Born on 1879 in the auspicious full moon of Phalgun, Acharya Harihar was born in a conservative Brahmin family in Sriramchandrapur village Sakhigopal in Puri District. His fathers name was Mahadev Brahma and his mothers name was Sraddhadevi. After completing his primary studies in the village he studied in the Puri District School. From his early childhood Acharya Harihar was dedicated towards social service. He had laid the foundation stone of a associated social service in the land of Odisha.