Shri Yadunathji Mahoday: An Enigmatic Pushtimargiya Guru
Shri Yadunathji Mahoday being felicitated by Vasundhara Ratna Award
Shri Yadunathji Mahoday: Enigmatic Pushtimargiya Guru – A personality that represents the spiritual world with variables of life with more keen and specific approaches known to mankind
January 10: The spiritual journey is a brave search for understanding the mysterious nature of life and existence, for unlearning fear, be selfless and spreading love. Such are the guiding principles of Shri Vaishnavacharya Yadunathji Mahoday that reflect his devotion to Pushtimarg. Param Pujya Goswani 108 Shri Yadunathji Mahodayshri is a Spiritual Guru of Pushti Marg, leader, founder of Krishnayog and light-bringer for youth; originally based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Yadunathji preaches the word of God to devotees while guiding them to lead a life to connect with the self, world and God. He is the 17th descendent of Shri Mahaprabhuji, who is the founder of Shri Pushti Marg (Path of Nourishing and Flourishing), which is complete, selfless and motiveless devotion to Lord Krishna.
Shri Yadunathji works endlessly for the betterment of his devotees and human society. He has been acclaimed and felicitated for his multifarious empyrean contributions and untiring efforts to society. Some of his prestigious accolades include the Vasundhra Ratna Award by Respect Age International (RAI); achieved Golden Book of World Record for First Religious Preaching Congregation on a Chartered Cruise, and achieved one more Golden Book of World Record for executing the First Exclusive Vegetarian Voyage on a Chartered Cruise, both of which were awarded to Shree Acharyaji by the Honourable Ex-Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani.
Shri Yadunathji established the PushtiParivar Trust in 2003, with the aim to do better for Pushti Sampraday and human society for the propagation of Pushtimarg. He has made tremendous efforts and contributions for the same by applying the core principles in daily life. His discourse on Shrimad Bhagwat Ji has mesmerized Vaishnavas, and his exceptional efforts to contribute to society has earned him great respect in the Vaishnav community. One of Yadunathiji’s desires is to work for the wellbeing and spiritual awakening of Pushtimargiya Vaishnavs, so as to set the foundation for others in the future. The trust also has a network that goes beyond the country, known as the Global Pushti Parivar.
Shri Yadunathji is widely accepted and respected by youth. Shri Yadunathji is constantly cultivating young minds to create a whole new generation to lead not only this nation but the whole world to a better place to live in. Shri Yadunathji’s approach to young and energetic peers is pure, practical and logical that youth never gets distracted from their life. Spirituality can be practical, is what Shri Yadunathji is constantly proving with their crystal clear idea of life and living it with all the possibilities.
Acharyaji’s divine speech has aptly propagated ideas and principles in people all over the world. He believes in the art of devotion and the power of giving, forgiving and selflessness. Yadunathji’s spiritual initiatives include satsangs, kathas, utsavs, dhyan shibirs, etc. He has established several havelis in the country in places like Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai, etc and conducted several lectures, talks and seminars in foreign countries UK, USA, Australia, etc. He has not failed to reach and engage with his followers even in Covid times. With the Pushti Parivar Trust, Shri Acharyaji has managed to provide better financial, educational, medical and hygiene facilities to his followers and devotees. Other initiatives include blood donation camps, Joy of Giving, Walk for Cause, Global Cruises, to name a few. His strong social media presence on Facebook and Youtube also allows the followers to be engaged with him.
Shri Yadunathji believes spirituality is what enhances human virtues such as love, compassion, and enthusiasm, that need to be shared with each other. He is of the opinion that life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself and your own life. With problems coming our way, the world does not cease to exist. Each challenge has a solution; it is imperative to look for the strength within to work towards overcoming them and attaining peace.
For them, Pushti simply means to nourish the soul with the grace and mercy of god. This idea of god and soul is the backbone of the KrishnaYog Movement. KrishnaYog is a fundamental need of every existence in this entire cosmos. To be in touch with God, to be able to connect to Krishna, to be able to understand the very existence of life, to serve him with pure devotion and love. Their vision of life has shown the path of awakening to countless people around the globe.
Acharya Yadunathji is also an inspiration for all of us, inspiring thousands worldwide with his soulful interactions. Through his spiritual preaching and humanitarian initiatives, he has served society selflessly. His wisdom, efforts and blessings are purely for the betterment of the being itself. Shri Yadunathji Mahoday has dedicated his life to providing guidance and practical tools to aid his endeavour.