Maharaji Shri Devkinandan Thakur Maharaj Ji is a melodious Sankirtanist , a Humble humanitarian , Awakened Nimbaraki , follower of Truth , blessed by Intelligence , Devotee of Shree Radha Sarveshwar , Optimistic and spell binder Orator of Bagwat Katha , is popularly known and called as Thakurji by the loved one’s .
Thakurji was born on 12th of September 1978 in a pious family ,in Ohawa village chir ghat of Shri Krishna Janambhumi- Mathura in state of Uttar Pradesh, country of sages -India.His father ,a humble Brahmin Shri Rajveer Sharma and his mother , a believer of Shreemad Bhagwat Mahapuran ,were filled with god’s grace , mercy and happiness on his birth as a 3rd child in a family of four sons and two daughters.
From his very childhood days, he showed signs of his future greatness. At the very young age of 6, he leaved his home came to land of bliss and love – Shree Dham Vrindavan and participated in Brij’s famous Rasalila Sansthan (organization) and performed as Lord Krishna and Lord Ram. Since, he played the role of Thakurji (Lord Krishna); his guruji, mother, father and the loved ones called him as “THAKURJI”.
At Shree Dham Vrindavan he was blessed by Priya –Priyatam (Lord Radha – Krishna) and was reached at the door of his spiritual preceptor – his Pratah Smarniya Pujay SADGURU , ANANT SHRI VIBHUSHIT BHAGWAT ACHARYA PURSHOTTAM SHARAN SHASTRIJI , got dikshit (spiritual initiation) under the GURU-SHISHYA PARAMPARA (Guru-disciple lineage system) as the follower of the NIMBARAK SAMPRADAYA.
At the age of 13 under the shelter and by the blessings of his Sadguru, he studied and got by heart the entire SHREEMAD BHAGWAT MAHAPURAN when he was still a boy. He had a simple way of doing it, that of not taking his morning breakfast or even lunch unless he memorized a prescribed number of verses, every day. Thus, within months he memorized the entire SHREEMAD BHAGWAT MAHAPURAN and recited it, in full, everyday. Such was his eagerness to study scriptures. His Sadguru recognized the great holy determination in the young man and within few year of his joining the ashram, gave the monastic name of ‘‘SHRI DEVKINANDAN THAKUR MAHARAJ JI’’.