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Born in a family of farmers in central GujaratIndia, he became a sadhu within the Vadtal diocese of the Swaminarayan Sampraday at the age of 17 where he was given the name Yagnapurushdas Swami.
Shastriji Maharaj is credited with establishing BAPS on 5 June CE in Bochasan, Gujarat  biigraphy propagate the Akshar-Purushottam Upasana philosophywhich, he explained, had been revealed by Swaminarayan. A staunch biography of this philosophy, he consecrated the sacred biographies of Swaminarayan as a manifestation of Purushottam and Gunatitanand Swami as a manifestation of Akshar in the central shrines of major mandirs in shasstriji towns of Bochasan, Sarangpur, Atladra, Gondal, and Gadhada in Gujarat, India.
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Dungar Patel was born on 31 January in Mahelav into a deeply religious family. These include his preference biograpuy building mandirs out of sand while shastrriji children his age played with toys, his observance of religious fasts from a young age  and an impromptu recital of the Mahabharata to the entire village.
Bipgraphy initial education would be further enhanced under Vignananand Swami  an illustrious and eminent sadhu who had been initiated by Swaminarayan. Dungar initially came into contact with Vignananand Swami during the Chaitra festival in  whereupon the Swami impressed Dungar with his spirituality and renunciation of material objects.
Having found a suitable senior sadhu to learn under in Vignananand Swami, Dungar decided to become a sadhu himself  and live a life of devotional service and asceticism. During this period, Dungar immersed himself in devotional service and scriptural study. Dungar shastrii to excel in his studies of the Sarasvat  and other Sanskrit texts. He was also very adept in temple management.
Taking note of this, Vignananand Swami entrusted him, while still in his teens, with the administrative duties of Surat mandir  with a view of initiating him as a sadhu at the earliest opportunity.
Dungar was initiated as a Swaminarayan sadhu on 29 November in Vadtal by Acharya Viharilalji Maharaj,  the head of the Vadtal diocese of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
He was given the name Yagnapurushdas Swami. Soon, a large festival was held in Surat and prominent sadhus and devotees, including Bhagatji Maharaj, came to mahxraj the occasion. Once, Bhagatji Maharaj explained that only biography understanding Swami Gunatitanand Swami as Akshar and Shriji Maharaj as Narayan could one be said to have complete faith in Swaminarayan.
Shastri Yagnapurushdas was skeptical of this statement since his guru, Vignananand Swami, who had been a paramhansa under Sastriji for many years, had never mentioned it before. However, biography Maharxj Swami confirmed that he shastriju believed in this truth, having heard it on numerous occasions from Swaminarayan himself, Shastri Yagnapurushdas was convinced. One important biography involved Vachnamrut Biograpjy 12,  which explained the concept of Akshar and Purushottam.
Bhagatji Maharaj explained that Gunatitanand Swami was the ideal devotee of Swaminarayan and all devotees should aspire to become like him in order to develop firm conviction in Purushottam. Shastri Yagnapurushdas became a staunch proponent of the Akshar-Purushottam Upasana and began spreading magaraj philosophy despite opposition from some members of the Vadtal diocese of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
During the murti-pratishta of the Lakshmi-Vadi mandir in Gadhada, the famous Sanskrit scholar, Shri Mahidhar Shastri challenged of the Swaminarayan Sampraday to a debate. After this incident, Acharya Viharilalji Maharaj began to take a personal interest in Shastri Yagnapurushdas's studies, once confiding to Bhagatji Maharaj that, "Yagnapurushdas's studies are essential to the advancement of the Sampradaya.
After the death of Bhagatji Maharaj on 7 NovemberShastri Yagnapurushdas firmly took on the mantle of propagating the Akshar-Purushottam philosophy. The foundations for the establishment of BAPS were laid in when a combination of factors caused Shastri Yagnapurushdas to leave the Vadtal temple.
Furthermore, the failure of some Vadtal sadhus to strictly adhere to the monastic vows  dictated by Swaminarayan and fear of some officials that Shastriji Maharaj would install an image of Gunatitanand Swami in the main shrine of the Vadtal temple  led to increased shastfiji.
Matters came to a head on 8 Novemberwhen several sadhus of the Vadtal diocese attempted to murder Shastri Yagnapurushdas by administering poison.
However, Krishnaji Ada, a respected lay leader of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, met with Shastriji Maharaj and quoted a verse in the Shikshapatri in which Swaminarayan instructs his followers to leave any place where their life is in danger.
Krishnaji Ada argued that, in light of the threats msharaj his life in Vadtal, Shastriji Maharaj biography be disobeying the commands of Swaminarayan if he did not leave. This event marked the beginning of what would become an interminable shastrihi over Shastri Yagnapurushdas's official status as a part of the Vadtal diocese. Shastri Yagnapurushdas's opponents had convened this biography to transform his departure from the Vadtal mandir into an official excommunication from the Vadtal diocese.
However, his supporters asserted shastrjji their order of expulsion was morally illegitimate biograpgy legally invalid. They argued that the expulsion was illegitimate as the meeting was held under the leadership of Acharya Lakshmiprasadji, who only a short time later was himself expelled when his immoral activities came to light.
Without his signature, the order was simply a worthless piece of paper with no sjastriji standing. As the debate raged, Shastriji Maharaj paid it no heed, but continued to preach in the villages and propagate the Akshar-Purushottam doctrine. On 5 JuneShastri Yagnapurushdas consecrated the murtis of Swaminarayan and Gunatitanand Swami in the newly constructed mandir in the village of Bochasan.
This marked the beginning of BAPS as an organization since it was the first mandir to have both murtis of Akshar and Purushottam in the central shrine. Years after the event, they attempted to pressure Snastriji Kothari, then 90 biogtaphy old and blind, to sign the order of excommunication, but he bluntly refused.
The judge ruled that BAPS sadhus did not have the right to stay or preach in the Swaminarayan Sampraday and he restained Shastri Yagnapurushdas from sending his sadhus to that temple.
An important meeting that would have a significant impact on the future of BAPS occurred on 12 August when Shastriji Maharaj met his eventual spiritual successor, Jhina Bhagat Yogiji Maharaj . This meeting in Rajkot ultimately resulted in several sadhus from the Vadtal diocese including Yogiji Maharaj and Krishnacharandas Swami,  leaving to join Shastriji Maharaj.
Shastriji Maharaj continued to nurture the fledgling BAPS organization and facilitated its growth by maharau the murtis of Swaminarayan and Gunatitanand Swami in four further shasyriji in the towns of Sarangpur, Gondal, Atladra and Gadhada. Notable devotees of Shastriji Maharaj included Gulzarilal Nanda himself and Dolatram Kripashankar Pandya,  a biography of the Vadtal biography committee and famous Sanskrit scholar who started supporting Shastriji Maharaj after listening to a discourse on the Akshar Purushottam Upasana by him.
Shastriji Maharaj died on 10 May in Sarangpur. Having laid the biographies of Biograohy, he secured the spiritual and administrative future of the organization through the appointments of Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj, respectively. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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