God and Saints work their miracles inside of a human being. They inspire, motivate and guide a soul to turn towards spirituality as the only solace to inner discontentment and suffering. It is the Guru who transforms a soul so that he is deserving of God's Grace. Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, the embodiment of such divine grace, worked tirelessly for ninety years, uplifting souls and pioneering a spiritual uprising not seen since the descension of the Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji in the 15th century.
Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, the fifth authentic Jagadguru of this age, the embodiment of the nectar of divine love, was one of the foremost rasik saints who showered the bliss of raganuga bhakti on souls the world over.
He revealed the most sublime spiritual knowledge that remained abstruse and inaccessible for many millennia, and distributed it so munificently in this age of media that he inundated the earth with it. On the irrefutable authority of all the Vedic scriptures, he established selfless divine love for Radha Krishna as the highest ideal to strive in our lives.
Shri Maharaj Ji makes
no distinction of caste, creed,
colour or race. With His infinite
love and compassion, He
gathers all into the purity of His
Shree Maharajji, as he is lovingly adored by his devotees, chose the auspicious night of Sharad Poornima in October 1922 to descend on planet earth, in a tiny hamlet called Mangarh, close to the holy city of Prayag (Allahabad). Mangarh is also very close to Shringaverpur, another holy spot where Lord Ram enacted one his very important divine past times during His descension in Tretayug.
His mother Bhagvati Devi & father Lalita Prasad named Him Ram Kripalu at birth
Shree Maharajji, was a prodigious student and excelled in his studies whilst remaining as active and naughty as a child would normally be. He completed much of his scholastic duties at the early age of 15, earning his degree in sanskrit literature & history as Vyakaranachrya (Master of Sanskrit Grammar). Few know that he had also been awarded the degree of Kavyatirtha in 1942 he also received his degree as Ayurved Acharya (Master of Ayurved) from Delhi Vidyapeet in 1943 and Sahitya Acharya (Master of History) from Calcutta Vidyapeet in 1943.
Even during his study period, Shree Maharajji revealed his divine state by conducting long sessions of devotional chanting, naam sankirtan called akhanda sankirtan (non-stop chanting) for days together. At times, they would even go on for weeks & months. Many have witnessed Shree Maharajji's continuous state of ecstatic divine chanting. Remaining deeply engrossed in the divine love of Radha Krishna, as though in a trance, he would reveal many states of bhav or devotional sentiments that would parallel and bring reminiscences of the state that Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, revealed 500 years ago.
The word Jagadguru (Spiritual Master of the whole world) has been around for a very long time
In fact, in the Mahabharata, Arjun called Shri Krishna Jagadguru. Even in various scriptures, Shri Krishna has been
addressed as Jagadguru - Shri Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum
"It is the mind alone that has to be surrendered to Shri Krishna and engaged in devotional
practices like hearing, chanting, remembrance etc."
"To attain the grace of God, one will have to completely purify their heart. This is possible only
with the guidance of a genuine Guru."
To further help people progress on the path towards God-realization, he built several ashrams & satsang centers, with the support of devotees from across the world. Prominent amongst them is JKP-Bhakti Dham in Mangarh with a capacity to host over 10,000 devotees, Rangeeli Mahal in Barsana (Mathura, UP) & Shyama Shyam Dham in Vrindavan, UP.
Shree Maharajji also dedicated 'Bhakti Bhavan' in Mangarh, the unique and massive dome shaped hall for satsang programs with a capacity of over 15,000 people, which makes it one of the biggest congregational halls in Asia. A very similar hall is currently under construction at Prem Mandir in Vrindavan.
He dedicated the temple of devotion, 'Bhakti Mandir' to his beloved devotees in 2005 and his pièce de résistance, the incomparable 'Prem Mandir', is aptly known as the temple of Divine Love in Vrindavan, in the year 2012.
Never short of compassion, Shree Maharajji has dedicated 3 large charitable hospitals for the poor and needy, one each in Mangarh, Barsana and Vrindavan. He has also built a school and college for women with over 1000 students near Mangarh ashram and a Management college in the offing.
Every step he took, every line he spoke or wrote was for the glorification of Radha Krishna and his act of causeless grace for the benefit of souls. His presence radiated bliss and his words filled with the divine nectar of Braj Ras will forever be etched in the hearts of every soul that had the priceless fortune of his divine association. He revealed the supreme nature of bhakti and inspired souls believe in and achieve God-realization.
Through his discourses and chanting of the holy name, he revealed the true philosophy from the Vedic scriptures to mankind in the simplest form possible so that they can attain their true goal of God- realization. His incisive words have the power to melt even the most skeptical minds, and plant the eternal seed of devotion in their hearts. Shree Maharajji's divine lectures, soul stirring kirtans and loving association has turned scores of die-hard atheists into ardent devotees of Shree Radha Krishna.
Shri Maharajji made no distinction of caste, creed, color or race. With His infinite love and compassion, He accepted every person into the purity of His divine embrace. As a Guru, he gave almost every seeker his undivided attention, love, care, affection and advise.
The descension of Shri Maharajji and his grace is sans comparison. He was the epitome of the elite class of rasik saints who revealed the true path of God-realization and the divine bliss of bhakti, enlightening the entire world.
Seldom had a personality of such divine significance, possessing unfathomable scriptural authority and mesmerizing eloquence descended on earth in last 5000 years. His very presence exuded the sweetness of the nectar of divine love, flowing like a stream for the fortunate souls to quench the thirst of innumerable lifetimes.
Shree Maharajji, who had manifested his leelas on planet earth for ninety-one long years, drew curtains on his visible pastimes to a close, and in the morning of 15th November, 2013, he returned to the Divine Abode of Radha Krishna.
What he gave humankind during his stay in our world can never be sufficiently eulogized in words. In the annals of great rasik saints who have graced this world with their divine gift of devotion, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, shines like the sun illuminating the entire universe with his knowledge, love and grace. The supreme spiritual master of this world, the descension of divine love, the undisputed authority of Vedic religion and the reconciler of all spiritual doctrines, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj was the personified form of Divine Love.
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