Hindu religious guru Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati passed away
Shankaracharya went to jail after participating in the freedom struggle. He also fought a long legal battle for the construction of Ram temple. Recently, on the day of Teeja, Swamiji's 99th birthday was celebrated.
Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati, the greatest religious guru of Hindus, has passed away. Shankaracharya has died at the age of 99. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati was the Shankaracharya of two mathas (Dwarka and Jyotirmath). He breathed his last today at 3.30 pm at Paramhansi Ganga Ashram Jhoteshwar district Narsinghpur. Shankaracharya went to jail after participating in the freedom struggle. He also fought a long legal battle for the construction of Ram temple. Recently, on the day of Teeja, Swamiji's 99th birthday was celebrated.
At the young age of nine, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati had left home and started religious pilgrimages. During this he reached Kashi and here he learned Brahmalin Sri Swami Karpatri Maharaj Veda-Vedang and scriptures. This was the time when the country was fighting against the British. There were agitations in the country. When Gandhiji gave the slogan of Quit India in 1942, he also jumped into the freedom struggle. At that time his age was 19 years old. At this age he was recognized as a 'revolutionary sadhu'. During this, he also spent nine months in the jail of Varanasi and six months in the jail of his home state Madhya Pradesh.
Jagadguru Shankaracharya was also the president of Ram Rajya Parishad, the political party of Shri Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati Karpatri Maharaj. In 1981, he got the title of Shankaracharya. In 1950, Sharda Peeth took initiation from Shankaracharya Swami Brahmanand Saraswati and became known as Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati. He was also very active in politics. Often used to raise voice against the government in all the issues. When External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on a visit to Iran, Sushma covered her head. Since there was a trend of hijab, so they had to do the same. Shankaracharya opposed this.
His birthday is celebrated on the day of Hariyali Teej. His birthday has passed just a few days ago. Top Congress leaders had congratulated him on his birthday. Congress leader Digvijay Singh had said that our revered Gurudev, the flag bearer of Sanatan Dharma, Anant Shri Vibhushit Jagatguru Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj's heartfelt wishes to him on his appearance day. May Maharajshree be the source of inspiration for all of us, stay healthy and have a long life, this is the prayer to Mata Raj Rajeshwari.