Mahan was born in a respected family of Kansapuram, a small village in Tamil Nadu located in Ramnad District. His parents were poor, Swamiji learned to be very hard working and industrious from his very early childhood.
He never went to school as he was not at all interested in education, but he was very pios and sincerely adhered to all religious practices. Being always restless, inquisitive and seeking the Truth, traveled to all the places of worship, observing various penances.
At the age of sixteen, he left India and went to Burma and lived with his uncle who was a businessman in Rangoon. An incident in his early childhood, sparked of his imagination towards GOD.
On 11.11.1911 exactly at 11.11 a.m. there was a great rejoicing and celebration. When he enquired about what happening, he was told that they are celebrating the coronation of the KING. This made be a great person. That is why, this pomp and pageantry are going on. Immediately another question arose in his mind that who is greater than KING and he ask the elders. They told him that “ GOD “ is the greater than KING. If so, he asked whether he could see the greatest of them all “ the GOD” and they said, YES, he could see the GOD if only, he observed all religions practices and became a staunch devotee.
This incident was a turning point in his life, and from that moment onwards the only aim in his life was to see the GOD. He used to pray again and again, undergo varios penances and practice different types of YOGA.
He was in business with his uncle and in the year 1932 he got married to Lathita Bibi Begam. In the year 1933 he stared his own business and led a normal family life. Two children were born, a boy and a girl. The boy died at an early age. The daughter Mumtaz Begam now lives in Madras.
He mind was always restless and yearning to see GOD. True knowledge was his goal and not one single moment the diverted his thought from his avowed object. Finally in the 1938, he obtained “ INITIATION ” from a Guru, onto Jantrik system of Yoga. Since then a great change came over him and he devoted most of his time in meditation and thought. In a very short time he attained enlightment and self-realization.
Many admires and devotes began to visit the Swamiji. The number of devotes who called on the Swamiji increased day by day. The called Swamiji as
“ PARANJOTHI MAHAN “, the word meaning “ as one enlightened” and great man of divine wisdom”.
Soon after this , Swamiji realizing his purpose in the world, closed down his business in Rangoon, and returned back to India. There he established “ The Universal Peace Sanctuary” in a small building in the city of Madurai. The sanctuary established in a small way, in the year 1939, has now branches not only in India but also all over the world. Millions of people from various walked of life have benefited by the Kundalini initiation from the Gnavallal Paranjothi Mahan.
Swamiji has produced a treatise called ” I GOD “ based on his many years of research and experience, It comprises his philosophies and teachings on varios subject such as elements, concept of God and Kundalini Yoga, proving an insight to TRUTH.
Swamiji has visited all the towns in INDIA and traveled widely even to the nook and corners. He had lived in BURMA and MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE for number of years and been to SRI LANGKA more than ten times. Between the years 1955 and 1970 Swamiji had visited INDIONESIA, THAILAND, TAIWAN, COMBODIA, VEITNAM, HONG KONG, BANGKOK, JAPAN. In the year 1970, he had been LONDON, PARIS, ROME, CAIRO. Later he made extensive tour in CANADA and the UNITED STATES.