Our Founders

A Vision to Empower and Help Accomplish Dreams


The founding members with core values to empower the needy and help accomplish the dreams they cherish.

Param Pujya Yugpurush Mahamandaleshwar Swami Paramananda Giriji Maharaj

Swami Paramananda Giri Ji Maharaj was oriented towards renunciation since his childhood. In 1956 Swami Ji received his “Sanyas Deeksha” from his guru Swami Akhandanandji Maharaj. He worked relentlessly for the welfare of society. He is renowned for transmitting transcendental consciousness among seekers of truth thereby leading them toward the stage of self-realization. He continues to be a torchbearer of many projects toward the upliftment of society.

Swami Parmananda Ji Maharaj is considered one of the most effective orators of his time. His conceptual grasp of the ancient texts is extremely clear and he discusses the Vedantas with a veracity that allows even laymen to feel convinced about the underlying messages and teachings. His fame has crossed the boundaries and he has been invited to the United Nations to speak at the 1st Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders on August 28-31, 2000. In 2001 and 2002, he visited several places in the USA and enlightened a large number of devotees and seekers.

Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara ji

“Didi Maa” Sadhvi Ritambhara is amongst India’s most respected spiritual leaders and distinctive humanitarians. From her vision has emerged a unique model of a societal system that no saint or reformist has ever envisaged in the past.

Marching ahead in the divine light of spiritual knowledge of her Gurudev Param Pujya Yug Purush Mahamandaleshwar Swami Paramanand Ji Maharaj, she is reuniting our society with spirituality, nationalism, and holistic development.

Didi Maa’s life is a life of purpose. She is the creator of Vatsalyagram – the only social intervention of its kind in the entire world, combining three different welfare programs (child care; women protection & empowerment; and care of the elderly) into one mutually-complementing program. With the foundation Vatsalyagram at Vrindavan (U.P.), Sijai & Omkareshwar (M.P.), Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand), Barmer (Rajasthan), hundreds of disadvantaged children, women & community members are being provided a better life, thereby fostering the national agenda of inclusive development.

Didi Maa remains completely committed to her mission of mainstreaming disadvantaged children & women and helping build a more equitable nonprofit organization in the society.

Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambhara

She is the Recipient of Numerous Awards Including

D. Litt. Honorary Degree – JJT University
Golden Book of World Records
Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award
Rani Lakshmi Bai Award
WOW India Women of the Year Award 2010 (for National Movement against Female Feticide)

Certificates of Recognition from

The City of Pearland, USA
The City of Sugarland, USA
The County of LA, USA
The Hindu Community of Southern California, USA

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