Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of Jyotimath Badrinath and Sharda Peeth Dwarka, has died aged 98. He breathed his last at Paramhansi Ganga Ashram in Jhoteshwar, Narsinghpur at 3:30 p.m. He had been ill for a long time. Swami Swaroopanandji also went to prison in the struggle for freedom. He also fought a long legal battle for the construction of the Temple of Ram.
Samadhi will be given at the ashram at 5 p.m. on Monday
Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopan and Saraswati ji were undergoing treatment in Bangalore. He had returned to the ashram a few days ago. There is a wave of mourning at his death. His disciple Brahma Vidyanand said he would receive samadhi at the ashram itself at 5 p.m. on Monday. He related that Swami Swaropan and Saraswati ji breathed their last when they were 98 years old.
The mortal remains were transported to the site of Ganga Kund
Jagatguru Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand ji Maharaj was taken by palanquin from Manideep Ashram to Ganga Kund site. A large number of devotees were present during this. Devotees were shouting Jai Gurudev. The body of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand ji was kept for the last darshan on the Ganga Kund. He will be buried around 4 p.m. Monday. A large number of police forces have also been deployed there. The process of many VIP people coming for the last darshan of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopan and Ji Maharaj has also started.
The anniversary was celebrated on Teej
Jagatguru Shankaracharya’s 98th birthday was celebrated on Hariyali Teej day. Swami Swaroopan and Saraswati ji was the Shankaracharya of two mathas (Dwarka and Jyotirmath).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief
PM Modi wrote in the tweet- Extremely saddened by the passing of Swami Swaroopan and Saraswati ji, Shankaracharya of Dwarka Sharda Peeth. My condolences to his followers at this time of grief. Oh Shanti!
Born in Dighori Village of Seoni District
Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati was born on September 2, 1924 in the village of Dighori near Jabalpur in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh. Her father’s name was Dhanpati Upadhyay and her mother’s name was Girija Devi. His parents named him Pothiram Upadhyay. At the age of 9, he left home and began religious pilgrimages. During this time he reached Kashi and there learned the Veda-Vedang, the scriptures of the Brahmalin Sri Swami Karpatri Maharaj. Meanwhile, the struggle to liberate India from the British continued.
Obtained Shankaracharya title in 1981, went to jail twice
In 1942, when the Quit India slogan was floated by the British, he too jumped into the fight for freedom. At the age of 19, he became famous as a “revolutionary sadhu”. During this time, he also spent 9 months in Varanasi prison and 6 months in Madhya Pradesh prison. He was also chairman of the Ram Rajya Parishad, the political party of Karpatri Maharaj. He was appointed Dandi Sanyasi in 1950 and received the title of Shankaracharya in 1981. In 1950 Sharda Peeth took initiation from Shankaracharya Swami Brahmanand Saraswati and became known as Swami Swaropanand Saraswati.
Was accused of building an office in the name of Ram Mandir
Shankaracharya Swami Swaropan and Saraswati had surrounded VHP and BJP on behalf of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. He had said – BJP-VHP wants to do its office in the name of temple in Ayodhya which is not acceptable for us. Shankaracharya is the supreme among the Hindus. We are the Supreme Court of Hindus. The temple should have a religious form, but these people want to give it a political form which does not suit us.
Statements by Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopan and Saraswati which have remained controversial
Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopan and Saraswati have made such statements on several occasions which has created a controversial situation. Let us know about it…
January 23, 2014: When a journalist from Jabalpur asked him “who is the better prime minister between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal”, he got angry and slapped the journalist.
June 23, 2014: Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopan and Saraswati said, “Sai worship is contrary to Hindu religion. Sai devotees should not worship Lord Rama, bathe in the Ganges and chant Har Har Mahadev.
June 25, 2014: Shankaracharya had said that Sai devotees should not bathe in the Ganges. And now that the Supreme Court has allowed women to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra. He said Shani is an evil planet. Efforts are being made for their peace. Women should not hesitate to be allowed to enter the temple.
CM Shivraj expressed his grief
CM Shivraj Singh has expressed his grief over the death of Shankaracharya Swami Swaropan and Saraswati. He said that Pujya Swami ji was the Shalaka Purush of Sanatan Dharma and the tradition of the Sun of Sanyas.
Kamal Nath tweeted this –
State Congress Speaker Kamal Nath will visit Jhoteshwar on Monday. Where he will pay homage to Shankaracharya Swami Swarupan and Saraswati ji.
Digvijay Singh recounted a personal loss
What is Shankar Math Tradition
Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya has established 4 Maths or Peeths at different places in the country for the propagation of Sanatan-Dharma, the discharge of the Guru-disciple tradition, education, preaching and the training and initiation of ascetics etc. He gave the title of Shankaracharya to the Mathadhishya (abbot, Mahant, Peethadheesh, Peethadhyaksha) there. Thus, these abbots are considered as representatives of Adi Shankaracharya. They carry emblems, punishments, umbrellas, chavaras and thrones. During his lifetime, he declares his most worthy disciple as his successor. It should be noted that there is no indication of such a monastic tradition before the Adi Shankaracharya. Adi Shankaracharya had laid the foundations of this great tradition.
Swami Swaroopanand ji was the Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath and Dwarka, Sharda Math.
Jyotirmath – This monastery is in Badrikashram, Uttarakhand. This monastery was first established in 492 BC. come. Here the adjectives ‘giri’, ‘mountain’ and ‘sagar’ are applied after the names of the sannyasis who have taken initiation. Due to which he is considered a sannyasi of this sect. The Mahavakya of this Peeth is ‘Ayamatma Brahma’. The Atharvaveda tradition is followed here. Adi Shankaracharya named Totakacharya as the first Shankaracharya of this Peeth. After Brahmalin Pujya Swami Krishnabodhashram Maharaj, Swami Swaroopanand was the leader of this place. However, there is still controversy about this. The case is pending before the court.
Dwarka, Sharda Math – This monastery is located in Dwarka, Gujarat. This monastery was founded in 489 BC. The adjectives ‘tirtha’ and ‘ashram’ are applied after the names of the sannyasins who have taken initiation in this monastery. The Veda here is Samveda and Mahavakya is ‘Tattvamasi’. Hastamalakacharya was the first Shankaracharya of this Math. Hastamalaka was one of Adi Shankaracharya’s four main disciples. Currently, Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati was its 79th abbot.