Yogacharya Sivram Rath was born in Bhavanipatna, Kalahandi, Odisha, India. He was married and had four children; one son and three daughters. He was initiated by Shri Gurudev Baba Hariharananda in 1970, and in 1978, Shri Gurudev authorized him to teach Kriya Yoga.
He had a Master of Arts degree. His post-retirement life afforded him more time to teach and train spiritual aspirants of Kriya Yoga.