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Bhuteshananda Gender: M
Vijay Chandra
born on 8 September 1901 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Bankura, India, 23n15, 87e04
Timezone LST m88e20 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Seth
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°10' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°08 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 00°51'


Indian religious leader, head of the Ramakrishna Mission, an Indian religious organization which forms the core of a worldwide spiritual movement known as the Ramakrishna Movement or the Vedanta Movement.

In 1921 Saradananda initiated Vijay with Mantradiksha at the Mother's house. He was bestowed with the vows of Brahmacharya by Shivananda in 1923 on Holy mother's birthday, and was named 'Priya Chaitanya'.

In 1936, he was appointed the president of the Ramakrishna Math, Shillong. In 1945, he was appointed as the president of Rajkot Math. In 1965, Bhuteshanandaji was appointed as one of the Trustees and a Member of the Governing body of Ramakrishna Mission. In 1975, Bhuteshanandaji became one of the Vice-Presidents of the Order and moved over to Kankurgachi Yogodyan, a suburb of Kolkota. Following the death of Gambhirananda, the 11th president of the Order, in 1989, he became the 12th president.

During twenty-three years as Vice President and President of the Order he travelled to many countries including Singapore, Fiji, Japan, Australia, America, Canada, England, France, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and carried the ideals and ideas of Ramakrishna-Mother-Vivekananda to innumerable people.

He died on 10 August 1998.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Ashish Seth quotes from an online biography: "Swami Bhuteshanandaji was born at 7.00 in the evening on Sunday, 8 September 1901 (23rd Bhadra 1308 BS) at Somsar, a village in the Bankura district of West Bengal. He took his birth at the ascendant of Mina (Pisces) under the nakshatra Punarvasu (Pollux), on Krishna-Ekadashi tithi. This child was destined to become a great spiritual leader" [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Religion : Other Religion (Head of the Ramakrishna Mission)