Shri Jagjivanbapu Sevashram, Simar

The Foundation (Sthapna) of Ashram was done on 16th May, 1962 &
as per Hindu Calender on Vaishak Sud 12(Baras) in Samwant year 2018.

Gyan Mandir

Gyan Mandir

Sadguru Charan Mandir

Sadguru Charan Mandir

Samadhi Mandir

Samadhi Mandir

Two thousand five hundred years ago, Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya – the reincarnation of god Shiva himself – was born. At a very young age, only during his adolescence, he proved his mastery over all Shastras before the world. He compiled his book “Sutra-Bhashya” and other Bhashyas. He observed penance (Tapasya) at that age and thus he impressed everyone all around. In the very manner in which the sun removes darkness, he removed darkness which prevailed in the form of ignorance. He discussed the shastras with scholars and practiced penance to such an extent that he defeated Mandanmisra, a great supporter of atheist beliefs of Buddhists. Thus with his inborn knowledge and logical arguments he managed to bring an end to the atheist philosophy.

Our Honorable Divine Guru, Param Pujya Shree Jagjivan Bapu – A great philosopher, a benevolent person founded a sacred religious pilgrim, a holy Mokshdham (place for preaching of salvation) for the benefit of all, at his birth place Simar dham (Una – Junagadh) which is known as Gnan Mandir (Temple of Knowledge). Thus he left for us an invaluable gift – a proud legacy from a great genius.

He distributed nectar freely to all making them immortal.

He eradicated all feelings of mortality and replaced them with feelings of immortality amongst us.

Having removed our attachment towards mortal things in the world, that merciful god presented us with Chetan Dham (life spirit) as a graceful gift wherein our hearts easily melted in deep devotion towards the supreme deity – God.

We are blessed with a Guru, who had full knowledge of Brahma, whom we love and adore heartily.

All should aspire for such a guru who can enlighten us with Advait Gnan.

One who forever enjoys supreme bliss of Brahmananda –
Who is only an icon of knowledge,
Whose doubts are all gone,
Who is as vast as the sky,
Whose only be-all and end-all is knowledge of Tatva,
Who is one and indivisible,
Who is pure and steady,
Who is simple and witness to all intelligence,
Who is devoid of feelings,
Who is always above all conditions of mind and Triguna,
I bow down to that sadguru.
There is no knowledge without a guru and there is no Moksha (salvation) without knowledge.

It is satvaguna (the first and best of 3 qualities or properties of nature) that imparts knowledge with the help of guru’s grace, while Rajoguna (2nd quality – cause of worldly activities like Ego, Greed, Patience etc.) and Tamoguna (3rd quality suggesting ignorance, anger etc.) definitely pull a person downwards.

Aum

|| Aum ||

It is only the ardent Mahatman who has the same supreme devotion “ Parabhakti ”. He has in his own Almighty who can be enlightened with Brahmavidya.

I bow down most respectfully to sadguru paramatma, the supreme almighty god, who has appeared in the form of our divine sadguru.

The following words are simply derived from the Updesh (teachings) of that divine soul who clarified and unveiled the transcendental knowledge – The Divine Light – to enlighten our minds with meaningful transformation.

Satvat Sanjayate Gnanam

|| Satvat Sanjayate Gnanam ||

Knowledge is the outcome of Satvaguna

In that sense, Guruji made the stream of Gnan and Bhakti (knowledge and devotion) with the main ingredient of satvaguna, pure and endowed with vedic thinking and practice. This devine flow for us just in the same manner in which Bhagirath had managed to make the river Ganges flow.

That supreme dawn dawned on the sacred land of Simar on Vaisakh sudi 12th vikram samvant 2018 (as per Hindu calendar) and on that auspicious day, in the presence of saints and devotees, with performance of yagnas, the sacred foundation of Gnan Mandir took place in an atmosphere saturated with feelings in festive mood.

As soon as the day dawns people begin to rise, some earlier and others later. In the same manner people belonging to different schools of thought and religious beliefs, begin to understand, some of them sooner and others later, the importance of this holy place.

Though socially understood to be commoners, these fortunate devotees embraced this divine work of Bapu (which was majestic and practicable) with over whelming love and welcomed it with joy.

All the programs of seva (service) and satsang planned by Gnan Mandir were accepted by them in their daily life.

The quality and the impression of these programs improved and spread day by day.