About Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj
Jagadguru Kripaluji MaharajIn the last 2500 years, there were only 4 JagadGuru’s named as: (1.) JagadGuru Shree Nimbarakacharya (2.)JagadGuru Shree Sankharacharya (3.) JagadGuru Shree Ramanujacharya (4.) JagadGuru Shree Madhavacharya. Then after the First in the last 700 years, the Fifth JagadGuru title was given to shree KripaluJi Maharaj in the year 1957 A.D. on January 14 at the young age of 34 years old.

JagadGuru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj was appeared on this earth at Midnight, on the full moon (Poornima) in October 1922 A.D. as Ram Kripalu Tripathi in Mangarh, near Allahabad, in India. Sharad Poornima is extremely auspicious for the devotees of Krishna, because it was on this full moon night of October, Five thousand years ago, that their beloved Lord revealed the glory of selfless Divine love to the world by performing the Divine Dance, Maharaas, with the Gopis.

JagadGuru Shree Kripalu Ji Maharaj received his preliminary education in Hindi and Sanskrit in the local school. He went on to study advanced Sanskrit and Ayurved in Indore and Varanasi and spent a year or more around Chitrakoot. After completing his formal education, at the age of 16, he entered into self imposed Banbas. He found his way to Vrindavan and the next year he emerged as a Guru known affectionately as Shree MaharajJi.

Jagadguru Kripaluji MaharajIn 1955 A.D. JagadGuru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj organized a religious convention in which prominent spiritual leaders of India gathered. Mahamahopadhyay Giridhar Sharma, President of the Kashi Vidvat Parishad had also come and was impressed by Shree Kripaluji Maharaj's learning and scriptural knowledge. In another convention organized in Kanpur in 1956 A.D., Shree Raj Narain, Shat Shastree, the Chief Secretary of the Kashi Vidvat Parishad, happened to hear Kripaluji Maharaj's discourses. After returning to Kashi, he invited JagadGuru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj to give a spiritual discourse to the scholars of Kashi, Shree Kripaluji Maharaj then went to Kashi in 1957 A.D... The congregation had scholars of Varanasi and many from all over the India. His speeches lasted there for seven days, after which he was formally installed as the Fifth JagadGuru. He was 34 years old when given the title "Jagad Guru" (world teacher) on January 14, 1957 A.D., by the Kashi Vidvat Parishad, a group of Hindu scholars which is the oldest and most recognized body of Varanasi's intellectuals. The Kashi Vidvat Parishad had 500 of India's foremost scriptural scholars. The "JagadGuru" title is only given to a Saint who inspires a spiritual revolution in the world through his Divine teachings. The Kashi Vidvat Parishad also conferred on him the titles Bhaktiyog-Ras-Avtar and JagadGuruttam. Also, In full agreement with one another, all 500 scholars offered him not the title of JagadGuru, but Jagadguru Uttam - the greatest of all JagadGurus or you can say the JagadGuru of JagadGurus.

Jagadguru Kripaluji MaharajAccording to JagadGuru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, "the desired goal of the soul is to attain the Selfless Divine love of Radha Krishna who are eternally related to you". He teaches that Radha Krishna are the supreme 'Form' of God and the 'Form' of Divine Love and are eternally related to us.

He accepts the Shat Sandarbh of Jeev Goswami and teaches that the Bhagwatam is the true explanation of the Upanishads and Brahma Sutras. He reconciled the differences that appeared in the philosophies of the other JagadGurus and the Darshan Shastras and established the consolidated theme of all the Hindu scriptures. For this work, the title of Nikhildarshansamanvayacharya was conferred upon him (meaning the supreme Acharya who has reconciled the philosophies of all the Darshan Shastras). JagadGuru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj teaches that "The essence of all doctrines is to love Lord Krishna, the supreme form of God, and to meditate on his Divine form with an increasing desire to serve him. This is the true ultimate knowledge.

He is quoted as saying, "The Bhakta has only to surrender himself and do nothing else but he has to do a lot for doing nothing”. He has published many Spiritual books for the devotees, many Temples, Schools, Colleges; Hospitals are constructed under the observation of shree Maharaj Ji.


1. Perm Ras Siddhant - The philosophy of Divine love. It was first published (in Hindi) in 1955. Later it was published is several other languages English, Hindi, Nepali, Telghu, Bengali, Udhiya etc.

2. Bhakti Shatak - The concise philosophy of the Upanishads, Gita, Brahma Sutra and the Bhagwatam in an easy to understand style. This book has also been published in several languages English, Nepali, Hindi etc.

3. Radha Govind Geet - Printed in two volumes, with eleven thousand one hundred and eleven couplets of Radha Krishna leelas and the devotional philosophy. This Book has been published only in Hindi.

4. Prem Ras Madira - 1008 songs (pad) of Radha Krishna leelas, devotional philosophy and humbleness. It was first published (in Hindi). Later it was published is several other languages Nepali, Udhiya etc.

5. Yugal Shatak - One hundred kirtans of Radha Rani and Krishna

6. Yugal Ras - Kirtans of Radha Krishna

7. Shree Krishna Dwadashi and Shree Radha Trayodashi - Twelve pads in which he has fully described the beauty and the decorations of Krishna, and thirteen pads about the beauty and the decorations of Radha Rani Renditions of Shree Maharajji's bhajans and kirtans have been recorded by well known singers.

Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj

Ashrams and Temples

JagadGuru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is the founder of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, a Worldwide Hindu non-profit religious organization with 5 main Ashrams Worldwide – Four in India (Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana; Bhakti Dham, Mangarh; Shyama Shyam Dham, Vrindavan and Jagadguru Dham, Vrindavan) and one in the USA (Radha Madhav Dham, Austin). Besides these 5 main ashrams, JagadGuru Kripalu Parishat has established a number of satsang centers in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Fiji Island, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Nepal, Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, Trinidad, West Indies, United Kingdom and in many cities throughout India and USA.

He has also established Four temples - Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani Temple, Austin; Bhakti Mandir, Mangarh; Prem Mandir, Vrindavan and Kirti Maiya Mandir, Barsana Dham (Which is the birth place of Shree Radha Rani.)

The Hindi magazine "Sadhan Sadhya" is published Three times a year, on auspicious occasions of Guru Poornima, Sharat Poornima and Holi. It contains the current activities of the Ashrams of JagadGuru Kripalu Parishat and the teachings and Satsang of Shree Maharajji. It also publishes the excerpts of Shree Maharajji's discourses. There is also a monthly JKP (Jagad Guru Kripalu Parishat) newsletter.