About Ek Sattva Nrisimha Narayana Dham
Who is His Holiness Mahaguru Kritakritacharya Ji Maharaj
Gurudev Shri Shwetashwetanand Ji Maharaj gave spiritual name and title to his disciple as “Kritakritacharya” – the one who is within Narayana like creation and destruction and “Mahaguru” – one who knows Param Brahma Tattva.
As per Shastras, a Mahaguru is one who tells about Brahm Tattva and who is above the limits of all Shastras, becoming a Shastra Vivechak and Ved Vetta.
Kath Upnishad says,
उत्तिष्ठत जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत। क्षुरस्य धारा निशिता दुरत्यया दुर्गं पथस्तत्कवयो वदन्ति॥
Translation: Arise! Awake! Approach the great and learn. Like the sharp edge of a razor, the sages say, is the path. Hard to tread and difficult to cross.
This shloka emphasizes the importance of seeking out a qualified teacher or Mahaguru to guide one’s spiritual journey. The Mahaguru is someone who has achieved a high level of knowledge and understanding and can help guide others on the path towards enlightenment. The qualities required for a Mahaguru include deep knowledge, wisdom, compassion, and a strong connection with the divine.
Mahaguru ji called so because he is well versed and dikshita in several paths & sampradayas. Below listed are current Gurus of Mahaguru Ji
Lord Narayana - Deva Guru
At the age of 8 Narayana appeared in dream of Mahaguru Ji and gave mantra diksha. "Om Hari Hari Namah" is the divine mantra given by Narayana himself to Mahaguru Ji. Narayana diksha makes Mahaguru Ji a Vaishnava.
Lord Shiva - Deva Guru, Dhyan Guru
Few days after Narayana gave diksha to Mahaguru Ji, Lord Shiva appeared to Mahaguru Ji and gave panchakshar mantra diksha in a state of dhyanam which by now Mahaguru ji had mastered. Again Lord Shiva took form of Siddha Preta Shri Shwetashwetanand Ji Maharaj and gave physical diksha to Mahaguru Ji at the age of 28 years in Rishikesha. Shiva Diksha makes Mahaguru Ji a Shaiva.
Lord Hanuman - Deva Guru
At the age of 9, Lord Hanuman appeared in Mahavir form to Mahaguru Ji and gave "Surya Tratak" diksha, the most fierce form of Tratak practiced. This diksha made Mahaguru Ji a Siddha.
Parampoojya Sadgurudev Mahaguru Shri Shwetashwetanand Ji Maharaj
Ek Sattva Parampara is an extension of ancient Shwetashwetar Parampara of Yajurvedi Shrotriya Brahmins. Its a Sanatan Parampara and Shrotriya Gaddi of Ek Sattva Parampara has directly descended from Parampoojya Sadgurudev Mahaguru Shri Shwetashwetanand Ji Maharaj to Mahaguru Shri Kritakritacharya Ji Maharaj, after remaining dormant for over 3200 years in Sookshma Loka.
Parampoojya Sadgurudev Shri Yakshraj Ji Maharaj
Mahaguru Ji received Tantra Diksha from Parampoojyapad Sadgurudev Yaksharaj Maharaj, the King of Yakshas before Lord Kubera. All the Para Shaktis of Dham, other than Narayani Gana Sena are under control and Kripa of Sadgurudev. The Jana Kalyan in its entirety happens at all Ek Sattva Ashram exclusively through Kripa of Sadgurudev Shri Yaksharaj Ji Maharaj
Parampoojya Sadgurudev Jagatguru Puri Pithadheeshwar Nischalanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj - Diksha Guru, Adwait Vedanta Shankara Parampara
Mahaguru Ji has received Narayana diksha from 145th Shankaracharya of Puri Peeth Jagatguru Anantshri Vibhushit Shri Nischalananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj, in Advaita Shankara parampara.