Baba Ambikananda is a disciple of the late Sri Haradhan Chakraborti (head pujari of the Dakshineswar Kali temple) and Swami Aparananda Puri (senior monk of the Ramakrishna Mission). He has been a student of Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati for more than 25 years, from whome he recieved Brahmacharyai diksha. He has a degree in English from UC Berekely. He received dasnami naga sannyas-diksha on Vashant Panchami 2011 at the holy Sangam from and Swami Omananda Saraswati. Babaji lives and serves at Kali Mandir and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.