Nigamananda Paramahansa

Nigamananda Paramahansa

Born Aug 19, 1880
Hometown Bengal Presidency
Died Nov 29, 1935
Death Place Calcutta

Swami Nigamananda Paramahansa (Bengali: স্বামী নিগমানন্দ পরমহংস, Oriya: ସ୍ବାମୀ ନିଗମାନଂଦ ପରମହଂସ, Hindi: स्वामी निगमानंद परमहंस was born into a brahmin family in the hamlet of Kutabpur in Nadia district . His followers idealized him as their worshiped and beloved thakura. Swami Nigamananda was a sannyasi from Shankar's cult. After his ordination as a sannyasi he came to be known as Paribrajakacharya Paramahansa Srimat Swami Nigamananda Saraswati Deva.… Read More

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1880 Birth Born on August 18, 1880.


1895 14 Years Old In 1895 he entered Dhaka Asanulla Engineering College.
1897 16 Years Old In 1897 his father married him to a thirteen year old girl named Sudhansubala Devi of Halisahar.
1899 18 Years Old He completed his study in 1899 and joined a service in the District Board of Dinajpur, the estate of Rani Rashmoni.


1901 20 Years Old At the end of Vadra, 1901 (approximately five years after marriage) when he was serving as the supervisor of the Narayanpur Estate (Zamindari), Nalinikanta saw the shadowy image of his wife standing at the table glowering and silent while she was away at Kutabpur (Nalinikanta's village). … Read More
1902 21 Years Old …  In 1902 he searched for a jnani guru. … Read More
1903 22 Years Old Again Nigamananda went out to seek a guru. In 1903 he met a "yogi guru" (yoga master) - whom he called "Sumeru Dasji" (otherwise known as Koot Hoomi Lal Singh or Kuthumi). … Read More
After hard practice, in the month of Poush 1904, Nigamananda was able to master Savikalpa samadhi (the trance in which the yogi loses his body consciousness and acquires a transcendental consciousness while retaining his individual identity). … Read More
1905 24 Years Old Nigamananda founded his first Yoga Ashram in 1905 (1312 BS) at Kodaldhoa in Garo Hills, which is called now "Garohill-Yogashrama" (गारोहिल योगाश्रम). … Read More


1912 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Nigamananda founded "Shanti Ashram" (शांति आश्रम) in 1912 at Jorhat to fulfill his three missions, to propagate Sanatana Dharma (spreading eternal religion), spreading true education and serve everybody as god incarnate. … Read More
1915 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Nigamananda installed Jagat Gurus Ashan (जगत गुरु आसन), in 1915 at Kokilamukh, Jorhat, Assam and established many ashrams and made thousands of disciples in the guru-shishya tradition. … Read More


1935 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Swami Nigamananda retired and resided in Nilachala Kutir in Puri for several years, till 1935.
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