A Shankaracharya is a title used for the heads of matha (monasteries) in the Advaita tradition. Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand Teerthji is the 11th successor of the Bhanpura Holy Peeth. He was born in Nagaland, India.
Shankaracharyaji is revered for his profound and deep commentaries on the Holy Scriptures. At the age of 27, he had a desire to understand the mysteries behind life and death. To gain awareness, he renounced home and moved from one place to another to meet saints and imbibe related knowledge. He was initiated into ‘sanyas’ by His Holiness Harishwaranand Teerthji at Chitrakot.
In 1989, Swami Divyanand Teerthji was installed as Shankaracharya of Bhanpura. After becoming the Shankaracharya, he dedicated his life to enhance the value of human lives and to spread the principles of Sanatan Dharma. Shankaracharyaji travels within India and around the world to spread his teachings and the message of universal brotherhood, love and righteousness.