President, Sarada Peeth and Ex-Principal, Rahara Ramkrishna Mission Kolkata, India
Joined the Ramakrishna Sangha in Sept 1972 at the age of 19+. Initiated by Srimat Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj in 1971 as a student of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, where B. Sc (Hons-3 years) was completed. Swami Divyananda Maharaj completed M. Sc from Calcutta University during Brahmachari life in 1972-74 session. and took Brahmacharya Diksha in 1978 from Srimat Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj, Sannyasa Diksha in 1982 from Srimat Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj. He served as Lecturer in Physics, Vice-Principal and Principal in Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math and Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara. Head of Agartala (Tripura) Centre from 1999-2002, Malda (West Bengal) Centre from 2002-2009, and Saradapitha (Belur Math) since Aug 2009. Swami Divyananda Maharaj become a Trustee and Member of Governing Body of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission for last 11 years. Organized Relief work in Tripura flood, Sundarban Cyclone, rural Howrah flood, Malda flood and fire hazard relief. Special service in Jails, now called Correctional Homes since Feb 2003 (Educational, Health, Cultural programmes, Sports, & Value education). Motivator of Voluntary Blood Donation and Post-mortal Eye donation. Joint Convener of All India Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Bhava Prachar Committee – Advisory Body of Non-affiliated Ashramas who are working with the ideas and ideals of Holy Trio.