Dharmajivandasji Swami

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Dharmajivandasji swami
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Dharmajivandasji swami
Personal
Born
Arjan Lakhani

(1901-06-18)June 18, 1901
Died(1988-02-05)February 5, 1988
ReligionHinduism
Founder ofShree Swaminarayan Gurukul Rajkot
Religious career
GuruGopinathdasji swami
SuccessorSadguru Mahant Swami Shree Devkrushnadasji Swami
HonorsShastri (Scholar), Sadvidya Saddharma Rakshak

Shastri Shree Dharmajivandasji swami (June 18, 1901 – February 5, 1988), commonly known as 'Shastriji Maharaj', was a Hindu saint, social worker and founder of Swaminarayan Gurukul. His former name was Arjan. He established Swaminarayan Gurukul at Rajkot with seven students in a small room in 1947. During his lifetime gurukul was spread to the rajkot, junagadh and ahmedabad. And after his death his followers made branches at Surat, Hyderabad, Taravada, Navsari, Vidyanagar, Narmada, Mumbai and Bangalore. Its international branches include Dallas (Texas, United States) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).

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