Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj is the fifth original Jagadguru in the history of the world. Prior to Him, only four Saints have been acknowledged as Jagadguru: Shri Shankaracharya, Shri Ramanujacharya, Shri Nimbarkacharya and Shri Madhavacharya. Shri Maharaj Ji presented a unique reconciliation of their varying philosophies, while revealing His profound and unparalleled scholarship of the Vedas, Shastras, Puranas and other Scriptures. Kashi Vidvat Parishat, an esteemed body of India’s 500 topmost contemporary scholars, honored Him with the unprecedented title of Jagadguruttam – the Supreme among all Jagadgurus on 14 January 1957, when He was just thirty-four years of age. Observing the deep ecstatic state of Radha Krishna love in Him, they also recognized Him as the ‘Supreme descension of Divine love’ on the earth planet and declared Him to be Bhaktiyoga-Rasavatara (the Descension of the Divine Love and Bliss).