Baba Lokenath Brahmachari () or simply Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal.
Life and Death
Baba Lokenath Brahmachari was born on Janmastami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, on 18th Bhadra,1137 Bengali Era (roughly 29th August 1730) to a Brahmin family in the village of Chaurasi Chakla, named as Kochua,in basirhat sub-division, a couple of miles from Kolkata. His father Shree Ramnarayan Ghoshal and mother Shrimati Kamaladevi both were wholeheartedly God's true devotee. Ramnarayan Ghosal's one wish in life was to dedicate a child to the path of renunciation to liberate the family. Ramnarayan expreseed his wish to his beloved wife and she agreed to stand beside her husband on this pious decision. Eventually when Kamaladevi became pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful son, Ramnarayan reminded her about their decision. Poor mother bursted out of tears and begged him not to give away this child but also promised to dedicate the next one. Thus the couple had three sons, but none of them could be taken away from the mother Kamaladevi's lap, and Ramnarayan's wish was yet unfulfilled. Ramnarayan understood the affection of a mother's heart and decided to wait for the moment when his wife will dedicate a son with her own hands. Finally when the fourth son was born, his wife Kamaladevi willingly handed him over to her husband, Ramnarayan knew that the time had come to initiate his boy to the service of God.He pleaded with Acharya Bhagawan Ganguly,... Read More