Swami Karpatri (Swāmi Karpātrī; 1907–1982; born as Har Narayan Ojha in a village called Bhatni of Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India) was a monk in the Hindu dashanami monastic tradition.
He was a disciple of Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. He was also the founder of Dharma Sangha in Varanasi where he spent most of his life. He was a teacher in the Advaita Vedanta tradition of Hindu philosophy. In 1948, he founded the Ram Rajya Parishad, a traditionalist Hindu party. According to French indologist, Alain Daniélou, Karpatri initiated him into Shaivite Hinduism.
Life history of Swami Karpatri of Banaras
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