Shriram Sharma

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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya, Gurudev
Gayatri Pariwar
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, United States, Germany
Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth: 
Anwalkheda, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Date Left His/Her Body: 
Other Related Gurus: 
Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma


Shriram Sharma was an Indian seer, sage, a visionary of the New Golden Era and the Founder of the All World Gayatri Pariwar.

was born on the 20th September 1911 as the son of Pt. Roopkishore Sharma and Mata Dankunvari Devi in Anvalkheda (Dist. Agra, India).

The Great freedom fighter and founder of Banaras Hindu University, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya solemnized his sacred thread ceremony (Yagyopaveet) and initiated him in the Gayatri Mantra.

At the age of fifteen, his Spiritual Guru, a Himalayan Yogi, Sarveshwaranandji had appeared in his vision during the worship in the astral form. As per Sarveshwarandji's instruction, he performed twenty-four lakh times (2.4 million) recitation of Gayatri Mantra each for twenty-four years (24 mahapurashcarañas). He visited Himalayas four times for higher spiritual attainments and at the same time took active part in India's freedom movement.

Pundit Shriram Sharma Acharyaji visited Shri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry, Maharshi Raman's Ashram at Tiruvannamalai, Santiniketan of Shri Rabindranath Tagore and worked with Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad.

He was sent to jail thrice for his participation in freedom movement, where he came in close contact with eminent leaders of Indian freedom movement. Fellow freedom fighters nicknamed him as "Matt" (the Intoxicated intoxicated, read as: obsessed, completely devoted to the idea of a Free India) on account of his dedication and devotion.

In 1935, he embarked upon the task of social upliftment through spiritual means with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi.

Acharya Shriram Sharma was a great devotee of Goddess Gayatri. He successfully practiced and mastered the highest kinds of sadhanas described in Hinduism. He had deciphered the hidden science of Tantras and attained the supreme knowledge of the philosophy and science of the Gayatri Mantra and yoga. He pioneered experiments on simple sadhanas, which could be easily pursued by the common masses.


Scientific spirituality

Shriram Sharma was convinced that modern man could not be persuaded to accept the values of life patronized by ancient spirituality until and unless these were proved to be scientifically viable for the welfare of the individual and the society.


All World Gayatri Pariwar

Shantikunj, Head Quarters of Gayatri Pariwar, is devoted to cultural, ethical, moral and spiritual awakening and national integration.

Development of divinity in mankind is the foremost goal and avowed objective. Pledged for national peace, prosperity, amity, love, goodwill and fraternity irrespective of region, religion, faith, caste, creed, sect etc., Shantikunj is a unique abode true to its name.

Visitors of all faiths & linkages are welcomed to the Ashram.

Shantikunj has a vast network of about 4000 Shaktipeeths-Pragya Peeths, 25000 Pragya Sansthans & 30,000 Swadhyaya Mandals which regularly organize satsang, discourses, inspiring songs, discussions on various problems in their areas to advance the noble cause of the mission.

When to Go: 

Anytime of the year.


Shantikunj has its own mini residential city. Flats and facilities are available.

Prices and Fees: 
Free of charge
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