Advaitanand Ji

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Shri Paramhansa Dayal Ji, known also as Advaitanand Ji (other spelling Adwetanand), or Shri Swami Advait Anand Ji Maharaj (born Ram Yaad)[1] (c.1846-1919), son of Tulsi Das Ji, was born in Pukh, Nakshatra in the province of Bihar, India.

Dayal Ji, is also known as the "first master" and is considered part of the Advait Mat lineage or parampara. He is said to have initiated the "second master", Swarupanand Ji in the early 1900s.[2]

The ashrams he founded in Agra were called Krishana Dwaras.


  1. Geaves, R. R., From Totapuri to Maharaji: Reflections on a Lineage (Parampara), (2002). Paper presented at the 27th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, Oxford. March 2002.
  2. Pur, Anand, Paramhansa Advait Mat: A life sketch of the Illustrious Master of the Mat (1975), Shri Anandpur Trust (originally published in Hindi, date unknown)