Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra
A commemorative postage stamp on Shree Shree Thakur Anukulchandra, founder of Satsang :
Issued by India
Issued on Sep 2, 1987
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra.
Description of Designs : The 100p multicolour stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road. The First Day Cover has been designed by Shri Sankha Samantha and the cancellation by Smt. Alka Sharma.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported unwatermarked adhesive gravure coated stamp paper
Number Printed : 20,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
Name : Anukulchandra Chakravarty
Born on Sep 14, 1888 at Himaitpur village, Pabna district, Bengal Presidency, British India [now Bangladesh]
Died on Jan 27, 1969 at Deoghar, Deoghar district, Jharkhand, India
- Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra was born into the Brahmin family of Sri Shiva Chandra Chakraborty and Srimati Manomohini Devi on the 14th September 1888 at Himaitpur of Pabna district, now in Bangladesh.
- He was regarded by his devotees as a Yug Purushottama, his life, a divine manifestation. His personal magnetism, deep love and compassion inspired those around him. He was endowed with a powerful insight into human and external nature and is said to have gone frequently into a state of bhav–samadhi or spiritual trance. Miracles are reported to have occurred in the lives of his devotees, though he performed none.
- He advocated the total involvement of the self in the service of the Guru with constant practice of the mantra imparted by the Guru to ensure success in life. Discipline in his view, consisted of voluntary regulation of one’s thoughts, speech and actions in accordance with the Guru’s wish. His all-fulfilling love transformed the lives of many anti-social elements.
- He brought the sublime into daily life, approaching life’s problems in a balanced, dynamic, rationalistic and scientific way. A qualified physician from the National Medical School of Calcutta, he believed that “Death was a curable disease”. He imbued his message with the eternal principle of “Being and Becoming”. His interest ranged from education to herbal medicine, science to philosophy, literature to politics.
- Mahatma Gandhi, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Subhas Chandra Bose, Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, Eugene Exman, Fazlul Haque, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Swami Abhedananda, Shree Shree Ma Anandmayee, Acharya Tulsi were among the eminent people who met him.
- His ashram developed into a sprawling complex, a significant blend of the spiritual and material worlds, housing a science laboratory, an academic institute, a charitable hospital, a printing and publishing unit, a community kitchen and an administrative block.
- On 2nd September 1946 Sri Sri Thakur moved to Deoghar (Bihar) where he stayed on. A similar network of institutions developed here.
- Sri Sri Thakur left his mortal frame on 27th January 1969.