Yogacharya Sivram Rath was born in Bhavanipatna, Kalahandi, Orissa, India. He is married and has four children; one son and three daughters. He was initiated by Baba Hariharananda in 1970, and in 1978, Gurudev authorized him to teach Kriya Yoga.
He has a Master of Arts degree, but is now retired. His post-retirement life has afforded him more time to teach and train spiritual aspirants of Kriya Yoga.