Acharya Balkrishna Ji
Acharya Balkrishna (born 25 July, 1972), a multi-faceted personality, is a popular authority on Ayurveda and a renowned medicinal plant expert. He is a companion of Swami Ramdev who is known for Yog Revolution in the
World and a founding pillar of Patanjali Yogpeeth and Divya Yog Madir (Trust). He is a man who has uplifted the spiritual tradition of ancient saints.
Acharya Balkrishna is a renowned scholar and a great guide under whose guidance and leadership Ayurvedic treatment and research has touched new dimensions. Indians regard Acharyaji as an empowerer of Ayurvedic system of medicine. His teachings, writings and research have helped the community to self-realize the importance of natural living and maintaining good health by incorporating Yog and Ayurveda in their daily routine. Acharyaji’s famous Television program broadcasted on several channels has revived the interest of common people in use of plants for medicinal purposes and also the interest in Ayurveda, globally. His efforts have significantly contributed to the social, cultural, educational and economic aspects of India along with the establishment of remarkable standards in the domains of literature and therapy at a global level.
Trained and educated in the Gurukul tradition since early childhood, Revered Acharya Balkrishnaji Maharaj, a great man of action, is a versatile genius and a multi-faceted personality. He is a great visionary, highly ascetic, energetic, diligent and a simple man with multi-dimensional skills who is selflessly engaged in the service of mankind. Despite educated in the Gurukul tradition, revered Acharyaji has brilliance in the managerial, administrative and engineering fields. The leading personalities of the world look up to him for his valuable consultancy and advice. Famous magazines like “India Today” (Nov 2009) and “Outlook” (Jan 2010) counts him among the ten versatile and dynamic young men of India. He is a brilliant exponent of the eternal tradition of Ayurveda established by the great sages. At present the credit of propagating and re-establishing Ayurveda on the world map goes to him. In his supervision, about five thousand ‘Patanjali Chikitsalayas’ (clinics) and ‘Arogya kendras’ (health care center’s) are providing best treatment and free consultancy. Over one thousand vaidyas are trained under his guidance, and are providing their services at national and international level. He has directly treated more than five million patients suffering from various chronic to complex diseases. He is constantly engaged in preparing special formulations for immunological disorders like AIDS. Besides the in-depth knowledge of Ayurveda, he also has a good knowledge of medicinal plants. He is credited with the identification of various rare and endangered species of medicinal plants. He has an expertise and deep understanding of various subjects concerning Literature, Medicine, Yog, Indian Philosophy, Vedas, Vedic culture, Upanishads and much more.
He is the man behind the operations of Patanjali Yogpeeth, an Institute of Medical Science and Research in Yog and Ayurveda located in India, Nepal, the UK, the US, Canada and Mauritius. These International Centers are hot destination for all who are desirous of holistic healing and natural detox therapies. He is the chief architect of all the organizations under Patanjali Yogpeeth and Divya Yog Mandir (Trust). India’s largest food processing unit, ‘Patanjali Food and Herbal Park’ is the result of his innovative vision. He is the inspiration and designer behind the construction of highly modernized Divya Pharmacy and Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd. Patanjali Bio-Research Institute (PBRI) is also the materialization of his ideology that aims for the conservation of Nature and Environment; and to conduct research on the development of organic farming to keep the soil pollution-free. Establishment of world-class, well-organized, well-equipped Hospitals, Yog Bhavan, Laboratories and other huge infrastructures are examples of his visionary power and initiative.
Besides, he is the founder and patron of Patanjali University, Patanjali Ayurveda College, Acharyakulam Educational Institute and Vaidik Gurukulam. As a torch bearer and advisor he is providing his consultancy to the Gurukul Kishangarh – Ghaseda, Rewari, Haryana. These residential academies provide best education to all the students with a blend of traditional and modern education in utmost Vedic style mixed with CBSE pattern, gives an environment of good moral values & healthy living and also provides training in extra co-curricular activities. These educational institutes also provide free education to the meritorious and deserving candidates, who cannot afford education.
He is a compassionate man, filled with humanity and the zeal to serve the society. He actively participates in the disaster management programs to provide aids and relief to the victims. Patanjali Yogpeeth has actively provided assistance to Tsunami victims (2004). It emerged as the biggest NGO in the world to provide aid and relief to the flood victims in Bihar (2008) and in Uttarakhand (2013). It in recent Nepal earthquake he was actively involved relief and recuse work and his work was highly appreciated by various national and international agencies. Patanjali Yogpeeth established an orphanage ‘Patanjali Sevashram’, at Narayankoti, near Guptkashi (Uttarakhand) for the children victim of natural calamity, which took place in Uttarakhand in 2013 and an orphanage in the Nepal for Nepal’s earthquake victims. The children along with boarding and lodging are given free education and vocational training.
Under his guidance, the trust has also established a hospice, ‘Maharishi Valmiki Dharamshala’ near Patanjali Yogpeeth, for the poor people with free boarding & lodging facility, ‘Patanjali Mangal Nidhi’ a separate fund for marriages of the poor and orphan girls; rewarding the ayurvedists and agriculturalists under ‘Patanjali Ayurveda Gaurav’ and ‘Patanjali Krishi Gaurav’ for their remarkable contribution in the field of Ayurveda and Organic Agriculture. All these activities and his efforts contribute towards the preservation of traditional heritage of Yog & Ayurveda; the conservation of medicinal plants, which are facing rapid exploitation these days; upliftment of the society, eradication of unemployment and motivate people towards natural living.