Saturday 26 September 2020 | Adhik Aso Sud 10, Samvat 2076

Sat 26 Sep 2020

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj is the reverential spiritual leader of many thousands of people around the world. He travelled the world tirelessly, preaching and promoting the divine philosophy of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and guiding innumerable souls to resort to the supreme divine shelter of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi – the Karan Satsang.

Sant Mandal

Just as soldiers defend our borders, Sants defend us in the fight against our inner enemies.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj

Under the leadership of Acharya Swamishree, a devoted mandal of ascetics, called Sants, have left their homes and families, and renounced their wealth and personal pleasures in order to dedicate their lives to Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. They relentlessly work for the service of society.

The saffron colour of their clothing represents the colour of fire; i.e. those who have accepted the path of renunciation and become ascetics have burnt all worldly afflictions. Their un-sewn clothing and shaven heads symbolise the simplicity of their lives.

Global Vicharan

Jyaa divo tyaa daatan nahi, jyaa daatan tyaa divo nahi.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj has embarked on tours (vicharan) around the world, travelling nearly 2.3million kilometers for His disciples. This is the equivalent of going around the world 50 times. Acharya Swamishree Maharaj embarked on these tours to preach and promote the sublime philosophy of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa. He also sought to raise awareness of the fundamentals of humanity and morality – benevolence, tolerance, and living in harmony with Mother Earth and with each other.

Since 1979, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj has travelled over 1,000,000 kilometers by air, 900,000 kilometers by road, and 375,000 kilometers by rail to visit the homes and workplaces of over 21,500 people around the world.

Ashirwad (Divine Blessings and Sermons)

The blessings of God are essential in life's every step.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj

Explaining the glory and philosophy of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and the greatness of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, Acharya Swamishree Maharaj has held over 10,000 assemblies, and bestowed over 4000 hours of ashirwad to thousands around the world.

Wherever Acharya Swamishree visits, He holds public assemblies and gatherings. He teaches the need for everyone to adhere to the moral teachings of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, which advocate the need for compassion and understanding for all humanity.

Religious Festivals & Murti Pratishthas

Discard the darkness of ignorance with enthusiasm and eagerness, as these ignite the flame of true progression.
A religious festival aims to teach the manner to achieve this goal.

Acharya Swamishree Maharaj

Even a person who can incessantly visualise the Lord's Murti must remember the various events performed by the Lord and retain memories of them all. This is necessary because, if the Murti of the Lord is forgotten during one's last moments, the memories of the celebrations will remind that person of the Lord's Murti and then, that soul can attain salvation.

It is for this reason that Acharya Swamishree Maharaj arranges magnificent celebrations and festivals, and celebrates the festivals such as Pragatya Jayanti, Gurupurnima, Murti Pratishthas and Patotsavs around the world.

Honours and Accolades

Recognising Acharya Swamishree Maharaj’s great qualities, efforts and achievements, leading scholars have bestowed numerous awards and honorary titles upon Him.

This certificate was presented to Acharya  Swamishree Maharaj when He was bestowed with the honorary title,  ‘Vishwa-Vatsalya-Mahodadhi - Greatest ocean of spiritual love and compassion  for the entire world’ by the eminent scholars of Kashi, Haridwar, and  Rishikesh.
This certificate was presented to Acharya Swamishree Maharaj when He was bestowed with the honorary title, ‘Vishwa-Vatsalya-Mahodadhi - Greatest ocean of spiritual love and compassion for the entire world’ by the eminent scholars of Kashi, Haridwar, and Rishikesh.
Acharya Swamishree Maharaj
  • Sad-dharma-jyotirdhar - Beacon of true religiosity
  • Sad-dharma-ratnaakar - Ocean of true religiosity
  • Sanatan-dharma-sanrakshak - Protector of the eternal religion
  • Dharma-rakshak-chudamani - Greatest jewel for the protection of religion
  • Sanskar-bhaskar - Sun of true morality
  • Sidhant-vagish - Utmost proclaimer of the most elite principles
  • Vishwa-vatsalya-mahodadhi - Greatest ocean of spiritual love and compassion for the entire world
  • Sat-sidhant-divakar - Great illuminator of the true principles
  • Seva-murti-param-tapah - Service incarnate of the highest austerity
  • Darshanik-sarva-bhaum - Leader of all six categories of the ancient Hindu philosophy
  • Ved-ratna - Sacred gem of the ancient Hindu philosophy
  • World Peace Ambassador – awarded by the eminent global peace research organisation, International Peace Research Association (IPRA)