Sri Sri Harichand Thakur -3 Baruni Festival Motua philosophy 2017Orakandi, Gopalganj, Bangladesh Sri Sri Harichand Thakur: Harichand Thakur, sometimes known as Sri Sri Harichand Thakur, was a social reformer in Bengal. He worked among the subaltern population. Shri Hari Chand Thakur was born in Namasudra (Namassej) Community in Bengal on 11 March 1812 in Orakandi of Kashiani Upazila in Gopalganj, and passed away at Odakandi in 1877. He was one of six sons of Namasudra or Namassej (then called Chandala) peasant family that was thought to be belonging to the Gautama clan — later, the community members agreed to be identified as belonging to Kasyapa clan; in the different census reports of nineteenth century the Namasudras were found to identifying themselves as belonging to four different clans or gotras. Born in 1812 at Safaldanga, Gopalgaunge, his birthname was Sri Harichand Biswas. He moved to Odakandi, Faridpur. At a very early age he accepted the path of religious reformation for giving service to and uplifting the subaltern people of Bengal. He experienced atmadarshan (self-realisation) and preached his ideologies and religious philosophy in twelve commandments and asked his followers to pursue his works. He established Matua Mahasangha. His followers consider him as God (Thakur) Harichand and as an avatar of Vishnu or Lord Krishna. Thus, he became known as Sri Sri Harichand Thakur. Married with one son, Guruchand Thakur, Sri Sri Harichand Thakur passed away at Odakandi in 1877. His son has been the leader of the awakening of Namasudra people. ©Voboghure Connect With us :: Facebook : Twitter : LinkedIn : Google Plus : Subscribe and watch this Video again :

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