Swami Bhuteshananda
Born (1901-09-08)8 September 1901
Somsar, Bengal, British India
Died 10 August 1998(1998-08-10) (aged 96)
Belur Math
Guru Swami Saradananda

Swami Bhuteshananda was born on 8 September 1901 at Somsar in Bengal Presidency. His premonastic name was Vijay Chandra. His father was Purna Chandra Roy and his mother Charubala Devi.

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 Kolkata. 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. On 18 December 2015, a new temple and monastery were inaugurated at Somsar, his ancestral village in Bankura district.

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