Vital

Categories: The Modern Hindu Movement and Spiritual Leaders

The Divine Light Mission/Elan Vital was founded by Sri Hans Maharaj Ji (1900-1966) in the 1930’s in India. When Maharaj Ji died Prem Pal Singh Rawat , the youngest of 4 sons and only 8 years old at the time declared himself to be his father’s spiritual successor and a satguru or Perfect Master. The movement based on yoga and meditation practices has restructured considerably and considers it self a secular personal-growth movement and not a religious organization.