Acharya Maharajshree Ayodhyaprasad Pande

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Acharya Shri Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj

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.[1] He was the 1st successor of Swaminarayan in the North Diocese (NarNarayan Dev Gadi, Ahmedabad).[2] He was enthroned as Acharya on 10 Nov 1826 and held the post till his death.[2]

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.[3]