Brahmanand Swami (1772–1832) was a famous saint of the Swaminarayan Sampraday and was served as the pontiff of Sri Swaminarayan Mandir. He was considered as an avatar of Lord Brahma. His birth name was Ladudan.
Brahmanand Swami was born in a village in Sirohi district of Rajasthan in the year 1772. Even at his younger age, he used to sing songs on Lord Krishna. He was well educated, and learnt the vedas, Upanishads and other divine scriptures apart from his basic education. Due to his talents,he became a poet in the court of Udaipur king. Ladudan was a great scholar and was admired by everyone. He earned name and fame and got sufficient wealth due to his efficiency, but he donated most of his wealth for social service activities. He also removed the sufferings of the people through his spiritual powers.
After some time, Ladudan met Swaminarayan in Bhuj. And he became a saint. He was given the sainthood name as Brahmanand Swami by Sri Swaminarayan. He also reconstructed and renovated several ancient Hindu temples, and regularized the puja services.
‘Brahmanand Kavya’ is the best spiritual work rendered by him apart from other small works.
Being the avatar of Lord Brahma, he is having the capacity to change our fate also. He is a great guru, who occupies an important place in worshipping. If we tell our sufferings to him, he will convey it to Lord Krishna, and reduce our sufferings. Though he is not alive, it is believed that he is residing in the Brahma Loka, and carefully looking on us, and is always ready to lift us, in case of our fall.
Let us worship the noble saint and be blessed.
“OM SREE BRAHMANAND SWAMI MAHARAJ NAMAHA”
“OM SREE BRAHMA DEVARE NAMAHA”