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Brahmaleen Rev. Acharyashree - A life - Sketch

 

He was the former Royal Physician of Gondal State, well-known as  (Rajvaidya Jivram Kalidas Shastri). He was an institution by himself. He devoted his life to Ayurveda and religion. He rendered various human welfare and religious activities. He was the person who founded the Ayurvedic Pharmacy in 1910 A.D.

He carried out various researches in Ayurveda, Sanskrit and Astrology throughout his life. He has written about 200 books on various subjects like Ayurveda, Philosophy, Astrology Karmakanda, Grammar, Religion., Poetry, Drama, History, Purana, etc. His researches in all these fields have earned him a world wide repute. A critical edition of "Bhagvad Geeta" containing  745 verses and "Yajnaphalam"- a drama based on the Ramayana are his unique contributions to Sanskrit literature. Keeping in view the unique services of Rev. Acharyashri, innumerable foreign institutions have conferred honorary doctorates and other similar degrees and titles.

He developed the activities of Ayurveda. He was elected as the President of 31st Session of the All Indian Ayurvedic Congress in 1942 in Lahore. On 27th Jan. 1915 Ghandhiji visited at Gondal. On this occasion he conferred upon him the title of “MAHATMA” for the first time.

During his childhood he met his Guru from Himalayas in Girnar who imparted  knowledge of various subjects like Veda, Sanskrit, literature, Ayurveda and gave him Diksha of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari. Later in 1946 A.D. he laid the Stone of Temple of Shri Bhuvaneshwari, which is a well known religious institute round the globe. Even during his old age, he continued his researches. He was a well-known figure in the name of Bhoomandalacharya Ananstashri Vibhushita Shri Bhuvaneshwari Pithadisha Jagadguru Acharyashri Charantirthji Maharaj.

Due to old age in 1970 he handed over the organization of Shri Bhuvaneshwari Pith to his son Acharyashri Ghanshyamji Maharaj.

He left his mortal body on V.S. 2034, Shravana Vadi Amavasya (i.e. 2-9-’78) at 1-15 p.m. Thence forward every year the day of Shravana Vadi Amavasya is being celebrated as the ‘Nirvan Din’ (-Death Anniversary) of Rev. Acharyashri Charantirthji Maharaj.

  Acharyashree Ghanshyamji Maharaj

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