Great spiritual leader of 21st century and a founder of Bharat Mata Temple Swami Satyamitranand Giri ji maharaj passes away. He took his last breath at Max hospital in Dehradun on 24 June.
Swami Satyamitranand (born 19 September 1932), usually known as Swami Satyamitranand Giri Ji was a Hindu spiritual guru. He was born on 19 September 1932 in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh as Ambika Prasad. He was crowned the Jagatguru Shankaracharya of an Upapeeth at Jyotirmath. In June 1969 Swamiji, in order to spread the teachings of Sanatana Dharma across the world (and at the time Shankaracharyas were required to remain in Bharat/India) abdicted his status of Jagatguru Shankaracharya.
Swami Satyamitranand has travelled to many countries during the past five decades and has a huge number of followers in many countries. He has established centres of learning and worship in various countries, including several countries in Kenya Uganda and other countries in Africa. England, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong-Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Fiji, Mauritius, and Philippines.
Bharat Mata Mandir is a multi-storey temple dedicated to Bharat Mata (Mother India). Bharat Mata Mandir was inaugurated on 15 May 1983 by Indira Gandhi on the banks of the Ganga river. It is situated adjacent to the Smanvaya Ashram, and stands eight stories tall to a height of 180 feet (55 m). Each floor depicts an era in the Indian history, from the days of Ramayana until India’s independence.
He was honoured with Padma Bhusana in 2015 by Government of India.
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