Shree Raghuvirji maharaj, the son of Ichharamjibhai, (brother of Bhagawan Shree Swaminarayan) was born in the village 'Ambaliya' situated in 'Kaushal desh' in the V.S. 1868.
Right from his childhood, he was inclined to do something, which was beneficial to others.
Bhagawan Swaminarayan appointed him as the Acharya of Shree Laxminarayan dev Gadi of Vadtal desh, in the v.s. 1882, which covers the area of jurisdiction in the southern part of the country.
He had installed the idols of Shree Harikrishna Maharaj in Dholera, Junagadh, & Gadhada and had built many temples at different places during his period like Bombay, Bharuch, Surat etc.
He himself had prepared loaves (Rotla) for a sick saint one late night. Such was his serviceful kind nature. Shreeji Maharaj was highly pleased by this get. He had no ego of his position.
He liked to be in the holy company of the saints and had high respect and regards for the saints. Occasionally he was going to Junagadh to hear the inspiring discourses of A.M. Sadguru Shree Gunatitanand Swami.
He had encouraged the publication of religious scriptures. Shikshapatribhashyam is a specimen of his, showing his profound knowledge in Sanskrit and scriptures.
He left this world on the second day of the bright fortnight of the month of 'Maha' in the V.S.. 1919, living a short, simple but highly pious and inspiring life of 51 years.
The holy fellowship cannot forget Shree Raghuvirji Maharaj who was the ideal first Acharaya of Vadatal region for 37 years.