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Who Was Tukdoji Maharaj? Everything You Need To Know About the Rashtrasant

Sant Tukdoji Maharaj (Photo courtesy: Twitter / @ MODIfied_SKP)

Sant Tukdoji Maharaj, also known as Rashtrasant, was a spiritual saint from Maharashtra. Born in a poor family in Yavli village of Amravati district in 1909, he was a disciple of Samarth Adekoji Maharaj. In childhood, Tukdoji Maharaj performed harshly Austerity (Penance) and spiritual practice in self-realization. He was also a great musician and composed over 3000 spiritual poems in Marathi as well as Hindi. He also wrote several books on religion, education, society and nation.

In 1941, Tukdoji Maharaj & # 39; Quit India & # 39; Participated in the movement. He strongly opposed the inhuman repressive measures adopted by the British. In 1942, he was arrested in Nagpur and Raipur Central Jail. After independence, he worked towards rural reconstruction, he & # 39; All India Sri Gurudev Seva Mandal & # 39; Also established.

Impressed by his activities, the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad gave him the title of & # 39;Commonwealth& # 39; Sant Tukdoji Maharaj was also the founding Vice President (VP) of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a right-wing Hindu organization.

Based on his life experience, Tukdoji Maharaj wrote & # 39; Gram Geeta & # 39; , Where he exposed the current realities and provided inspiration for village development. Rashtrasant also visited the World Religion and World Peace Conference, which was held in Japan in 1995. Based on his journey, he wrote a book My trip to japan.

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