Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is the 5th original Jagadguru in the last 5,000 years. The four previous Jagadgurus in the age of Kali have been: Jagadguru Shankracharya, Jagadguru Nimbarkacharya, Jagadguru Ramnujacharya and Jagadguru Madhavacharya. In January 1957, Shri Kriapluji Maharaj was conferred with the title of "Jagaduruttam" or Supreme amongst all Jagadgurus, by a body of 500 eminent scholars of Kashi Vidvat Parishat.
Jagaduru Shree Kriapluji Maharaj as lovingly called Maharajji by his devotees, was born on the the auspicious night of Sharad Poornima in 1922, in the village Mangarh, near Allahabad. He spent a playful childhood and thereafter attended three universities of Kashi, Chitrakoot and Indore. During his study, he covered a whole series of courses in the space of just two-and-a-half years. At the young age of sixteen, Shree Kripaluji Maharaj suddenly gave up his studies and entered the dense forests of Chitrakoot and spent his time absorbed in intense love for Radha Krishna. Often he would lose all external consciousness, and go without eating and drinking for many days at a stretch. For long intervals, he would remain in mahabhav, the highest stage of devotion that manifests in Radha Rani. The very same manifestation of mahabhav love was last seen in Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, about 500 years ago.
After two years, he emerged from the forest to begin his mission of revealing the glories of Radha Krishna devotion to the world and leading people on their path towards God-realization.
He then started conducting ‘satsangs’ that brought about a revolution of Bhakti, devotion in the states of UP and Rajasthan in the 1940s and 50s. He has written thousands of inspiring verses revealing the Divine pastimes of Radha Krishna.