Acharya Samaysagar Ji Maharaj Complete Biography & Lifestyle

After Jain saint Acharya Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj attains Samadhi on February 18, the new Acharya of his Sangh will be Samaysagar Ji Maharaj.

Samay Sagar ji is the brother of Maharaj Acharya Vidyasagar ji in his family life. He is also his first disciple. At present, Samya Sagar Ji is 65 years old.

Due to poor health, on February 6, Vidyasagar ji resigned from the Acharya post by making Samay Sagar ji his successor. On February 22, Samaysagar Ji ascended to the post of Acharya at Chandragiri Tirtha, located in Dongargarh.

After this, all the work of the Sangh will be conducted only on the instructions of Acharya Samay Sagar ji.

The first sage disciple, the revered first Niryapak Shraman Munishree Samaysagar Ji Maharaj, is currently 65 years old. He is originally from Karnataka.

People of the Jain religion move forward only on the paths shown by Saint Shiromani Acharya. Let us tell you who the next saint of Jainism is: Shiromani Acharya Samay Sagar Ji Maharaj.

Acharya Samay Sagar Ji Maharaj was earlier known as Shantinath Jain. His father’s name is Mallappaji Jain. At the same time, the mother’s name is Shrimanti ji Jain.

Saint Shiromani Acharya Samay Sagar Ji Maharaj was the sixth among six brothers and sisters. He was born on October 27 1958. Now he is 65 years old. Acharya Samay Sagar Ji Maharaj’s birthplace is in Belgaum, Karnataka.

Santi Shiromani Acharya Samay Sagar Ji Maharaj adopted the vow of celibacy on May 2 1975. He took Jhullak Diksha on 18 December 1975. After this, on October 31 1978, he took Elek Diksha in Jain Siddha Kshetra Nainagiri Ji, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.

At the same time, Muni Diksha was taken on March 8, 1980, in the Jain Siddha area of Dronagiri Ji, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.

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Born in Karnataka, Studied Till Higher Secondary

Samaysagar Ji Maharaj was born on 27 October 1958 in Belagavi, Karnataka. Their name at birth was Shantinath. He is the youngest of 6 siblings.

Father Mallapa Jain and mother Srimanti Jain kept all the brothers and sisters in a religious environment.

The second son, Vidyadhar, took initiation at 22 and started ascetic life as Vidyasagar Ji. After him, one by one, everyone in the family took initiation. Samaysagar Ji Maharaj studied till higher secondary.

Took Celibacy Vow At The Age Of 17

At 17, he felt like renunciation like his elder brother, and he took the vow of celibacy on May 2 1975. In December of the same year, he took Kshullak Diksha in the Datia Sonagiri area of Madhya Pradesh.

Kshullak means small initiation. She is the first in the category of saints in Jain society. He took the ALAK initiation on October 31 1978.

After 5 years of Kshullak initiation, Samaysagar ji took Muni initiation on March 8 1980, in Dronagiri, Siddha Kshetra of Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

The initiation guru of his family life was his elder brother Acharya Vidyasagar. Samaysagar ji became the first disciple of Vidyasagar ji. From here, his ascetic life began, and he adopted the strict rules of penance.

What Are Kshullak and Aalak

In Jainism, 11 roles of Shravakas, i.e. sages, have been considered. Among these 11 roles, the best role is named Kshullak. Kshullak means small.

It also has two types – one is Kshullak, and the other is Aalak. Both eat by alms like monks, but Kshullak has one open and a sheet, and Ailak has only one open.

Kshullakas eat food in utensils, but Ailaka Sadhuvat eats it only in Panipat (fingers of palms). Kshullak also cuts hair and also gets hair cut with scissors, but Aalak only cuts hair. Alek can wear a white loincloth.

Adopted Both Study And Teaching

Acharya Samaysagar Ji Maharaj took the responsibility of awakening the monks of the Sangh and the society to the Jain sect, scriptures and ideology.

He became the teacher of new monks and initiates. He is counted among the best gurus in studying Jainism and scriptures. Teaches monks regularly. I also study regularly.

Why was Samaysagar Ji The Successor?

Acharya Vidyasagar ji had declared Samay Sagar ji as Acharya on February 6 itself. He was his first disciple. After Vidyasagar ji, he is also the most senior. E

very Acharya makes his first disciple his successor. For this reason, Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj has handed over his post to his first disciple, Samaysagar Ji.

Acharya Samaysagar Ji Maharaj
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This Is Their Initiation Guru

At the same time, Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj was the initiation guru of Acharya Samay Sagar Ji Maharaj. Now, instead of his initiation guru, he will replace the saint of the Jain community, Shiromani Acharya

Vidyasagar Ji Is The Real Brother Of Maharaj

The most important thing is that after Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj, the next Acharya of Jainism, Samay Sagar Ji Maharaj is his real brother.

Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj, Muni Shri Samay Sagar Ji Maharaj and Muni Shri Yogasagar Ji Maharaj are real brothers in household life. Acharya Dharamsagar ji also initiated the family life of parents and two sisters of these three.

SEE MORE: Some Intersting facts About Acharya Vidyasagar Ji maharaj

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