Shri Shri 1008 Paramhans Swami Advaitanand Ji Maharaj


Shri Paramhans Swami Advaitanand Ji Maharaj, also known as Shri Paramhans Dayal Maharaj Ji (born Shri Ram Yaad), son of Shri Tulsi Das Ji Pathak, was born in Chhapra, Bihar, India. Shri Paramhans Dayal Maharaj Ji is also known as the "First Spiritual Master" of the Shri Paramhans Advait Mat. He initiated the "Second Master", Shri Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj in the early 1900s. He was born on the day of Rama Navami and was therefore named as "Ram Yaad ". His father was famous scholar Pandit Tulsi Pathak. His mother died a few months after his birth and he was brought up by his father's disciple Lala Narhari Prasad. Shri Narhari Prasad arranged for his education. Shri Ramyaad gained good knowledge of Sanskrit, Hindi, and Arabic. At the age of five, his father Shri Tulsiram ji died.

Shri Ramyaad attended satsangs which used to happen at his house and which created a great impact on his mind. Paramhans Swamiji gave diksha to him and taught him about Brahma Vidya. When he was 11 years old, Narhari Prasad died and after some years wife of Narhari Prasad also died. He was the only rightful successor of the both families but at the age of 16, he left his home and went to the forests of Bihar for meditation. He was in Jaipur in 1883, where he met the 90 years old Swami Anandpuri ji, who taught him the Kriya of Pranayama and Yoga. He reportedly wrote in Urdu on a paper: "Accept Paramhans Ram Yaad". He named him as his spiritual succcessor to his seat but Shri Paramhans Dayal Ji renounced the seat too. In his view, fame for a fakir was a fall from grace.

The ashrams (temples) founded by Shri Paramahans Dyal Ji were called Krishana Dwaras. Shri Paramahans Dayal Ji attained Nirvana in July, 1919 after transferring succession of the seat to Swami Swarupanand ji. He had promised to his devotee Seth Amirchand, that he would sacrifice his body and take Samadhi at his place. A Sacred Samadhi Shrine was built at that place in Teri, KP, Pakistan. After that till 1997, devotees consistently visited the shrine of Paramhans Dayal Ji Maharaj uninterrupted. Meanwhile due to high value of the land a dominant neighbor to the Samadhi land, Mufti Iftikharuddin encroached the Shrine land taking it within his boundary as well as stopping the devotees from visiting the shrine. A famous figure Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, Patron of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member of National Assembly from Tharpakar filed a petition in Supreme Court of Pakistan for restoring and allowing the smooth visit of devotees to shrine and an order to remove the encroachment boundary from the pious land. Meanwhile Aurangzeb Khan, Editor, Dawn Pakistan wrote an article upon Paramhans Dayal Ji Maharaj and the pity condition of Samadhi shrine Titled ' Footprints: A Saint Without a Shrine'. To the petition a remarkable result came with the order of Supreme Court of Pakistan's three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja ordering the Pakistan's Provincial Government to restore the sanctity of the shrine. At the same time he also ordered to rebuild a temple upon the samadhi. Kamil Khan, a renowned architect on Historical Structures, was hired by the Government administration on the order of Supreme Court to rebuild the Samadhi Temple. Taking about 2 years a grand Samadhi Temple was built and inaugurated on the occasion of Ram Navami of 2017. The temple is located at historical village Teri, District Karak of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province in Pakistan.

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