Yogin-Ma (1851-1924)—Yogindramohini Biswas. Called “Yogin” or “Daughter Yogen” by Holy Mother. Born on 16.1.1851 at paternal home (59-B, Baghbazar Street, Calcutta 3), only daughter of Dr. Prasanna Kumar Mitra by his second wife. Married to Ambika Charan Biswas, zamindar of Khardah, whose dissolute lifestyle after the birth of their only child Sarat Kumari (Ganu) drove Yogin-Ma to seek shelter in paternal home. First saw the Master (1882/83) at the residence of Balaram Basu, uncle-in-law, eventually being blessed by the compassion and sacred company of the Master and the Holy Mother. Referred to as “Ganu’s mother” in the Gospel when recording the account of the Master’s visiting her house on 28.7.1885 (The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, p. 824). Had taken her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Yogendralal Mitra, to the Master but the latter failed to appreciate the Master’s greatness. Her husband died from dog-bite after a few visits to Dakshineswar. After Ganu’s death (1910) her three sons were brought up in Holy Mother’s household at Udbodhan under the care of Swami Saradananda. The elder two were successful in life, the youngest opted for monastic life (Swami Nirlepananda). Doubts regarding the Holy Mother’s divine nature assailed Yogin-Ma on account of her involvement with domestic matters but the Master allayed her doubts in a vision by comparing her to the Ganga that retains its purity despite the presence of impurities in its water. Had received the shakti-mantra from her family guru but had a vision of the Master while meditating and recognized him as her Ishta. As desired by him worshipped the child Gopala. Went on pilgrimages and at the time of the Master’s demise was engaged in spiritual practises at Vrindavan. Desisted from further austerities by the Master’s will. Consummated tantric practises under the guidance of Ishwarchandra Chakravarty (1900) and received vedic-sannyasa from Swami Saradananda.
One of Holy Mother’s closest associates, along with Golap-Ma, her constant companion after the passing of the Master. Ran Mother’s household at Baghbazar, served as her confidante. Performed the “Panchatapa” with her at Nilambar Mukherjee’s garden-house. She and Golap-Ma termed by Holy Mother her “Jaya and Vijaya” (the two companions of Durga). Revered in the Order for her rare spirituality and proximity to Holy Mother. Member of Mother’s household at Baghbazar, died there on 4.6.1924.