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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. According to French indologist, Alain Daniélou, Karpatri initiated him into Shaivite Hinduism.
In 1948, Swami Karpatri founded the Ram Rajya Parishad, a traditionalist Hindu party. He led a movement against the Hindu Code Bill but he was unsuccessful in blocking it. He was also a prominent agitator in 1966 anti-cow slaughter agitation.
Lutgendorf, Philip. 1991. The Life of a Text: Performing the Rāmcaritmānas of Tulsidas. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 384–387.
- Swami Karpatri The Linga and the great goddess Indica bolls, ISBN 818656988X
- Rama, Swami (1999) Himalayan Institute, Living With the Himalayan Masters, page 247
- Unknown author, Portrait of Alain Danielou Official web site of Alain Danielou, retrieved Sept 8, 2012
- Hindu code bill and Dr.B.R.Ambedkar by Sohanlal Shastri
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