10 September 2013

New stamp from India..



Date of Issue : 10 September 2013



Today India Post issued a postage stamp on Jainacharya Gyan Sagar Ji Maharaj (Bhuramal ji Shastri), a renowned scholar.  Hon’ble  minister for communication Shri Sachin Pilot  released the stamp at Kishangrarh Ajmer.


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Union Minister Shri Sachin Pilot and Chief Postmaster General (Raj. Circle) Lt. Col. D.K.S. Chauhan releasing the stamp.


: Sudhir Jain – Satna (MP)

Acharya Gyansagar  was a Digambara Jain Acharyas of 20th century who composed many Sanskrit epics. He was initiated by Acharya Vidyasagar.

He was born as Bhooramal Chhabda . His father was Chaturbhuj and mother Ghritbhari devi. He was second of five brothers (Chhaganlal being the eldest and Gangaprasad, Gaurilal and Devdatt being the younger brothers).

After completing primary studies in his village, he further studied Sanskrit and swadwad in Banaras. He was initiated a kshullak (Junior monk) by Acharya Veersagar who belonged to the lineage of Acharya Shantisagar. He was then named kshullak Gyanbhusan. He remained a kshullak for 2 years and 2 more years as Ailak before becoming a Muni (Full monk).

He was initiated a monk by Acharya Shivsagar who also belonged to the lineage of Acharya Shantisagar, in Khaniya ji, Jaipur in 1959. He was further elevated to the Acharya status in 1968 at Naseerabad, Rajasthan.

As an expert in Sanskrit, he had been a great composer in Sanskrit. At least 30 researchers have studied his works and were honored doctoral degrees. At least 300 scholars have presented research papers on his work.
His works includes 4 Sanskrit epics and 3 more Jain Granthas and that too in the time when the Sanskrit composition was almost obsolete. These creations have always surprised the modern Sanskrit scholars.He died on June 1, 1973 in Naseerabad.

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