Most of the time we claim that the world is full of worst people. The time is worst and today’s age no one is sincere and good to the people. But some people are totally contrary to it. They are kind hearted, love humanity and speak and work for the poor and needy and help the helpless. Sri Sri Ravishankar is the person having all these qualities. A true human he is. He was born on 13 May 1956 in Tamil Nadu, India. People called him Sri Sri to give honor, or Guruji or Gurdev. Otherwise his name is Ravi Shankar. He is a popular spiritual leader and he made a foundation in 1981 named Art of Living. And this foundation works against violence, different problems in society and gives relief to the stressed people. He made another organization in 1997 a Geneva based charity, an NGO and the International Association for the Human Values. If we talk about his noble work then we can’t make a list because it will be never ending. Let’s have a look upon the top ten golden facts on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Facts behind Name
The interesting fact behind his name is that, his name Ravi Shankar was named Ravi because he was born at Sunday and reason behind Shankar is that, on the same day there is birthday of Hindu Saint Adi Shankara.
Fact behind beard:
Just to give himself a mature look he kept the beard. He said a young boy on stage will dishearten the people.
Welcome in Pakistan:
It is said noble persons have no boundaries and humanity is their religion that is exactly true in the case of this honored man. Sri Sri was the first spiritual leader from India who is welcomed in Pakistan. There are many spiritual centers in Pakistan opened by him.
He received 12 honorary awards for his work for humanity. He received awards from different countries like India, Peru, Paraguay, Colombia and many more. In 2016 he is awarded the “Padma Vibhushan” by the Government of India.
At the age of 4 recite verses:
He is a spiritual star by birth because only at the age of four he recites verses from Bhagavad Gita and the amazing fact is that nobody taught him that text. He was the first teacher of the SudhakarChaturvedi, vedic scholar of India and he had very close association with Mahatma Gandhi.
When he was at the age 25, he went into silence for ten days and then develop a relaxation technique called Sudharshan Kriya. And this is now taught in 152 countries around the world. 70-80% of AIDS patients get benefited by this technique of Sri Sri, which is also elaborated in the study conducted at Harvard University.
The second largest NGO in world:
The Art of the Living, NGO of the Sri Sri is the world second largest NGO. It is just after the UN. And this NGO is working with UN also. It is working in the 152 countries around the globe.
Day on his name:
The people who love humanity receive doublelove back from the people and it is cleared through this fact, that in the world twenty four cities marked and celebrated a day as the Sri Sri Shankar day. Just to show their love and respect to this great leader of humanity.
Nobel Peace Prize:
He is the man who is nominated several times for the Noble Peace Prize.
Fifth most powerful leader:
In 2009 according to Forbes Magazine he is the fifth most powerful leader in India. The man having true spirit for humanity.
This man was the true spiritual leader and has a noble heart. He was very kind hearted from his childhood, many times he was giving all his belongings, dress etc to poor people. Lot of respect and love for you Sri Sri Shankar.