The supreme master of the world, undisputed authority on Hindu Scriptures, and personification of Divine Love, Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj is the Jagadguruttam, supreme among all Jagadgurus! He proved the significance, importance and supremacy of bhakti or, devotion as being the essence of all Hindu scriptures, and the easiest and simplest path to God, and that it is, in fact, the only path for this current age.
In 1955, Shri Maharaj Ji arranged Chitrakoot Sammelan, a spiritual conference in the city of Chitrakoot. Hundreds of thousands of people attended this conference. The following year, in 1956, he convened a larger gathering of scriptural authorities in Kanpur, to speak on spirituality and philosophy. Awed by his profound knowledge over the scriptures, he was invited to address the scholars of Kashi Vidvat Parishat, the oldest and most recognized body of intellectuals and pandits in India at that time.
This was in the year 1957. Shri Maharaj Ji’s discourse lasted 10 days, during which he spoke in classical & Vedic Sanskrit, dispelling spiritual contradictions and reconciling various scriptural and philosophical differences with utmost ease. Not one from the congregation of 500 learned scholars could debate with Shri Maharaj Ji. In fact, the congregation was astonished and spellbound at the level of Sanskrit that Shri Maharaj Ji used, the profound and complete knowledge he displayed over not one but all Hindu Scriptures, and the unique reconciliation he did of the varying philosophies of the four previous Jagadgurus.
What they saw unfold over those 10 days convinced the scholars that Shri Maharaj Ji was no ordinary human being! There was no explanation except that his knowledge was divine in nature, as he displayed deep philosophical knowledge and scriptural mastery of not one but all the scriptures.
Shri Maharaj Ji was thus befittingly honored with the title of ‘Jagadguruttam’, supreme among all Jagadgurus, on 14 January 1957. He was merely 34 years of age at the time of receiving the title. He was also conferred the title Bhaktiyog-Ras-Avtar, the supreme descension of Divine love. The complete title bestowed upon him was-
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This started another phase of his life. Causelessly merciful, Shri Maharaj Ji has traveled all over India, giving discourses on the absolute truth in scriptures, tirelessly teaching and establishing the importance & supremacy of bhakti or, devotion as being the essence of all Hindu scriptures. He has also revealed vast amount of devotional literature, for the benefit of mankind.
His grace on all souls is unique and unparalleled. All glories to our beloved guru, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj! Happy Jagadguru Diwas to all!