Omanand Saraswati was born on 24 October 1966 in a landlord family at a village named Deegh in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India . His parents Shyam Bihari Shukla and Gomati named him Shiv Kishor. Shiv obtained his MA degree in Sanskrit from Allahabad University. He was initiated in the monastic order and named Omanand Saraswati alias Yoga Guru Omo by Dr Swami Paripurnanand Saraswati in Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh. Baba Omo has been a wondering monk for more than 12 years, living in ashrams in the Himalayas, practising yoga and meditation and sharing experiences through books, lectures and workshops for children and adults all over India and abroad.