treeAs most of you know, I was given the title of Brahmarshi recently.  I was quite humbled by the honor.  However, it is my understanding that Brahmarshi is such an exalted title that some even say there are no Brahmarshis in this age of Kali Yuga.

I have nothing but the utmost respect for those who gave me this title.  However, after consulting with Pandit Prasad and others, I have decided to change the title from Brahmarshi to Maharshi which is, I feel, more appropriate in this era.

I trust all will understand my decision and know that it is done with the utmost respect for all involved.

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  1. No matter what title You hold, it does not change the profound effect You had and are still having on my life and on the World. It does not change You are my Guru who brought me to God. It does not change that I have the utmost respect and gratitude and love for You. Jai Guru Dev.

  2. Is it also then Marharshi Maheshananda?

    Jai Śiva Śaṅkara

  3. The name they have given me is Maharshi Maheshananda.

  4. Who gives/determines the names that you received? Also what does Maheshananda mean? Thank you

  5. Thank you.

  6. There have been a number of Pandits involved involved in selecting the name. Mahesh is a name for Lord Shiva. Ananda means bliss. So Maheshananda means The Bliss of Lord Shiva.

    A Rishi is a Seer. Maha means great. A Maharishi is a great seer or one who sees and speaks out, somehow conveys, and teaches what he sees.

  7. Thank you, this is a very appropriate name for you. I am sure you are relieved that i agree! LOL