Hans Ji Maharaj - Succession

Succession

During the customary 13 days of mourning following Shri Hans's death, the succession was discussed by DLM officials. The youngest son, 8-year-old Prem Rawat, addressed the crowd and was accepted by them, as well as by his mother and brothers, as the "Perfect Master". Though Prem Rawat was officially the leader of the DLM, because of his young age authority was shared by the whole family.

For the next eight years Hans Ji Maharaj's family supported Prem Rawat as his successor but the latter's decision to marry a Westerner in 1974 precipitated a struggle for control of DLM. Mata Ji returned to India and appointed her oldest son Satpal as the new head of DLM India claiming that Prem Rawat had broken his spiritual discipline by marrying and becoming a "playboy". The Western premies remained loyal to Rawat but the marriage led to a permanent rift within the family and was also credited with causing a profound disruption in the movement.

Satpal became the new head of the organization in India and later also became a prominent INC politician, being elected to the 11th and 15th Lok Sabha; he is considered a satguru by his followers.

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Succession

Succession is the act or process of following in order or sequence. It may further refer to:

Order of succession, in politics, the ascension to power by one ruler, official, or monarch after the death, resignation, or removal from office of another, usually in a clearly defined order

  • Succession planning, in organizations, identifying and developing individuals to succeed to senior positions in government, business, organizations, etc.
  • Simultaneity succession, in music, is a chord or harmonic progression, or more generally a series of different groups of pitches, the pitches in each group being played simultaneously
  • Ecological succession, the series of changes in an ecological community that occur over time after a disturbance. It can be:
  • Primary succession, when there is a new substrate with no existing vegetation, as after a volcanic lava flow, or
  • Secondary succession, when the substrate has sustained vegetation, as after a fire or flood
  • Succession of states, in international relations, is the process of recognition and acceptance of a newly created state by other states, based on a perceived historical relationship the new state has with a prior state
  • Apostolic succession, the doctrine, held by some Christian denominations, that bishops are the successors of the original Twelve Apostles, inheriting their spiritual, ecclesiastical and sacramental authority, power, and responsibility
  • Succession of property, or inheritance, in law, is the passage of an individual's property to one or more dependants according to a formula set out in law, religion, custom or under the terms of a trust
    • Succession (conflict), inheritance when more than one jurisdiction involved and there may be a conflict of law
  • Succession (geology), in geology, a group of rocks or strata that succeed one another in chronological order
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