145th Srimad Jagadguru Sankaracharya
Govardhan muth- Puri Peeth, Odisha
His Holiness Swami Nischalananda Saraswati Maharaj , the hundred forty fifth pontiff of this monastery ( Puri) has been carrying on his shoulders these very pious obligations with exemplary dynamism since 1992. A highly deserving recipient of the profuse and sublime grace of His Holiness Shri Swami Karapatri ji Maharaj, widely adored as Dharm Samrat , and appointed by his predecessor Acharya His Holiness Swami Niranjan Devatirtha Maharaj, Swami Nischalanand Saraswati Maharaj has been focusing his whole attention on certain vitally significant areas of interest purely in the interest of world welfare and of the nation. Chief among them are a sound overhaul of the Vyasa Peetha, the center of learning , of the administrative machinery , and above all a dissemination with all sanctity of duly purged knowledge wisdom( Jnana- Vijnana) that has passed through several deplorable phases of decay, malformation and decadence. It is precisely with a view to meeting these objectives that the revered Swamiji brought into being institutes like “ Aditya Vahinee” and “ Ananda Vahinee”.
Even a cursory review of the highly venerable sage should suffice to reveal that each one of his multifarious activities stands as a living , irrefutable proof of his unique and matchless patriotic fervor. There are proofs galore of how this pontiff has been realizing Bhagavatpada Adi Sankaracharya’s objective of founding an exploitation – free, welfare state administering universal, all – round welfare of its citizens without partisanship and discrimination.