Gunatitanand Swami pointed to Bhagatji Maharaj as the second guru in line after Shriji Maharaj. Childhood Bhagatji Maharaj’s real name was Pragji. He was.

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Despite a simple background and minimal formal education, Bhagatji Maharaj attained a spiritually elevated state that was widely recognized amongst both his followers and his antagonists.

The term Hindu in these ancient records is a geographical term, the Arabic term al-Hind referred mahqraj the people who live across the River Indus.

As Bhagatji Maharaj advanced in age, he appointed Shastri Yagnapurushdas, later known as Shastriji Maharaj, as his spiritual successor. The faith focusses on salvation through total devotion to the God developed through virtues, spiritual wisdom, the Swaminarayan Sampraday is devotion-focussed and advocates God within the disciplines of virtues.

It represents Infinity and Eternity. Gunatitanand Swami held various roles, most notably as the Mahant of Junagadh mandir. Scholars believe it to be named after the Vedic tribe of Bharatas in the second millennium B. Govardhan Puja — For Vaishnavas, this day commemorates the incident in the Bhagavata Puran when Krishna lifted Govardhan Hill to provide the villagers of Vrindavan shelter from torrential rains.

The reinstatement of Pragji is outnumbered by evidence which stated otherwise. Swaminarayans lifetime objective for the organisation was to establish a permanent system of achieving the redemption from the cycle of life.

Bhagatji Maharaj explained that Gunatitanand Swami was the devotee of Swaminarayan 7. Having found a suitable senior sadhu to learn under in Vignananand Swami, Dungar decided majaraj become a sadhu himself and live a life bbagatji devotional service, during this period, Dungar immersed himself in devotional service and scriptural study.


This is the maaharaj powerful of all the means to please the Lord. For a period, they would meet every evening at a shrine to Shiva on a stepwell in the village of Kiri between their respective villages and discuss various religious bhagattji.

This initial contact with Gopalanand Swami whetted Pragji’s appetite for Satsang and he made a dedicated effort to remain in the company of Gopalanand Swami in Vadtal as often as possible. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Swaminarayans lifetime objective for the organisation was to establish a permanent system of achieving the redemption from the cycle of life 8.

Charging that Pragji was falsely spreading the glory of Gunatitanand Swami, Pavitranand Swami had Pragji excommunicated and sent letters expressing this to the mandirs in all towns and villages. Views Read Edit View history. The greatest ruler of the Satavahana Dynasty was Gautamiputra Satakarni who defeated the Western Satraps, the Kshatrapa dynasty was replaced by the Gupta Empire with the conquest of Gujarat by Chandragupta Vikramaditya.

Upon the passing of Pramukh Swami Maharaj in Augustand having been revealed by him buagatji his spiritual successor, Mahant Swami Maharaj now presides as the current guru and spiritual guide of countless devotees. Rani ki vav 11th century. He developed a close relationship with Gopalanand Swami, who before passing away told Pragji Bhakta to go to Junagadh and stay with his guru, Gunatitanand Swami. His large ears portray him as an excellent listener.

Bhagatji Maharaj – Life

Mahuva present-day GujaratIndia. It has an area ofkm2 with a coastline of 1, km, most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula, and a population in excess of 60 million. Between the decline of Mauryan power and Saurashtra coming under the sway of amharaj Samprati Mauryas of Ujjain, in the first half of the 1st century AD there is the story of a merchant of King Gondaphares landing in Gujarat with Apostle Thomas.


Thus seen as benefiting society, sadhus are supported by donations from many people, however, reverence of sadhus is by no means universal in India.

Gods of Flesh, Gods of Stone. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The idols murtis of Akshar and Purushottam. Mahakshatrap Rudradaman I founded the Kardamaka dynasty which ruled from Anupa on the banks of the Narmada up to the Aparanta region which bordered Punjab, in Gujarat several battles were fought between the south Indian Satavahana dynasty and the Western Satraps. His closest and dearest devotee is Shri Radha, who exemplifies unflinching love, total dedication and acceptance of the Divine Will.

Under the leadership of Swaminarayan, the movement gained strength, the organisation is based on vedic and puritic Hinduism.

Bhagatji Maharaj

Gunatitanand Swami — He was revered for his spiritual discourses and divine service. Historically and contemporarily, sadhus have often been viewed with a degree of suspicion. It was introduced into India by the Mughals and widely used since then and its meaning varied, referring to a region bhagahji encompassed northern India and Pakistan or India in its entirety.