Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Dwarka and Sharda Peeth, passed away on Sunday. He was 99 years old. He breathed his last in Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh. Swaroopanand Saraswati was considered the greatest religious leader of the Hindus. A few days ago, Swaroopanand Saraswati celebrated his 99th birthday, in which many big leaders including MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan met him.
The Ganga Ashram of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati is at Jhoteshwar in Narsinghpur district. He breathed his last here on Sunday at 3.30 pm. Swaroopanand Saraswati was born on 2 September 1924 in Seoni, MP. In 1982, he became the Shankaracharya of the Dwarka Sharda Peeth in Gujarat and the Jyotir Math in Badrinath.
Shankaracharya Saraswati’s parents named him Pothiram Upadhyay in his childhood. He left home at the age of 9 and turned to religious person. He took education of Veda-Vedang and Shastras in Kashi (UP). Swami Swarupanand Saraswati also took part in the freedom struggle. He served 15 months in jail. Saraswati had spent 9 months in jail in Varanasi in UP and 6 months in Madhya Pradesh.
The body of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati will be buried at 3.30 pm on Monday at his ashram in Narsinghpur. This information has been given by the three main disciples of Shankaracharya, Swami Sadanand Saraswati, Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati and Brahmachari Subudhananda.
Freedom fighter, Ram Setu protector, who has declared Ganga as the national river and is considered a religious guru who fought a long time for Ram Janmabhoomi. He has been the first Satyagrahi of the cow protection movement, the first president of the Ram Rajya Parishad, an ardent opponent of hypocrisy.