Gopalanand Swami

Gopalanand Swami (1781–1852) was a follower of the Swaminarayan Sampraday, and he was the disciple of Sri Swaminarayan. He spread the Swaminarayan Sampraday through his followers. His birth name was Khushal Bhatt.

LIFE

He was born in a village at Gujarat in a Brahmin family. Gopalanand Swami studied the philosophy of Vedanta. Gopalanand Swami was a great scholar, and also a master in all kinds of art. Though he was married and had children, he has become a saint, due to the instructions of Sri Swaminarayan.

Gopalanand Swami died in 1852 in Gujarat.

Gopalanand Swami installed an Idol of Lord Hanuman in the Sarangpur temple, Gujarat.

DEVOTIONAL WORKS

1.Vivekdeep

2.Vishnuyaag Paddhati

3.Pujavidhi

4.Bhakti Siddhi

5.Haribhakta Namavali

6.Brahmasutrarthdeep

7.Ishadi Upanishad Bhashya

8.Shreemad Bhagwad Geeta Bhashya

9.Commentary on Shreemad Bhagwat

IMPORTANCE

Gopalanand Swami was a sincere devotee of Sri Swaminarayan. He followed in his footsteps and attained spiritual energy through him. He was always kind towards his devotees, and has done lot of charity work like providing annadanam to the devotees of Swami Narayan Mandir etc. Till now, as per the wish of Gopalanand Swami and Sri Swaminarayan, free food is offered to thousands of devotees every day in a pleasing manner in Swami Narayan Mandir.
Let us worship the great gurus and be blessed.

“OM SREE GOPALANAND SWAMIYE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE SWAMINARAYANANE NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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