Yogacharya Kishore Chandra Mohapatra was born in the village of Kotharsingh, Dist-Ganjam, Orissa, India. He is married and has five children; one son and four daughters. Kishore Chandra Baba has a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Science, but is now retired. With his worldly career behind him, he now spends most of his time at the Hariharananda Gurukulam, dedicating his life to Gurudev’s work; teaching and training spiritual seekers, and studying the scriptures.
In 1968, at the Karar Ashram in Puri, he was initiated by Paramahamsa Hariharananda into Kriya Yoga. He was authorized by Gurudev to teach Kriya Yoga in 1974 and has since traveled extensively throughout Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, in India, initiating and guiding meditation.
Commenting on the impact that Kriya Yoga has had on his life, he said that “Kriya Yoga is the best method for Self-realization and human evolution.”