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Acharya Shree Tulsiji

Acharya shree Bhikshu
      Acharya Tulsiji's passage of 84 years and 62,000 miles on foot, came to an end on June 23, 1997. Acharya Tulsi was born in Sam. 1971 in Ladnun (Raj.), became a monk in Sam.1982 and an Acharya of the Terapanth sect in Sam. 1993. He initiated more than 776 monks/nuns. He has been an accomplished poet, author of over a 100 books, as well as a distinguished religious leader.

     He started his Anuvrata movement in Sam. 2005. He has been a proponent of Jain unity regardless of the sectarian differences. His message was not just for the jains but for the entire humanity.In Sam. 2037 he created a new rank of apprentice monks "samanas/samanis" who are allowed to travel overseas. He created a "Jain Vishva Bharati" institute in Ladnun.

     Dr. Radhakrishnan in his "Living with Purpose" included him in the world's 15 great persons. He was given the title "Yuga-Pradhan" in a function officiated by President V.V. Giri in 1971.During his tenure he was greatly aided by Muni Nathmal, later called "Yuvacharya Mahaprajna". Tulsi relinquished the leadership to Mahaprajna in 1995. Mahaprajna is the originator of "Preksha-Dhyana".

     Acharya Shree Tulsee Expired ( Devlok ) on 23rd June' 1997 at Gangasahar ( Rajasthan State ).

Acharya Mahapragya's view On Tulsiji

Brief Life History
Date of Birth V. S. 1971. Kartik Shukla Dwitiya
Place of Birth Ladnun Marwad Zilla Nagaur
Father's Name Jhoomarmalji
Mother's Name Vandanaji
Marital Status Unmarried
Gotra Khater
Caste Beesa Oswal
Date Of Diksha V. S. 1982 Paush Krishna Pachmi.
Diksha By A. Shri. Kaluganiji
Place of Diksha Ladnun
Teacher (Guru) A. Shri Kaluganiji
Appointment of Successor and Place (Yuvacharya) V. S. 1993. Bhadravshukla Tritiya.Gangapur
Appointment as Acharya and Place V. S. 1993. Bhadra V. Shukla Navmi.Gangapur
Number of Sadhu & Sadhvi at the time of appointment as Acharya Sadhu: 139 Sadhvi: 333
New Diksha of Sadhu & Sadhvis during Acharya period. Sadhu: 262 Sadhvi: 622
Present:136 Present:505
Date of passing away (Devlok) 23rd June' 1997 at Gangasahar (Rajasthan)
Tenure as Acharya 57 years. Pad Visarjan
Maximum Chaturmas Ladnun 10
Sadhvi Pramukha during Acharya period Sadhvi Jhamkuji, Sadhvi Ladanji, At present Mahashramani Sadhvi Kanakprabhaji

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