Gurumahan, also known as Jagathguru Maha Maharishi Paranjothiyar, is a spiritual exponent who has achieved self-realization and enlightenment. Born in Tamil Nadu, India on February 11, 1955, he began his mystical journey at seven after an unusual out-of-body experience. During his formative years, he dedicated himself to studying yoga, exploring holy sites, and delving into sacred texts to uncover the truth.
At 19 years old, Gurumahan was introduced to Kundalini Yoga and met his guru, Jagat Mahaguru “Gnanavallal” Paranjothi Mahan. Despite his spiritual pursuits, his guru encouraged him to lead a family life, assuring him that it would not hinder his journey. Since then, Gurumahan has been sharing Kundalini Yoga and promoting Universal Peace globally. He has been actively performing Velvi (holy penance) annually inside the Pranavalayam for 21 days since 1991, aiming to promote Universal Peace and well-being.
Universal Peace Foundation: A Haven for Spiritual Seekers in Southern India
Universal Peace Foundation (UPF) was founded in 1994 in the Thirumurthi Hills of Southern India. Since its inception, UPF has been dedicated to promoting individual transformation and inner peace through proven methodologies of Yoga, Pranayama, and Kundalini Meditation.
Under the guidance of Gurumahan Jegathguru Maha Maharishi Paranjothiar, qualified wisdom teachers provide customized classes and social programs to various sectors of the community, with the aim of bringing positive change and improving the quality of life for each individual. UPF also offers various signature in-house programs such as Mahashakthi Yogam, Kundalini Yoga Initiation, Advanced Kundalini Meditation, and retreats, providing introspection and access to higher levels of consciousness.
UPF Wisdom Center (Gnanapeedam)
The UPF Wisdom Center, Gnanapeedam, is located at the foot of the Thirumurthi Hills and is spread over several hectares of land adjacent to the Thirumoorthy dam and the Aanaimalai Tiger Reserve, formerly known as the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.
The Thirumurthi Hills have a long history of spiritual significance and are referred to as “ThenKailayam (South Kailash)” in ancient Indian literature.
The center also houses the Pranavalayam, or Divine Pyramid, a consecrated space that is a uniquely intense place for spiritual seekers and meditators. The energy reverberation in the Gnanapeedam and Pranavalayam can have a profound impact on individuals for the rest of their lives.