Guruvarya Mahant Swami Shri Devkrushnadasji Swami

Birth: September 19, 1946
Initiation: Wednesday, 23 November, 1966,
Vikram Samvat 2023, Kartik Sud 11
Spiritual Master: HDH Shastriji Maharaj Shree Dharmajivandasji Swami
After completing his B.A. Inter, took Bhagavati Deeksha (Sanyasa )from Acharya Shree Narendraprasadji Maharaj, Lakshminarayan Dev Gadi of Vadtal,

Honoured with the title, “Sadguru” by Acharya Ajendraprasadji Maharaj.

Honoured with the title, “Satsang Samvardhak” by Academy of Sanskrit Reasearch, Melkote, Karnataka.

Swamiji is a strong admirer of traditional value systems and the spiritual heritage of Hinduism. Being attracted towards serving the animals, he has organised more than 100 veterinary medical camps. Being an ardent supporter of environmental factors, he has personally participated in many tree planting ceremonies and encourages everyone to plant more trees. Along with his spiritual practices, he has got a keen interest in all sorts of social welfare activities of the Gurukul.

Swamiji is currently the Chief Operating Officer and the Managing Trustee of all the educational, social and religious activities of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul, Rajkot and its branches.

14Jan 2013

The 7th Annual day of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul International school and Dwitiya patotsav (2nd anniversary) of Lord Ghansyaham Maharaj were held on 14th January 2013 in the school premises.

The Dwitiiya patotsav (2nd anniversary) and Abhishekam of Lord Ghansyam Maharaj took place between 7:30 am and 9:30 am. Thereafter at 11:00 am the 7th Annual day celebration started with usual galore and enthusiasm.
Shree Krushnacharandasji Swamiji Presided over the function and the school was privileged by the presence of Mr. Sriram B, the General Manager ICICI Bank, who in spite of his busy schedule had consented to be the chief guest. The other guests present were, Prof. G.A Chandrashekar, the former school Principal and Mr.Sridhar Rao Pannem (Parent of Master sai Shiva), and Mr. Ramkrishna. T (parent of Master Rohan B R).
Students presented a plethora of activities. The ceremonies began in a traditional way by lighting of the lamp by the chief guests and other dignitaries present and the school choir presented the invocation song

19Apr 2013

18th April 2013, the day finally arrived when the Newly established Gurukul has its Opening Ceremony.

The charm was all around and people were eagerly waiting as the clock neared 6 pm for the Ceremony which was divinely blessed by Guruvarya Mahant Shri Devkrushnadasji Swami, Sadguru Shri Devprasaddasji Swami, Hon’ble Anti-Corruption activist & beloved Anna Hazare and Shivacharya Ratna Sri Jay Siddheshwar Swamiji.

With a great joy the Guests &

15Aug 2014

Celebration of the 68th Independence Day of India in Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul International School, Nagpur.

If Rakshabandhan was celebrated with a special morning assembly, the 68th Independence Day of India was celebrated with a full-fledged programme on the school campus.

The programme started when all the Gurukulites – our Swamiji, teachers, staffs, students and guests -  assembled together for the auspicious ceremony of flag hoisting, which was conducted by our Gangadhar sir; this followed the national anthem and the parade show by the shining Gutukulites. A host of our students who had been training under Gangadhar sir for the last two weeks exhibited a smooth parade show in front of the whole assemblage.

This was quickly followed by a felicitation ceremony for the chief guest honourable Shree Nandulalbhai Ranchodbhai Mirani and the other dignitaries present on the stage. This was a moment when Mr.Mohanbhai Patel, one of the dignitaries present on the stage, took a pleasure to introduce Mr.Mirani to all of us and also spoke a few words on the special occasion of the Independence Day.

Once the felicitation session was over, there were two speeches by our teachers – one by Rupodarshi Sir in English and another by Karan Sir in Hindi. After the speeches, it was time for the tiny-tots of KG in the school to exhibit their musical sense by the choric song “Hum honge Kamiyaab…”. The events that succeed were a speech in English by Revant Namburi of class III, again a choric song – “Nanha Munha raahi hoon Desh ka sipahi hoon…” – by 1st and 2nd Standard students of the school and again a speech in English by Harsh Dugad of standard VII.

If so far the audience witnessed performances in music and speech, it was time now for them to witness something in sound, sight and action. A host of our middle school and upper middle school children performed a spectacular group dance on the rhythm of the song “Maa Tujhe Salaam”. This power-packed performance of the Gurukul warriors was quickly followed by a colourful ‘fancy dress show’ by the tiny-tots of the school again. The little masters of our school graced the stage in the looks of different freedom fighters of the Indian Independence. If one put on the get-up of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose or Bhagat Singh, another sported the looks of Gandhiji or Shivaji Maharaj. This fancy dress show was followed by another round of patriotic song by the primary students.

Now it was time to felicitate the top ten students in the FA-I Exam in the entire school, and this was done by our Principal Sir, who called upon the names of the students one by one and felicitated them with certificates and prizes. Later the toppers took blessings of Swamiji.

At last it was time when our honourable Swamiji enlightened us with some glimpses of Indian history and how the ancient Gurukul System of India was destroyed by the colonizers in India through centuries. With this concluding speech of Swamiji, the programme came to an end and it was time for everyone to proceed for the breakfast in the dining hall. At the end it must be mentioned that in the very first year of its inception and with a strength of only one hundred and fifty students, Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul International School, Nagpur, really excelled in celebrating the 68th Independence Day of India quite successfully.