never left the company of his Guru till his last and delved
into intense penance and naam-japa. He would sit on his seat
after dinner and spend whole night in Ajapa Sadhan as his
Guru Gosaiji did and get up at 6’o clock in the next
morning. Seeing his intense penance his Guru advised him to
take rest on week ends. On Guru Kripa his spiritual upliftment
unfolded very fast.
His first supernatural vision was the spirit of Late Dwarikanath
Mitra (ex Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court). A renowned
person, as he was, could at once be recognized by Jagabandhu.
Late Mitra wanted help from Jagabandhu as he was suffering
very much in that spirit state. He arranged for alleviation
of his suffering through “Gaya Sraddha” by his
daughter (it was not done earlier). Later the Late Justice
acknowledged thankfully in his subsequent appearance before
After four years of intense penance Gosaiji said Jagabandhu
has attained the stage from where the mind is always fixed
in incessant prayer (Ajapa) in spite of external work.
Gosaiji had said –“Jagabandhu is not an ordinary
soul. Sri Govindaji Gopinathji & Madamohanji favor him
by asking for bhog (food). Such is his raag bhakti. He is
one of His close associates who come to earth for accomplishing
upliftment of mankind. One should not judge these souls from
their external activities.”
Gosaiji, while in his mortal body, had instructed Jagabandhuji
to give deeksha to the aspirants but he never did it till
Gosaiji lived. But after his demise Gosaiji asked him thrice
in his finer body to give deeksha to seekers. Revered Jagabandhu
Moitraji’s first disciple was the son of his Guru brother
revered advocate Hemendra Mitra a disciple and a close associate
Renowned Swami Premananda Bharatiji and Gosaiji’s direct
disciples used to send hundreds of seekers to Moitraji for
In many cases disciples saw Gosaiji during deeksha. Many of
his disciples reached very high state of Sadhana within a
short time. Revered Moitraji always said that Gosaiji is the
Guru. He is giving deeksha on his behalf.
Moitraji had attained the stage of incessant inner awareness
and remained without sleep. He lived surrounded by many devotees
so they were fortunate to observe in him at nights various
occult expressions spontaneously oozing out. In a state of
external awareness he always tried to control outer manifestation
of inner rapture during Japa & Loud chanting (these manifestations
are known as Satwik-Vikar).
One day when his wife was not in the room, their younger child
got burnt by dipping his hand in a boiling bowl of rice and
started screaming. Jagabandhu was in the same room deeply
engrossed in meditation. He came back to external sense as
he heard the scream but could not move his body to attend
the baby until his mother came back. This shows his state
Alike Gosaiji he lived with his family, disciples & co
disciples in large numbers yet there was no financial crunch
ever seen. Any amount of sweets that might come, he distributed
at once without saving for his children who were not present
on spot. This shows his stringent adherence to the principles
of Akaash-Vritti. Generally he used to take his lunch at 11o’clock
but in case any one came late he would ask others to take
their lunch and himself wait till the last person came back,
however late he may come.
The following books written by him are available—
• Guru Shishya Sambad
• Rishi Charit
• Saral Siddhant Kaumudi
• Karuna Katha
• Life of Sadguru Bijoy Krishna Goswami
In his early age he was a very bold hearted person but after
holding the chair of Guru he became very soft. Once he was
seen fanning a disciple for a long time while he fell asleep
and found to be sweating. When the disciple got up, the Guruji
smilingly patted him to relieve him of his embarrassment.
His voice often choked in and tears rolled down whenever he
Revered Sarojini Mitra (better known as “Maa-Mani”)
is a disciple of Jagabandhu Moitraji who had reached a very
high level of spiritual accomplishment. Her inner eye had
opened and she used to remain engrossed in “leela darshan”
even while doing daily routine work.
Her Gopal partook Bhog from her and left physical sign of
eating-such as –leaving child like foot prints, portions
of food missing, washing hands by dipping in a glass of water
etc etc.Sri Jagannathji , Gopalji, Mahaprabhu Gosaiji &
other saints often appeared before her and discuss religious
matters including Sanskrit scriptures not known to her. She
used to keep them in writing.
On her Guru’s behest these were published. One of the
books-“Vrindavan Leela” is read as a daily routine
in many ashrams at Vrindavan and other religious places.
Moitraji said that he is not going to be spared until all
his disciples get the cherished goal. His whole being was
so much imbibed with the thought of Gosaiji that his external
features gradually resembled with the features of Gosaiji.
Even his co-disciples (Guru Brothers) prostrated in front
of him as they did to Gosaiji.
Revered Guru Jagabandhu Moitra left his mortals in Calcutta
on the Durgastami of 1929 when at Dhacca-Gendaria-ashram.
He used to enquire frequently about the Durgastami date; the
reason came to light after his death.
Following are his main teachings:-
• Never indulge in sectarianism but stick to the path
shown by your Guru.
• Constantly put your effort to remembrance of Naam
till you realize that Naam is ever present in your breathing.
• Be careful to follow the do’s and don’ts
regarding the food you take.
• We are Vaishnav but not in the ritualistic sense-
i.e. “those who worship VISHNU only are Vaishnavs”.
In true sense Vaishnavism means worshipping God in “Nishkam
Bhav” (without a desire to get something in return).
If a devotee of God with the aforesaid ‘Nishkam Bhav’
then he is a Vaishnav. Sri Ramakrishna is revered as a great
VAISHNAVA and not a SHAKTA because he worshipped Kali with
the relationship of a child and mother (known as Vatsalya
bhav). But even if a devotee worships VISHNU with “Sakaam-Bhav”
(with a desire to get, health wealth, power or any worldly
prosperity) he is not a Vaishnav but a SHAKTA.
• We do not believe in isms bound religion yet if asked,
you may say that you belong to “Vaishnav Madhwacharya
Sampraday” because Mahaprabhu Sri Krishna Chaitanya
acquainted himself as belonging to Madhwacharya Sampraday
although he had differences with that sect at many points.
After independence Dhacca Gendaria Ashram was shifted to
India. At present the descendants of revered Moitraji and
Shantisudha mata are residing at Baruipur near Calcutta and
a replica of Gendaria Ashram has been built there in a serene
environment. Hundreds of devotees of Gosaiji gather there
Note: Details of Brahamachari ji’s life can also be read in Shri Shri Bijoy Krishna Parijan- Part II.