Acharya Shri Kalu Ram



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Kalugani
Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Jainism
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
15th February, 1877
Place of Birth: 
Chhapar, Rajasthan, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
1937

Biography

He was the 8th Acharya of Terapanth, appointed by Acharya Dalchandji at Bidasar in V.S. 1966. He was born on Friday, 15 th February, 1877 at Chhapar, Rajasthan. His father's name was Sri Mulchandji Chopra and mother's name was Smt. Chogaji. At the time of Kalugani's birth Jayacharya, fourth Acharya of Terapanth and Yuvacharya Maghraj was at Bidasar just twelve kilometer away from Chhapar.

The popular legend says that his birth was so auspicious that Shri Nagrajji Bengani of Bidasar got the premonition of arrival of great soul on the earth and announced during Acharya's sermon that someone was born in near vicinity who will become very effective Acharya of Terapanth.

At the age of 1 he lost his father. This unexpected event changed the family forever. The family moved very close to Sangh. At the age of ten years he along with his mother Smt. Chogaji and his cousin Smt. Kankanwarji embraced sainthood from Acharya Maghraj, fifth Acharya of Terapanth, on Wednesday, 20 th September 1887 at Bidasar, Rajasthan.

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