The Foundation is glad to say that the objectives of the “Shyama Charan Lahiri Foundation”established on 16thoct 2006 are advancing in right direction and steadily moving towards the fulfillment. It was felt that the writings of Lahiri Mahasaya should be preserved for a long time,so that the future generations may be benefitted by the work of Lahiri Mahasaya.Its value is unchanged in time.The personality,devotion and thoughts of Lahiri Mahasaya are available in his own hand writings.Saumya Acharyya, grand grand son of Lahiri Mahasaya felt it his sacred duty to preserve Hs work.This inspired him to begin the long journey to fulfill this purpose.
Therefore he visited Sri Raman Maharshi Archive at Tiruvannamalai in Tamilnadu,Sri Aurobindo Archive in Pondicherry and National Archive in Delhi.Finally he decided to construct an Archive following the model of Sri Ramana Archive.He stayed there for 20 days, and studied all the parameters of the work. Sri G. Ramani ,the chief incharge of Ramana Archive advised him to approach Dr. P Perumal, the chief conservator of Saraswati Mahal Library at Thajavur in Tamilnadu, and is attached to save Manuscript Mission under the National Manuscript Mission, which is governed by Ministry of Culture of India. Dr. P. Perumal kindly introduced the several methods of conserving old Manuscripts.
After that Sri G.Ramani advised to meet Krithika Subhramaniam, the Chennai based architect and designer, who was also incharge of constructing the Raman Maharshi Archive. After four months,she kindly gave me the presentation of project report describing the details and nature of Archives commonly unknown to common people.It was essential to put the whole picture before the donors and lovers of Lahiri Mahasaya. She also send the details of expences involved in construction and land required.
For the moment the Foundation decided to put the valuable manuscripts and relics of Lahiri Mahasaya in some Archives on rental basis.
The lovers of Lahiri Mahasaya shall be glad to know, that this website named Shyama Charan Lahiri Foundation has been started to spread the ideas, thoughts and teachings of Lahiri Mahasaya all over the world. This website will help you to know the activities, progress and works of the Foundation.