Born: October 1971
Acharyaship: 15th October 2004
Aksharnivaas (Death): Present
Acharyaship Period: Present
Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya Glanir Bhavati Bharat
Abhusthanamdharmasya Tadatmanam Srujamyaham
Paritranayam Sadhunaam Vinashaiya Cha Dushkrutaam
Dharma Sanstharpanarthaiya Sambhavami Yuge Yuge
“Whenever and wherever there is a decline in dharma and wicked actions dominate, I descend Myself and assume a form; in order to protect the good and to destroy the evil, I come into concrete existence from time to time.” (Srimad Bhagwad Gita)
In Purushottamprakash, Sadguru Nishkuland Swami enlightens us with the true meaning of this verse:
Maate sahu dharmakul maanjo, sahu karjo eni sev
Anya jan jeva eh nahi, e chhe jaanjo mota dev
“Hence all shall believe in the Dharmakul, all shall serve it;
They are not like ordinary beings, think of them as a great Dev.” (Doha verse 40, Purushottamprakash)
It is a widely accepted fact that the Swaminarayan sampraday has a unique heritage of leadership that stretches back to the Lord Almighty Purushottam Narayan Himself – Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan. The lineage of Dharmakul has been filled with incarnations from the outset, with the first Acharya of Ahmedabad Gadi, Shree Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj being an incarnation of SheshNarayan.
Similarly Lord Shri Hari has been sending muktas (released souls) to sit on His Throne (Gadi) from Akshardham as per the needs of the time. Currently we have such an Acharya leading us on the path of spiritual enlightenment, Shree Tejendraprasadji Maharaj, who has been praised countless times for His dedication and foresight in the development of satsang in the dark times of kaliyug.
However, we must now also look to the next great leader that Bhagwan has sent to lead us. His Holiness Bhavi Acharya 108 Shri Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj is that leader. Throughout His life Lalji Maharajshri has dedicated each living moment to this holy satsang .
His achievements as Bhavi Acharya set a new precedence for the future of Shri NarNarayan Dev Desh and the sampraday as a whole. In addition to regular satsang activities and annual festivals in temples of Shri NarNarayan Dev, Lalji Maharajshri has been working tirelessly with the blessings of His Father Acharya Maharaj 1008 Shri Tejendraprasadji Maharaj to ensure that the future needs of this holy satsang are catered for.