Siddha gurus are able to initiate their disciples into yoga. They are revered for their ability to awaken the spiritual energy of kundalini in their students through the process of shaktipat, which is the gracious act of transferring spiritual energy from one person to another.
The concept of siddha guru is particularly important in the Hindu philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, where the siddha guru is head of the Siddha lineage. The current siddha guru is named Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, which means “the
bliss of the play of consciousness.” She took monkhood in 1982 and now
works to awaken seekers to their own spiritual potential through shaktipat. She teaches and writes about her guiding wisdom in order to help students on their