Full Name: Mahesh Prasad Varma
Why Famous: Known as the 'giggling guru', Maharishi became famous worldwide in the 1960s for being the founder and leader of the Transcendental Meditation organization.
During the late 1960s, the Maharishi became the guru to several internationally famous acts, most notably the Beatles, who went to stay at his ashram in early 1968.
- 1967-08-25 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
- 1967-08-26 Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
- 1968-02-16 Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi