Maria Wirth is a German and came to India on a stop over (that’s at least what she thought) on her way to Australia after finishing her psychology studies at Hamburg University. She visited the Ardha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar in April 1980 where she met Sri Anandamayi Ma and Devaraha Baba, two renowned saints. With their blessing she continued to live in India and never went to Australia…
She dived into India’s spiritual tradition, sharing her insights with German readers through articles and books.
For long, she was convinced that every Indian knows and treasures his great heritage. However, when in recent years, she noticed that there seemed to be a concerted effort to prevent even Indians (and the world) from knowing how valuable this ancient Indian heritage is, she started to point out the unique value of Indian tradition also in English language and shares them on this blog.
Meanwhile i wrote the book “Thank you India – a German woman’s journey to the wisdom of yoga”. It can be bought via the link from Garudabooks for a discount (at present only 274 Rs). it’s also available on Amazon.in and Flipkart.
Kindle edition is also available, both on amazon.com (for those abroad) and amazon.in.
i would like to thank all who commented on the different articles. Many comments are very insightful and knowledgeable and some provoke lively discussions.