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Unmoved Mover – A Mystic and His Mission

Launched as a part of the Golden Jubilee year celebrations of Pujya Gurudevshri, ‘Unmoved Mover – A Mystic and His Mission’ is a movie that gives us an invaluable glimpse into the hallowed life of the Master as well as recounts the momentous journey of the Mission, with a bird’s eye view of the most significant moments of Pujya Gurudevshri’s life from His birth through His spiritually-rich fifty years.

1966
  • Born to Shri Dilipbhai and Rekhaben Jhaveri as their first son on 26th September, in Mumbai, named 'Rakesh'.
1972
  • Academic studies at Activity High School begin.
 
1974
  • First glimpse of Shrimad Rajchandraji’s chitrapat, transports Him into a trance. Establishes Shrimadji as His Guru.
1977
  • Regular bhakti and satsangs commence as a group. The practice of addressing Him as 'Gurudev' begins.
 
1983
  • Formally declares that He will lead a life of celibacy, dedicated to sadhana and seva, on the auspicious day of akhatreej.
  • Undertakes the study of Jain Scriptures (Shwetambar – Digambar), different philosophies (Eastern – Western), Sanskrit, Logic, Yoga, Classical Music etc. along with long hours in meditation and silence for a period of 5 years from 1983 - 1988.
1988
  • Graduation as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),with a first class, from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
 
1991
  • Post-graduation (M.A.) in Philosophy as a gold medalist from the University of Mumbai.
1994
  • Inspires the formation of a trust, 'Shrimad Rajchandra Adhyatmik Satsang Sadhana Kendra', to formally organise the rapidly increasing spiritual activities.
 
1998
  • University of Mumbai awards Him with the Ph.D degree, for His thesis on 'Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra'.
2001
  • Establishes Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram, Dharampur on the auspicious day of Mahavira Jayanti.
  • Release of His book,'Shrimad Rajchandra -Jeevan ane Kavan', on the centennial anniversary of Shrimadji's dehavilay in Rajkot.
  • Formation of the Shrimad Rajchandra Youthwing.
 
2002
  • Commencement of the tradition of Atmarpit diksha (initiation) every year on 26th September.
  • First dharmayatra to Europe, UK and Belgium.
2003
  • Shrimad Rajchandra Medical Trust is established and the Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital, Dharampur is inaugurated on the sacred day of Mahavira Jayanti.
  • First dharmayatra to Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The President of Singapore, Mr. S.R. Nathan attends the performance of the spiritual drama, Mahasati Shri Chandanbala.
2004
  • Formation of Shrimad Rajchandra Educational Trust. Inauguration of Magictouch a worldwide chain of value education classes for children. Adoption of a residential school for tribal children in Tamachhadi (Gujarat), renamed Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyavihar.
  • Introduction of a three-day, meditation retreat called Sadhana Bhatti to initiate seekers into meditation.
  • First dharamayatra to Bengaluru - Chennai, Kolkata, Bharuch, Pune and Ahmedabad.
 
2005
  • Bhoomipujan of Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham, an initiative of Shrimad Rajchandra Jivadaya Trust.
  • Launch of Shrimad Rajchandra Rural Health Project.
  • First dharmayatra to USA, an overwhelming response at the JAINA Convention.
  • First dharmayatra to the Middle East - UAE, Oman.
 
2006
  • Launch of the workshop, 'Cooling the Flames of Anger'.
  • He embraces higher vows, symbolised by the addition of a white shawl to His clothing and commencement of His being addressed as Bapaji.
  • Unforgettable pilgrimage to Samet Shikhar via a special train.
 
2007
  • Inspired the Formation of Shrimad Rajchandra Center of North America to facilitate the Organisation's activities in USA.
  • First dharmayatra to Sri Lanka.
 
2008
  • Inauguration of Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham, an expression of His compassion for animals.
  • First dharmayatra to Africa- South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Japan.
 
2009
  • Launch of Arhat Touch - a worldwide chain of classes imparting insight into Jainism for children.
  • Revelation of the pearls of wisdom hidden in the Bhagavad Gita through 108 discourses in the year
 
2010
  • Launch of 'Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur' to facilitate the
    global sadhana and seva activities.
  • Inauguration of Shri Atmasiddhishastra Rachnabhoomi at Nadiad.
  • Introduction of Panchdiksha Vikasyatra -
    the five level journey of spiritual progress.
  • Blesses 108 seekers with Vanprastha Diksha on 26th September.
  • Inspires Sadguru Whispers – soul-mesmerising SMSes.
  • Launch of a mega seva programme –
    Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (SRLC),
    the 10 Care Programme of service initiatives.
  • Inauguration of Shrimad Rajchandra Viklang Centre,
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),
    Shrimad Rajchandra Pavilion – Vansda,
    Scholarships and Interest Free Loan Project.
 
2011
  • 1500 enthusiasts represent SRLC in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon.
  • Launch of Prisoner Welfare Programme and Mahila Gruha Udyog.
  • Launch of Sadguru Echoes, a monthly magazine of the Mission.
  • Shrimad Rajchandra Divinetouch centres cross the century mark.
  • Inauguration of Shrimad Rajchandra Gurukul, a secondary educational initiative at Karanjveri, Gujarat.
  • Under the Mahila Gruha Udyog, food products named ‘Raj Amrut’ and incense sticks named ‘Raj Saurabh’ are launched.
  • `Raj Kruti’- an initiative to provide new opportunities to the affected rural artisans and craftsmen is launched.
  • A book comprising of 4 soul stirring pravachans of Pujya Gurudevshri is launched in 10 different languages.
  • Sadguru Enlightens is launched. A project through which elevating pravachans are telecast on television and available as an application on Samsung Smart TVs worldwide.
  • Sadguru Udghosh (spiritually enriching talks) commence in the Ashram.
 
2012
  • The first Spiritual Centre is inaugurated at Long Island, New York - USA.
  • Pujya Gurudevshri features in India's first spiritual networking website - The Speaking Tree.
  • The first Ayambil Oli Aradhana is celebrated in the Ashram amidst great devotional euphoria.
  • Inspires an Interfaith Charity walk called ‘Love of Faith’ across the city of London to express religious harmony.
  • He undergoes a successful angioplasty surgery.
  • First dharmayatra to Dhanbad.
 
2013
  • Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur enters into its 20th year with a grand celebration.
  • Launch of Spiritualtouch – a two-fold programme for youngsters, where they are offered workshops for personal, social, moral and spiritual development.
  • Inauguration of a beautiful Jalmandir at Shri Atmasiddhishastra Rachnabhoomi, Nadiad.
  • Launch of e-Publications.
  • Launch of an introspective mobile application named 'Self Connect'.
  • First dharmayatra to Australia.
 
2014
  • Launch of Sadguru Connects where He personally calls or visits seekers.
  • Release of His book on the intrinsic and extrinsic life of Param Krupalu Dev - "Shrimad Rajchandra - Saga of Spirituality" in 10 languages.
  • Under His guidance, a grand Shobhayatra through Dharampur town, commemorating Bhagwan Mahavira's Janma Kalyanak is organised.
  • Divine artefacts graced by Param Krupalu Dev including the remains of His mortal coil, are graciously offered.
  • Marvelous week long celebrations of Param Krupalu Dev's Birth Anniversary including a grand Shobhayatra in the Ashram at Dharampur.
  • Represents Jainism at World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Attends 'Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India' hosted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  • Launch of Sadguru Enlightens App.
  • Launch of E Cube – a new SRD programme for schools.
  • His Pravachans dubbed in Hindi are released on DVD.
  • First dharmayatra to Diu, Vancouver, Tampa and Orlando.
2015
  • Shilanyas ceremony of various projects under Sadguru Prerna is undertaken – of Jinmandir, His new residence, other accommodation blocks, new dining hall, kitchen and swadhyay hall.
  • Inauguration of the Mission’s Spiritual Centre at Jamnagar, Kolkata and Bengaluru.
  • Launch of two magazines – “Divinetouch Champs” for children and “Divinetouch Teens” for teenagers.
  • He is felicitated by the American Ambassador, at the Global Interfaith Water and Sanitation Alliance (GIWA) reception in Delhi.
  • He leads the Love and Care Walk - A Charity Fundraising Walk in New Jersey, USA, with over 550 supporters.
  • Launch of ‘50 Golden Years of Grace’ initiative and logo, to celebrate His glorious 50th year.
  • First dharmayatra to Seattle and Sharjah.
  • Inauguration of Mumbai’s Main Spiritual and Administrative Centre at Patel Chambers.
  • Launch of Shrimad Rajchandra Animal Helpline.
  • Along with 2200 devotees from across the world, He embarks on Shri Samet Shikharji Tirthyatra aboard a special train, named ‘Guru Krupa Express’.
 
2016
  • Launch of Shrimad Rajchandra Organ Donation Programme.
  • Inaugurates Shrimad Rajchandra Mobile Dental Unit.
  • Launch of Pujya Gurudevshri’s Pravachans in UK and Europe through UK Sony Entertainment Television Asia.
  • He undergoes successful arthroscopy surgery.
  • He graces the World Culture Festival of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji at New Delhi.
  • Launch of Shrimad Rajchandra F.L.O.W (Financial Literacy and Opportunities for Women) Programme and Shrimad Rajchandra S.E.E.D (Sowing for Energy, Empowerment and Development) Programme.
  • Inspires the reconstruction of two schools in Uttarakhand after the devastating floods there.
  • Inspires and graces the multi-faith musical concert named ‘Amazing Grace’ in the UK.
  • Blesses Atmarpit Nemiji as Trustee of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur.
  • Inspires and participates in the Shrimad Rajchandra Grow Green Drive – an initiative to plant trees.
  • Venerates and welcomes the sacred swing graced by Param Krupalu Dev.
  • Inspires launch of Shrimad Rajchandra Skill Development Centre.
  • Inaugurates a street sign bearing the name ‘Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram’ in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Receives certificate of congressional recognition from Member of Congress, 33rd District, Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • Inspires launch of Mission activities on social media.
  • Worldwide seekers gather to celebrate His Golden Jubilee Year with a three-day devotional extravaganza, which was celebrated in the presence of renowned saints and dignitaries.
  • Inspires financial contribution towards families of martyred Indian soldiers.
  • Inauguration and Lokarapan ceremony of Shrimad Rajchandra Vidyapeeth Science College in Dharampur.
  • Inspires ‘Yugpurush: Mahatma na Mahatma’ a drama based on the profound spiritual relationship between Shrimad Rajchandraji and Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Launch of special logo to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary year of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji.
  • He undergoes a successful arthroscopic reconstruction of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
 
2017
  • Launches commemorative coins and stamps honouring Shrimad Rajchandraji's 150th Birth Anniversary, with the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • Inspires a chapter on Shrimad Rajchandraji, titled, ‘Viral Vibhuti’ to be introduced in the 10th standard Gujarati language textbook of the Gujarat Seconadry and Higher Secondary Education Board.
  • Receives New York State Assembly Citation.
  • Receives Certificate of Recognition from New York State, USA for service related activities.
  • Receives Certificate of Congressional Recognition in Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Is Proclaimed ‘Living Embodiment of Jainism’ on Congressional Record from the IL-8 U.S. House of Representatives, USA.
  • Receives the ‘Gandhi Seva Medal’ from U.N. accredited organisation, Gandhi Global Family.
  • Inaugurates Shrimad Rajchandra Udyan at Zaveri Bazaar in Mumbai.
  • Participates in majestic Shobhayatra to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji through the streets of Dharampur.
  • Unveiled world’s largest idol of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji, along with Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji at the Ashram.
  • Conducted a Mahamastakabhishek Ceremony of world’s tallest idol of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji at the Ashram.
  • Performed khaatmuhurat of the new 250-bed Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital in Dharampur along with Pujyashri Morari Bapu, Pujya Swami Shri Chidanand Saraswatiji and other saints.
  • First dharmayatra to New Zealand and Fiji.