Nigamananda Paramahansa

Year of birth : 1880
Parents : Bhuban Mohan, Manikya Sundari Devi
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" The Guru indeed is the embodiment of the essence of what the Vedanta teaches – the individual self (the Atman) is one and the same as the cosmic self (Paramatman or Brahman). " 

" The Guru and the disciple are inseparable in a way. The Guru cannot exist without being a part of a true disciple’s personality or character. " 

Books by the Master

'' Sadguru Swami Nigamananda '' ... '' The Divine Way of Life '' ... '' Yogi Guru'' ... '' Jnani Guru '' ... '' Brhamacharya Sadhan '' ... '' Tantrik Guru '' ... '' Premik Guru '' ... '' Vedanta Vivek '' ... '' Nigam Sutra ''


Swami Nigamananda Paramahansa was a Sadguru, a Yogi and a Hindu Spiritual Leader well known in Eastern India. He was associated with the shakti cult and viewed as a perfect Spiritual Master of tantra, gyan, yoga and prema or bhakti. His followers idealized him as their worshipped and beloved thakura.

Nigamananda was born into a Brahmin family in the hamlet of Kutabpur in Nadia district (at present Meherpur district Bangladesh). He 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. Nigamananda's followers believe that he achieved siddhi (perfection) in four different sadhanas (spiritual disciplines): tantra, gyan, yoga and prema. Based on these experiences, he wrote five Bengali language books: Brahamcharya Sadhana, Yogi Guru, Gyani Guru, Tantrika Guru, and Premik Guru.

Nigamananda reportedly experienced the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. After retiring from Saraswata Matha, Nigamananda spent the last fourteen years of his life in Puri. Durga Charan Mohanty, a school student, met him at Nilachala Kutir in 1930 and recognized him as sadguru. Mohanty became Nigamananda's disciple and wrote books for Nigamananda's establishment Nilachala Saraswata Sangha and translated Nigamananda's Bengali books into Odia. Under Mohanty's encouragement, more than 100 ashrams operate in Orissa. Nigamananda spent the last fourteen years of his life in Puri. He died in Calcutta on 29 November 1935.