His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj
His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj is the sixth and present spiritual head of BAPS. He was born on September 13, 1933 in India. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Anand Agricultural University, His Holiness was initiated as a swami in 1957. Since initiation, he has observed vows of poverty, celibacy, and humility that are the bedrock of his life and a testament to his spirituality. For decades, His Holiness has relentlessly traveled throughout India and the world to inspire and counsel countless devotees.
On July 20, 2012, Pramukh Swami Maharaj revealed Mahant Swami as his spiritual successor. Following the passing of Pramukh Swami Maharaj on August 13, 2016, Mahant Swami Maharaj assumed the leadership of the organization. As the spiritual leader of BAPS, His Holiness has continued Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s tradition of continuous travel to meet and provide guidance to devotees across India and the world.