8 Famous Spiritual Leaders in India with the Largest Followings

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, which promotes yoga, meditation, and humanitarian efforts. With millions of followers globally, his teachings emphasize stress-free living and community service.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of the Isha Foundation, is known for his profound teachings on inner transformation and wellbeing. His foundation conducts large-scale yoga programs and social outreach, attracting millions of followers worldwide.
Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma)
Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), known as the "Hugging Saint," has garnered millions of followers across the globe through her acts of love and compassion. She founded the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, which supports numerous humanitarian projects.
Baba Ramdev
Baba Ramdev popularized yoga and Ayurveda through his television broadcasts and yoga camps. Co-founder of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., he has millions of followers in India and abroad, advocating a return to traditional Indian health practices.
Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)
Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, has lived in India since his exile from Tibet. He promotes peace, compassion, and non-violence, attracting millions of followers worldwide, especially among Tibetan Buddhists.
Neem Karoli Baba
Neem Karoli Baba, a Hindu guru and devotee of Hanuman, inspired many Westerners, including Ram Dass and Steve Jobs. His teachings of love and service continue to attract a large following, particularly in the US and India.
Brahma Kumaris (Dadi Janki)
led the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, focusing on Raja Yoga meditation and spiritual knowledge. Under her guidance, the organization grew to millions of followers in over 100 countries.
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda heads the Siddha Yoga path, emphasizing meditation and self-realization. Her teachings and spiritual practices have drawn a substantial international community of followers dedicated to achieving inner peace.