Thursday, May 13, 2010

Acharya Mahapragya Passes Away

Acharya Mahapragya Tenth Acharya, Supreme Head of Jain Swetembar Terapanth Group Is Passes Away

According to our Private sources Shree Acharya Mahapragya 1oth acharya of religion Swetembar Terapanth samaj has no more today , Acharya Mahapragya is today in sardarshshar of rajashthan , solon reports module come.

Acharya Shri Mahapragya (14 June 1920-09 May 2010) was the tenth Acharya, supreme head of Jain Swetembar Terapanth group.
He promotes nonviolence and leads the Ahimsa Yatra movement.

Followers refer to him as Gurudev, the Godly Teacher. He has traversed more than 100,000 km on foot covering more than 10,000 villages reaching out to the masses spreading the message of harmony and peace. Walked across the length and breadth of India From Kachchh in Gujarat to Kolkata and from Punjab to Kanyakumari, Mahapragya undertook travel on foot earlier under the leadership of Acharya Tulsi and later himself being the leader. During these travels, he addressed thousands of public meetings.

Acharya Mahapragya formulated Preksha meditation system in 1970s.
He is the supreme head of Jain Vishva Bharati University and also played a key role in its establishment[5]. The University draws its spiritual strength and direction from Acharya Mahaprajna,who is above any sectarian bias. Anuvrat movement is also functioning under his leadership.

His discourses are telecast daily on Indian television.

Mahapragya(14 June 1920-09 May 2010)was born to Tola Ram Choraria and Baluji in the small village of Tamkor in the Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. It was a Jain Shwetambar Terapanthi family. He was called Nathmal by his family. He lost his father when he was just two and half months old. It was a joint family and the child had support from all the family members. Nathmal’s mother was very affectionate for the child and took utmost care in the upbringing. There was no formal school in Tamkor village in those days and he didn’t get any formal education. Nathmal took some lessons on letters and mathematics tables from local teacher. Mahapragya’s mother was a religious lady. She preferred to devote all spare time in spiritual exertion. She also used to recite religious songs which made imprints on young child’s heart. Her indulgence towards spirituality inspired the young child.

Awards and Honours
Mother Teresa National award of peace by Inter faith Harmony foundation of India in 2005
Communal harmony award i.e. Sampradayika Sadbhavana Puraskar by Govt. of India in 2004
Ambassador of Peace (London) by Inter Religions and international federation in 2003
Lokmaharshi by New Mumbai Municipal corporation in 2003
Indira Gandhi National Integration award in 2002
D.Litt by Netherland Inter Cultural Open University in 1999.

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