Born in Uttar Pradesh
, Shri Punitachariji is a saint popularly known as Bapushri. After his studies at Varanasi
, Babushri reached the Himalayas
and then the Girnar Hill
in search of self realization. He continued
(spiritual practice) for 20 years and attained the vision of Sadguru Dattatreya
in 1975. Sadguru offered him the mantra 'Hari Om Tatsat Jai Guru Datta' for the well being of human beings. The saint preaches the ways to attain peace and happiness.
Guru-ma Shailaja Devi is his consort. The saint is also the founder of two ashrams, Girnar Sadhana Ashram and Datta Ganga Ashram. Both the ashrams are open to public irrespective of caste or religion.