This practice of regulating the entire Panth by one Acharya only has become a characteristic feature of the Terapanth and an example for emulation by other Panths. It is noteworthy that all monks and nuns of the Terapanth scrupulously follow the orders of their Acharya, preach under his guidance and carry out all religious activities in accordance with his instructions.
TERAPANTH preaches the divinity of Jainism by simplifying its philosophy and understanding. It preaches the principles of Jain under the leadership of his holiness the enlightened one, the living Guru. In the 19th century when the social disorder and anarchy increased due to warring rulers, invading foreigners and reduced educational system, a sun rised in the form of Terapanth to enlighten the future of Humanity.
TERAPANTH URGES • Self Control • Self Discipline • Perseverance • Humanity • Non-violence
Acharya Shri Mahashraman took birth on the 13th of May 1962. Mahashramanji was honoured with the Yuvacharya title by Acharya Mahapragya.
Yuvacharya Mahashraman was hailed as the 11th Acharya of Terapanth Dharmsangh on the 23rd of May 2010 at Sardarshahar (Rajasthan) amid ceremonious celebrations.
Acharya Mahashraman has a great personality radiating both external and internal grace. His aura manifests softness, gentleness, kindness and compassion. He preaches commitment to non-violence, morality and social welfare. He firmly believes in respecting all religions, discarding the irrational and incoherent believes that have pledged society from generations.
His tremendous organizational and administrative skills have greatly benefitted the various organisations who work to promote the vision of Terapanth. He inspires allegiance to self-Discipline, progress of both self and others.
He is zealously dedicated to the creation of a healthy and prosperous society by removing the ills of society like rigid, oblivious blind beliefs and sacrificial rites. His mission for upliftment of society is to remove un- touch ability, casteism, cheating, intoxication, dowry, female feticide, and many such incoherent practices that have become a part of the society.
Acharya Mahashraman has travelled more than 20,000 KM on foot and meets more than 15,000 people per day during the annual chatrurmas, guiding more than 18,00,000 people in a span of just 4 months. On regular days he meets around 2500 people during his Ahimsa Yatra. This is an astonishing figure considering the strength of over 3,50,000 religious followers, such is the following of Terapanth.
Apart from this there are 700 Sadhus and Sadhvis (Monks & Nuns) who rigorously travel separately across the country approximately covering at least 200 centers a year, traveling 1,500 km in a group. This adds to total 4,000 centers, covering 3,00,000 km & touching millions of people. There are many centers spread across USA, UK, Russia, Europe, Middle East, Far East where the Saman & Samanis (Learned Teachers) show the Terapanth Philosophy to the world.