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At the tender age of thirteen, he left his village Mangarh to study, attending Peeli Kothi Sanskrit School in Chitrakoot in 1935, where he sat intermediate Sanskrit Grammar examinations. He completed his degree in Sanskrit Grammer, Vyakaranacharya, in Kashi the following year in 1936.
In 1937 Shri Maharaj Ji went to Indore (Mohu) where he sat the intermediate examinations for Ayurved at Shtang Ayurvedic College. In 1942, Shri Maharaj Ji returned to Indore and completed a poetry examination and received the degree Kayatirtha. In 1943, Shri Maharaj Ji received the degree of Ayurved Acharya from Delhi Vidyapeeth and Sahitya Acharya (Master of Literature) from Calcutta Vidyapeeth in 1944. Both these degrees were awarded to him in Indore. Due to his exceptional ability, Shri Maharaj Ji completed the equivalent of many years of study in Indore in just 2 ½ years. The most remarkable aspect of his recitation is that he never studied scripture. In addition, all this study was taking place while he was giving a constant stream of four day, fifteen day, one month and even four month akhanda (non-stop) sankirtan programmes.
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj (lovingly addressed as Shri Maharaj Ji by all) appeared on this earth in October 1922 on the auspicious full moon night of Sharat Purnima in Mangarh, a tiny village in Northern India. His mother Bhagvati Devi and father Shri Lalita Prasad Tripathi named their child Ram Kripalu. From childhood he showed signs of divinity and was a most precocious student. According to the custom of the times, his parents got him married to the daughter of a learned scholar hailing from the nearby village of Leelapur in 1933. Despite being married, Shri Maharaj Ji often left home for long intervals.
The Supreme Spiritual Master of the world, the Descension of Divine Love, the undisputed authority of Vedic religion and the reconciler of all spiritual doctrines, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj truly is the personified form of divine love.
His natural scholarliness inspires trust in even the greatest intellectuals, while his tremendous love, causeless grace and endless compassion melts the hearts and inspires devotional love in all who come near him. His satsang is divinely exhilarating and unbelievably joyous.
Every association with him is like being in the company of your dearest friend who is urging you every moment, both from within and without, to go closer and closer and closer to God…