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Biography of Mahavatar Babaji

In Paramahamsa Yogananda’s autobiography, Mahavatar Babaji is revealed as an immortal yogi-christ who has lived in the Himalayas for centuries. Babaji means ‘respected father’. This article reveals the legend behind the life of Mahavatar Babaji.

Babaji’s Early Life

Babaji was born on 30, November, 203 A.D., in Parangipettai, a coastal village in Tamil Nadu. He was christened Nagaraj, meaning “serpet king” in reference to the coiled kundalini power inherent in all humans. Babaji’s birth coincided with Karthigai Deepam, which is the another festival of lights after Diwali.

When Babaji was five, a trader kidnapped him and sold him as a slave to a merchant in Calcutta. But, the merchant freed him out of compassion. Babaji joined a group of wandering ascetics, from whom he learned philosophical and religious texts.

Disciple of Boganathar

Babaji heard about an enlightened master called Agastyar who lived in south India. So, he traveled down south where he met Boganathar, a disciple of Agastyar. Under Boganathar, Babaji studied meditation and Siddha philosophy for a few years. Due to regular meditation, he reached advanced stages of samadhi and even experienced divine visions.

Babaji Meets Agastyar

When Babaji was 15, Boganathar sent him to Agastyar, who taught Babaji a breathing technique called kriya kundalini pranayama. Agastyar advised Babaji to practise deep meditation and pranayama in Himalayan seclusion. For 18 months, Babaji practiced yogic techniques in a Himalayan cave. As a result, he became a perfected Siddha and his body overcame the limitations of disease and even death.

Babaji’s Legendary Powers

Babaji is believed to have met spiritual teachers such as Adi Shankaracharya who lived in the 9th century A.D., and Kabir, a 15th century saint, who was loved by both Hindus and Muslims. Babaji is thus believed to be ageless.

Babaji’s Kriya Yoga

Babaji revived the ancient breathing technique of kriya yoga, which was made popular by Yogananda’s autobiography. Kriya yoga consists of pranayama techniques that help speed up spiritual development. By practising kriya yoga regularly, one can get profound tranquility and peace of mind. Yogananda revealed that Babaji taught the rules of kriya yoga to many saints and sages.

5 responses to Biography of Mahavatar Babaji

  1. Great read. Pleasure to see a valuable introduction and synopsis of the powerful, advanced, and amazing life which Babaji (Mahavatar/Nagaraj) has lived.

    What a powerful and simplistic tool Babaji has released in Kriya Yoga. Tremendous value, power, energy, and love!

  2. To make your home a place of peace recite this prayer, directly received from Sri Mahavatar Babaji on 28.11.2010 at 10.00 am in India.

    “Babaji, bless me, love me, protect me, guide me forever and forever.”

    Any person, at any time can recite this prayer any number of hours as you can. From children to old aged people can recite. To energize your areas, to deepen your meditation recite this prayer and get blessings from Sri Babaji. Spread this prayer among children and youth. You will be blessed.

  3. kindly keep life history of avatar babaji interconnecting to this website

  4. Dr. Andrew Greszczyszyn mail me about avatar babaji kriya yoga techniques and other important stuff relating to maha avatar babaji garu.

  5. To avoid the future natural calamities as per the divine Instructions of divine Mother Gayathri and Sri Mahavatar Babaji …

    IN NEAR FUTURE KRIYA YOGA IS GOING TO BE CHANGED FROM THE EXISTING METHOD TO ANCIENT PRACTICE, AS PRACTICED BY SRI MAHAVATAR BABAJI. THE SAID METHOD IS STILL ALIVE AND WILL BE RELEASED IN DUE COURSE OF TIME.

    ALL KRIYABANS ARE REQUESTED TO SPREAD THIS MESSAGE. THE REAL PRACTICE OF KRIYA YOGA IS GAYATHRI MANTRA.

    Hence, all seekers of God are suggested to recite Sri Gayathri Mantra .

    OM Bhurbhuvatsuva tatsa vitur varenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi dhiyo yonaha praochodayaat.. for 24 times daily and

    Then only recite “Babaji, bless me, love me, protect me, guide me forever and forever” any number of minutes to hours every day to invite Mother Gayathri and Sri Babaji into your hearts, homes, surroundings and to your cities to spread calm and serenity, peace and prosperity. Commence to pray from today onwards. And receive the blessings of Mother Gayathri and Babaji.

    All followers of Mother Gayathri and Sri Mahavatar Babaji are requested to spread this message across the globe to the maximum extent to bring peace to earth by wiping out vulgar culture and evil forces

    Mother Gayathri and Babaji bless you and all of your family members and cities.

    Kriyaban J

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