Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee was born on 24th December 1933 in West Bengal. The sudden demise of his mother when he was away in service intensely agonized him. He grew averse to material pursuits andbecame spiritually inclined. He received initiation in Kriyayoga in April 1961. He reached the pinnacle of Kriyayoga within a short span. On 22nd February, 2017 Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee caused the cessation to His Mortal Existence and merged into His own essence.
Being an ardent devotee of Sanatana Dharma’s Polestar, Yogiraj Shama Churn Lahiree and to propagate His ideals and tenets before the masses so that they derive the right path, the right enlightenment, he has penned many books in Bengali, illustrating the science of Kriyayoga. Most of his books have been published in Indian languages like Hindi, Oriya, Telegu, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, and Malayalam. ‘Purana Purusha Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree’ has been published in English & French also. His other book ‘Who is this Shama Churn?’ is published in English. He has authored quite a number of articles delineating the science hence rationality of Kriyayoga. He has authored several books, poems, detailing the life, ideals, precepts, sadhana realisations of Yogiraj and expounded the innate significance of Prana, dharma and God concept. His writings have unfolded a new chapter on indology.
He has founded ‘Yogiraj Shyamacharan Sanatan Mission’ and the temple of Yogiraj at Kakdwip, West Bengal, India and Degaon, Near Pune, India with the objective that mankind can derive the Kriyayoga revived by Yogiraj. He has organized philanthropic activities through this Mission. To further Yogiraj-conciousness he has traveled throughout India and many places in Orient and Occident. People irrespective of caste, creed, color, nation, language, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, untouchables, renouncers, are all coming under his aegis and are finding in him their haven and panacea for all evils. He has large following throughout India and abroad like USA, England, France, Spain, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Bangladesh etc.
He expounds that all-pervasive Prana is dharma and God. The total creation of man, insects, animals, trees, water, earth, air, fire, sky all have the same dharma and belong to one Master. God is Still State of Prana. If Prana who inheres in the body-temple is nursed Universal Love will prevail and eternal peace be reinstated.
The speciality of him is that he has scrupulously adhered to the ideals of Yogiraj thus has remarkably juxtaposed total domestic existence with yogic discipline as shown by Yogiraj Himself.
First to HUMAN KNOWLEDGE he has unfolded and harmoniously blended the chapter of dharma and history. Till date humanity knew Yogiraj to be a Mahapurusha or a Mahayogi, but Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr. A.K. Chatterjee is the kriyayoga Preceptor in the world who has unravelled the abstruse esotericism of Yogiraj thereby revealing the truth “WHO HE IS” through his books ‘Purana Purusha’ and ‘Who is this Shama Churn?’,the first being a complete biography based on the 26 confidential diaries of Yogiraj. The onus porbandi of making HIS realizations accessible and comprehensible to the masses was undertaken by him…..that Yogiraj is the Fountain-Head of Kriyayoga; that His Kriya is dharma and its practice only will result in salvation; that He is Redeemer and the Saviour…..has all been expatiated by Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr. Chatterjee in his books and articles. Thus Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr. Chatterjee is awakening Yogiraj-consciousness to the masses for mankind will soon bow their heads in obeisance thereby realizing Him to be the only truth and Kriyayoga to be the universal panacea for all ills.
His objective is not to make man any more deflect but to reorient and bind them towards the infallible intrinsic Kriyayoga Avenue. He has given declining Kriyayoga a push. His objective to usher humanity into the zenith of Satyayuga (Golden Age) when all dichotomies, tension, discord will cease and halcyon days be reinstated will soon be effected.