Swami Shriyukteshwar was born on 10 May 1855 in Serampore, India. Already in his early youth he was looking for a worthy spiritual teacher. With an insatiable desire for more and more knowledge he completed his school education and university and finally graduated from the medical faculty. After the death of his beloved father, he inherited his business and land. At his mother’s request he married and founded a family. But neither his family life nor his profound medical, astrological and astronomical knowledge could give him complete satisfaction.
In 1883 he was initiated into Kriya Yoga by his Satguru Lahiri Mahasaya. Constantly anchored in the consciousness of God, he went through the different stages of life from the family father and yogi to the realized master and monk and inspired many people to a spiritual lifestyle through his exemplary greatness. After the founding of the Karar Ashram in Puri, on the east coast of India, the Guru of thousands of secular disciples also became the Guru of the world’s renouncing monks. At the behest of Babaji, he wrote his famous book “The Sacred Science” and spread Kriya Yoga throughout India. His work later spread worldwide through his advanced students, such as Paramahamsa Yogananda, Swami Satyananda Giri and Paramahamsa Hariharananda.