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Swami Achalanand Giri

Senacharya and PeethadhiswarAkhil Bhartiya Sen Bhakti Peeth TrustPushkar, Rajasthan

Swami Achalanand Giri is the Senacharya and Peethadhiswar of the Akhil Bhartiya Sen Bhakti Peeth Trust, in Pushkar in the district of Ajmer in Rajasthan.

Swami Achalanand was born in 1955 in the small village of Khindakaur in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and at the age of 14 dedicated himself to sannyasa. After a period of intense sadhana he returned to Jodhpur and established an ashram there. Vedic anusthanas, yajnas, satsang and kirtan are conducted regularly, and visitors are offered relief and guidance for the problems of life.

The Trust conducts and organizes camps, conferences and seminars in different areas, and also conducts a range of seva projects, including flood and earthquake relief, free medical camps, assistance to people in need such as the elderly, widows, abandoned women, and the handicapped. The Trust also engages in various educational and environmental activities.