Advait Mat

Advait Mat or Paramhans Advait Mat is a cluster of panths (groups of disciples) in northern India. It was founded by Shri Swami Advaitanand Ji Maharaj (1846-1919) who is also known as Paramhans Dyal Ji Maharaj. He declared Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj ( also known as Shri Nangli Niwasi Bhagwan Ji) as his spiritual successor. Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj founded more than 300 ashrams with the purpose of disseminating his master's teachings. Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj had initiated more than thousand of his disciples into the sanyas. Many of his disciples went on to establish spiritual institutions to spread the same knowledge.

The ashrams founded by Shri Paramahans Dyal Ji were called Krishna Dwaras. The ashrams with the name Adwait-Swarup Ashram, Paramhans Satyarthi Dham, Shri Anandpur Satsang Ashram are also related to him and Shri Paramhans Advait Mat.

Reportedly, they perceive themselves to be originating from Totapuri in the 18th century, who was the guru of Ramakrishna as well.[1][2]

Notable gurusEdit

  • Shri pratham paadshahi ji Shri Shri 108 Shri Swami Advaitanand Ji Maharaj
  • Shri dvitiya paadshahi ji Shri Shri 108 Shri Swarupanand Ji Maharaj
  • Shri tritiya paadshahi ji Shri Shri 108 Shri Swami Vairagyanand Ji Maharaj
  • Shri chaturth paadshahi ji Shri Shri 108 Shri Swami Beantanand Ji Maharaj
  • Shri pancham paadshahi ji Shri Shri 108 Shri Swami Darshan Poornanand Ji Maharaj
  • Shri shasht paadshahi ji Shri Shri 108 Shri Swami Vichar Poornanand Ji Maharaj


  • Shri Anandpur Satsang Ashram
  • Sar Shabd Mission (Adwait Swaroop Ashram)
  • Paramhans Satyarthi Mission
  • SHRI ANANDPUR TRUST ( Ashoknagar, 473331, Madhya Pradesh )
  • Shri Prayagdham Trust ( Pune, Maharashtra )
  • Shri sant nagar (Rajasthan)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Denise Cush; Catherine A. Robinson; Michael York (2008). Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Psychology Press. pp. 481–. ISBN 978-0-7007-1267-0.
  2. ^ Geaves, R. R., From Totapuri to Maharaji: Reflections on a Lineage (Parampara), (2002). Paper presented at the 27th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, Oxford. March 2002.

Further readingEdit

  • Shri Paramhans Advait Mat: A Life Sketch of the Illustrious Master of the Mat., Shri Anandpur Trust (1975) WorldCat