Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra was born into Brahmin family of Sri Shiva Chandra Chakraborty and Srimati Monomohini Devi on 14 th September 1888 at Himayatpur of Pabna district, now in Bangladesh.
He was regarded by his devotees as a Yug Purushottama, his life was a divine manifestation. His personal magnetism, deep love, and compassion inspired those around him. He was endowed with a powerful insight into human and external nature and is said to have gone frequently into a state of Bhava-Samadhi or spiritual trance. Miracles are reported to have occurred in the lives of his devotees, though he performed none.
He advocated the total involvement of the self in the service of the Guru with constant practice of the mantra imparted by the Guru to ensure success in life. Discipline in his view, consisted of voluntary regulation of one’s thoughts, speech and actions in accordance with the Guru’s wish. His all fulfilling love transformed the lives of many anti-social elements.
He brought the sublime into daily life, approaching life’s problems in a balanced, dynamic, rationalistic and scientific way. As a student of the National Medical School of Calcutta, he believed the “Death was a curable disease”. He imbued his message with the eternal principle of “Being and Becoming”. His interest ranged from education to herbal medicine, science to philosophy, literature to politics.
Mahatma Gandhi, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, Eugene Exman, Faziui Haque, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Swami Abhedananda, Shree Shree Ma Anandmayee, Acharya Tulsi were among the eminent people who met him.
His ashram developed into a sprawling complex, a significant blend of the spiritual and material worlds, housing a science laboratory, an academic institute, a charitable hospital, a printing and publishing unit, a community kitchen and an administrative block.
On 2 nd September 1946 Sri Sri Thakur moved to Deoghar (Bihar) where he stayed on. A similar network of institution developed here.
Sri Sri Thakur left his mortal frame on 27 th January 1969.