Pujya Guruvarya Shri Devkrushndasji Swami is an embodiment of Vairagya. Swami was born as Devjibhai Kaila in the Vejalpar village to parents Javerbhai and Parvatiben Kaila. In the year 1960 he was admitted to the Gurukul for his schooling, during which time he developed affection for Pujya Shastriji Maharaj and the Gurukul.
After completing his B.A., he took Bhagavati Deeksha (initiation) from Acharya Shri Narendraprasadji Maharaj, of the Lakshminarayan Dev Gadi of Vadtal in the year 1965. In the year 1974 when Shastriji Maharaj’s health deteriorated a little he handed the responsibilities of the Gurukul to Pujya Guru Maharaj amongst his 60 disciple sants.
Guru Maharaj is a strong admirer of traditional value systems and the spiritual heritage of Hinduism. Being attracted towards serving animals, he has organised more than 100 veterinary medical camps. Being an ardent supporter of environmental care, he has personally participated in many tree planting ceremonies and encourages everyone to plant more trees. Along with his spiritual practices, he has got a keen interest in all sorts of social welfare activities of the Gurukul. Swami can be seen reading scriptures and doing mantralekhan when not engaged in Gurukul’s activities.
Pujya Swamiji currently oversees all the educational, social and religious activities of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Rajkot and its branches in India, USA, UK, Canada, Africa and the Dominican Republic.