Tripura Chittaranjan

1. President Droupadi Murmu awarded Chittaranjan Debbarma the Padma Shri for spiritual contributions in Tripura.
2. The ceremony, held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, honored Debbarma’s exceptional achievements in spiritualism.
3. Debbarma’s recognition underscores his significant impact on Tripura’s spiritual landscape.

Agartala, April 23: President Droupadi Murmu bestowed the prestigious Padma Shri upon Chittaranjan Debbarma on April 22, recognizing his exceptional contributions to spiritualism in Tripura.

During a distinguished Civil Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Droupadi Murmu conferred the Padma Shri upon Chittaranjan Debbarma for his remarkable achievements in the realm of spiritualism.

Born on January 22, 1962, in Barakathal, Sidhai Mohanpur, Debbarma was nurtured in the vibrant culture of Tripura. From a young age, he harbored a profound reverence for Shiv Parvati and Radha Krishna. Following his matriculation, he served as a Panchayat Secretary, encountering the teachings of Sri Sri Santikali Maharaj during his journeys.

Inspired by his encounters, Debbarma embraced sanyas, devoting himself to Maa Tripurasundari under his Guru’s guidance. The tragic demise of his Guru at the hands of the NLFT terrorist organization became a pivotal moment. Entrusted by his Guru to lead the Sri Sri Santikali Ashram, Debbarma expanded its mission to serve the indigenous poor population.

Despite facing threats, he established hostels across Amarpur, Barakathal, Chachu, Kowaiphang, and Burakha, providing shelter and education to over 700 children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Presently serving as the Peethadhish of Shantikali Peeth and Ashram in Gomati district, Tripura, Debbarma has garnered numerous accolades, including the Sant Eshwar Award in 2018, the Krishna Chandra Gandhi Award in 2020, the Karmayogi Award in 2021, and the Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Smriti Award in 2022.

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Extending his Guru’s legacy, Debbarma founded the Sri Sri Santikali English Medium School in 2019, emphasizing holistic and value-based education.

With 24 ashrams, an old-age home, and mentorship programs across Tripura, his social impact has been profound. His relentless efforts in education and his profound influence on spiritual and moral well-being, particularly in indigenous areas, have ignited a revival.

Debbarma’s influence transcends both indigenous and non-indigenous communities, fostering a growing number of followers actively engaged in Dharma Jagaran.

Rejecting confinement to a single ashram, he advocates for the splendor of culture, Sanatan Dharma practices, and the rich history of the region.

His unwavering belief underscores the paramount importance of continually showcasing the cultural heritage and principles of Sanatan Dharma to establish and perpetuate Sanatanatwa among the people.