Pillars of Divya Yog Mandir (Trust) & Patanjali Yogpeeth(Trust)
Swami Shankar Dev is Patron and Founder Trustee of Divya Yog Mandir (Trust) and Patanjali Yogpeeth (Trust).
Born in 1930 in Almora district of Uttarakhand, he was very much keen to become a samnyasi from the very beginning of his life. He always participate in Satsanga of Sadhus and samnyasis. At the age of 15 years, in 1945, he abandoned/renounced his home with a group of samnyasis and travelled with them to various tirthas and reached Hardwar. He come in contract of great Saint Swami Kripalu Dev Ji Mahajraj in Hardwar. He is a direct disciple of Swami Kripalu Dev Ji Maharaj. He took sanyas diksha from Swami Inder Dev on Ganga Dashera 1958.
Since February 1968, he is living in Vishva Gyan Mandir [Known as Kripalu Bag Ashram : Registered Office of Divya Yog Mandir (Trust)]. This is a very sacred place as it is Taposthali of Swami Kripalu Dev ji Maharaj- his guru and an active worker of freedom struggle of India.
Swami Shankar Dev is a spiritual personality. He is guru of world known Yogrishi Swami Ramdev Ji Maharaj. Swami Ramdev ji Maharaj took sanyas diksha from Swami ji in 1995.
He actively participates in all the activities of Ashram and Trust also.