Described by ex-President of India Dr.Rajendra Prasad as 'Ved Incarnate, the embodiment of Truth' for his wisdom, compassion for suffering humanity and revival of the Vedic Knowledge of consciousness, 'Guru Dev' His Divinity Brahmananda Saraswati was the Shankaracharya of the Jyotirmath Peeth(the Northern monastery of the four cardinal monasteries setup by Adi Shankara to revive Vedic knowledge in India) from 1941 to 1953.
He was the source and the inspiration behind his most famous disciple, His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's endeavor to give to the world the technique of Transcendental Meditation so humanity could have simple tool to make life blissful and experience its full potential.
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has been instrumental in reviving the fundamental knowledge of consciousness as enshrined in the ancient Vedic literature of India in all its aspects across the world. Starting in 1958, 'Maharishi' as he is commonly known, embarked on multiple world tours to teach TM, the basis of experience of consciousness in its totality in all the major continents, which he continued till his last breath in 2008.
Having also brought back the scattered knowledge of 40 aspects of Vedic science, including Maharishi Vedic approach to health, Maharishi Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and Maharishi Vastu (Vedic architecture); Maharishi has given mankind a comprehensive system of living life in its fullness - providing health, wealth, happiness, success and enlightenment