Rawat, Prem

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Name
Rawat, Prem Gender: M
Prem Pal Singh Rawat
born on 10 December 1957 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Hardwar, India, 29n58, 78e10
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°33' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°28 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 18°42'



Prem Rawat
photo: The Prem Rawat Foundation archives, Cropped version uploaded, license cc-by-2.5

Biography

Indian American spiritual leader, also known as Maharaji and formerly known as Guru Maharaj Ji and Balyogeshwar, who teaches a meditation practice he calls Knowledge. At the age of eight, Rawat succeeded his father Hans Ji Maharaj as leader of the Divine Light Mission (Divya Sandesh Parishad) and as the new Satguru (lit. Perfect Master) to millions of Indian followers. He gained further prominence when he traveled to the West at age 13 to spread his message. His claimed ability to impart direct knowledge of God attracted a great deal of interest from young adults but he was ridiculed by the media for his youth and his supposed divine status. By the end of 1973 the DLM was active in 55 countries and tens of thousands of followers had been initiated.

As his mission gained momentum, he gained a Mercedes Benz, a Lotus sports-car and a half million dollar home in Malibu, California. In May 1974, a judge gave Rawat his consent to marry without parental permission. He and his wife had four children.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • (has as) devotee relationship with Davis, Rennie (born 23 May 1940)

Events

  • Family : Change residence 1972 (Moved to U.S.)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1974 (Marolyn Johnson)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher collection: Ruth Dewey quotes two colleagues, from his mother

Categories

  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to U.S.)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ eastern (Indian)
  • Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book