Sadguru Shastriji Maharaj Shri Dharmajivandasji Swami pioneered the Gurukul Tradition for the first time ever in 1948 A.D., Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul, Rajkot.
Seeing Gurukul and Saints imparting Sanskrit and Religious education to young students on his pilgrimage on foot on the Himalayas, he realised the message of Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan to preserve and propagate ‘Sadvidya’ all over the world. There he got inner inspiration to start some constructive and serviceful activities based on the broad and benevolent messages of Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan. Coming back to Saurashtra he established Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul in the year of India’s independence i.e. in 1947-48 at Rajkot – Gujarat (India).
The highly reputed poet and ideal teacher Shree Tribhuvanbhai Vyas gave encouragement and also devoted services from the beginning. Pujya Purani Swami Shree Premprakashdasji also gave valuable and appreciable contribution for the service activities of Gurukul.
With the blessings of Pujyapad Shree Jogiswamjii and under the guidance of Mahant Swami Shree Devkrishnadasji Swami, Gurukul has earned a respectful and unique place in the hearts of millions all over the world.