Baba Vishuddhananda

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Main Ashram-Gyanganj
The Gyanganj Yogashram, with a perimeter of about 16 kilometres, is situated in the western region of Tibet, an upland in the Himalayas to the north of India, an upland in the Himalayas to the north of India. The ancient name of this Yogashram was “Indra Bhawan”.The ancient Ashram was renovated and restored to its prizing glory once again by Swami Gyananand Paramhasns, a disciple of Maharshi Mahatapa.Under his able administration and responsible management it started functioning properly once again under the new name of Gyanganj.All this renovation took place about seven hundred years earlier, i.e. say about 1225 A.D.

Gyanganj is an extra Ordinary spiritual training centre. The Brahmacharis, Brahmacharinis, Yogis and Paramhansas of this centre, after getting estabilished in the state of Aham-Brahmasmi roam about in the universe as, when and where they like.Yogiraj Shri Vishuddhanand had eulogized about the eminence of Gyanganj Yogashram any a time amongst his disciple.He had also described in brief at times about the supernatural experiences and power of the Yogis of this Ashram.It is some dream land beyond one’s imagination.

 Param Gurudev Shri Visuddhananda Paramhansa

Bholanath Chattopadhyay(Kashyap Gotra) was born at Bondul,a village in Bardhaman District,West Bengal,India on 13th March,1856.His father was shri Akhilchandra Chattopadhyay and Mother was shrimati Rajrajeswari Devi.In his childhood,Bholanath used to have great faith in god and super natural powers in built.A dog had bitten in his leg and he went to a relative’s house at Hooghly.The pain was very much that he went in to Ganges to suicide.There,he looked at a saint,performing some kriya and when ever the saint exceed his hand to the Ganges,waters came in to his hand itself.That saint stopped bholanath and completely cured him just by touching him and also prescribed a little medicine.Bholanath had that sense that he should demand something more valuable from that yogi.He wanted to be a disciple.that yogi consoled the he was not Bholanath’s Guru but, promised him to take away some other time to his master.Till then,That yogi gave a mantra and kriya to practice.
Following some other incidents,after years,Bholanath met that yogi again at Dhaka when he was just 14 years old.That yogi took to him through air and reached a secret yogashram of highly qualified spiritual master,gyanganj.Later,Bholanath came to his name as Paramhansa Nimanand,a Bengali yogi aged about 500 years then.He took bholanath to his master,A great yogi Mahatapa about 1300 years old then.He initiated bholanath and named him as Visuddhanand.Gyanganj was like a dream land.Visuddhanandji had a tough training there and went through Brahmacharya(12 years),Dandi(4 years),Sannyasi(4 years),Tirthaswami(8 years) and after 23 years of continuous spiritual practice.He achieved Paramhansa title.
Swamiji got married to Krishnabhamini Devi as per master’s direction when he was Visuddhananda Tirthaswami.At first,He stayed at Guskara for 30 years,earning money by astrology and homeopathy treatment.Later as per directions received from Gyanganj,Ashrams were estabilished at Bondul,Bardhaman,Puri,Varanasi and Kolkata.King of Jhalda,Raja Uddhab Singha Roy was a disciple of Swamiji,he built  an ashram at Jhalda and dedicated it to Swamiji.He had two sons and a daughter.Durgapada,Vishnupada and Bisweswari.Durgapada got married and had four sons,Manojmohon,Sarojmohon,Abanimohon and Sarosimohon.Visuddhanandji left his mortal body at kolkata ashram in 1937.
Few Incidents to share;;
1.Once Swamiji was teaching his disciple,Upendranath Roy Chowdhury,a Police officer,
“Look upendra,the whole creation seems true,but its just an illusion of mind”
“Baba,I am watching you,is that an illusion”
“where I am?”..and Swamiji vanished.After some time he entered the room from out side.
“Upendra,Only focus on your practice,You will realize everything yourself”

Swamiji discussed that the philosophy of  hindu religion is unbeatable and to explain,he demonstrated many things,
2.In chandi,it is said that Brhamaji seated on the naval lotus of Bhawan Vishnu and Its true.Disciples asked,”How It can be possible?”
“Get a me some ganga water”
Baba laid down on the floor and with the ganga water,he was pushing to his naval side and the naval lotus came up and Lotus smell filled the atmosphere.

3.Mahamohopadhyay Jaganath Mishra came to visit swamiji at Benaras ashram.
“Baba,it is said that Lord Krishna has shown the whole universe to Ma Josoda in his mouth.Is that really possible? ”
Baba opened his mouth and asked Panditji to come closer,“now look in to my mouth”
Panditji saw mountains, seas forests and many for few minitues and the scene disappeared.

4.One day,Disciples were discussing about the battles as described in Ramayan,Mahabharata.Regarding this,Baba took a bamboo arrow and with some mantra he threw it to a tree near by.Fire suddenly caught there.Baba took another arrow and threw it to the same place and the fire disappeared.

5.Bhusan babu,an old disciple came in to the ashram and thanked baba for saving his life.Last night,Bhusan babu was sleeping on bed and fallen down on the floor far from the bed and there were lotus aroma was filled in the air that meant baba had come.If Bhusan babu fallen down just beside the bed.The yoga danda would risked his life.
“Baba,How you saved bhusan babu’s life?he was sleeping and not asking for help.you are on your practice.so,how it happened?”
“I am bound to save my disciple’s life.So,the guru shakti appeared at once and save Bhusan”
So,there were many incidents.Baba was very kind to his disciples.He often took away diseases from his disciples and suffered himself.His best achievement was to establish Ma Nabamundi Asan at Varanasi,Visuddhananda Kanan.He also did research works on Solar Science,Air Science,Star Science and used to demonstrate these in front of disciples.Baba left his disciples and grand sons to carry on this tradition and here the story begins when Aniruddha met his grandson,Shri Sarosi Mohan Chatto padhyay,Jethu,his Guruji.

Baba’s Teachings and Instructions-
1.Surrender yourself solely and completely to the Supreme Power and then You have no need to worry about anything at all.
2.Perform the Kriya (religious commandement) given by the Guru regularly and implicitly according to his instructions and all shall be well.
3.Every bit and particle of this world is against your interest.You are only friend and well wisher.So,depend only on your own efforts.
4.Having the vision of a deity is not of much value.You have to develop spirituality within yourself to able to perceive the divinity in a deity.Only similar can understand and meet with each other.
5.What happens slowly is proper time is right, like it is best to climb a hill slowly but steadily.
6.You only see the sufferings but don’t look with this little so many of your sins being washed away.Always stay pure heart and love others.If you go on committing sins,You must face the destiny.Dont forget,Your present will result the future.
7.Its good to starve once but don’t borrow money.When all your settlements will be clear,You can be free.Keep that in mind.If Someone helped you,Remain always grateful to it.
And so on;

Jethu once confimed Aniruddha that another Yogi from Gyanganj had officially initiated him when He had been 17 years old.But,never disclosed his identity and advised to follow only Visuddhanandji.

                                                       Gurudev Shri Sarosi Mohan Chattopadhyay
Shri Sarosi Mohan chatterjee was born on 18th Oct,(5th kartik),1924.He was the youngest grand son of Swami Visuddhanand Paramhansadev.His father was Durgadas Paramhansadev and mother,Nivanoni Devi.He has a brilliant academic carrier.He schooled from Burdwan Municipal High School.He graduated from Burdwan Raj College.He had completed M.A from Calcutta University.He joined as an Officer in Excise department under Govt of India.After 3 years,He had changed his mind and studied L.L.B and started practicing at Burdwan Judge Court.He got married with Ranu Mukherjee in 1963.He had a son and three daughters.Later,He also left law practice and made his living on agricultural Income.

Since his child hood,He was brought up in a religious atmoshphere under the supervision of Swami Visuddhananda Paramhansadev.Once,He was sleeping with swamii,heard some sound coming out from swamiji’s body.On quiry,Swamiji directed that it was his beej mantra and other instructions.Sarosi Mohan was very regular with yogic practice since child hood.He was gayatri siddha.After swamiji left his mortal body in 1937 and Durgadasji also left his abode in 1941.Sarosi Mohan once had a vision of Swami Bhriguram Paramhansadev,senior gurubhai and most powerful yogi of gyanganj who consoled him.Another yogi of gyanganj initiated Shri Sarosimohan when he was just 17 years old.
After few years,he was developed him self that much that he could start interactions with swami Visuddhanand Paramhansadev.He carried away swamii’s directions through out his life.He also received letters from gyanganj regarding ashram issues.He had very few disciples.He tested anyone hard before making disciples and also took swamji’s permission.He strictly mentain his secrets and remained silent most of the time.He valued  practice consistantly more than any discussions.

He was a good singer and received  his teachings from famous Gyan Goswamij of that timei.He liked to read books more than any thing till the last days of his life.

He left his mortal body at the age of 90 years in kolkata on 29th December,2014.

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