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Swami Sivrama Kinkar Yogtrayananda

Swami Sivrama Kinkar Yogtrayananda was a saintly personality of the 19th century CE. He was born in Vrahnagar, Howrah, West Bengal, in Brahmin (Sanyal) family.

Before he got diksha (initiation), his name was Shashi Bhushana. At fifteen, he gained proficiency in Bengali, English, and Sanskrit and acquired scholarships in Vedas, Vedanta, Puranas, astrology etc. In later years, he proved to be a talented doctor in Allopathy, Homoeopathy, and Ayurveda.

When Shashi Bhushana was sixteen, the god diksha from Dandi Swami Sri Shiva Ramanandji and assumed the monastic name of Swami Sivrama Kinkar Yogtrayananda. However, he continued to live the life of a householder.

He had fixed a room for his daily sadhana (meditation). His spirituality attracted many disciples such as Satish Chandra, Kali Krishnan Dutt, Rajender Babu, Mahender Das, and Kashi Naresh, among others, who took care of his family needs. Swamji’s lectures on Vedanta drew large audiences and select intellectuals.