Shri Pagala Baba (born:1871, died: Oct. 1967) was a Bengali who had a small ashram on the outskirts of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Both his birth name and initiation name are unknown. He was referred to in that area as Panch Mistry, and later as Pagal Mistry because he refused to touch money. Finally, the name Pagal Baba took hold though he was addressed simply as Baba by those devoted to him. According to Shri Gurudev Mahendranath, Pagal Baba was recognized by all in the north of India as being the guru of the Uttara Kaula sect and holder of that ancient parampara.
Shri Gurudev Mahendranath received initiation into the Uttara Kaula from Shri Pagala Baba and parampara in 1967 upon the mahasamadhi (death) of Shri Pagala Baba.
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Shri Pagala Baba’s Ashram