Pranami Sampraday History

Our History

  • Shri 5 Navtanpuri Dham popularly known as Khijada Mandir situated in Jamnagar, Gujarat was founded by Nijanand Swami Shri Devchandreji the former Achraya of Shri Krishna Pranami Sampradaya in 1630 A.D. He was a realized Soul.

    Formerly this holy place was a garden. According to the Pranami Vitak-tradition once Shri Devchandraji went to the garden and took a small twig of a Khijda tree for cleaned his teeth and then tearing into two, planted them into the ground. During the course of time they grew in to two big trees and both the trees are still attached to the main wall of the shrine. Due to this the temple is known as "Khijada Mandir" all around.

    "Gadi Orado" in the temple vicinity contains three rooms. The middle one is adorned with the divine throne of the revered preceptor Achraya Shri Devachnadraji Maharaj. Jamunaji Kuvo (well) is the place where the revered preceptor had described the absolute abode (Pramdham) to the Devotees (Sundar Sath). Hearing the divine description of the scared water of Jamuna, "Sundar Sath" expressed the desire of drinking that water. Drawing a line with his finger the preceptor described the original place of Jamuna and at once the water of Jamuna was flooded there. It is therefore named as Jamunaji Kuvo. It is in the vicinity of the temple. About 3000 dvotees are visiting the temple every day to perform worship. It has over 10 millions followers and more than 600 temples and cultural centers spread all over the world, out of 600 temples, about 106 temples are situated in Gujarat.

    Now a day it is among the foremost religious bodies devoted to preach and propagating the religious, social and cultural harmony in India and abroad also.

Pranami Lineage

Acharya Shri Krishnamaniji Maharaj
Present Acharya

From

1991

A.D. to

Acharya Shri Dharmadasji Maharaj

From

1944

to

1991

A.D.

Acharya Shri Dhanidasji Maharaj

From

1916

to

1944

A.D.

Acharya Shri Sukhlaldasji Maharaj

From

1888

to

1916

A.D.

Acharya Shri Biharidasji Maharaj

From

1879

to

1888

A.D.

Acharya Shri Jivramdasji Maharaj

From

1843

to

1879

A.D.

Acharya Shri Amardasji Maharaj

From

1813

to

1843

A.D.

Acharya Shri Fakirchandji Maharaj

From

1801

to

1813

A.D.

Acharya Shri Mohandasji Maharaj

From

1789

to

1801

A.D.

Acharya Shri Dhyandasji Maharaj

From

1775

to

1789

A.D.

Acharya Shri Brahamchariji Maharaj

From

1740

to

1775

A.D.

Acharya Shri Tejaswiji Babaji

From

1698

to

1740

A.D.

Acharya Shri Kesharbai

From

1689

to

1698

A.D.

Mahamati Shri Prannathji Maharaj

From

1712

to

1751

A.D.

Sadguru Shri Devchandraji Maharaj

From

1630

to

1655

A.D.