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Yugacharya
SriSri Pranavananda Brahmachari
(1896-1941)

Founder of Bharat Sevashram Sangha in
1917 in Bajitpur, Bangladesh
1922 in Kolkata, India

Located at 211, Rash Behari Avenue, Ballygunge, Kolkata-700019
The Head Office of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, India.

Appearance (holy birth) date: Maghi Purnima, January 29, 1896
Disappearance date: January 8, 1941
Boyhood name: Vinod, name after renunciation: Swami Pranabananda Brahmachari
Father: Bihnu Charan Bhuiya, Mother: Sarada Devi
Born by the Holy Blessings of Lord Shiva
Initiated (Diksha) by Yogiraj Gambhirnathji in 1913
Attainment of supreme spiritual power (Siddhi) by practising asceticism: 1916
Established Bajitpur Pranav Math: 1917
Embarked on serving the poor and destitutes of all castes: 1919
Established Bharat Sevashram Sangha in Madaripur Town, Satkhira and Khulna: 1921
Established Bharat Sevashram Sangha in Kolkata: 1922
Officially received the name of Bharat Sevashram Sangha and established Naugaon Ashram: 1923
Attended Ardha Kumbha Mela in Allahabad and took full ascetism and renunciation (Sannyas)
from Swami Govindananda Giri from whom he got the name of Swami Pranavanada: 1924
Served humanity through all encomapassing social welfare in various ways: 1925-1940
Left mortal body in Kolkata Bharat Sevashram Sangha Ashram: 1941
(a life-span of 3 weeks short of 45 years)
As per His wishes He was buried in the Temple of Pranav Math, Bajitpur, Bangladesh.



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