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SADGURU RAMANAND SWAMI

Ramanand Swami was born as Ramsharma in VS 1795 Shraven Vad 8 in a town called Ayodhya.
Ramsharma’s parents were proper devotees of Shree Krishna. In young age, Ramsharma was full of Dharm, Gyan and Vairagya. As he grew older, he got the strength to get himself detached to the family ties. He left home at a very young age and started his pilgrimage in search of a Guru inorder to have da...

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SADGURU MUKTANAND SWAMI

Muktanand Swami was born in the Samvat year 1814 to Anandraj and Radhaben of Amreli. As a child he was devoted to ‘Bal Mukund’ hence his childhood name Mukunddas.

Mukunddas started learning scriptures like the Geeta at a very young age and had a natural talent for music and poetry. He sang and composed many kirtans, including the first and most popular Aarti of our Sampraday – ‘J...

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SADGURU BRAHMANAND SWAMI

Brahmanand Swami’s birth name was Ladudanji and was born to Shambhudanji Gadhvi and Laluba of Khan Gaam, in the month of Jeth, VS 1828(1772 A.D).

When Laluba was pregnant with Ladudanji, they were graced with a visit from Ramanand Swami. When Ramanand Swami was giving discoursed to the couple, a voice emerged from within Laluba’s womb, ‘Oh Ramanand Swami! Tell us about the glory an...

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SADGURU NISHKULANAND SWAMI

Nishkulanand Swami was born near Jamnagar in Vikram Samvat 1822, as Lalji Suthar. His father’s name was Rambhai Suthar and mother’s name was Amritba. From childhood it was obvious that Lalji Suthar was a true devotee. His parents married him off at an early age hoping to tie him in the life of householders. He accepted the family business of carpentry and lived a happy life. He became a fat...

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SADGURU PREMAMAND SWAMI

Premanand Swami was born in Vikram Samvat 1840, in the town Dora Bharuch. Owing to slandering by the villagers and risking the death of a child, his mother had to abandon him with a broken heart. Dosa Tai, who was a Muslim, found him and raised him. He learnt and mastered the art of music in Vadodara. At the age of eleven, he went to see the inauguration of Lord Swaminarayan at Jetpur with his ...

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SADGURU GOPALANAND SWAMI

Gopalanand Swami was born as Khushal Bhatt in Monday, Maha Sud 8, 1837 in a town called Todla (Idr area). At Gadhpur, Khusal Bhatt was given Bhagwati Diksha on Samvat 1864 Kartik Vad 8 and was given the name of Gopalanand Swami.

Khushal Bhatt was married, but was not attached. He was very intellectual thus helping him learn Sanskrit and acquiring religious knowledge. Later on, he moved t...

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SADGURU NITYANAND SWAMI

Nityanand Swami was born as Dinmani Sharma in VS 1812, Kartik Sud 5 in a town called Dantiya. He was one of the saints to write Vachanmrut and he translated the Shikshapatri in Gujurati which was authenticated by Lord Swaminarayan.

Dinmani Sharma’s family were very rich. He went Kashi to learn and acquire knowledge from Jagjit Pandit. He wanted darshan of Lord Swaminarayan and to a...

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SADGURU SHUKANAND SWAMI

Shukanand Swami was the private secretary of Lord Swaminarayan from VS 1855 to 1925. He was one of the five sadhus who compiled and wrote the Vachanamrut.

Shukanand Swami (the private secretary of Lord Swaminarayan) from VS 1855 to 1925

At a very young age, Jagnath Bhutt was educated in Sanskrit and learnt other activities which were required as a Brahmin. He was obeying Naishtik ...

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SADGURU DEVANAND SWAMI

Devanand Swami was named Devidan at birth. His father was Jijibhai and his mother’s name was Bahenjiba of Barol. He was born on Kartik Sud Purnima Vikram Samvat 1859 (1803 AD). Right from an early age, Jijibhai taught good sanskars to his son. Devidan watched and accompanied his father perform his morning worship to Lord Shiva. Once, on instruction from his father, who had gone out of town, h...

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SADGURU BHUMANAND SWAMI

Bhumanand Swami was a sincere and devoted person. He was also a great poet and composed many kirtans about Bhakti. He was persuaded by a friend to go to Gadhada to find the Lord.

Before Bhumanand Swami became a saint, he was known as Rupjibhai. He lived in Vadhvan. For many years Rupjibhai had secretly wished to meet God, but that wish had not yet been fulfilled. Once one of his friends,...

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