Rakeshprasad

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Rakeshprasad
Acharya Maharajshree Rakeshprasadji Vadtal.jpg
Rakeshprasad
Born (1966-07-23)July 23, 1966
Titles/honours 9th acharya, Laxminarayan Dev Gadi
Philosophy Swaminarayan Sampraday

Rakeshprasad (Devnagari: राकेशप्रसाद्) (23 July 1966 – present) is the current acharya of the LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi of Swaminarayan Sampraday (31 January 2003–present) and the 9th spiritual successor of Swaminarayan in the South Diocese (Vadtal, LaxmiNarayan Dev Gadi) of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.[1][non-primary source needed]

He was appointed by the order of the Gujarat High Court, which removed his predecessor, Ajendraprasad and appointed him in his place.[2][3] Ajendraprasad has dispute over this and has filed a review petition in the Gujarat High Court, a case which is currently pending before the court.[4]

Followers say he has interests in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature on religion, and that he has established temples and consecrated idols in them.[5] They also say he has given Diksha to more than 100, as per the wish of Swaminarayan who mentioned this in the Desh Vibhag Lekh.[5]

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