Kakaji Stamp



First Day Cover

Department of Posts, Government of India


Kakaji Maharaj (1918-1986), as P.P. Dadukaka is affectionately called, is revered by his followers as a spiritual master. He was an original thinker, philosopher, and organizer par excellence who belonged to the Swaminarayan faith.

Hailing from Karamsad in Gujarat, his education was spread over Nadiad, Nairobi, Colombo and London. Though he started life as an entrepreneur and was successful in handling a large business house, devotional matters were always foremost in his mind. Having received enlightenment in 1952, he spent the remaining part of his life in the service of God and satsangis (devotees).

Kakaji Maharaj was one of the spiritual successors of Yogiji Maharaj, master of the AksharPurushottam doctrine. One among the important contributions of Kakaji Maharaj was in the matter of women's emancipation. He helped initiate a women's movement within the Swaminarayan AksharPurushottam faith, thus bringing them into the forefront of spiritual activity.

The spiritual path shown by Kakaji Maharaj included techniques to overcome maya, transcend prakruti (inner-crudeness), attune oneself with God, allow Brahmic energy to flow through oneself and tap the inexhaustible source of divine power to resolve everyday challenges. He wrote several books and articles on spirituality and tantra, the distinguishing feature of many of them having been his own personal experience. Reaching beyond rituals and supernatural powers, he demystified spirituality for his followers. He left an enduring organization in the form of Yogi Divine Society, which strives to train aspiring spiritual technicians and to awaken the divine consciousness in them. His lasting message was one of suhradbhaav - spiritual brotherhood.

The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Kakaji Maharaj.


Date of Issue: 30.03.2003
Denomination: 500P (5 Rupees)
Overall Size: 2.415 x 3.300 cms.
Printing Size: 2.05 x 2.99 cms.
Stamps Printed: 0.5 million
Number per Issue Sheet: 40
Color: Four Color
Perforation: 13.5 x 13.5
Paper: Matt Chromo
Printing Process: Photo Offset
Printer: Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.

CREDITS - Text, Stamp & FDC: Based on material received from Shri AksharPurushottam (Swaminarayan) Mandir, New Delhi

COPYRIGHTS - Department of Posts, Government of India


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