Born to Shri Dilipbhai and Rekhaben Jhaveri as their first son on 26th September,
in Mumbai, named 'Rakesh'.
Academic studies at Activity High School begin.
First glimpse of Shrimad Rajchandraji’s chitrapat , transports Him into a trance.
Establishes Shrimadji as His Guru.
Regular bhakti and satsangs commence as a group.The practice of
addressing Him as 'Gurudev' begins.
  • 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.
Graduation as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.),with a first class, from Osmania
University, Hyderabad.
Post-graduation (M.A.) in Philosophy as a gold medalist from the University of
Inspires the formation of a trust,'Shrimad Rajchandra Adhyatmik Satsang
Sadhana Kendra', to formally organise the rapidly increasing spiritual activities.
University of Mumbai awards Him with the Ph.D degree, for His thesis on
'Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra'.
  • Establishes Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram, Dharampur
    on the auspicious day of Mahavira Jayanti.

  • Release of His book,'Shrimad Rajchandra -Jeevan ane
    , on the centennial anniversary of Shrimadji's dehavilay
    in Rajkot.

  • Formation of the Shrimad Rajchandra Youthwing.

  • Commencement of the tradition of Atmarpit diksha (initiation)
    every year on 26th September.

  • First dharmayatra to Europe, UK and Belgium.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Inspired the Formation of Shrimad Rajchandra Center of North America
    to facilitate the Organisation's activities in USA.

  • First dharmayatra to Sri Lanka.
  • Inauguration of Shrimad Rajchandra Gaushala, an expression of His
    compassion for animals.

  • First dharmayatra to Africa- South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
    and Japan.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Bhupati 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’.

  • 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).

  • 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 along with MLA Shri Raj Purohit amdist 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, Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and other saints.

  • First dharmayatra to New Zealand and Fiji.