The President of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, 72-year-old Mahant Narendra Giri who was found dead at his Baghambari Math in Prayagraj on Monday left his home in 1983. He came to Prayagraj Sangam at the tender age of 22.
Once in Prayagraj, the city of sages and saints Mahant Narendra Giri came under the able guidance of Divyanand Giri of Niranjani Akhara. It was Divyanand Giri who initiated the sannyas to Mahant in 1985 and gave the name Narendra Giri.
Mahant Balwant Giri who became the guru of Mahant Narendra Giri gave him Deeksha and taught the entire initiation and sannyasa tradition to him. Narendra Giri took over the throne of Baghambari Math in 2004
Mahant Narendra Giri was made the President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad at the Nashik Kumbh in 2014. In 2018, Narendra Giri came into the limelight for releasing the list of fake saints.
On October 10, 2019, Mahant Narendra Giri’s Akhara Parishad presidency was extended for five years in Prayagraj itself. Mahant Narendra Giri was known for his outspoken statements without mincing words.
The suspicious death of Mahant Narendra Giri, President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, has once again brought the Baghambari Mutt into the limelight. Mahant Ashish Giri, who was the Secretary of Niranjani Akhada two years ago, also died under mysterious circumstances.
Even after two years, the police have not been able to throw much light on this death.
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