Tirthrakshak Shree. Gopal Balaji Beedkar Guruji

Shree Beedkar sir had great contribution in serving Kunthalgiri. Beedkar sir born in 1904, in his childhood he losts his father and mother, at that time Shree Parshwasagar maharaj brought him to Kunthalgiri where he learn in primery school later on he went to Solapur Jain Boarding and completed his Matric Exam. He joined as a teacher in the Jain Shravikashram. Parshwasagarji was searching a appropriate person who has ability to run the Aashram at Kunthalgiri so he invited Beedkar sir in 1930 and then Beedkar sir became a permanant resident their. While working in Pathshala he became a manager of  Kunthalgiri Management Trust.He took lot many efforts to gain water, electricity, Post service, bus service and road connectivity for this place. In the same period voilance was started everywhere in the region of Marathwada. Mobs were threatening him with putting gun on his chest but Beedkar sir was convincing them to not do any anti social activities around this holy place. When Shree. Jeevraj Gautamchand Doshi and Motichand Hirachand Gandhi knows about the incidents happenings at Kunthalgiri they called to Beedkar sir back to Solapur for his safty but he refused the requests because he preffered the safty of this holy place first. Later on Beedkar rewarded and titled as Tirthrakshak (A protector) with Rs. 1000 cash but he donated that amount to this place. He was unhurried, brave kind of person but he was soft person inside. Poetry and Music was his passion and his handwriting was so beautifull. He has written sevaral books few of them are Deshbhushan-Kulbhushan Charitra, Kavyapujan, Mangal Lahari and 'Khara Swarth Tyag' drama.

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