All for Joomla All for Webmasters
English
English
Bangla
+88029124193 Everyday 10:00am - 05:00pm Shymoli, Dhaka.
+1 2223 4567 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 4th Avenue Kingston St. New York

The Moharaj/Mohanto

Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham

Srimat Haripada Bandyopadhyay

The First Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham (Tenure : 1930 to 1935)

Sri Sri Thakur nominated Srimat Haripada Bandyopadhyay as the First Mohant even before the establishment of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Pahartali. He was born in Halishahar, the then 24 Parganas (now North 24 Parganas), India, in 1872. In his service life Srimat Bandyopadhyay settled at Lidu of upper Assam in India and was initiated by Sri Sri Thakur over there. He had a deep interest in music and was a good singer himself. Soon after the demise of his beloved wife he changed into a different man, retired from service, joined as a member of the Theosophical Society in Assam. He became the Mohant in the month of Shrabana, 1337 B.S. (July 26, 1930), the day of the inauguration of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Pahartali, Chittagong. Kaibalya Stotram, a magnificent creation, and many other devotional songs were penned by him. Thakur offered him the full responsibility of initiating new devotees, but he humbly refused. He went to Feni, Bangladesh on the auspicious day of Dol Purnima in the month of Chaitra 1341 B.S (1935) to join the Dol Utsab, where Thakur was also present and he left this mortal world on that very day. He was cremated at the burning ghat of Dadpur, Feni. Thakur declared there that Srimat Shyamacharan Chattopadhyay will be the Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham from that day. The Hara-Gauri temple at Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Pahartali was erected in the memory of Srimat Bandyopadhyay.

Srimat Shyamacharan Chattopadhyay

The Second Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham (Tenure : 1935 to 1960)

Srimat Shyamacharan Chattopadhyay, the second Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, took the charge in the month of Chaitra, 1341 B.S., under the directive of Sri Sri Thakur, after the First Mohant’s departure from this mortal world. He was born to Tarinicharan and Shorashibala in the village of Koarpur, Faridpur district,Bangladesh, in the month of Kartik, 1279 B.S. He was initiated by Sri Sri Thakur at Dingamanik. Sri Sri Thakur empowered him to initiate the devotees. During the inaugural function of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham,Jadavpur,India, on 13th Falgun 1349 B.S (25th February, 1942) Srimat Chattopadhyay worshipped the sacred shoes of Sri Sri Thakur. These sacred shoes are still worshipped regularly at the Dham. He laid down the foundation stone of the temple Sattyanarayan Sevamandir at Dingamanik, Bangladesh, the birth place of Thakur. After Thakur’s passing away on 18th Bhaishak 1356 B.S (May 1, 1949) the mortal remains of Sri Sri Thakur were buried at Choumuhani, Bangladesh in his presence and a beautiful temple in the name Samadhi Mandir was erected there under his leadership. He took the initiative of enormous developmental work in two Dhams and two temples at Dingamanik and Choumuhani. He traveled several places of Bangladesh and India, initiated several devotees, organized various holy festivals and inaugurated many temples of Sri Sri Thakur at different districts of Bangladesh and India. During the last few years of His life, in spite of His frail health, he didn’t even change his regular schedule. Guruchakra and Bhogni-Sanmelan were also named by him. He had deep love and regard on animals, birds and plants. Gomata Utsab (worship of cow like a mother) was introduced by him. The Kamdhenumata and the bird Moyna became the inhabitants of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Pahartali, during his tenure and after their demise separate memorials were erected over there. He made his voyage to Kaibalyalok after performing Saraswati Puja on March 2, 1960. His mortal body was buried at Sri Sri Kaibalyadham,  Pahartali and a memorial was constructed over there.

Srimat Brajendra Nath Bandyopadhyay

The Third Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham (Tenure : 1960 to 1971)

Srimat Brajendra Nath Bandyopadhyay became the Third Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham in 1960 after the Second  Mohant’s passing away and as per the approval of his predecessor. He was born at Outshahi, Bikrampur, Bangladesh, in 1296 B.S. Srimat Bandyopadhyay was a doctor by profession and was deeply involved with the devotional activities of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Pahartali. Srimat bandyopadhyay was initiated by Srimat Shyamacharan Chattopadhyay. He took initiative and active role to complete the unfinished developmental activities of Srimat Shyamacharan Chattopadhyay for Sri Sri Kaibalyadham. During the liberation war of Bangladesh, although he was quite aware of the imminent danger, he didn’t leave Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Pahartali, and offered the supreme sacrifice by laying down his own life in the hands of brute and barbaric Pakistani soldiers on March 29, 1971, as he loved Sri Sri Kaibalyadham more than his own life. His body remains were laid in rest next to 2nd Mohant’s memorial at Kaibalyadham and a memorial in his name has also been constructed.

Srimat Bhabatosh Bandyopadhyay

The Fourth Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham (Tenure : 1972 to 2000)

After the Third Mohant’s brutal and barbaric murder by the Pakistani soldiers during the liberation war of Bangladeshon March 29, 1971, Srimat Bhabatosh Bandyopadhyay had to take over as the Fourth Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham in 1972. Born to Ashutosh and Labanyaprova on Agrahayan 3, 1325 B.S. (Nov.16, 1918) inBikrampur,Bangladesh, Srimat Bandyopadhyay was a meritorious student all along. He did his Masters in English from Dhaka University and joined the government service as a Gazetted officer and discharged his duties with dedication. During the liberation war of Bangladesh, Srimat Bandyopadhyay was the Circle Officer in Pabna town and dedicated himself to various religious and welfare activities. He was initiated by Sri Sri Thakur. Soon after taking the charge of Mohant he reconstructed and expanded Sri Sri Kaibalyadham and other temples in Bangladesh since they were completely destroyed by the Pakistani soldiers during the liberation war of Bangladesh. The up-gradation of the charitable dispensary at Sri Sri Kaibalyadham,  Jadavpur, Kolkata, India, is one of the instances of his welfare activities. Like his predecessors, he travelled to several places in Bangladesh and India for the initiation of dedicated devotees. Sri Sri Kaibalyadham attained a pride of place during his tenure as the Mohant. He spent the last few years of his life at Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Jadavpur. The revered Fourth Mohanthad to respond to the call from the Kaibalyalok on May 13, 2000. He was cremated at Keoratala, Kolkata and a cenotaph was erected in his memory at Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, jadavpur. The ashes of his funeral pile were sent to Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Pahartali and a cenotaph was also built there in his memory.

Srimat Bimalendu Bikash Roy Choudhury

The Fifth Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham (Tenure : 2001 to 2005)

Srimat Bimalendu Bikash Roy Choudhury took over his charge as the Fifth Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham on Dec.9, 2001 after the passing away of the Fourth Mohant. Born on 1st November, 1935 in a noble Brahmin family of Bakila village in Chanpur district of Bangladesh and his father late Rajendralal Roy Chaudhury was the then famous headmaster of Bakila High School, which was founded by his grand father late Zeminder Parry krishna Roy Chaudhury. Srimat Roy Choudhury completed his post-graduation in Economics from Dhaka University and started his career as a lawyer after graduating in Law in 1962. He was highly honoured by the International and Comparative Law Centre, Dallas, USA, in 1981 and became a judge of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 1996. He had to officiate as the Chief Justice of Bangladesh occasionally during the absence of the Chief Justice, too. After his retirement on Jan. 11, 2000, he was appointed as a member of the Bangladesh Law Commission and was an Advisor to the then caretaker government of Bangladesh in 2001. A life member of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and Dhaka-based Brahma Samaj Kalyan Trust, he was involved with many other religious and welfare bodies and their activities. He took an active role to enhance the developmental and welfare activities of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham. Due to his whole-hearted support Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Jadavpur introduced a new program of providing financial assistance for the education and treatment of the poor people of the society. Also a library of religious books was inaugurated by his initiative on Dec.9, 2003 at Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Jadavpur. On April 10, 2005, the curtain came down on his worldly life in Kolkata, India. His mortal body was buried at Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, Pahartali and a memorial was constructed over there.

Srimat Ashoke Kumar Chattopadhyay

The Sixth Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham (Present Mohant)

Srimat Ashoke Kumar Chattopadhyay, the Sixth and present Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham, took the charge on Shravana 31, 1412 B.S. (Aug.16, 2005) after the Fifth Mohant’s departure from this mortal world. He was born on Jan. 2, 1945 to Atul Chandra and Amiyarani in the village of Baniagatiin  Bagerhat district of Bangladesh. After doing his M.A in English he served as a professor of English literature in different government colleges of Bangladesh and retired as the Head of the Department of English, Sherpur Government College. Srimat Chattopadhyay was initiated by Srimat Bhabatosh Bandyopadhyay, the 4th Mohant of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham. All the activities of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham are being inspired by his heartiest blessings and sans his overall support and blessings the launch of the website of Sri Sri Kaibalyadham would not have been possible at all. Besides, he has taken up plans and programs to further expand the Dham’s developmental and welfare activities for the benefit of the society.

Mohant of Sri Sri Satyanarayan Sebamondir,Dingamanik

Text box item sample content

Text box item sample content

Text box item sample content

Text box item sample content

Text box item sample content