Man's Behaviour is the Mirror which Truly Reflects his Personality

(A Divine Example)

(September20, 1911-June 2, 1990)


( Life History)

ALL WORLD GAYATRI PARIWAR Global Movement for Transformation of Thoughts

Birth and Yagyopavita Ceremony
Shriram Sharma Acharya ji was born on the 20th September 1911 in Anvalkheda (Dist. Agra, India) His father was Pt. Roopkishore Sharma and mother Mata Dankunvari Devi. Childhood, Acharyaji was concerned for the welfare of common masses. Being born in BRAHMIN family, took a Brave Step of Nursing an old “Untouchable” woman suffering from Leprosy For this there was a strong disapproval and displeasure of his family. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya ji

The Great freedom fighter and founder of Banaras Hindu University, solemnized Acharya ji’s sacred thread ceremony (Yagyopavita) at the age of 15 and initiated him in the Gayatri Mantra

Encounter with Hiamalyan Yogi
On Vasant Panchami festival, January 18, 1926, a guru named Swami Sarveshvaranandji – a great Himalayan yogi – appeared before him in astral body from the flame of the Dipaka (lamp) during his Gayatri worship.

This sparked the revelation of the divine origin and purpose of his life and bestowed upon him with the grace and guidance of his guru. This lamp is lit continuously since then and is enshrined at Shantikunj, Haridwar at Present. The next 24 years of Acharya ji’s were devoted to 24 Mahapurashcharanas Each consisting of the rhythmic recitation (japa) of 2.4 million Gayatri Mantra with strictest of disciplines. There is no parallel to this kind of sadhana.

Family Life
In 1943, he married Bhagwati Devi. Vandaniya Mataji was born on September 1926, in a famous priestly family.

Acharyaji and Mataji She studied Bhagwat Gita, and Ram Charit Manas at a very young age. After her marriage to Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya (Gurudev), Mataji took over the responsibility of looking after visitors and guests. She willingly donated all her personal jewelry, which she received at her wedding, to Gurudev’s Yug Nirman Yojna (mission for creation of a new Era), for establishment of Gayatri Tapobhoomi at Mathura. Mataji initiated millions of people into Gayatri Mantra

Acharyaji as a Freedom Fighter
Acharya Sharma was a dedicated freedom fighter. He did not accept any award or citation in his life-time. In 1992, the Govt. of India had released a postal stamp in his honour posthumously.

Made a mark as a fearless satyagrahi Participated in non-cooperation movement and the Salt satyagraha. During his imprisonment at Asansol prison, in 1933, he came in close contact with prominent leaders like Madan Mohan Malviya, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Swaroop Rani etc. He earned the sobriquent “Shriram Matta“(the intoxicated ) on account of his dediaction and devotion to the nation.

Acharyaji as a Reformer
Acharyaji perceived the 21st century as an age of enlightment . He enunciated the principle that reformation “ that reformation of the self will lead to the reformation of the society” He launched the Yug Nirman Mission for personal, familial and social uplifting., Under of the Yug Nirman Yojna he had given maximum importance : - eradication of blind faith - removal of superstitions and untoward customs and - traditions prevailing in the Indian society in the name of religion. - Emancipation of the glory of marriage institution from the clutches of the social evils of dowry, - Eradication of child marriages, - Stopping exploitation of women, etc.

Emphasis on Women Empowerment
Propagated Women’s Ascent as the foremost necessity for the progressive development of the society and the nation. He encouraged women’s education and equal participation of women in all walks of life. In 1942, supported establishment of Girls’ intermediate college. Launched several revolutionary programs for women’s progress from the religious platform too.

Acharyaji as a Seer-Sage
After the age of 15, next 24 years were devoted to 24 Mahapurashcharanas with strictest of disciplines. At the same time, he also whole heartedly participated in the freedom struggle of India, while continuing with his altruistic activities for the good of the society and attending to the familial duties. Acharya Shriram Sharma was a great devotee of Goddess Gayatri. Successfully practiced and mastered the highest kinds of sadhanas . Deciphered the hidden science of Tantras. He claims to have attained the supreme knowledge of the philosophy and science of the Gayatri Mantra and Yoga. He pioneered experiments on simple sadhanas, which could be easily pursued by the common masses He visited Himalayas four times for higher spiritual attainments

Acharyaji as a Writer
Basic cause of problems in today’s society is Malicious Thinking For this reason he chose writing as the principal mode towards Uprooting the Evil tendecies and blind faith from people’s minds Initiated “Vichaar Kranti Abhiyan” (Thought Revolution Movement) -Alternative constructive thought -Divine thoughts can help in the development of a harmonious society For this wrote and published the first issue of “AKHAND JYOTI” in 1940

Akhand Jyoti a symbol of light of the ethics and scientific spiritualality for spiritual enlightenment

“Akhand Jyoti”
Articles include all facets of human life Child development, Family values, Self development, Social Upliftment, Scientific Spirituality etc.. Today Akhand Jyoti is published in several languages including : Gujrati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Tamil, English ... Left front page of First Akhand Jyoti published More than 0.6 million subscibers today

Books by Acharyaji
Wrote more then 3200 books on various subjects -Moral Development -Spiritual Development (Upaasanaa, Saadhanaa, Araadhanaa) -Health (Ayurved) -Social problems and their Solutions -National Issues and Solutions -Coined the term “Scientific Spirituality” The first book he wrote was “ Mein Kaun Hoon?”. All Books have been written to address all aspects of life Gayatri Mahavigyan (Super Science of Gayatri) reveals the secrets about Gyatri Mantra Entire literature has been compiled in 108 volumes

Acharyaji as “Vedmurti”
Translated 4 Vedas, 108 Upanishads, 6 Darshans, 108 Puranas Aranyakas and Brahamans , Yogavashishtha , Smiriti, Mantra and Tantra MahaaVigyaan, and more.. into simple Hindi Aims of Translation eliminate misconceptions, superstitions and blind customs, (which were propagated in the medieval era by misinterpretations of the Vedas and other scriptures.) This contribution of acharyaji was highly acclaimed by saints like Dr. S. Radhakrishana and Acharya Vinoba Bhave and the distinguished title of “Vedmurti” was conferred upon him in its recognition.

Acharyaji as “Spiritual Master” a “Guru”
He initiated nearly 24 lac people into Gayatri Sadhana without any discrimination of any kind. Miraculous effects of his blessings experienced by people from all parts of the society stand as testimonies to the Supramental achievements (siddhis) of Gayatri. Pioneer of the revival of the Rishi Culture. Acharyaji propogated Gayatri and Yagya (2 pillars of Indian Culture) Vedmata Gayatri (Goddess of Wisdom and Righteous Thinking) Yagya (Sacrificial Fire) , in each yagya take one good virtue and get rid of one bad habit in return

Founder of A Global Movement
On the completion of the 24 Mahapurashcarañas, Acharya ji established Gayatri Tapobhumi at Mathura, India in 1953. Organized a grand Gayatri Yagya in 1958, to launch Yug Nirman Yojna Through various activities at Mathura, including yagnas on large scale, Acharyaji gathered a team of dedicated men and women htat formed “Gayatri Pariwar”. In 1971, Gurudev instituted the Mission’s Headquarters at Shantikunj (Haridwar, India) as as spiritual centre for implementing the teachings of Great Rishis (Saints) into practice.

Shantikunj is a pilgrim center of millions of Gayatri Pariwar members. Situated in the shadow of the Himalayas and at the lap of Holy Ganga This Ashram, imbued with spiritual power generated by Acharyaji and Mataji. Dissemination of knowledge of the Art of Living (Sanjeevani Vidya) A magnificent temple of Gayatri-Mata and idols of Sapt-Rishis (Ancient seven eminent saints) are located here. Akhand Deepak is lit continuously from 1926 . Sight (darshan) of this Holy Deepak emancipates one from wordily bonds. Hundreds of sadhaks perform Gayatri-Yagya daily in nine-kundi yagyashala of the Ashram. Place for the performance of all Sanskars viz. Annaprashashan, Vidhyarambha, Upanayan, Marriage, Vanprashtha, Shradhakarm, etc. Nine days spiritual training sessions are held here throughout the year


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