Kuladananda Brahmachari and Ajapa

Sri Kuladananda Brahmachari was one of the principal disciples of Sadguru (Guru who liberates his disciples from the cycle of birth and death) Sri Bijoykrishna Goswami. He achieved siddhi in Brahmacharya and devotion to the Guru. He is said to have revived a dead man once, by the power of faith in his master. He is remembered one century after his death for his great work, Sri Sri Sadguru Sanga, his day to day spiritual experiences with his master, recorded in his diaries. His samadhi/ tomb is in Puri, just opposite to the tomb of his master.
Kuladananda Brahmachari in Shiva dress, Neelkantha Vesh

Kuladananda Brahmachari in Shiva dress, Neelkantha Vesh

Here, Kuladananda-ji is shown in his usual Neelkantha Vesh (special attire, or, getup that resembles Shiva), as he ordered by his master. 108 Rudraksha beads are worn in a specific order, like x numbers in a garland, y numbers as ear-rings, z numbers in arm-lets, etc. Ash from his daily havan kunda was to be applied on the forehead, behind the neck, etc. Ash smearing was one of his daily rituals, as was hawan, yajna, nyasa parts of his sadhana. He had to remain celibate, physically and mentally. He also practiced Ajapa sadhana very seriously. He practiced pranayama, as taught by his Guruji Sri Bijoykrishna Goswami. Kuladananda Baba had the great fortune of meeting great sadhu, mahatma and sages like Sri Gambhirnath, the Mahasiddha Yogi of Gorakhpur, Baba Lokenath the godlike yogi of Baradi, Bangladesh, Mahatma Siddha Lengababa, Sri Ramdas Kathia Baba of Vrindavan, Baba Bholananda Giri (Bhola Giri) of Haridwar and many others and he received their blessings. These sages and his own Guru were like pillars of wisdom and spiritual power.
Lineage
The lineage is considered important among the sadhus of India. Sri Kuladananda Brahmachari’s lineage is as follows:
(1) Sri Brahmananda Paramhamsa of Gyangunj, or, Siddhashram, situated in Tibet –> (2) Sri Bijoykrishna Goswami, who is famous all over West and East Bengal. He established his main Asram in Gendariya, Dhaka, Bangladesh –> (3) Sri Kuladananda Brahmachari.
AJAPA Practice ( a few words about his sadhana and ajapa breathing)
Ajapa means to recite the mantra with breathing, instead of using a rosary. This method is more effective than mala, or, rosary. This japa continues even when one is not consciously repeating the holy name, or, even if one is asleep, or, dreaming. God’s name gets bound with the breath and continues throughout one’s life uninterruptedly. Obviously, Kuladananda Brahmachari had to put great effort and practice for many years.
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