Born in the Eastern part of India, in the city of Chittaranjan, close to Kolkata, Avisek was initiated early in his childhood into the practice of Mantra Yoga by Sw. Gahananandaji Maharaj (President of Rama Krishna Mission, Belur Math).
After he completed his formal education in Electronics and Communication Engineering, he devoted himself to learning the science of yoga under the direct guidance of his Guru, Sw. Niranjanananda Saraswati at Bihar School of Yoga, India. He was initiated into Karma Sanyasa and was given the spiritual name Mangaldharma by his Guru, Swami Niranjanananda Sarawati.
Sn. Mangaldharma is also a certified Yoga Teacher from Sivananda Ashram, Kerala, India. He holds a diploma in Ayurvedic Massage from International Yoga Vedanta Center, Kerala & First Aid course from St John Ambulance, New Delhi, and ‘Diploma in Thai Foot Reflexology’ from Thai Massage School of Chang Mai, Hong Kong.
He has conducted wellness workshops for different governmental and non-governmental organisations and offered yoga classes for citizens of different nationalities during his stay in Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, China, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Mauritius, India & Romania.
Sn. Mangaldharma offers yoga classes in Timisoara and Bucharest, Romania, on a regular basis and conducts yoga & wellness workshops in different places, in Romania and abroad.