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 Shaktipat Gurus: Siddha Gurus to Awaken Kundalini Shakti
Shaktipat Siddha Gurus
My first sincere request to all those searching for a Guru - Please stop your Guru-search. Guru will come searching for you when you are ready. Believe me; Guru doesn't wait when the seeker is ready. The only thing you should do is to prepare your mind, the way farmer prepares the soil before seeding. Read more How do I prepare to receive grace from Guru?

 
Important Note: Self-Realization (The Bliss) is the goal of Siddha Yoga. It takes Consistent, Conscious and Sincere spiritual efforts of several decades (perhaps several lives) before one can attain Self-Realization. Please try to understand this Yoga, its benefits, its limitations and its restrictions before adopting this path. The least minimum effort you will need to do is – Meditation of at least 30-45 minutes every day. Siddha Yoga is ONLY for those who carry ability to do efforts in the long term. Do not follow Siddha Yoga if your timeline is of few months or years. It is NOT for YOU, Period!  SmileyFace

If and when you are serious about taking Shaktipat Deeksha I suggest you prepare your mind by reading following links. It is extremely important to understand the path you choose before you start your journey. One should start the travel ONLY after having directions and map to the destination. Please note: most of the people who start this journey leave it in the first few phases after the initial excitement is over. 

What is Siddha Yoga?
Siddha Yoga - The Supreme Yoga
What is Kundalini? 
Kundalini FAQ
There are 125,000 types of Kriyas or Spiritual Experiences
3 methods of awakening in Siddha Yoga
Awakening in action! Amazing, bizarre Kriya videos
Divine experiences
4 Stages of a Yogi

...and Most important

Here are some Siddha gurus that offer shaktipat diksha to deserving candidates and many have experienced kriyas immediately after shaktipat from these Gurus. Immediate kriyas and divine experiences is one of the confirmations of the person being a Siddha Shaktipat Guru.

 
Shaktipat Gurus:

PP. Shri Narayan Kaka Maharaj of Nashik, India is a leading teacher and exponent of Maha Yoga (Siddha Yoga), whereby a realized Guru (Siddha Guru) awakens the Universal Life Energy (Kundalini) within the Sadhak, eventually leading him/her to self-realization. 

In 1950 Shri Narayankaka was initiated with a shaktipat deeksha by P.P. Shree Loknath Tirth Swami Maharaj, who came from Bengal. Shri Narayankaka embraced celibacy, practiced the path of the Siddha Yoga devoutly and has achieved the unique status of a Shaktipat Master. Nursing a desire that everyone be a follower of Siddha yoga, Shri Narayankaka's efforts to propagate the knowledge and information of this path are being relentlessly continued.
P.P. Shri Narayankaka Dhekane Maharaj (Shaktipat guru)
P.P. Shri Narayankaka Dhekane Maharaj (Shaktipat guru)
P.P. Shri Narayankaka Dhekane Maharaj (Shaktipat guru) [1927 - 2012]
I personally visited P.P. Shri Narayankaka Dhekane Maharaj at his Nashik Ashram in 2010. I belong to the same Shaktipat Guru Paramapara (see my Guru Paramapara below starting from Shree Loknath Tirth Swami Maharaj)

P.P. Shri Narayankaka Dhekane Maharaj left his earthly body in November 2012. Fortunately for us, PP. Shri Narayan Kaka Maharaj has granted Diksha Gurutva (right to give Shaktipat Diksha to others) to selective few of his followers so that the tradition of Siddha Yoga continues. The Ashram continues to conduct Shaktipat deeksha events regularly. Here are the names of Siddha Shaktipat Gurus that give Shaktipat deeksha to deserving Sadhakas (spiritual practitioners).

P.P. Shri. Narayankaka Dhekane Maharaj (Nasik, Maharashtra)
P.P. Shri. Prakash Bhaskar Prabhune Maharaj (Nasik, Maharashtra)
P.P. Shri. Anil Gopal Ghodekar Maharaj (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh)
P.P. Shri. Vitthalrao Vasudev Barve Maharaj (Rameshwar, Uttarakhand)
P.P. Shri. Shyamsunder Shesharao Deshpande Maharaj (Thane, Maharashtra)
P.P. Shri. Govindrao Nagnath Pund Maharaj (Aurangabad, Maharashtra)
P.P. Shri. Haribhau Niturkar Joshi Maharaj (Hydrabad, Andhra Pradesh)
P.P. Shri. Mukund Vasudeo Thakar Maharaj (Pune, Maharashtra)
P.P. Shri. Moreshwarbua Nagnath Joshi (Charholikar) Maharaj (Pune, Maharashtra)
P.P. Pt. Sharad Joshi Maharaj (Barshi, Maharashtra)
P.P. Shri. Suryakant Rakhe Maharaj (Khamgaon, Maharashtra)
P.P. Prof. (Dr.) P. N. Dixit Maharaj (Faltan, Maharashtra)

For more details visit - Mahayoga Contact Centers in India and Mahayoga Home
Other known Shaktipat Gurus
Following are other Shaktipat gurus who are living and are known to be Shaktipat gurus.
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda (Shaktipat guru)
Swami Samarth Photo (possibly this is also original)
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda A Siddha Guru (Shaktipat guru)
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda A Siddha Guru is a spiritual teacher, a master, whose identification with the supreme Self is uninterrupted. The unique and rare quality of a Siddha Guru is his or her capacity to awaken the spiritual energy, kundalini, in seekers through shaktipat. Gurumayi Chidvilasananda is a Siddha Guru who walked the path of yoga under the guidance of her Guru, Swami Muktananda. Gurumayi received the power and authority of the Siddha Yoga lineage from Swami Muktananda before he passed away in 1982. She teaches the Siddhas' message that the experience of divine consciousness is attainable in this human body. Gurumayi constantly points us back inside ourselves, where this state is both possible and accessible.

- Siddha Yoga path (http://www.siddhayoga.org)
Guru Siyag (Shaktipat guru)
Guru Siyag (Shaktipat guru)
Guru Siyag (Shaktipat guru)
Guru Siyag was born into a poor peasant family in Palana, a small village near Bikaner, Rajasthan, in 1926. Guru Siyag was given Shaktipat diksha by Baba Shri Gangainathji initiating him in the Siddha Yoga. 1986 Guru Siyag received an Aadesh (command) from Baba Shri Gangainathji that he should quit his job and dedicate himself fully to the spiritual mission entrusted to him. Baba also conferred Diksha Gurutva (right to give Shaktipat Diksha to others) on Guru Siyag and directed him to initiate people into Siddha Yoga as his disciples. Guru Siyag started initiating people into Siddha Yoga in 1990 through Shaktipat Diksha programs. Guru Siyag has since then traveled to different cities in India, to Israel and the United States of America and put thousands of people on to the path of Siddha yoga spiritual evolution and good health.

- Adhyatma Vigyan Satsang Kendra (http://www.the-comforter.org)


 
Shaktipat Guru paramapara
Here is my Guru paramapara (linage). In Guru paramapara, not only is the immediate Guru revered, the three preceding Gurus are also worshipped or revered. These are known variously as the kala-guru or as the "four gurus" and are designated as follows:

Titles of Gurus in Guru Parampara

  • The immediate Siddha Guru Parama-Guru
  • The Siddha Guru's Guru (Grand Guru)
  • Parapara-Guru - The Parama-guru's guru (Great Grand Guru)
  • Parameshti-Guru - The Parapara-guru's guru
Paramhansa Parivrajakacharya Shree Loknath Tirth Swami Maharaj (Birth: 1892 - Samadhi: 1955)
 Paramhansa Parivrajakacharya Shree Loknath Tirth Swami Maharaj
Paramhansa Parivrajakacharya Shree Loknath Tirth Swami Maharaj
My Great Grand Siddha Guru or Parapara-Guru

Shree Loknath Tirth Swami Maharaj was one of the major proponents of Siddha Maha yoga who brought path of Shaktipat initiation and siddha yoga to south India. Shree Loknath Tirth Swami Maharaj had taken sanyas and was living ascetic life in solitude in the Himalayas when he was directed by mother Kundalini to go to south and spread Siddha kundalini yoga in south India (1920). This is when he left the solitude and came to Hoshangabad (MP) where he initiated P P Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj along with many others. Swami Maharaj granted Diksha Gurutva (right to give Shaktipat Diksha to others) to Shree Gulavani Maharaj in 1922. Later on Swamiji helped spread Shaktipat sadhana and Siddha kundalini yoga all over India.

Swami Loknath Tirth was born in 1892 in Dhaka. He learned pooja, yagnya in early childhood from his father. He loved to meditate in solitude. Later on Goddess herself ordered Swami to take diksha from Shree Shankar Bramhachari Purushottam Maharaj. At age 22, he also took Sanyas Diksha. Linage of his tradition goes from Adiguru Shree Gangadhar Teerth Maharaj, Shree Narayan Tirth Maharaj, Shree Purushottam Tirth Maharaj to Swami Loknath Teerth Maharaj. Swamiji took mahasamadhi in 1955 in Kashi.

Swami Maharaj granted Diksha Gurutva (right to give Shaktipat Diksha to others) to Shree Gulavani Maharaj in 1922. This was the major re-initiation of Siddha yoga with Shaktipat diksha in Maharashtra in recent centuries.
P P Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj (Birth: 1889 - Samadhi: 1974)
P P Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj
P P Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj
My Grand Siddha Guru or Parama-Guru

P P Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj was born in a village named Kudutri in Maharashtra in 1889. Initially he took diksha from P. P. Tembe Swami Maharaj and later on after seeking approval from P. P. Tembe Swami Maharaj, Shree Gulavani Maharaj took Shaktipat Diksha from P. P. Loknath Teerth Swami Maharaj in 1922 in Hoshangabad. P P Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj initiated tens of thousands of sadhakas in path of Siddha yoga through Shaktipat diksha. Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj was an Art teacher in his professional life. He built “Vasudev Nivas” Math in Pune in 1966. He also gave Diksha Grutva (right to give Shaktipat Diksha to others) to quite a few of his Adhikari followers. P P Srinivas (Dada) Nakhate Maharaj was one of his disciples who was given Shaktipat Diksha Gurutva by Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj.
P P Srinivas (Dada) Nakhate Maharaj (Birth 1920 – Samadhi 2001)
P P Srinivas (Dada) Nakhate Maharaj
P P Srinivas (Dada) Nakhate Maharaj
My Sadguru

P P Srinivas (Dada) Nakhate Maharaj was Adhikari shaktipat Guru who initiated hundreds (probably thousands) of seekers of Shaktipat diksha in Siddha yoga. I am one of those fortunate people to receive Shaktipat diksha from my parampujya Sadguru. Shri Dada Nakhate Maharaj was a family person with two sons and a daughter and spent most of his life in Pune city in Maharashtra. Shri Dada Maharaj was a journalist during his working life. Shri Dada Nakhate Maharaj was initiated into siddha yoga by leading Siddha Guru P P Yogiraj Shree Gulavani Maharaj of Pune.
 
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