During March 1966, Sri Chakrapani Mishra (who was working as a Professor and researcher in the University of Agriculture and Technology at Bhubaneswar) and his wife Smt. Arunabala Mishra were initiated by Swami Vishuddhananda Maharaj following the latter's initiation into the Samnyas order at Bhubaneswar.
Initiation into Samnyas
Surprisingly the succession of events and the developments that came to pass were such as if ordained by some unseen hand and three months before he laid away his mortal body, Swami Vishuddhananda Saraswati initiated both Sri Mishra and Smt. Mishra into the Samnyas order and renamed them as Swami Chetanananda Saraswati and Ma Amritamayee Saraswati, respectively.
The Disciple and the Master
A soil scientist, teacher and researcher (trained in the U.S) all his life, despite being a practicing spiritualist and disciple of his Master, Chetananandaji was still feeling incompetent to succeed his Master and accept the responsibilities to carry forward the spiritual legacy. This also had been the case with his Master himself who was feeling hesitant to get initiated by his own Master Sri Sri Thakur Nigamanada Saraswati.