Our Spiritual Patron
His Holiness Acharya Mahashraman is successor to his many-splendoured guru HH Acharya Mahapragya. He is the eleventh Acharya of the Jain Swetamber Terapanth sect, an eminent Jain Religious Order having more than nine hundred monks, nuns, about a million votaries and millions of supporters. He is also a Jain monk who strictly observes the vow of ahimsa (nonviolence) in its entirety in thought, word and deed in addition to the other four great vows of truth, non-stealing, non-possession and celibacy. His vow of ahimsa makes it obligatory for him to abstain from killing not only humans, animals, birds, insects etc. but also from microbes that fill the air. In order to avoid killing minute life forms he wears a white strip of cloth around his mouth lest the hot breath that comes out when he speaks should kill them. He is young, dynamic, sagacious and is an embodiment of spirituality. Currently, he is leading Ahimsa Yatra (a journey on foot) across the country to create nonviolence awareness among the masses.