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Acharya Aryanandi
Name (official) Acharya Aryanandi
Personal Information
Birth name Shankar
Born (1907-02-28)28 February 1907
Dhorkin, Paithan, British India (now Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India)
Died 8 February 2000(2000-02-08)
Navagad, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
Parents Laxmanrao, Krishnabai Ahmindra
New name given Aryanandi
Initiated by Muni Samanthabhadra
Initiated at Kunthalgiri, Maharashtra, India
Initiated on 13 November 1959
After Initiation
Rank Acharya

Acharya Aryanandi was a prominent Jain monk of the early 20th century. He is best known for his work in establishing several Jain schools in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1] Several Jain monks before him have also been named Aryanandi.[2][3]


  • Biography 1
  • Contributions 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Acharya Aryanandi was born in the village of Dhorkin, Paithan, Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India.[4][5] He has been the only Jain acharya from the Saitwal community in recent times.


He was held in high esteem and is best remembered for the setting up of several Jain schools in Maharashtra,[1] including the Acharya Arya Nandi Lecture Hall in Ellora, Aurangabad district, Maharashtra.[6] The Jain Gurukul at Ellora was also established by him.[7][8] The noted German Jainologist, Hermann Kuhn, studied Jain scriptures extensively under the tutelage of Acharya Aryanandi.[9][10] Acharya Aryanandi is also known as Tirthrakha Shiromani for his inspiration to make one crore rupees fund in preservation of Jain tirthas.

See also


  1. ^ a b Jainism: A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence - Kurt Titze - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Jain World". Jain World. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Online Jain granth, Games, Tirth Darshan, Jainism, Jain Article, Acharya suvidhisagarji". Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  4. ^ Monolithic Jinas The Iconography Of The Jain Temples Of Ellora - Jose Pereira - Google Books. p. xvii. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Aryanandi Educational and Charitable Trust". Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  6. ^ Educational Institutes - study in Jainism -
  7. ^ "Shri Prashwanath Digambar Jain (Pahad) Mandir, Ellora (Verul)". 2011-01-16. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Welcome to Shri Parshvanatha Brahmacharyashram, Gurukul". 1962-06-07. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  9. ^ Benadi, Ajit K. (2008-06-18). "Article Archive | Jain Diaspora - A German View". Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Jainism Ahimsa News Religious Non-Violence Celebrities Literature Philosophy Matrimonial Institutions". Retrieved 2013-02-09. 

External links

  • Aryanandi Educational and Charitable Trust
  • Shri Parshvanatha Brahmacharyashram, Gurukul

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