Foreign Naga Babas proclaimed Shri Mahant in Juna Akhara.
Baba Rampuri, Mangalanand Puri, and Vasudev Puri, are first foreigners honored as “Shri Mahants” in the ancient Indian ritual of proclamation in front of Guru Dattatreya and Shiva.
The ceremony takes place at Juna Akhara, inside the temple compound of the Mother Goddess Maya Devi during the religious festival the Hardwar Kumbh Mela 2010.
Baba Rampuri gives teachings in India on Traditional Yoga, mantra, self-knowledge, and meditation. Mangalanand Puri, AKA Goa Gil, makes music and dance programs around the world, and Vasudev Puri has an ashram in Italy.