Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is an Indian mystic who has become very famous in the country and around the world for his philosophical ideas, books, and as a Yogi. He has come by to amass a massive followership across various religions and groups as a result of his spiritual guidance, yoga programs, social initiatives, and many more. Here is all to know about him.
Who is Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev? Biography and Age
Highly popular as Jaggi Vasudev, the mystic was born on 3 September 1957 in India’s city of Mysore, Karnataka. He was raised in different parts of the country by his parents alongside three other siblings.
Basically, his growing up was simple and natural in many ways until he came in contact with another great Yogi who changed his life by teaching him yoga. This time, Sadhguru was between the ages of 11 and 12. The next thing that would transform his life deeper than what it was, was an event that happened to him on the Chamundi Hill when he was 25. He claimed that he had a spiritual experience on the hill that made him see things differently.
He got his education from the University of Mysore from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Before his college education, he had attended the Demonstration School, Mysore which is now known as the Demonstration Multipurpose School (DMS).
By 1983, he had already started his yoga activities which would soon gain much following, leading to the creation of the Isha Yoga Foundation. A little more than 10 years down the line, he built the Isha Yoga Center which has a temple for meditation among other things. His foundation which is non-religious, political and profit foundation was formed to help people in becoming more self-aware through Yoga.
With a great followership in India, he also began the Yoga classes in the US in 1997. His programs have grown to attract as much as close to a hundred thousand people from different places.
Another thing that the Guru has come to be known for is his activities towards societal building. He has the Action for Rural Rejuvenation (ARR) initiative which through the Isha Foundation seeks to improve the lives of rural dwellers, and the Project GreenHands (PGH) initiative which seeks to improve the ecosystem. The foundation has made its way into the Guinness world record for planting 8,052,587 saplings in 6,284 in 2006.
As a writer, the Indian mystic has left his name on some works such as Sexuality And Divine, Sadhguru Biography-More Than A Life, Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy, and Pebbles of Wisdom among many others.
Wife and Daughter
Almost everything about the life of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is either interesting or mysterious. So too is his relationship. He got married to Vijaykumari who was mostly referred to as Viji in 1984. At the time, the Mystic was 27 while Viji who was working in a bank was 21.
The mystery surrounding their union was not how they lived, but how Viji died in 1997, which had got many people believing there was more to it that was seen and told. According to the very popular mystic, his wife experienced what was known as Mahasamadhi. This was an experience that people who practiced yoga could leave their physical body.
According to the Guru who tried to explain the way his wife died, said wife had announced that she was going to leave 9 months before her death, in what he said was the peak of Yoga experience. She decided that she was going to leave because she was sure that everything inside and outside of her was perfect. Vijaykumari was said to have died in the presence of hundreds of people.
Before her death, Vijaykumari had birthed a daughter to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev whose name is Radhe Jaggi. She was born in 1990 and has grown up to be a dancer. She got married in 2014 to Sandeep Narayan who is a musician in India.
Obviously one of the most respected Gurus in India, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is also very hard working and he runs the very popular Insha Foundation even as he is a bestselling author. That stated, his actual net worth is not known, even though it is believed that he is a very wealthy man.
For his foundation which happens to be a nonprofit one, various online sources are placing it to have a net worth that was over $15 million as of 2014.