In 1994, Umesh Chandra Dwivedi was initiated into the path of Kriya Yoga at the Karar Asham in Puri, India. The following year, he had the privilege of spending time with his beloved Master, Paramahamsa Hariharanandaji, at Taligajnj, Kolkata, and also at the Rourkela Kriya Yoga Ashram. With the blessings of God and Gurus, all his family members are also practicing Kriya Yoga.
Umesh Dwivedi, a retired Additional Director of Public Relations of Chattisgarh state, has been the center leader of the Kriya Yoga group in Raipur for many years. A diligent and faithful practitioner of Kriya Yoga, he was thus authorized by his Guruji, Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji, in December 2011, to teach others this ancient, divine science.