Birth Place: Biratunga
Shri Durga Charan Mohanty.
Shri Durga Charan Mohanty was born in 1912 at Biratunga, a remote village near Konark,Orissa. His father Shri Gunanidhi Mohanty and mother Smt. Sundarmani Mohanty. From Child hood he came under influence of Shree Shree Thakur (Swami Nigamananda) and longed to see Him. In the very first meeting he was so much impressed and deeply moved that the relationship lasted a life time, thus transforming him into the "Parichalaka Bhai" (Sole Administrator Brother-"Bhai") of Nilachala Saraswata Sangha, Puri. He wrote a lot of books on Shree Shree Thakur and translated Thakurji's writings from Bengali to Oriya language.
By his pioneering effort more than 100 ashrams opened at difference places of Orissa. He recognised Shree Shree Thakur as the means for, as well as the end of, all human quest. His entire preaching is based on the philosophy, for which only Shree Thakur came to this world and did all the austere sadhana.
He had written "I longed to see Him(shree shree thakur) at Puri after reading His writing Yogi Guru. As a young boy I had the opportunity of having His let darshan at 5 P.M. Thursday on 20.03.1930. On first meeting it seemed as if Lord Shiva in Snow-white form is sitting motionless and smoking Tobacco (hooka). His Countenance is bright. As if bright light is being emitted from inside His human form. Divine consciousness has taken human shape. His body was emitting the smelt of lotus. In the first darshan I was so overwhelmed by his appearance and mood that I continued to look at Him winkless. His feet attracted me more. His sole were like full-bloomed red lotus. When looked up I saw His bright peaceful and serene face. His eyes full of compassion and red lips smiley. This was the meeting of a life time. In 1934 Shree Thakur instructed me to notedown His sayings. On 05.06.1934 I was initiated (given dikshya) by Shree Shree Thakur. On 24.08.1934, Friday (Shree Thakurji's Birthday) Nilachala Saraswata Sangha(NSS) was established by Shree Shree Thakur Himself". Bhai Durgacharan continued to spread the message of Shree Shree Thakur till today even after his worldly departure on 07.12.1985, 9 PM, at Biratunga.
"He remains the Parichalaka of Nilachala Saraswata Sangha, Puri" as he has not handed over this authority to anybody else and he had indicated while answering questions that 'We will continue to remain as is now'.
Publications of Nilachala Saraswata Sangha, Puri
(Writer/translator: Shri Durga Charan Mohanty)
The list of books written by him in oriya are:
The list of books translated from Bengali to Oriya are:
Bhai Durga Chran was awarded with the prestigious Oriya Sahitya Akademi award ( an award given for working actively for the development of Oriya language and literature) by Oriya Sahitya Akademi for his outstanding contribution in the form of a written book Bhagawan Sankaracharya which was published in 1957-58.
Nilachala Saraswata Sangha celebrated 100th Birthday of Sri Durga Charan Mohanty with much fervor and spiritual enthusiasm on 9 November 2011 with approximate 3500 devotees at Biratunga. This function is started on 9 November 2011 and to be continued till November 2012, published in Hinews India