Sadhu Vaswani

Gurudev, The Beloved Master

Sadhu T.L. Vaswani, to thousands across the world, is a name synonymous with reverence for all life. Indeed, he was the living embodiment of an unsullied love that recognized no boundaries, unconditional love that knew no bounds. He embraced all that breathed the breath of life; man, animal, birds and all living beings. His love also flowed out to the inanimate and through them breathed the vibrations of his all-encompassing love.

A contemporary saint of the 20th Century, Sadhu T.L. Vaswani was born on November 25, 1879, in Hyderabad Sind, in undivided India. He was an Indian educationist who helmed as the principal of several prestigious colleges and later redefined learning through the ‘Mira Movement In Education’. He was also a prolific writer who authored several books in English and his native language Sindhi. A born orator, when he spoke, he filled the hall with the rich lyrics of his words and even richer music of his heart. He was a poet, a mystic, a sage and, in the words of Dr Cousins, the Irish Poet he was “a thinker and a revealer of the deep truths of the Spirit.”

A Visionary Saint of Modern India

Sadhu Vaswani was far ahead of his times. He spoke about women upliftment and of an ideal, world-class education blended in character-building in times when the country was still struggling for freedom from the British Raj and women were confined to the kitchen.

In 1929, acting on his vision, Sadhu Vaswani initiated the ‘Sakhi Satsang’  a daily congregation of women for spiritual upliftment through satsangs and sevas, thus liberating them from being bound to their homes. He firmly upheld the belief that women had a great potential – a great Shakti – which could be utilized for the betterment of society and the nation.

Sadhu Vaswani believed imparting education to the girl child was essential to break the societal shackles for her, enhance her abilities and potential and give her wings to fly. In the year 1933, the Mira School for Girls was inaugurated and this school laid the cornerstone of the ‘Mira Movement In Education’. Today, the movement has schools and colleges spread across the world; conferring to thousands of young minds cutting-edge education synthesised with spirituality.

The Eternal Legacy

Sadhu Vaswani was also a prolific writer and speaker, addressing large gatherings and conferences around the world. His speeches and writings not only inspired millions of people but also provided practical guidance on leading a meaningful and purposeful life.

In recognition of his relentless efforts towards humanitarian and spiritual causes, Sadhu Vaswani received numerous national and international awards and honors, including the prestigious Templeton Foundation’s “Interfaith Hero Award.” He was widely respected and sought after as a spiritual guide by people from all walks of life.

The Master Lives On

Sadhu Vaswani dropped his mortal frame on 16th January 1966, at the age of 86. His passing on was mourned across the globe. To this day countless devotees come to offer homage at his Sacred Samadhi, at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission Campus in Pune. To them, Sadhu Vaswani continues to live on in every nook and corner of the Mission and in the work carried on by Dada J.P. Vaswani to whom he bequeathed his Torch.

The Sadhu Vaswani Mission is now led by his disciple Dada J.P. Vaswani’s disciple Didi Krishna, who continues to carry forward both their teachings and work towards creating a more harmonious, forgiving and compassionate world. The life and teachings of Sadhu Vaswani serve as an inspiration to people to cultivate love, compassion, and selfless service in their own lives. His philosophy and principles continue to resonate with individuals seeking a deeper understanding of spirituality and a meaningful way to contribute to society.



5 Facts About Sadhu Vaswani

Sadhu Vaswani, born on November 25, 1879, was an Indian philosopher, spiritual leader, and humanitarian who dedicated his life to the service of humanity. He founded several educational institutions and hospitals in India to help the underprivileged.
Sadhu Vaswani was a staunch advocate for animal rights and vegetarianism. He emphasized the importance of compassion towards all living beings and strongly opposed cruelty towards animals. This dedication to animal welfare was uncommon during his time and made him a trailblazer in this field.
Despite being a highly spiritual person, Sadhu Vaswani was well-educated and obtained a law degree from the University of Bombay. He was known for incorporating his legal expertise into his humanitarian work, often fighting legal battles to protect the rights of the oppressed.
Sadhu Vaswani was deeply involved in the Indian independence movement and worked closely with prominent leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. He actively participated in various non-violent protests and advocated for freedom and social justice.
While Sadhu Vaswani was revered by his followers as a spiritual figure, he rejected the idea of establishing a religion or cult. Instead, he emphasized the importance of universal love, unity, and tolerance among all religions. His teachings appealed to people across different faiths and continue to inspire millions of individuals worldwide.

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