‘Agnihotri’ Shri Krishnaram Gulabram Vyas was the founder of “Shrikrishnashram”
at Bolundara, Ta. Modasa, Dist. S.K., Gujarat, India.
In the ashram there are ‘Yagnashala’, botanical Garden, Houses and Land for farming.
The ‘Yagnashala’ has become a sacred place because of ‘Agnihotra’ and the worship of the Lord Agni Narayan/Yagna Narayan
In near past, the Trust has donated the land and buildings which are used for students studying from the Baalvadi (Kindergarten) to higher secondary level studies. The needy students are given help by the Trust.
Since the time of Bapaji, many students came to Aashram and stayed there as own children and studied Sanskrit, Veda-Vedanga, Shaastras etc. All the needs were fulfilled by Aashram.
There is Gau Shala - the home of cows - with cows, oxen and buffaloes. The dung of cows/oxen is used in preparing dung-balls (‘Gola’) to be used for ‘Agnihotra’. Milk is used in the ‘Aashram’. Ghee is used in worship as well as in the kitchen.
As medical treatment is costly for a poor person, the Trust of the Ashram provides necessary medicine and helps needy people to comply with medical tests in order to get proper diagnosis of their diseases.
|Agnihotri Krishnaram G. Vyas Charitable Trust|
|Bank Name||Bank of Baroda|
|Name of Institution||Agnihotri Krushnaram Gulabram Charitable Trust Ahmedabad|
|FCRA Registration number||041910467|
|FCRA Registration date||19.05.2015|
|FCRA Donations approved Nature||Education, Social and Cultural purposes|
|Canara Bank Details|
|Name of Designated Bank||Canara Bank|
|Branch||Santram Road Branch|
|Name of Trust (short form)-||Agnihotri K.G.Trust.|
|Name of Trust||Agnihotri Krushnaram Gulabram Charitable Trust Ahmedabad.|
Shri Krishnaram Vyas , The youngest son of Shri Gulabram Vyas , continued the heritage of the last fourteen generations by dealing with astrology, priesthood, ‘Yog’, meditation, worshipping the Lord, gaining knowledge etc. He lost his father in his childhood. He was brought up with good refinements by his mother. He studied in different ‘Pathshalas’. A ‘Pathshala’ usually gives education of Sanskrit language, Vedic literature etc. Normally in villages Brahmins are respectfully addressed as ‘Bapaji’. Krishnaramji is still remembered as ‘Bapaji’ even today. He wanted to be a renunciate (‘Sannyasi’) and so he wandered in different parts of India, on foot, in his youth in search of Guru (a spiritual master).
Krishnaram Bapaji had three sons and one daughter viz. Gaurishankar, Girijashankar,
Narmadashankar and Savitriben.
"Shri Krishnashram" in the village Bolundra was developed by Shri Gaurishankar, the eldest son of ‘Krishnaram Bapaji’. Shri Gaurishankar himself was a great devotee as well as a prominent astrologer. He not only looked after ‘Aashram’, but undertook many projects for the development of the village also.
Because of old age of ‘Bapaji’, Shri Gaurishankar, along with Pu. Motiba, initiated as ‘Agnihotri’. He was an eminent Astrologer in Nadiad (Dist: Kheda).To serve the Humanity and to fulfill the wish of uplift of the surrounding peoples Krishnaram Bapaji, he founded a Charitable Trust: Agnihotri Krishnaram Gulabram Vyas Charitable Trust. He donated his entire huge property,including number of buildings along with the surrounding open land. He was a staunch believer of Bhagvati Bala Tripursundari and Yagnanarayan. Under his guidance and leadership many big YAGNAs were performed. Under the Trust the donations were made to build the school rooms, havada (drinking water place for cattle), water supply schemes in many surrounding villages. He passed away on 05.12.1965. In order to serve humanity (‘Manushya Yagna’), he bought land, prepared houses and made a Trust of all his property, known as Shri Krusnaram Gulabram Vyas Public Charitable Trust. Projects of public interest were undertaken by him. But after 10 months as ‘Agnihotri’ Shri Gaurishankar’s soul left the physical body. The Shri Gaurishankar Krishnaram Vyas Public Charitable Trust was founded on 5-12-1965 in his memomry and to carry out his ideal thoughts.
According to ‘Agnihotra’ tradition, some one had to be initiated as ‘Agnihotri’ in order to perform the morning – evening worship without break. The death of Gaurishankar was shocking for ‘Bapaji’, for the whole family and for all people who knew him closely.
In the moments of grief, Shri Shukdevji, the eldest son of Shri Gaurishankarji took initiation as ‘Agnihotri’ along with his wife Pu. Anasuyaji. He had completed his study as ‘Siddhant Jyautishachaarya’ by living in Varanasi (Banaras, U.P.) for nine years. Shukdevji was settled in Nadiad as a householder, so his wife Ansuyaji used to stay in the ‘Aashram’ for performing the duties of ‘Agnihotri’. Shri Shukdevji used to visit Aashram for two days every week. Thus, every thing was going on smoothly. After threel years ‘Bapaji’s soul left his body.
Pu. Shukdevji has three sons and one daughter. Pu. Jaiminikumar was the eldest one.
He completed his graduation in Science stream and acquired the Bachelor’s Degree
specializing in Physics. He went to Varanasi (UP) for the deep study of Astrology
to continue the succession of Jyotish Shastra in the family since last 14 generations.
After completion of his studies for 5 years, he acquired the degree of ‘Jyotish
Acharya’ (Masters of Jyotish) in Siddhant and Falit Jyotish securing Gold Medals
in both streams of Astrology.
After completion his studies he returned back to Nadiad to stay with Pu. Shukdevji and helped him in different aspects in the field of Astrology, Astronomy and Karmakand. After being inspired by Pu. Shukdevji in 1983, he went to Bolundra Aashram to represent him to perform Agnihotra Pooja. He stayed there for 13 long years till his death on 30th April, 1996 with his wife Pu. Arunaben worshipping ‘Yagna Narayan’.
He was also a master of Yoga Shastra. He guided people coming to him for the overall uplift or their lives through combining the Astrology and Yoga Shastra.
He provided his guidance as a Trustee of ‘Shamlaji Vishnumandir Trust’ around 5 years for development of Trust activities. Number of big Yagnas and Pratishtas of several temples in the Sabarkhantha District and different parts of Gujarat were performed under his guidance.
Pu. Jaiminibhai is still remembered as a ‘Saint of Sabarkantha’.
By the grace and inspiration of the Lord Narayana, Shri Aatreyji, the eldest son
of Shri Jaiminikumar took initiation as ‘Agnihotri’ with his wife Jahnviji on 15-04-2000
by the command of Pujya Shri Shukdevji. On this very day, the soul of Ansuyaba had
left her body for ‘Aaditya Lok’ (The province of the Sun). Aatreyji formerly used
to stay with grand father Shukdevji in Nadiad, after getting the degree of B.A.
There he used to study Astrology and also busy with medicine business.
After his father Jaiminikumar’s death Aatreykumar began to stay in Bolundra with his mother Arunaben. Aatreykumar, as a representative of Shri Shukdevji undertook ‘Agnihotra’ in Shri Krishnashram at the age of 22.