Acharya Rajendrasuri

Updated: 23.04.2012
Alias(es)
Acharya Rajendra Suri, Rajendra Suri, Rajendrasuri, आचार्य राजेंद्रसूरीजी, राजेंद्रसूरीजी

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Acharya Rajendrasuri (आचार्य राजेंद्रसूरीजी, 1826-1906) was the major Svetambara Jain reformer of the 18th and 19th centuries. He was born on 3 December 1826 at Bharatpur, Rajasthan. In 1880, as the leader of the Tapa Gaccha, he led a movement to restore the orders of wandering monks, leading to near extinction of the Yati institution. He restored the shramana tradition by forming the Agama or Samakit Gaccha, which is now known as the Tristutik Gaccha. He opposed the worship of gods and goddesses. He founded the Mohankheda as a centre for learning and a tirtha around 1940 in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh.

Acharya Rajendrasuri wrote many books on Jainism, the most famous being the Abhidhānarājaindrakōśa (Sanskrit: अभिधानराजैंद्रकोश), which is the only available encyclopedia of Prakrit, Sanskrit, and Pali words used in Jain works.

Date of birth:
Vikram Samvat 1883 Pous Shukla Saptami (03.12.1826 CE)
Place of birth:
Bharatpur (Rajasthan)
Name of birth:
Shri Ratnaraj
Father's name:
Shri Rishabhdasji
Mother's name:
Shri Kesari Devi
Gotra:
Parakh
Diksha:
Vikram Samvat 1903 (1846 CE) in Udaipur
Guru:
Pujya Acharya Shrimad Vijay Pramod Suriji
Tirth's established:
Shri Mohan Kheda Tirth, Shri Talanpur Tirth, Shri Korataji Tirth, Shri Swarnagiri Tirth, Shri Bhandavpur Tirth etc.
Panyas padvi:
Udaipur
Acharya padvi:
Vikram Samvat 1925 (1868 CE), Ahore (Rajasthan)
Kriyadwar:
Vikram Samvat 1925 (1868 CE), Jawara (Madhya Pradesh)
Swargavas:
Vikram Samvat 1963 (1903 CE), Pous Shukla Saptami (Rajgadh)
Place of samadhi:
Shri Mohan Kheda Tirth

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  1. Acharya
  2. Agama
  3. Diksha
  4. Gaccha
  5. Gotra
  6. Guru
  7. Jainism
  8. Madhya Pradesh
  9. Pali
  10. Pradesh
  11. Prakrit
  12. Rajasthan
  13. Samadhi
  14. Sanskrit
  15. Shramana
  16. Shukla
  17. Svetambara
  18. Tapa
  19. Tapa Gaccha
  20. Tirth
  21. Tirtha
  22. Tristutik Gaccha
  23. Udaipur
  24. Vikram Samvat
  25. Yati
  26. आचार्य
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