Tulsi Bose SHRINE

Tulsi Bose was the boyhood friend of Paramhansa Yogananda.  Paramhansa Yogananda would often come to this home to meditate when his own home was too noisy.  This house is often called a seed, because it is where Paramhansa Yogananda started his very first school.  Paramhansa Yogananda also used to teach people to meditate on this property.  It truly is where his worldwide work began.

Many saints have visited this house including Swami Vivekananda, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Anandamoyi Ma, Swami Kriyananda, and Swami Atmananda.

Hassi Mukherjee was the daughter of Tulsi Bose.  She passed away in Kolkata on 27 August 2019.  Master blessed her during her entrance into this world, and certainly must have blessed her exit.  She was a dear friend to many Ananda devotees.  To learn more about her life click here: https://anandaindia.org/blog/remembering-hassi-ma/

There are many groups from Ananda and outside of Ananda who come and visit the house on a regular basis.  Hassi Ma served all of these groups selflessly until the end of her life.  We are determined to carry on in the spirit of Hassi Ma, and do a great job of serving everyone.

You may enjoy learning more about this house by watching this video of Hassi Mukherjee and her son Manash.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jplwJc8nN_M&t=8s

We would love for you to come and visit!  For more information or to arrange a visit, please e-mail gurupriya@anandaindia.org or call +91 74393 55065 / +91 96413 61124.  You are welcome to come and take a seclusion in this shrine.

We also can arrange a one day tour for you that will include a visit to Tulsi Bose’s Shrine, Paramhansa Yogananda’s house, The Levitating Saint’s house, and J.C. Bose’s house.  These four holy pilgrimage sites are all within 10 minutes walking distance from each other.

We look forward to seeing you!

J.C. Bose’s Residence

Close to Yoganandaji’s childhood home, Mukunda (his childhood name) visited the great scientist who then invited him to his laboratory to see his crescograph.

“The poet is intimate with truth, while the scientist approaches awkwardly. Come someday to my laboratory and see the unequivocable testimony of the crescograph.”
– Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda.

The museum has the original crescograph which Bose showed to him.

Museum Timings: Wednesday & Friday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Sir JC Bose Trust, Acharya Bhaban,93, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata-700 009, West Bengal, India

Phone:(033)2360 0078 E-mail:sirjcbose@gmail.com

Bhaduri Mahasaya’s (the Levitating Saint) Ashram

“I saw a yogi remain in the air, several feet above the ground, last night at a group meeting.” My
friend, Upendra Mohun Chowdhury, spoke impressively.
I gave him an enthusiastic smile. “Perhaps I can guess his name. Was it Bhaduri Mahasaya, of
Upper Circular Road?”…….”The yogi lives so close to my home that I often visit him.”
– Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda.

Address of the ashram: 2B, Rammohan Roy Rd,Garpar, Raja Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700009.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

We can arrange a pilgrimage for you to Dakshineswar.
Yogananda describes two of his many pilgrimages to this temple, in his autobiography.
Here is an extract:”Silent Mother with stony heart,” I prayed, “Thou becamest filled with life at the request of Thy beloved devotee Ramakrishna; why dost Thou not also heed the wails of this yearning son of Thine?”

– Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda.