Swami Ramanand Satyarthi Ji
Shri Paramhans Swami Ramanand Satyarthi Ji Maharaj
Pandit Khushiram Bhardwaj Ji
30 November 1897
|Died||7 January 1986|
|Founder of||Paramhans Satyarthi Mission (Shri Nangli Sahib)|
|Philosophy||Rajyoga, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Yoga, Karma yoga|
|Guru||Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj|
|Literary works||Geetamrit, Satyarthi Sandesh, Rajyog Darshan (Sahej Samadhi Vigyan)|
Shri Paramhans Swami Ramanand Satyarthi Ji Maharaj (Hindi : श्री १००८ परमहंस स्वामी रामानन्द सत्यार्थी जी महाराज) (30 November 1897 - 7 January 1986) also known as Shri Rajyogacharya was an Indian Guru of Shri Paramhans Advait Mat lineage. He founded the spiritual institution Paramhans Satyarthi Mission in 1985. He was a disciple of Shri Swami Swarupanand ji Maharaj (1884–1936) also known as Shri Nangli Niwasi Ji. He was one of the major saints of Shri Nangli Sahib who succeeded Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj. To publicize advait belief and teach Raj Yoga, Shri Ramanand Satyarthi Maharaj Ji laid the foundation of Raj Yog Mandir in Gandhinagar, Delhi, in the year 1964.
He was born on 30 November 1897,in a Bhardwaj clan, village Bhoochhaal Khurd, district Jhelam, West Punjab and was named as Pandit Shri Khushiram ji. From a young age Shri Khushiram Ji used to read sacred books like Shrimad Bhagwad Gita and his childhood was spent in the company of Saints. He was a devotee of Krishna and a scholar of Sanskrit, Astrology, Vedanta,Upanishads and Shastras. He became a disciple of Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj and became well-known as Shri Swami Paramhans Ramanand Satyarthi Ji Maharaj.
In 1930, Shri Nangli Niwasi Bhagwan Ji (Shri Swami Swarupanand Maharaj Ji) permitted Shri Ramanand Satyarthi Maharaj Ji to give Updesh to devotees. He started preaching from a small village, Saalam. He established an ashram there to Advait belief. He wrote spiritual books like Geetamrit, Satyarthi Sandesh, Rajyog Darshan (Sahej Samadhi Vigyan).
Shri Swami Advaitanand Ji Maharaj (1846–1919) also known as the "First Spiritual Master" of the Shri Paramhans Advait Mat lineage, initiated the "Second Spiritual Master", Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj ( also known as Shri Nangli Niwasi Bhagwan). Swami Swarupanand Maharaj had more than 300 ashrams in northern India and more than 10,000 followers at the time of his death. Many of his disciples went on to establish their own spiritual institutions to spread the same knowledge.Swami Ramanand Satyarthi Ji Maharaj further succeeded Swami Swarupanand Ji Maharaj. He laid the foundation of Rajyog Mandir in Gandhinagar, Delhi, in the year 1964 to teach Rajyoga and Advait belief. 
On 2 July 1985, Shri Ramanand Satyarthi Ji Maharaj anointed Swami Keshwanand Satyarthi Ji Maharaj as the patron saint of the Paramhans Satyarthi Mission. Shri Swami Keshwanand Satyarthi Ji Maharaj travels around the world and preaches about spirituality and enlightenment. Swami Ramanand Satyarthi Trust, Shri Satyarthi Sevadal, Satyarthi Vidyalaya, Shri Satyarthi Sandesh Magazine are administered in his guidance.There are various Paramhans Satyarthi Dhams (temples) of Paramhans Satyarthi Mission at New Delhi, Haridwar, Lucknow, Chhatarpur, Bareily and Shri Nangli Sahib at Uttar Pradesh. Samadhi of Swami Paramhans Ramanand Satyarthi Maharaj was built close to Shri Swami Swarupanand Ji’s samadhi(tomb) in Shri Satyarthi Samadhi Mandir, Shri Nangli Teerth, Sakauti Taanda, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 8 January 1986.
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