Swami Kamal Nayanacharya

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Swami Kamalnayanacharya
(Shree Muktinath Peethadhish)
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Swami kamal Nayan acharya
Religion Hinduism
Personal
Born (1966-05-24) 24 May 1966 (age 51)
Baglung Municipality-08, Bhansa baglung, Nepal
Guru Swami Shadacharya
Honors Ananta Shree Vibhushit
Peethadhish of Muktinath Temple
Akhandajyoti Baba Anantashree
Sri Muktinath Sannidhi
Kali Gandaki River

Swami Kamalnayanacharya Shree Ji Maharaj (born 24 May 1966) is a Hindu spiritual leader with his origin in Nepal. Swami Kamalnayanacharya, or "Swami" as his followers address him ase is appreciated by people of other faiths for his humanitarian work.

Swami promotes a very good understanding among Buddhists and Hindus who both revere Sri Muktinath as their respective deities. The significance of Sri Muktinath is that it is the abode of Lord Narayana or Lord Vishnu who, as per Hindu scriptures is the preserver of the Universe. Buddhists believe that the Lord is Avalokitesvara.

Swami's panacea for a peaceful world is as follows: "World free of destructive weapons and drug addiction". This is his motto and he seeks to further this mission through his work and his advocacy with international institutions and personalities. Swami plans to step into these actively after he attains his currently set milestones of promoting and conserving the historic pilgrimage sites he has identified as needing utmost attention.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Swami Kamalnayanacharya's birth and childhood name was Muralimohan Gopal Goraksha. He was born to Pandit Jay Narayanacharya and Srimati Kaushalya Devi Acharya in the village of Dhandswar, Laharepipal -6, Baglung, Dhaulagiri Zone, Nepal.

During childhood Swami was engaged in Satsang, and was very enthusiastic in spiritual discussions and religious talks. He was very well known for taking good care of cows, and by nature was very loving and helpful. After his elementary education and upanayana at his hometown, he went to Banaras, India for his further education. At the age of 12 he was initiated into Vaishnavism by his guru Ananta Shree Vibhushit Muktinarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Shreedharacharya Swamiji (Shadacharya Ji). At Banaras he graduated in Navya Vyakarana and Vedanta from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. While at the university he also studied Hindu scriptures and the Vedas.

Honors and Recognitions[edit]

Swami was awarded the titles of Muktinath Peethadhish, Ananta Shree Vibhushith and Akhandajyoti Baba Anantashree.[citation needed]

Projects Past and Future[edit]

Swami Kamalnayanacharya is the inspiration behind the Akhanda Jyoti Baba Swami Shreeji Charitable Trust. The trust is supported by contributions made by members and offerings made by devotees. The trust engages in philanthropic causes improving accessibility of various pilgrimage sites (roads, trek path, etc.) and providing dharmashala and annadan griha (place offering free stay and free vegetarian food to sincere devotees, pilgrims and tourists) en route to pilgrimage sites. The trust has built and institutionalized Healthcare Centers en route the pilgrimage sites that not only serve the pilgrims and tourists but also the local residents of those areas.

The trust also runs Shree Muktinath Veda Vidyashram (a gurukul type school) providing free lodge and board and education in Vedic scriptures, Grammar, English, Mathematics, Literature and Music in the villages of Kudule Phedi, Baglung, Dhaulagiri zone, Nepal; Srivan, Chhaling village, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal; Gajendra Moksha Divya Dham, Triveni, Nawalparasi, Nepal; Marwadi ghat, Vela Road, Delhi, India, and Chandigadh, India.

The trust also runs Shree Muktinath Kanya Gurukulam in Golfutar, Kathmandu, Nepal where girls are educated in scripures like Bhagwat, Grammar, English, Mathematics, Literature and Music. The school provides free board and lodging to the students.

The trust takes up promotion and conservation of Pauranic places of worship at Gajendra Mokshya Dham, Muktinath, Kagbeni, Damodar Kunda and the recently built temple of Shree Pancha Mahalakshmi in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Other sites are under construction.

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