The Wedding of Prem Rawat (Maharaji)

On May 20th 1974, at 8 pm, Guru Maharaj Ji (Prem Rawat) was wed to Marolyn Lois Johnson in a small chapel in the Colorado Rockies. When the ceremony was over, and Maharaj Ji and Marolyn began walking back, Maharaj Ji stopped and allowed Marolyn and a few other premies to kiss His feet. Yes, stopped and let his newly wedded wife and other guests kiss His feet, what a considerate husband and Master. Click here for a full description of the ceremony as printed in a DLM publication and to download recordings of the ceremony or here for an article in the Divine Times magazine. Click here for the secret of their perfect marriage. All DLM publications recorded complete premie joy with the marriage but 30 years later some of Maharaji's inner circle admitted their dismay. While we cannot know the individual reasons 40 to 80% of ashram residents left the ashram shortly thereafter which was another financial and administrative blow to DLM following on the reaction to the failure of Milenium '73.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) kisses Marolyn Johnson Prem Rawat (Maharaji) at the beach Prem Rawat (Maharaji) wedding

Prem Rawat's (Maharaji) Wedding
Prem Rawat and his bride walk down the aisle before she kisses his feet.

Mr and Mrs  Prem Rawat Indian Wedding of Prem Rawat

Kissing the Feet of Prem Rawat (Maharaji)

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) wedding aisle Prem Rawat (Maharaji) with wife and baby

Prem Rawat's Cheesy Wedding Photo

The Wedding got considerable Press

The Press seemed to enjoy publishing stories about Prem Rawat with a twist

These audio clips were made from a copy of the "Wedding Video" that was overlooked during the destruction of Divine Light Mission publications in the early 1980's. Unfortunately it was later destroyed by a zealous "student" of Prem Rawat's.

To download a recording of the full wedding ceremony:
Click here for Window Media Audio format (7MB)
Click here for MP3 (7MB)

To download a recording of the first song:
Click here for Window Media Audio format (2MB)
Click here for MP3 (2MB)

To download a recording of the ceremony:
Click here for Window Media Audio format (3.5MB)
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To download a recording of the second song:
Click here for Window Media Audio format (2MB)
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NB: the actual wedding ceremony probably did not include a background soundtrack