Guru Yogi Vilas Nath ji
Guru Yogi Vilasnath ji Maharaj is a famous Guru, famous Author and famous Artist of Nath Tradition, making a lot of efforts for spreading and the development of tradition.
Yogi Vilasnath Maharaj (born 19 September 1957) is a famous Guru of Natha Tradition, who is making a lot of efforts for the development and spreading of tradition in India and abroad.
Yogi Vilasnathji is the main successor (Shishay) of Shri Baba Anandanathji Maharaj (who was a Mahamantri in Nath Tradition) and the Mahant of Shri Guru Goraksh Nath Shiv Panchayatan Mandir (Trust, Galane, Malegaon distr., Nashik). He is widely known in the Tradition owing to his extensive knowledge, his practice of Hath Yoga, Nath Tradition’s books and paintings. Yogi Vilasnathji had been next to his Guru for over 24 years and with his blessings written many important books on nath’s practices, particularly the well-known of them is “Shri Nath Rahasya and Shankhadaal” which contains almost all of mantras and rituals of Nathas, and nearly every Nath-yogi has this book. He is the author of Shri Goraksha Chalisa, Shri Natha Siddha Kawacham, Shri Nath Samraday ke Tirath Sthal, Nath Siddho Ki Om Kar Siddhi, Shri Goraksh Tantram, Navnath, Om Shiv Goraksh Vrat Katha… etc that are also known in India.
Yogi Vilasnathji was born on 19 September 1957 in Nashik, Maharashtra in India. His father’s name is Mr. Shankar Rao Kapile, and his mother’s name is Mrs. Vatsaladevi S. Kapile. Yogi Vilasnathji was educated on B.Sc. with Physics in 1979 in Bytco college (Nasik) of University of Puna. After that he worked as Supervisor in Pharma Synthechemical Factory, Nashik, from 1981 to 1984 and as Shift Supervisor in FFC LTD, Nasik, from 1984 to 1991. During 1975 to 1991 in education and service, he was doing different activities of devotional and spiritual (sadhna) practice.
During the Nasik Kumbh Mela in 1991 Yogi Vilasnathji was initiated in Nath Sampradaya by his Guru Yogi Anandanathji Maharaj and moved to the Guru Gorakshnath Mandir, Haridwar, as a Nath Yogi of Ai-Panth.
During his long life near Guru, among Nath-yogis and sadhus, traveling over all India, Yogi Vilasnath had great experience in perceiving of Atman, Paramatman and supreme knowledge, in meditation on the different forms of God and Goddess. He also had experience in samadhi in different condition like in water, ice, wine, ground, caves, mountains, over dead body, various temples and on the trees etc. As well as practice of Hath yoga with experience as Spiritual Yoga, Naad Yoga, 5 Elements Yoga as well as Sunya Smadhi Yoga these were the milestones or foundation towards Vilanathji’s way to Moksha Mukti. During his spirit journey Yogi Vilasnathji had discovered Author, Painter & great Orator inside him, he wrote many books which are very much helpful Nath Sampraday as well as Common Man. He went on draw lot of wall and canvas paintings at Galana, (Malegaon) Maharashtra at his Guruji’s Ashram & also at Guru Gorakshnath Temple Haridwar, Baba Mast Nath Math Asthal Bohar Rohtak Haryana and other Places . Haridwar is also the place where Nath Sampradaya is having its strong presence and is ever expanding. Haridwar itself is a place having long history, it is place where King Bhartrihari meditated at the place where now a huge and famous temple of Guru Gorakshanath is standing. For a long time Yogi Vilasnath was the Main Pujari in this Mandir.
For supporting and extending the tradition of Natha yoga, in 2011, Yogi Vilasnath was invited by Yogi Matsyendranath to visit Russia and Europe, where he held a number of satsangs and gave his advice and blessings on the development of schools of Yogi Matsyendranath in the CIS and the West. During this visit Yogi Vilasnath became a member of European Academy of Tibetan Medicine and Yoga as a Honorable Doctor of Yoga Philosophy (Germany). At present time Guru Yogi Vilasnath is a member of “Akhil Bharatvarshiya Avadhut Bhesh Barah Panth Yogi Mahasabha” (the organization of 12 Panthas), where he is engaged in the development and distribution of tradition (Prachar Prasar Adeksha). In 2012 during the Great Ceremony of Shankhadhaal for his Guruji Anandanath Maharaj, Yogi Vilasnath ji was also appointed Mahant of Om Shiv Goraksha Panchayatan Mandir in Galane, Maharashtra. In December 2013 Yogi Vilasnath visited Russia again for support Natha yogis in Tumen, also gave a big Satsang in Moscow. In present he has a many students in Russia and Europe, some of them also became a Guru (darshani).
During his visit to Germany he is become a member of “European Academy of Tibetan Medicine and yoga as a Honorable Doctor of Yoga Philosophy”.
In 2014, He visited to MRIGASTHALI Temple and Pashu pati nath temple in the Nepal for Research on Guru Goraksh Nathji and Nath Sampradaya History.
Poland, in 2016 and Ukrain in 2017, He invited for international yoga day 21st June guided Hath Yoga classes and Spiritual Practices performed Homa rituals and gave Dikshas for his disciples, In Ukrain he founded and Research Spiritual places as Aarya Sanskriti of India.