Sydney, 22 September 2018
I was very pleased to be at the 131st birth anniversary celebrations and Satsang of Yuga Puroshottam, Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra Maharaj today at Pennant Hill Community Centre, Pennant Hills, NSW.
It’s a matter of privilege that Shri Raj Datta and I were invited as the guests of Honor at the celebrations.
I enjoyed the Satsang and learned many things today.
- Sree Sree Thakur (Anukulchandra Chakravarty) was born in Himaitpur, Pabna (presently Bangladesh) on 14 September 1888 and passed away in Deoghar, present day Jharkhand, India on 27 January 1969.
- He was a homeopathic doctor, who was a popular doctor of his times.
- He was interested in helping people not only for external ailments, but also inner spiritual maladies.
- Satsang (Sat means truth and Sang means Association) was started. Satsang is part of Hinduism.
- He wrote a book named Satyanusaran and outlined his teachings.
- He believed in communal harmony and unity in diversity of multitude of religions.
- He preached convergence rather than conversion, believing in unity of various religions.
- He preached that people should elevate themselves by following a living ideal (Guru).
- He preached that people should exalt themselves by active service.
- He was loved by his disciples as a great guru, who was considered a Yuga Purushottam and called Sree Sree Thakur.
- Indian Govt issued a Postal stamp in his honor in 1987.
- He was a multifaceted and multidimensional personality, who was a doctor, philosopher, spiritualist, social reformer, preacher and Guru besides many other things.
Dr Yadu Singh