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Swami Karpatri


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Swami Karpatri (Swāmi Karpātrī; 1905-1980; born as Har Narayan Ojha in a village called \"ojhawali\" in barhalganj town area of gorakhpur district in eastern Uttar Pradesh(refer.www.http://upgov.up.nic.in/spatrika/qsystem/vilq1b.asp?state=V2 and www.offerings.nic.in/directory/adminreps/viewGPmapcvills.asp?gpcode=62585)India) was a monk in the Hindu dashanami monastic tradition. His ordained name as a monk was Hariharananda Saraswati, but he was popularly known by the name Karpatri (\"he who uses his hand as a food vessel\") Swami. He was married and the father of a baby daughter when he left home at age 17 to seek ordination as a sannyasi (monk). After his years of learning, including three years in icy caves in the Himalaya, he was ordained as a monk. He was the pupil of the very famous Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath Swami Brahmananda Swaraswati. He was also the founder of Dharma

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