Sunday, October 2, 2022

Bangladesh: 135th birth anniversary of Spiritual leader Thakur Anukulchandra observed

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Thousands of people from across Bangladesh and India congregated at Hemayetpur, Pabna in Bangladesh to celebrate the 135th birth anniversary of the spiritual leader Shri Anukulchandra Thakur.

Anukulchandra Chakravarty popularly known as Sree Sree Thakur, was a spiritual leader and the founder of Satsang, in Deoghar. He was born in a Brahmin family. Chakravarty died on 27 January 1969. The Government of India released a commemorative postage stamp, in 1987.

Deoghar

Deoghar is a major city in Jharkhand, India. It is a holy sacred place of Hinduism. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas sites of Hinduism (Baidyanath Temple). The sacred temples of the city make this a place for pilgrimage and tourists. The city is administrative headquarter of Deoghar District at Santhal Parganas division of Jharkhand.

Satsang

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Satsang is a philanthropic organization founded by Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra. It is one of the major spiritual and cultural movements in India started in the early 20th century. Satsang was originally registered in Pabna (British India) in 1925 as a public charitable institution. However, after the Independence and partition of India, it was again registered in 1951 in the Indian Union under the Societies Registration act of 1860.

Its headquarters was established as Satsang Ashram at Deoghar, Jharkhand (then Bihar) after Thakur Anukulchandra moved to Deoghar from his birthplace in the Pabna District of East Bengal (now Bangladesh) on September 2, 1946. At present Satsang has more than two thousand branches located in India, Bangladesh, Burma, Europe, Middle East, Africa and America.

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