Biography : Satguru Swami Dev Prakash Ji Maharaj
Swami Dev Prakash Maharaj, successor Swami Shanti Prakash was born on 1st January 1938 as the son of Tulsibai and Hukumatrai Ahuja in the village Hyderchandya of District Larkana in the Sindh [the place is at present part of Pakistan].
His birth name is Shri Sanmukhlal. In the 1947 after the independence from the British Rule and construction of new nation Pakistan initiated migration of Hindu Population from the Sindh and other area. Family of Hukumatrai Ahuja migrated to India and settled at Ulhasnagar in the Thane district, near Mumbai.
Boy Sanmukhdas was admitted to S. E. S. High school for primary education, Here he learned and passed examination in Hindi and Sanskrit language but couldn't keep the studies on going and this resulted in creation of a kind of worry among the parents. Being the true devotee of Swami Shanti Prakash Tulsibai and Hukumatrai prayed swami ji about the future of boy and on advise of swami ji left the boy at Swami Tenuram Ashram Ulhasnagar to serve and live with the Swami ji.
Spiritual life of Sanmukhdas started by living at ashram and serving the master with faith and dedication. soon his interest in Hindi and Sanskrit noticed by Swami Shanti Prakash and for the future of Sanmukhdas swami ji decided to send him to Varanasi [also known as Kashi or Banaras] for higher studies and education of Hindu religious books. It took long eight years and Sanmukhdas acquired one of the highest degree Vedanta Acharaya .
After returning back to ashram at Ulhasnagar, sanmukhdas was allowed for occasional speaking on the religious teaching. During the 1978, looking at progress made by him Swami Shanti Prakash Ji gave him name Saint Dev Prakash and started to take him on tours and often asking him to guide the masses about the spiritual progress and how to attain Moksha the ultimate aim of human life.
In the year 1992 when earth journey of Swami Shanti Prakash was completed, saint Dev Prakash now to be known as Swami Dev Prakash took charge of various activities started by swami ji.
At present swami Dev Prakash ji not only taking care of institution, like Sant Tenuram Ashram, Shri Radheshyam Gau shala, Janta Janardhan Parishad, Sunder sewak Sabha, Suwarag Dham Shamshan Bhoomi and Yog Kendra, started by Swami Shanti Prakash Maharaj but also expanded the work of his master with Swami Shanti Prakash Ashram Trust and swami Shanti Prakash Prakartik Chikitsalaya [Nature Care Canter]. For the safe guarding the life of common people Swami Dev Prakash Maharaj encouraged local devotees for constructing Swami Shanti Prakash Ghat on river Panchganga at Gandhinagar Kolhapur.
This was the will of Swami Shanti Prakash Maharaj to have a temple and rest house for the devotees at Varansi and with the blessings of master Swami Dev Prakash Maharaj has successfully constructed a building of Gopal Krishan Mandali and Vishram Grah [rest house] at Varansi.
Swami Dev Prakash Maharaj ji are the symbol of simplicity and have a heart filled with mercy and affection for the poor and needy ones. This web site www.thesindhuworld.com [virtual home of Sindhi community] is also launched by them on the 29 August 2006 at Gandhinagar Kolhapur.