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Sri Loknath Baba

Some sculptures inside the modern temple of Baba Lokenath.

The Modern Temple of Baba lokenath beside his ancestral house in Chakla.

The Place where he used to perform Yagnas

The Ancestral House of Baba Lokenath.

Great souls have come to mankind to uplift their lives and the way to lead it. They have always inspired mankind to master the art of living in a way to stay close to purity and happiness. Sri Loknath Baba was one such eminent personality who still glitters in million of Bengali hearts. Amongst a few – a very few semi-legendary Hindu saints, who marked their names all across India and even abroad, Sri Loknath Baba was the one.

Born on Janmastami (the birthday the Lord Krishna) in the year 1730 to a Bramhin family, just a couple of miles away from Kolkata, in a village of Chaurasi Chakla, Baba Lokenath Brahmachari grew up in the simplest way possible. His father Ramnarayan Ghosal and mother Kamaladevi soon realized that their little Loknath was a bit too different from the rest of t…