Swami Gopal Tirth Ji Maharaj was born on 23 Feb. 1938, in a family where numerous Sanyasi’s and Yogis had been born. Swamiji is the nephew of P.P. Swami Shri Vishnu Tirthji Maharaj a renounced Shaktipat acharya. Swamiji’s parents were highly pious and devoted sadhak. The atmosphere of the family was cultured, disciplined, and spiritual and Swamiji inherited all these characters. His father expired when he was hardly 12 year old. His mother Pujniya Smt. Kaushalya Devi brought up Swamiji along with his brothers and sisters. Swamiji’s parents have Shaktipat initiation. According to P.P. Swami Vishnu Tirthji Maharaj, what he has achieved during his Sanyas Ashram his brother has achieved that all in his Grahstha (family life) Ashram.
Swamiji was educated up to graduate level. He had served in Indian and Merchant Navy as an Engineer. He was in Indian Army and Paramilitary forces, where he held post of First class Gazetted officer. He was married in year 1968. He had a son and two daughters.
Swamiji took voluntary retirement from the government service in the year 1989 with the kind permission of his beloved Satguru P.P. Swami Shivom Tirthji Maharaj. He got his Shaktipat initiation in the year 1974 and was ordained in the Sanyas order in Feb. 1992, by P.P. Swami Shivom Tirthji Maharaj at the Pawan Tirth of Kshipra, Ujjain [MP].
Swamiji has been very fond of River Maa Narmada. With the kind permission of his P.P. Guruji, he did Narmada Parikrama in the year 1989 before his Sanyas. He completed parikrama in record time of five months. It was a great experience to him. He found that no body remains hungry during Parikrama, if he has faith in Maa Narmada. She takes all sorts of care of her children during Prikrama. His love to Maa Narmada led him to establish a Kuti at the bank of Holy River in Sunahribhan, a place in Knaaod Tehsil of district Dewas. This Kuti is known as “Swami Gangadhar Gyan Sadhan Kuti”. In 1995, he did Yatra of Mansarovar Kailash and in 1997, he went to Muktinath in Nepal. Even before his Sanyas, he had gone to pilgrimage to Vaishnav Devi and Amarnath.
Swamiji left Narayan Kuti Sanyas Ashram in 2008. He has given Sanyas Diksha to swami Sureshnand Tirthji Maharaj on order of his Satguru His Holiness Swami Shivom Tithji Maharaj and handed over the seat of the Narayan Kuti sanyas Ashram to him and left the Ashram for shakti-Sadhana in alone. Inspite of his old age and unhealth, once again he decided to proceed on Parikrama of Maa Narmada in 2011 and started for the same from Amarkantak. But this time he could not completed it and got so severly diseased that thir disciples brought him back and admitted him to Bombay Hospital. After getting some improvement he got relieved from there and went to Dubai. After coming back from there he went to Raipur for acupuncture and acupressure treatment. From there he went to Allahbad to seek higher level of treatment but got seriously ill there and it was decided to bring him back to Bombay Hospital Indore for the treatment. From a special charter plane his disciples carried him to Indore and admitted him to the Bombay Hospital. But this time no improvement was seen and deterioration started and ultimately he left his mortal body for the absolute on 6ht Sept 2012. It was the same day on which our Paramguru His Holiness Swami Vishnu Tirthji Maharaj left this Mayawee world for his destination in the Brahmand.