While a young man, Devi Mukherjee worked with Mahatma Gandhi in the Indian resistance movement and was imprisoned for ﬁve months. After release, Devi began a spiritual quest throughout India, traveling some 45 years at various times.
From 1955 to 1966, he was part of the Yogoda Satsanga Society, Yogananda’s organization in India. There, he and Swami Kriyananda were brother monks. He later married the daughter of Yogananda’s childhood friend Tulsi Bose. The Mukherjee family lived in Tulsi’s former house in Calcutta, where he and Yogananda dreamed and meditated as boys.
Devi takes the reader on a profoundly inspiring pilgrimage to meet saints and realized masters of modern India in forest ashrams, mountain caves, holy places, and shrines. He shares many insights and lessons from the great ones and tells many previously unpublished stories of Yogananda’s early life and return visit to India in 1935–36.
At the age of seventeen, Devi Mukherjee worked in the Indian resistance movement with Gandhi. After being jailed for over five months and then receiving his college degree, Devi began a spiritual quest, and his travels took him across India.
In Shaped by Saints, Devi invites you to join him on his pilgrimage to visit the saints and realized masters of modern-day India. The book also features many previously unpublished stories of Devi’s time with Paramhansa Yogananda.
From 1955 until 1966, Devi was part of Yogoda Satsanga Society, Self-Realization Fellowship¹s sister organization in India. It was during this period that Devi formed a life-long friendship with Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda and founder of Ananda World Brotherhood Village in northern California.