Shastriji Maharaj Shri Dharmajivandasji Swami was born on the auspicious Rathayatra day, Ashadh Sud 2, V.S. 1957, dated 18-06-1901, Tuesday in a holy family, in Taravada village, of Amreli District of Gujarat State, to a humble farmer named Bhurabhai Lakhani and mother named Virubai. He was named as Arajan. He was very brilliant and studious. He had natural inclination for spiritual learning and reading of religious scriptures.
He was a great successor of Gunatit tradition, a reformer of spiritual activities and Saint-Life. To assist this anarchic modern age and the immoral lives of this world, he pioneered Gurukul Tradition for the first ever time all over, in 1948 A.D.
Shri Dharmajivandasji Swami led a very simple life of devotion, compassion, spiritual inquiry and strong righteous principles. This lifestyle had a major influence on his disciples as well. He led a very pious life of penance. He was able to sing more than 750 Keertans, recite 3000 slokas, and memorized all the 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita in 18 days. He always emphasized the path of Bhakti and Dharma. Social welfare activities and betterment of the society were the pillars of his mission. He practiced a vow called Ayachak Vrat i.e., never to ask anyone for any money as donation. He had firm faith in God and believed that all the benevolent activities of the Gurukul should run only with the voluntary donations of the people inspired by the Almighty. This principle is still practiced as a vow by this Gurukul in all its activities. But his indomitable will power and staunch belief in the power of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, brought him success in all his endeavors. Success for him was nothing other than the betterment of the society. Success for him was not a destination, but journey. In fact, his life became the source of inspiration to so many saints of the sect, that they too started creating huge institutions for education and social welfare activities.
His Himalayan vision, which transformed the lives of thousands of people, still continues and will continue forever through his disciples, who with the same missionary spirit and zeal, are striving hard for the betterment of the whole world.
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
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 &