In Shantikunj, people can also see the divine eternal light (Akhand Jyoti) that was lighted by Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya in 1926 on the day of Vasant Panchami festival. This lamp was lighted by Acharyashri at his birth place (Awalkheda village in Agra district, Uttar Pradesh) when he was 15 years old; this lamp has ever since been kept lighted. Acharyashri performed intense spiritual penance in the presence of this eternal flame, and thus made it the root source of all the achievements of the huge Gayatri Pariwar (family). More than 2400 crore Gayatri Mantra have been chanted so far in its presence. Just by taking a glimpse of this eternal flame, people receive divine inspirations and inner strength. Most pious “Akhand Deep” ignited by the Yug Rishi, as back as, in 1926 is still lighting. In its proximity he conducted 24 gigantic Purashcharns of 24 lakhs recitations of Gayatri Mantra each, in 24 years. On its completion, 1008 Kundi Grand Gayatri Maha yagya was performed in 1958, which resulted in the attainment of immense super natural power by him and benefited millions of other people. Akhand Deep is still-incessantly wiping out the gloom. Mere sight of this Akhand Deep alleviates sorrows and sufferings and delivers divine grants. Thousands of men, women and children daily throng for its Darshan.