Acharya Maharajshree Ayodhyaprasad Pande
Sanatan Dharma Dhurandar Acharya Maharaj Shree 1008 Ayodyaprasadji Maharaj (25 May 1809 - 18 Feb 1868) was the first Acharya of the NarNarayan Dev Gadi of the Swaminarayan Sampraday. He was the son of Rampratapji, Swaminarayan's elder brother. He was the 1st successor of Swaminarayan in the North Diocese (NarNarayan Dev Gadi, Ahmedabad). He was enthroned as Acharya on 10 Nov 1826 and held the post till his death.
His 200th birth anniversary was celebrated as the Dharmakul Vandana Mahotsav in Ahmedabad from 1 to 3 June 2009. The event was attended by an estimated 600,000 people.
- "Devotees throng Dharmakul fest". Daily News and Analysis. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
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