About Mahavatar Babaji
Mahavatar Babaji, a Himalayan mahayogi is the founder of kriya yoga. The world first heard about him from Paramahansa Yogananda's epic book "Autobiography of a Yogi". Today, many cults are growing around his enigmatic persona. Mahavatar Babaji Maharaj is both ageless and eternally young. Sometimes he is formless, while at other times, he appears before his disciples in any form he wishes to liberate humanity from its worldly fetters.Mahavatar Babaji is the name given by Lahiri Mahasaya, Mahavatar Babaji appeared to Lahiri Mahasaya between 1861 and 1935.These meetings are also described by Paramahansa Yogananda in his book Autobiography of a yogi (1946), including a first hand telling of Yogananda’s own meeting with Mahavatar Babaji.Another first hand account was given by Yukteswar Giri in his book The Holy Science.
Mahavatar Babaji’s given name is unknown, so those who met him during that period all called him by the title first given to him by Lahiri Mahasaya.