Kirit Bhaiji

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ऋषिवर श्री किरीट भाईजी
Rushivar Shri Kirit Bhaiji
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Acharya Brahmarushi Pujya Paad Shri Kirit Bhaiji
Born Shravan Krushna Paksh 13, Thursday, Samvat 2017
Porbandar, India
Titles/honours Acharya, Brahmrushi
Founder of Shrinathdham
Guru Shri Govind Raiji Maharaj
Philosophy Shuddhadvaita, Pushtimarg
Quotation “The purpose of life is to know one’s nature perfectly and utilize it to attain salvation (Moksh).”[1]
www.shrinathdham.com

Kirit Bhaiji (Gujarati: કિરીટ ભાઈજી) known as Acharya Brahmarushi Param Pujya Shri Kirit Bhaiji (Sanskrit: आचार्य ब्रह्मर्षि परम पूज्य श्री किरीट भाईजी) is a popular Hindu orator who has spoken on over 150 Hindu topics ranging from the traditional Ramayan, Mahabharat, and Bhagvad Gita, to the precise incantations of Shri Suktam and Rudrashtakam. Bhaiji, also known as Rushivar has held 9-day long sermons or Kathaas in India, England, Kenya, United States, Australia, New Zealand and many more nations. As well as having innumerable Shrotas (listeners), Bhaiji is the Guru, or preceptor of over 150,000 Shishyas (followers).[2] Bhaiji's discourses are heard by thousands of individuals of all religions and sects.[3] Furthermore, for the past 20 years, Bhaiji's discourses have been aired on various channels in India and around the globe.

Biography[edit]

Bhaiji was born in Porbandar Gujarat, India. At the age of seven, Bhaiji was initiated into the Pushtimarg Sampraday by His Divine Holiness 1008 Goswami Shree Govind Raiji Maharaj. At the age of eight, Bhaiji moved to England where he completed his formal education. Bhaiji is a qualified chartered accountant however alongside his studies, Bhaiji simultaneously studied the Vedas, Vedic Itihaas, Upanishad, and Puranas.[4]

Career[edit]

Bhaiji held his first Kathaa or religious sermon in London in 1987.[5] To date, Bhaiji has conducted over 500 Kathas in over 50 countries. Bhaiji continues to search for topics under the banner of Pushtimarg Sampraday, along with the topics of Vedant.[6] Bhaiji has written many commentaries on topics such as Vedanta, Advaita, and Pushtimarg.[7]

Notable Work[edit]

Religious Service[edit]

Bhaiji currently heads an organisation which aims to protect stray, disabled, and old cows. The organisation runs two Gaushalas; one in Mumbai, Maharashtra and another in Jaiselmer, Rajashthan. Both these Gaushalas, or cow shelters, take in cows which have been disowned due to age, or sickness.[8]

Social Service[edit]

Bhaiji has also planned several other projects including an old age home.[9] Bhaiji has shown great interest in reviving the Yamuna river on the banks of the city of Vrundavan. He has initiated multiple movements which aim to attract awareness for the state of the recently polluted Yamuna river. Since March 2011, Bhaiji has urged all the communities surrounding the Vrundavan city to take part, and responsibility for the cleaning of the river.[10] Healthcare for underprivileged individuals has been an area of prime importance to the organisation headed by Bhaiji. The Mani Devi Hospital on Ajmer Road aims to provide quality healthcare for individuals who cannot afford medical treatment.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Navratna Bodh Katha. Diamond Books. 2005. p. 16. ISBN 81-288-1000-6. 
  2. ^ Shrinathdham. "Kirit Bhaiji (Rushivar)". Shrinathdham. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rushivarji Kirit Bhaiji". Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kirit Bhaiji". Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Kirit Bhaiji. "About Bhaiji". Shrinathdham. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kirit Bhaiji (Jeevan Parichay)". 
  7. ^ Rushivar. "About Bhaiji". Shrinathdham. Speaking Tree. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gau Seva". Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Times of India. "Rs 10 cr old-age home to get 5-star facilities". Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kirit Bhai". Vrindavan Today. 2011-03-30. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mani Devi Hospital". Retrieved 12 December 2011.