Swami Karpatri Jayanti 2016
Swami Karpatri Jayanti is the 109 birth anniversary of Swami Karpatri (1907-1980) – a Hindu Saint and a scholar of the Dashanami Monastic Tradition. Swami Karpatri Jayanti 2016 date is August 4. Karpatri Jayanti is celebrated on the second day of the Shukla Paksha of Shravan month.
In 1948, Swami Karpatri founded the Ram Rajya Parishad, a Hindu party. He led a movement against the Hindu Code Bill but he was unsuccessful in blocking it.
The original name of Swami Karpatri was Har Narayan Ojha; he was later adopted as Hariharananda Saraswati. But he came to be popularly known as Swami Karpatri – one who uses his hand as the plate to eat food.
The day is celebrated with satsangs, discussions, and readings from the teachings of Swami Karpatri.