Sri Mahant Narendra Giri ji

Proclamation 100114 of September 20, 2021


Today, September 20, 2021, our Nation KAILASA mourns the loss of the most dedicated defender, protector and one of the most powerful voices of Sanatana Hindu Dharma. Mahant Sri Narendra Giri Maharaj, the Adhyaksha (President) of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (All India Council of Akhadas), the oldest and largest apex body of Hinduism. Mahant Sri Shri Narendra Giri Maharaj also headed the “Baghambari Gaddi” which is one of the oldest Gaddi (Ashrams) in Allahabad and the Hanuman Temple in Prayaraj.

Fourteen Akadhas are a part of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) These Akhāḍās affiliated to ABAP consisting of 1 million+ dedicated Sādhus (saints), function as their sister organizations or subsidiaries, carrying the ideological connection yet having their independent identity. Historically the Akhadas were founded by Paramashiva Himself, later in 748 C.E, Adi Shankara formally organised and unified the Hindu theologies, ideologies and principles that exist within Sanātana Hindu Dharma into democratic structures giving stability and legitimacy to Hinduism’s core spiritual traditions (sampradāya) in the form of the Akhāḍās or Apex bodies of Hinduism.

Mahant Sri Narendra Giri Maharaj was one of the most dedicated religious leaders forever remembered for his tireless work towards the vision of true unification and revival of Hinduism in all its glory. He was an influential and inspirational figure, epitomizing powerful yet respectful arguments to defend Hindu Gurus and Hinduism. His voice is taken as the voice of Hinduism by international media, government, legal authorities, judiciary and politicians. He had that personality to stand, understand and defend the whole Hinduism. On numerous occasions, I have referred Mahant Sri Narendra Giriji Maharaj to several Hindu activists to get the right opinion about Hinduism.