Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj: A Renowned Jain Spiritual Leader Remembered for His Legacy in Chhattisgarh

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  • Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj was widely recognized as the most respected saint among the Digambar Jain community passes away at the age of 77.

The well-known Jain spiritual leader, Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj, passed away on Sunday morning at Chandragiri Teerth in Dongargarh, Chhattisgarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his condolences on X (formerly Twitter), expressing deep sympathy for the loss of the revered Jain seer.

Modi’s message on X read, “My thoughts and prayers are with the countless devotees of Acharya Shri 108 Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj Ji. He will be remembered by the coming generations for his invaluable contributions to society, especially his efforts towards spiritual enlightenment, poverty alleviation, healthcare, education, and more.”

The prime minister also reflected on his personal connection with Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj, stating, “I have been blessed to receive his guidance for years. I fondly recall my visit to the Chandragiri Jain Mandir in Dongargarh, Chhattisgarh, last year, where I had the privilege of spending time with Acharya Shri 108 Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj Ji and receiving his blessings.

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Who was Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj?

Jain spiritual leader Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj passes away at the age of 77-1
  • Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj was highly respected in the Digambar Jain community.
  • He was known for his exceptional scholarly pursuits and deep spiritual wisdom.
  • Born on October 10, 1946, in Sadalga, Karnataka, Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj embraced spirituality early in life.
  • At 22 years old, in 1968, Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Maharaj became a Digambara monk under Acharya Gyansagar Ji Maharaj. He attained the Acharya status in 1972.
  • Throughout his life, Acharya Vidyasagar Maharaj dedicated himself to studying and practicing Jain scriptures and philosophy.
  • He was proficient in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and other languages and wrote many insightful commentaries, poems, and spiritual works.
  • Among his well-known works in the Jain community are Niranjana Shataka, Bhavana Shataka, Parishah Jaya Shataka, Suniti Shataka, and Shramana Shataka.
  • He also led efforts to promote Hindi and advocate for using the official language in the justice system across states.

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