1781 - 1830


Swaminarayan (IAST: Svāmīnārāyaṇa, 3 April 1781 – 1 June 1830), also known as Sahajanand Swami, was a yogi, and an ascetic whose life and teachings brought a revival of central Hindu practices of dharma, ahimsa and brahmacharya. He is believed by followers to be a manifestation of God.Swaminarayan was born Ghanshyam Pande in Chhapaiya, Uttar Pradesh, India in 1781. In 1792, he began a seven-year pilgrimage across India at the age of 11 years, adopting the name Nilkanth Varni. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Swaminarayan has received more than 1,149,962 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,633rd most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Swaminarayan ranks 1,633 out of 2,001Before him are Bruno Platter, Frei Galvão, Francesco Monterisi, Paolo Romeo, Saint Alphonsa, and Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez. After him are Engelbert II of Berg, Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Cædmon, Hilarion Capucci, Antipope Paschal III, and Toribio Ticona Porco.

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Among people born in 1781, Swaminarayan ranks 28Before him are Valentín Gómez Farías, Louis-Mathieu Molé, José de Madrazo y Agudo, Johann Friedrich Meckel, Henri Cassini, and Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana. After him are Andrés Narvarte, Joseph Johann von Littrow, Joaquín Suárez, William John Burchell, Francis Leggatt Chantrey, and William Wyatt Bibb. Among people deceased in 1830, Swaminarayan ranks 24Before him are Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Frederick Ferdinand, Duke of Anhalt-Köthen, Pierre Rode, Elizabeth Monroe, and Jan Śniadecki. After him are Ignaz Schuppanzigh, József Katona, and William Hazlitt.

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Among people born in India, Swaminarayan ranks 332 out of 848Before him are Syama Prasad Mukherjee (1901), Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832), Shammi Kapoor (1931), Kumaragupta I (400), Bismillah Khan (1916), and Saint Alphonsa (1910). After him are Vidya Balan (1979), M. F. Husain (1915), Mohammad Hamid Ansari (1937), Hemu (1501), Anil Kapoor (1956), and Joseph Vaz (1651).