Holy Places In India - Kachua Village (Loknath Baba Temple)

Loknath Brahmachari (born: 1730 - died: 1890)  was a Hindu religious leader. He is also known as Loknath Baba. Baba Loknath was born on Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, on 31 August 1730  in a Brahmin family in the Kachua of Kachua in the 24 Parganas, some distance from Calcutta. His father's name was Ramnarayan Ghoshal and his mother was Kamaladevi. He was the 4th son of his parents.

Bhagwan Ganguly / Bhagwan Chandra Gangopadhyay lived in the country for a few years as the initiation guru and came to Kalighat with two disciples named Loknath and Benimadhab Bandyopadhyay. Later, Lord Ganguly / Lord Chandra Gangopadhyay took them to Varanasi and left them in the hands of Trailingaswamy before leaving the body. There they studied yoga with Swamiji for some time and went on a journey.

Loknath traveled westwards through Afghanistan, Mecca, Medina, etc. to the Atlantic coast. The Muslim population of Makkah held him in high esteem. There he met a great man named Abdul Gafur. Later he went north with Benimadhab. In their desire to travel to the Arctic, they stayed at the Badrika Ashram as a cold-prone area for pre-preparation and from there crossed the modern known boundary and moved farther north. The time could not be determined as there was no sunrise; However, they saw the snow falling and melting 20 times on the way. Eventually tied to the Himalayan peaks, they headed east and arrived in China. After that both of them came to Chandranath and for some time moved to Benimadhab Kamakhya and Loknath to Bardi village. From that time on, Loknath became known as "Bardi's Brahmachari".

Chakla Dham is near from Kolkata and is well connected by roadways. People can also hire a cab and directly to reach Chakla Dham in about 2 hours. If you are planning to travel by train, then you have to take the train from Sealdah railway station to reach Chakla Dham.


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