Jivanpran Abajibapashri

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Jivanpran Abajibapashri
Born
Abajibhai

20 November 1844
Baladiya, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Died23 June 1928(1928-06-23) (aged 83)
Baladiya, Kutch, Gujarat, India
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia

Jivanpran Abajibapashri (20 November 1844 – 23 June 1928), born as Abajibhai.[1] was a householder devotee in the Swaminarayan Sampradaya, a Hindu denomination. He is regarded as the second spiritual propagator of Swaminarayan in the Swaminarayan Mandir Vasna Sanstha(SMVS) and many such other organizations.

Through his discourses he propagated the belief that Swaminarayan was Purushottam, the Supreme Being, and one who wants the eternal bliss should become an Anadimukta (According to the theory of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the last and final transformation of soul).[2] By His spiritual realization, he had set a new precedents that in spiritual path there is no race of caste and ashram. One who practices according to rule can definitely achieves spiritual elevations.

Devotees of SMVS believes that, he had explicated the true principles and theology of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and for it's further propagation, he established a group named Karan Satsang, later, it was divided in different organizations. During the issues of Ahmedabad diocese property, he played a key role and established a group named 'Satsang mahasabha' to protect the property of God. In favor, court ordered that Acharyas are trustee and the property are in public trust.[3]

Swaminarayan Mandir Vasna Sanstha had the lineage of Sad.Gopalanand Swami followed by Sad.Iswarcharandasji swami and curently, Gurudev Bapji. According to the wish of Sad. Ishwarcharandasji to install murtis of Abji Bapashree next to those of Swaminarayan in all the temples, today SMVS follows that tradition.[4] HDH Bāpji led a revolutionary task, to carry forward Abjibāpāshri’s vision onto a global scale.[5]

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  1. "Abajibapashri". swaminarayan Gadi.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Shree Swaminarayan Gadi (English). Maninagar swaminarayan sanstha. p. 166. ISBN 8189189204.
  3. A New Face of Hinduism: The Swaminarayan Religion. https://books.google.co.in/books?id=AHI7AAAAIAAJ&printsec=copyright&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false. p. 38. {{cite book}}: External link in |location= (help)CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. "New New Religions in North America: The Swaminarayan Family of Religions" (PDF). Center for Studies of New Religions (CESNUR). A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Center for Studies of New Religions (CESNUR) held at Aletheia University, Danshui, Taiwan: 6–10. June 21-23, 2011. – via https://wrldrels.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Swaminarayan-Tradition-Groups.pdf. {{cite journal}}: Check date values in: |date= (help); |editor-first= missing |editor-last= (help); External link in |via= (help)
  5. "Swaminarayan Mandir Vasna Sanstha". Academia.

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