Acharya Giriraj Sharma

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Acharya Giriraj Sharma is a योग (Yoga) instructor, Sanskrit lecturer, knows Ayurved, practices Karmkand, consulted by Educationist and a kind of a Wandering Troubadour.[1][2] Currently, he lives in Gurgaon, Bharat, India and travels all over the Bharat, delivering yog sessions, Pravachan, individual meets and attending seminars.[3] He is a disciple of Shri. He has been influenced by Adi Shankar, Maharshi Patanjali and Baba Ramdev. His yog sessions and pravachan have been appreciated by individuals and society all over Bharat (India).[4] People from outside India have also taken part and interest in his yog sessions.[5]

His yog sessions consist of Ashtang Yog-demonstration, practice and theory. The books he generally refer to people is Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. His sessions are interdisciplinary in nature and often comprises topics from Sanskrit literature, Yoga and focused on practical aspects.[6] Various people including district commissioner, member of legislative assembly, doctors, social servants, teachers and students have benefited from his lectures[7] and sessions and organisation have drawn learning from him.[8]

He has traveled to a large parts of India[9] and Nepal.[10] His yog sessions have been delivered in almost every state of Bharat(India).[11]

Early life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Acharya Giriraj Sharma was born in Bhiwani, Haryana, Bharat(India). During his school days he participated in athletics and had own awards for the same.[12]

After early childhood days, he explored for job opportunities. But he left job and started pursuing Sanskrit. He had been performing yog since early childhood.[13] This made him connect to the roots in a deeper way.

Yog[edit | hide | edit source]

Ashtang yog: He follows eightfold path of yog commonly known as Ashtang yog. He practices shat kriya (process of cleansing), which is part of niyam out of eightfold path of yog -yam, niyam, aasan, pranayam, pratyaahar, dharna, dhyaan, samadhi.[14] He has been demonstrating aasanas at various forums.[15]

Nididhyaasan Acharya Giriraj has been inspired by and practices teachings in Aparokshanubhooti by Adi Shankaracharya[16]

Yog sessions[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Yog session for Japanese Language Teacher Association, Nepal[17]
  • Yog session at District Jail, Gurgaon[18]

Sanskrit[edit | hide | edit source]

He is retd. Sanskrit lecturer from Govt. School in Gurgaon, Haryana.[19]

Gurukul: He has been informally associated with various gurukul across Bharat(India).[20]

School: Since, he was associated with education services, various schools have been inviting him for yog sessions and delivering pravachan.[21]

Neeti[edit | hide | edit source]

He believes in नीतिरस्मि जिगीषताम्‌ || (Geeta 10.38).

Karm - Kand[edit | hide | edit source]

Rituals in Hindu culture are termed as karm-kand. Acharya Giriraj has been practicing karm kand for a long time. Many people invite him for karm-kand.[22] In Bharat Saṃskāra play vital role. The 16 Samskaras are performed at different stages in life. These are done with specific procedure. Slight variations and modification are observed depending upon the context and culture within Bharat(India).

Ayurved[edit | hide | edit source]

He believes that Ayurved is very simple in approach. Any human being should be aware of tridoshas - vaatt, pitt and kuph. One should be aware of these and observe the activities in body accordingly.[23]

Notable awards and appreciation[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Appreciation from dignitaries[24]
    • Appreciation – R P Balwan (IFS)
    • Appreciation – Shri Radheshyam Sharma (MLA, Narnaul)
    • Appreciation – Shri Rajeev Sharma (I.A.S.)
  • Appreciation from educational institutions (gurukul, school, college etc)[25][26]
  • Appreciation from other organisations

Anecdotes[edit | hide | edit source]

Some popular ones [27][28] from his past events and interactions:-

  • "jaan liya par maana nahi, to kiya kya?"
  • "work through organisation and not for organisation"

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