Wilfried Huchzermeyer has studied Indology, Philosophy and Comparative Religion in Germany, the US and India. He completed his Sanskrit studies at Pune University with a dissertation on the Mahabharata.
Between 1970 and 1985 he had many long stays at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. During this period he translated several major works of Sri Aurobindo, including The Secret of the Veda and The Foundations of Indian Culture.
In 1985 he wrote The Mother — A Short Biography, which became a very popular introduction, published in several languages. His Sanskrit-German reference books Yoga-Lexikon and Yoga-W”rterbuch have been widely recognized as standard works.