Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee

Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee , author of this book was born in 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 and became spiritually inclined. He received initiation in Kriyayoga in April 1961. He reached the pinnacle of Kriyayoga within a short span.

His three Gurus were stalwarts in the Kriyayoga discipline.  His first Guru was Sri Annada Charan Shastri (Bhattacharya) disciple of Panchanan Bhattacharya, an elevated disciple of Yogiraj Sri Shama Churn Lahiree. After Sastriji’s demise, Dr Chatterjee obtained initiation from Sundarlal Lalaji of Varanasi, disciple of  Harinarayan  Paladhi,  who  was  the  disciple  of Yogiraj and  later  from  Sri Satyacharan Lahiri, grandson of Yogiraj.

Today Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee is acknowledged as a World Kriyayoga Master.Being an ardent devotee of Sanatana Dharma 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 several Indian languages like Hindi, Oriya, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil and  Malayalam.  ‘Purana Purusha Yogiraj  Sri  Shama  Churn Lahiree’  has  been  published  in  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’  (YSSM)  at Kakdwip,  West  Bengal,  India;  ‘Yogiraj  Shyamacharan  Mission’  (YSM)  at Nusrapur  Degaon,  near  Pune,  Maharashtra,  India;  ‘Shyamacharan  Sanatan Mission’  (SSM)  at  Padmarao  Nagar  Colony,  Kapra,  ECIL,  Hyderabad, Telangana, India and Yogiraj Shamacharan Development Trust (YSDT), Mumbai, India with the objective that mankind can derive the Kriyayoga revived by Yogiraj. He has organized philanthropic activities through these Missions. To further Yogiraj-consciousness he has travelled throughout India and many places in the Orient and the Occident.

People irrespective of caste, creed, colour, nation, language, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, untouchables, renouncers, have all come under his aegis and found in him their haven and panacea for all evils. He has a large following throughout India and abroad like USA, England, France, Spain, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Bangladesh etc.

Mahamahopadhyaya Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee was invited as the sole representative from India to participate and mediate in the Parliament of World  Religions held  at Val St. Hugon,  France in  1997 convened  by the Dalai Lama and sponsored by UNO, UNESCO, UNCHR. At this Parliament of World Religions, he upheld the tenets of Sanatana yogadharma to the world with a clarion voice. His brilliant exegesis on the subject of love, peace and solidarity – ‘ONE GOD, ONE RELIGION, ONE WORLD, ONE MAN’ at The Parliament of World Religions received tumultuous applause. French newspapers commented on him to be a ‘wise worthy dignied sage’ ‘a seer’ a visionary’ etc.

Moreover, he was conferred the prestigious Honoris Causa (MAHAMAHOPADHYAYA) by Tirupati Sanskrit University, Tirupati at their 16th Annual Convocation for His inimitable contribution to Indology for six decades. 

In addition  in  December  2012,  he  was  conferred  the  Lifetime Achievement  Award  at  the  1st  World  Parliament  of  Spirituality  held  in Hyderabad.