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Surprising, but interesting. It looks like India's federal government will mint coins in Rs 125 denomination on the occasion of 125th death anniversary of Sri Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya (1895-2020).

Good to see coin new coin topics pick up again, during the times of Covid-19. Hope everyone is safe and healthy.

Here's an introduction paragraph from Wikipedia: Shyama Charan Lahiri (30 September 1828 – 26 September 1895), best known as Lahiri Mahasaya, was an Indian yogi, guru and a disciple of the Kriya Yoga master Mahavatar Babaji.[1] In 1861, he was chosen by his guru to revive the yogic science of Kriya Yoga to the public after centuries of its guarding by masters. He was unusual among Indian holy people in that he was a householder: marrying, raising a family, and working as an government accountant, he lived with his family in Varanasi rather than in a temple or monastery. Throughout his life, he spread Kriya naturally and rarely sponsored any organizations; nonetheless, his pious living attracted followers and he became the guru of many advanced Kriya disciples, such as Panchanan Bhattacharya and Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri. For his exceptional lifestyle as an "Ideal yogi-householder"[1], he became a spiritually inspirational figure and achieved a substantial reputation among 19th century Hindu religionists.
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Re: New coin 2020: 125th death anniversary of Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 04:59:11 PM »
Thanks for sharing
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Re: New coin 2020: 125th death anniversary of Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 04:50:26 PM »
Got this

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Re: New coin 2020: 125th death anniversary of Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 04:23:42 AM »
Thanks for sharing sir. Any chance to get a clear pic of this news article? Not much publicity of the event so far.

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Re: New coin 2020: 125th death anniversary of Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 06:13:40 AM »
Here you go
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Re: New coin 2020: 125th death anniversary of Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 05:33:07 PM »
Thanks for sharing sir. Any chance to get a clear pic of this news article? Not much publicity of the event so far.

You’re welcome. It was sent by a collector friend in India, but I see the full report has been posted

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Re: New coin 2020: 125th death anniversary of Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2020, 06:02:54 AM »
Here is the quality image

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Re: New coin 2020: 125th death anniversary of Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 06:28:20 PM »
Looks like Sh Yukteshwar Giri is the inly missing link between Yogananda and Lahiri Mahasaya. Soon we may have a commemorative coin on Sh Giri.  ??? ??? Sadhguru is also very popular nowadays.

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New coin 2020: 125th death anniversary of Shyamcharan Lahiree Mahasaya
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2020, 07:57:09 AM »
Quote from: chatsu01 link=topic=49266.msg31282
Sadhguru is also very popular nowadays.

Not sure if our coinage law allows commemorating living people. Also, Sadhguru's (Jaggi Vasudev) history and present unscientific views are too controversial to have him celebrated on coins.

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