Pujya Swami Avdheshanand Giriji’s name, his person and his preachings symbolise the most sacred love, the most sublime wisdom in which is the seed of “Bhagwad Tatva” (Essence of Eternity).
He belongs to the long and exalted tradition of sages born in India who have been influencing and inspiring millions of people with their extraordinary personality and truly religious and noble living, and spent most of his early years in the Himalayas as a hermit.
Swamiji has attracted a large number of intellectuals, teachers and social workers and has motivated them to work for the promotion of human rights, moral values, social harmony and social discipline. He has launched many projects to render service to the poor students and the elderly. His mission is a unique mission – to link spirituality with social responsibility.
The saints of the Hindu Samaj (Society) and a leading organisation of millions of sadhus, the SRIPANCHDASNAAM JUNA AKHADA had designated him as PRIME SAINT in 1998 at the Haridwar Maha Kumbh. He has then been appointed as ACHARYA MAHAMANDLESHWAR i.e. the leader of all the saints of Sri Panchdasham Juna Akhada. As the Acharya Mahamandleshwar of the Akhada, Swamiji has given guidance to many scholars, sadhus & seekers.