Acharya Tulsi


Name : Acharya Shri Tulsi
Date of Birth : 20th October 1914
Place of Birth : Ladnun (Rajasthan)
Name of Parents : Jhoomarmal, Vandana
Initiation- Date : 5th December 1925
Place : Ladnun (Rajasthan)
Guru : Shri Kalugani
Designated Acharya
Date : 26th August 1936
Place : Gangapur (Rajasthan)
Name : Acharya Shri Tulsi
Designated Yugpradhan
(Pradhan of the Era)
Date : 2nd February 1971
Place : Bidasar (Rajasthan)
Name : Yugpradhan Acharya Shri Tulsi
Journey by Foot : 62,000 miles
Writings : more than 100 books

Brief Description

Acharya Tulsiji’s passage of 84 years and 62,000 miles on foot, came to an end on 23rd June 1997. Acharya Tulsi was born in Sam. 1971 in Ladnun (Rajasthan), he 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 Tulsi expired ( Devlok ) on 23rd June’ 1997 at Gangasahar ( Rajasthan State ). Religious teacher and late ninth Acharya of Terapanth Swhetambar Jain and predecessor of Acharya Mahapragya. He initiated Anuvrat into Terapanth sect and introduced many other reforms together with now Acharya Mahapragya who was his proxy person for many years. They had a classical and very profound Indian Guru-disciple relation for sixty years.

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