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Yogiji Maharaj , born Jina Vasani, was a Hindu monk and the fourth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan in the denomination of Swaminarayan Hinduism known as the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. According to the metaphysics of BAPS, Yogiji Maharaj is considered to be the next iteration of Akshar after Shastriji Maharaj in the Guru Parampara, an unbroken line of "perfect devotees" who provide "authentication of office through Gunatitanand Swami and back to Swaminarayan himself."Together with Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who acted as the administrative head, Yogiji Maharaj was instrumental in nurturing the growth of BAPS "through new programs, expansion into new areas, and the construction of temples".He consecrated over 60 temples and visited over 4000 towns and villages. Yogiji Maharaj was particularly effective in attracting the devotion of youths and initiated a large number of them as ascetics. Furthermore, his multiple tours to Britain and East Africa were integral in the overseas expansion of BAPS. He died on 23 January 1971 after appointing Pramukh Swami Maharaj as the next spiritual head of BAPS.

Yogiji Maharaj
Born Jinabhai Vasani
23 May 1892
Dhari, Gujarat, India
Died 23 January 1971(1971-01-23) (aged 78)
Bombay, India
Titles/honours Global Expansion of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha
Guru Shastriji Maharaj and Krishnaji Ada
Notable disciple(s)

Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Mahant Swami Maharaj

Yogiji Maharaj (23 May 1892 – 23 January 1971), born Jina Vasani, was a Hindu monk and the fourth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan in the denomination of Swaminarayan Hinduism known as the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha. According to the metaphysics of BAPS, Yogiji Maharaj is considered to be the next iteration of Akshar after Shastriji Maharaj in the Guru Parampara, an unbroken line of "perfect devotees" who provide "authentication of office through Gunatitanand Swami and back to Swaminarayan himself."Together with Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who acted as the administrative head, Yogiji Maharaj was instrumental in nurturing the growth of BAPS "through new programs, expansion into new areas, and the construction of temples".He consecrated over 60 temples and visited over 4000 towns and villages. Yogiji Maharaj was particularly effective in attracting the devotion of youths and initiated a large number of them as ascetics. Furthermore, his multiple tours to Britain and East Africa were integral in the overseas expansion of BAPS. He died on 23 January 1971 after appointing Pramukh Swami Maharaj as the next spiritual head of BAPS.