Since 2002, he has been organizing and conducting massive yoga camps, which have aired on several TV channels. He co-founded Patanjali Ayurved.
Ramdev is the son of Ramniwas Yadav and Gulabo Devi. Both of his parents were farmers. Ramdev hails from the Arya Samaj tradition. In 2013, Ramdev’s assets were worth “about $1 billion.” Since at least a few months after his birth, perhaps owing to a congenital malformation.
He was profoundly influenced by Satyarth Prakash, a Hindi novel written by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati in 1875. The monotheistic Arya Samaj movement was founded by Dayanand Saraswati, a renowned religious and social reformer. He rejected being taught in English using curriculums devised by Thomas Bab.
He preferred Gurukul schools because they were traditional educational institutions that followed Vedic teachings. He was accepted into his school, Arsh Gurukul Khanpur, met his life-long buddy Balkrishna and became Ramkrishna. Here he and Balkrishnu studied for three years together, developing their friendship as they did so.
Social Activities and Yoga
Ramdev’s primary yoga center, Yog Gram, is in Haridwar, where Ramdev teaches and practices yoga in the mornings and evenings on television. Ramdev founded the “Divya Yog Mandir Trust” in 1995. In 2003, Aastha TV started airing him in its early morning yoga segment.
He became a household name when he was known as the “Internet Monk.” His YouTube lectures soon went viral, and over 1.3 million people subscribed to his YouTube channel. He hosted several online sessions where participants could interact with him through live video feeds. There, he showed to be telegenic and built a sizable following. Yoga camps were filled.
In 2006, Ramdev was asked to give a speech at the United Nations on poverty reduction by Kofi Annan. He is also the host of the reality show Om Shanti Om. When Swachh Bharat Mission was announced on October 2nd, 2014, he was one of the nine personalities invited by Prime Minister Modi to participate and promote the message of cleanliness.
All About Patanjali
Patanjali Ayurved is a consumer packaged goods firm founded by Ramdev and Balkrishna in 2006. According to a company official, sales reached approximately $55 billion in 2020 as of early March 2016 (equivalent to about £4.5 billion or US$731 million in 2020).
The firm has also been accused of false advertising and inadequate testing before being put on the market. Indian authorities have prohibited the sale of some goods, such as amla juice, due to their low quality. Patanjali has come under fire for its working conditions, with Ramdev and Balkrishna being labeled gurus whose feet must be kissed each time they set foot in a location. Workers are paid $60 per month and work 12-hour shifts six days a week for 6000 INR. They are also discouraged from asking for a raise.