Mahavtar Babaji – Ageless Sage

Mar 12 2007

The article below is taken from My write-up on my visit to Babaji’s Cave in Himalayas is here.

By Anjali Bagwe


Mahavatar Babaji, a Himalayan mahayogi said to be about 1,800 years old, is the founder of Kriya Yoga. The world first heard about him courtesy Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi. Today, many cults are growing around his enigmatic persona. Mumbai-based Dr Ram Bhosle claims to have lived with him for six years.

Legend has it that the remote parts of the Himalayas are home to many rishis, tapasvis and siddhayogis—Eternal Masters engaged in singular methods of sadhana or disciplined practice dedicated to cosmic exploration and in guiding the destiny of humanity through the ages. They live in rough-hewn natural caves under glacial conditions. Some have ashrams amidst verdant greenery, located at a vibrational frequency at variance with the ‘normal’ three-dimensional one to keep intruders at bay. Their abode has been verily named Shambala, Gyan Ganj, or Siddha Loka.
In this phantasmagorical world of accomplished yogis, anything is possible. A siddha sadhak (realized master) may simply choose to take the form of an ancient tree to meditate undisturbed for hundreds of years. Others, when they venture beyond the confines of their rarefied sanctuaries, may fly through the air as themselves, or change into swans, geese, eagles, or even into animals, fish and insects. There are many creative ideas for teleportation, with some just travelling on beams of light from one place to another!

Exalted as these beings are, a distinct feature common to all is their complete identification with India and her Vedic heritage. When people attain a certain level in their sadhana, they automatically lose their narrow personal bonds of family, language, caste or province. Then the old terrain of the Motherland takes over, so that it matters not whether it is Kabir, Lahiri Mahasaya, Shirdi Sai Baba or Ramana Maharshi, they all belong to India. And they converse with each other using an argot common to the wandering sadhus (monks).

Thus it is that the venerable heritage of Gorakhnath and Machhindranath is claimed for its own by Garhwal, Konkan, Bundelkhand, Mewar and Coorg, and many a little girl in the remotest village of India is put to sleep to the refrain of “Chalo Machhinder, Gorakh Aaya…”

With his lithe and youthful figure, Mahavatar Babaji (whose feats have been reported by Paramahansa Yogananda in his Autobiography of a Yogi) is one such eternal master. He is the man with the 1,800-year-old immortal body. He’s also the founder of Kriya Yoga, a discipline involving purification of the body-mind organism through breath control techniques to aid longevity and spiritual evolution. ‘Mahavatar’ means ‘great incarnation’. He is also known as Mahakaya Babaji, the word ‘Mahakaya’ describing his immortal body. In some circles the Hare Khan Baba being referred to sounds suspiciously similar to Mahavatar Baba’s persona.

Tamil Incarnation

Babaji comes with sanitized packaging shorn of ash, rudraksha or kumkum tilak. Of course, there have been many Babajis over the decades claiming to be the Mahavatar. There’s a free-for-all on the Internet with the various Babaji Web pages multiplying rapidly to a current count of several thousand. Yet, the Self-Realization Fellowship established by Yogananda in California almost sounds as if it holds patent rights over the ‘Babaji lineage’.

After conquering the West within decades, it’s time for Babaji to return home to capture the interest of Indians who are still obsessed with pot-bellied gurus. A new international group called the Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas with a base of sorts in Pondicherry recently held kriya yoga seminars in major metropolitan cities across India. The Babaji they’re selling is the same kriya yogi, but he’s now positioned in a new Tamil incarnation as Babaji Nagaraj and never mind that he’s been a permanent resident of the Himalayas for 1,800 years.

A book claiming to present new information about Babaji, written by the Canadian guru and chief of the Kriya Yoga Order, Marshall Govindan, presents startling claims about the Tamil origins of many ancient rishis and siddhas, including Macchindranath and Gorakhnath. Welcome to the club! Tibet too claims them for its own, and the Gorkhas of Nepal and India claim to be the original descendants of Gorakhnath.

The seminar is a casual affair, particularly since the group of two conducting it has no organizational set up. There is very little planning. In two days, you are to learn 144 kriyas or breathing techniques, 18 yogasanas and numerous chants. That’s instant evolution. Devote 20 minutes daily to this and you zip past 50 lives’ worth of karmic atonement and time! Or so claims the venerable lady acharya from California. The 60 participants in Mumbai are administered a battery of short written assignments, duly checked by the acharya, or head, in the course of the seminar. Gleanings of wisdom pepper the proceedings. Participants are told that Sri Aurobindo was close to attaining an immortal body during his lifetime, but for the fact that he did not practice yogasanas.

The acharya presents charts on the macrobiotic diet, the staple no-nos of which are chocolates and meat. All this and more is discussed over a period of two days, inaugurating the advent of yet another New Age cult in India.

Master of Masters

Thankfully, there’s a lot more than that to Mahavatar Baba, who never left the shores of India and who’s way beyond the reach of puny intellectual property rights. He’s a patriotic yogi and keeper of ancient faith, whose mission for ages has been to stem the tide of barbaric conquerors overrunning India. He has often changed the course of Indian history, guided by otherwise immortal rishis, working way above insidious parochial divisions.

Babaji’s influence as a guru is said to have prevailed over the ages from Adi Shankaracharya and Kabir to more recent saints like Sai Baba of Shirdi, Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon and Swami Samartha of Akkalkot. The last three were reportedly firebrand revolutionaries who were given up for dead in the First War of Indian Independence in 1857. It is said that the first was a Muslim, while the other two were Hindus. They escaped to the Himalayas for sanctuary and were later given a spiritual initiation by Babaji. They eventually returned as illumined leaders of humanity.

Babaji mostly works in obscurity, even while serving as a spiritual mentor to scores of masters. He has guided the destiny of India and her people, yet he is perhaps one of the most accessible of siddhayogis to walk in our midst in recent times. Over two millennia, Babaji has continued to nurture hundreds of accomplished disciples.

One such disciple is an ageing healer, Dr Ram Bhosle, who lives and works in Mumbai. He is a world-renowned massage therapist who has treated illustrious patients like Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, among others. He has witnessed almost the entire 20th century, traveling abroad 160 times. A freedom fighter, he had several arrest warrants issued against him by the British during Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India Movement and was forced to flee to the Himalayas. His escape route cut a long swathe across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Saurashtra, Sindh, Baluchistan, Afghanistan and the Hindu Kush mountains, before he finally reached the Himalayas.

Man of Miracles

It was there that he chanced upon Mahavatar Babaji. He ended up giving massage to Babaji, the latter offering him safe house initially for three months, and ultimately for a period of nearly six years to-date, spread over the intervening period. Dr Bhosle’s stories throw considerable light on the immortal master.

Once, when the two had taken shelter in a cave for the night, Babaji asked him to go and fetch milk. A fierce snowstorm was raging outside and Dr Bhosle thought the sage had gone mad. But when he gingerly walked a few paces beyond the cave’s entrance, merely out of deference to his host, he was surprised to find a pitcher of fresh milk, still warm to the touch, positioned on a ledge!

On another occasion, Babaji solicitously asked if he wanted a book to read. Unbelieving, Dr Bhosle asked for Bharatmuni’s ancient opus on dance, Natyashastra, which was procured for him. Babaji remarked that deep within the womb of the Himalayas was an unimaginable storehouse of ancient texts. He also revealed that four rooms in that great edifice were entirely devoted to astrology. Babaji also predicted that from 2001 onwards India would gradually return to supremacy in world affairs. Several decades ago, he had also forecast the end of all the political isms of the 20th century.

Like great yogis, Babaji can supposedly materialize, dematerialize and take on any form at will. He may choose to present himself as an old man, an animal or a bird. He once promised a devotee that he would attend a feast at the man’s house, but seemingly did not. When the man later questioned him, Babaji replied: “I was there. I was the dog whom you fed the leftovers.”

Babaji can travel anywhere in the universe. When he is too busy to do so, he sends specific instructions to his chosen disciples through birds. He’s taught a chosen few how to discern birdcalls, and it may well be that the pigeon stridently cooing at your window is actually a messenger from the great seer!

Wandering Soul

The Mahayogi can be stern when the situation so demands, even while displaying a great sense of humor and rare devilry at other times. He once instructed Dr Bhosle to perform underwater meditation at midnight in the sea off the Mumbai coastline to purify his healing energy. Often, Babaji walked by to supervise his disciple’s work, treading on the waves. He would chat for a while, and then walk away nonchalantly.

Babaji sometimes greeted his disciple with an unprintable epithet, as is often the custom in youth subcultures around the world. At one time, the ageing Dr Bhosle reacted with considerable anger, remonstrating that such swear words did not befit his status as a mahayogi. Babaji replied: “These words are just creations of grammar.” Mostly, the language spoken by the Master is incredibly creative, drawing from a fount of inspiring, lyrical Sanskrit words lending themselves beautifully to new improvisations in Hindi.

Interestingly, Babaji’s entourage of enlightened and immortal disciples includes yoginis who are over 600 years old. Babaji conveys the impression that he cherishes individuality and thoughtful dissension, rather than servile obedience.

The sage with the immortal body has walked the length and breadth of India and is inured to the ways of the seemingly berserk lone ascetics that are a law unto themselves. There is no field of knowledge that is beyond him and the transmutation of atoms is simply an entertaining pastime. One day, Babaji took his entourage to a crematorium. There, he picked up a skull and placing some faeces in it, he offered them to his disciples, ordering them to eat. All of them declined, except Dr Bhosle, who gingerly touched it with his tongue. To his amazement, the revolting stuff had transformed into the most delectable dish.

In the 1950s, Babaji had set up an ashram in the Himalayan heights above Badrinath. He eventually closed it down. A true wanderer, he is not to be found in any one place, whether in the Himalayas or elsewhere. Yet he is very much amongst us, in Mumbai or Delhi, as much as he is in Badrikashram. He encourages disciples to strive for their highest destiny. Neither God nor an angel, Babaji is more like the atmik guru, or the inner light.

Dr Bhosle sounds a note of caution—the masters are suprahuman, beyond the frailties of emotion, and they demand total commitment to the chosen path. It is of greatest importance to follow the light with determination, discernment and detachment. The wise doctor concludes: “There is no such thing in this world as miracles. Everything happens through science. Only a person who doesn’t understand science calls it a miracle.”

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Comments So Far..
  • Nik 29 March, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    This is a great article and the most amazing part I liked was “Everything in this world happens coz of Sciene.. there are no miracles”

  • Perminder bassi 22 October, 2007 at 10:46 am

    i want to know more about the mahavtar babaji

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  • rajwarasi 1 December, 2007 at 6:27 am

    very nice to read and know things in daily human life.

    but the only question is babaji can i meet him if so when?

    i saw rajanikanths film BABA and came to know many things about life and the true story of the great actor rajanikanth.

    so kindly help me in knowing much things about babaji pl.

  • T A RAMESH 11 January, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    There was another spiritual leader like Babaji near Pondicherry in a place called Vadalur and nobody knows even today how that spiritual leader by name vallalar disappeared himself by locking in one room! It is believed he is still living in the spiritual form to guide discerning people to attain spiritual ascent in life. Perhaps the Babaji could have come as Vallalar, did his job and disappeared after his mission!

  • Gautam 13 January, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Yes there are many stories that revolve around Babaji. The key is to not get deluded and concern ourselves with the intellectual differences, for the spirit of the sages is much beyond that.

  • chandu 16 January, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Hai, i am student. i belive in yogis and tapasvies. I want know about babaji. Plesase send information to my mail.

  • shahid karim 1 March, 2008 at 8:03 am

    i am very thankful to know about your mission ….

  • sk 2 March, 2008 at 11:34 am

    hey … nice article there ..

  • KAPIL MAHAJAN 11 March, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Hari anant Hari katha ananta, same is for Babaji.For me he is formless GOD in a identity.

  • Prof.P.J.Rao 11 March, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I am on among the many disciples of Sri Sri Sri Mahavtar Babaji and member of yogda sastang, Ranchi. I have experienced many unexpected events of joy in my life and some of them led me to the transformation of my life style in an amazing way. I wish that all should enjoy the real and natural happieness by keeping trust on our Babaji who can guide us in an aternally cosmic destiny.

  • NoRadioPlease 22 April, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Do you or others have any new/first hand information? Perhaps one could add Porto Novo research (Parangipettai, TN). For example, railway lines (the rails) have ‘Porto Novo’ stamped on them. There is a lighthouse there. I believe it was hit by the Tsunami, but recovered:
    People confuse him with a similar sounding name in puttaparthi, but BABAJI is FAR SUPERIOR and knew beforehand that others would claim themselves to be AVATARS, so he humbly calls himself MAHA AVATAR – and probably arranged the births of those who do call themselves as avatars!
    Well designed site BTW.

  • Gautam 22 April, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I have read about Porto Novo in Marshall Govindan’s book. I have some experiences but I don’t feel they are as great that I can talk about them, yet.

  • Deepak rana 14 May, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Its deepak and iam from Palampur (H.P) your artical about baba ji is realy very impressibe if you would like to know more about baba ji then you have to visit in Mahavtar baba ji asharam V.P.O Rajed(Kandbadi) Teh. Palampur distt Kangra (H.P)
    there you can meet with yogiraj Amar jyoti baba ji whom is only live direct diciple of baba ji in modern time.

    Deepak Rana

    Yoga Teacher

  • Mahesh 15 May, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Would like to know about Shri Maha Avtar Babaji, Any Ashram near by Mumbai where I can get some details about Shri Babaji
    I would like to know from where do you got details that Shree gajanan Maharaj , Swami Samartha From Akkalkot & Shri Sai Baba of shirdi are dead revolutionaries of First war of India Independence in 1857

    “The last three were reportedly firebrand revolutionaries who were given up for dead in the First War of Indian Independence in 1857.”

    Thanx & Regards
    Mahesh Sawant

  • Gautam 15 May, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Mahesh, you’ll have to askk Anjali that question who wrote the article. Personally, I do not agree with that point, there has been no mention of it anywhere.

  • lynn 20 May, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Greetings dear Friends,
    Yogiraj Amar Jyoti visited us in Moose Factory Ontario recently
    His divine presence still lingers.
    We were so blessed to have met him in this life.
    and hope to visit him soon in Palampur.
    Love and blessings to you All…..

  • Bala 25 May, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Very nice article about Mahavtar. What is kriya yoga?

  • lynn 25 May, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Dear Deepak

    You may be interested in reading this article describing Yogiraj Amar Jyoti’s visit to our community.

    In Unity,

  • santosh .purohit 19 June, 2008 at 12:39 am

    i have a strong feeling that i have met babaji in different forms.i have read a lot abt him and want to seek his blessings.i also want to join his special group of deciples who travel along with him.i know babaji is listning to me n hope n pray he hears my prayers,n bless me n the many strong deciples who r seeking him,for the betterment of this world.
    actually i m not writting a cooment but a request to babaji to accept me as his only goal in life is to seek his blessings.
    looking frwd fr yr bless

  • Gautam 19 June, 2008 at 1:02 am

    May you achieve the goal of self realization santosh. When the student is truly ready, master will surely appear.

  • kamal 27 June, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Would like to know about yogiraj swami AmarJyoti ji……

  • lynn 29 June, 2008 at 2:43 am

    o his beauty is intoxicating
    and to bask in his glow
    incomparable bliss
    no footprint or shadow does He leave
    and when a leaf falls to mark his presence
    i am left with the fragrance of eternity
    and a Love that knows no end

    o sweet enraptured light
    transforming my life
    radiant One
    shed a light from the sun
    lover of my soul
    leading me home…

  • Anuj Sharma 1 July, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Hello All,

    can any body confirm me.. Is Yogiraj Amar Jyoti Ji available on Guru Purnima in Palampur.

    Best Regards

  • Gautam 3 July, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Swami Amar Jyoti took Mahasamadhi back in June 2001. So you’re a bit late to search for him in flesh and blood. You can search him in spirit.

  • lynn 3 July, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Good evening Gautam,

    I was speaking of Yogiraj Amar Jyoti from Mahavatar Babaji Meditation center in Palampur. He is a Divine One, and comes from an ancient order of monks. He visited our Cree community in northern Ontario (Canada) this past October.

    Blessings to every-one…

  • Anuj Sharma 4 July, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Dear Gautam,

    I met him in rishikesh on 14th April 2008.


  • Gautam 4 July, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Must be 2 diff people with similar names. My seclusion with the human race doesn’t keep me in touch :)

  • kamal 11 July, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Yes Anuj, swami ji, available on Gurpoornima.
    Are you from delhi?
    Pl mail me at

  • kamal 11 July, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Dear lynn
    Oh yes swami ji, visited canada in oct 07.if you want to know more about Swami ji,
    Pl mail me at

  • dinesh juneja 17 July, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    me nd my family have knwn yogiraj swami amar jyoti for over a year now…v relly feel blessed..met swamiji delhi on 11th ws a wonderful experience..and amzin feel of positivity..wen he’s around..ever smilin…nd olwayss luvin u wid selflessness…amzin is d 17 yrs of age..n feel very lucky 2 knw him…
    Om Mahaavtar babay namah..god bless us ol on guru purnima…

  • Markand Trivedi 13 August, 2008 at 5:34 am

    I am also Yss Member and I am insearch of video clips of ranikhet ashram and other ashrams of Yogda Satsang Society across the world so if any person having video clips please please mail me for god shake I am from Gujarat Rajkot India

  • Raghav Gaur 27 August, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    hi Lynn, Anuj and Deepak ( Deepu)
    i am really excited to find both of you here. Lynn i must say you are really blessed that HH YOGIRAJ SRI AMAR JYOTI BABA JI visited moose factory. i have that legendary sanp as wallpaper. i know BABA JI from last 5 or 6 years. he may not be with you physically but he prooves that he is present by sending a gush of air filled with his fragrance, the fragrance that his body exudes. Lynn the day i read this news i was jumping with joy i was so happy for you and Cree people that i could not stop enjoying myself.

    and Gautam SRI AMAR JYOTI BABA JI is still in his physical abode i have recently met him in his ashram.

  • Raghav Gaur 27 August, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    hi Anuj,
    can you please throw some light on you meeting with the Master himself. how you met him in rishikesh what was the expereince like?????????????

  • lynn 28 August, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Greetings Raghav,

    Thank-you so much.
    I give thanks for the blessing of His presence every day of my life…
    I am happy the news of His visit to the Cree people brought such joy to you!
    Wonderful to know there are so many others who experience His divine fragrance…
    Recently He left a blue flower on my doorstep and one on my mother-in laws table to let us know He had come.
    When He is near i see a blue light
    Everywhere His feet have touched is holy ground and so often i go sit in the shagoogum ( long teepee ) behind our house to sit and feel his vibrations.

    What is legendary sanp?

    If you would like you can email me and i will share some photos with you from Sri Amar Jyoti Babaji’s visit to Moose Factory.

    Love to Every-One…

  • Hemant 28 August, 2008 at 11:30 am

    The reference of Akkalkot Swami in the context of 1857 war is incorrect because he came to Akkalkot sometime in 1852 and lived there for 26 years,before arriving in Akkalkot there are instances of his meeting with Shri Manik Prabhu who is also beleived to be Dattavatar.Before arriving in Akkalkot, the Swami was in Solapur and Mangalvedha in Maharashtra.Therefore I feel there is some error in the subject matter.Personally I feel that the great personalities like Babaji,akkalkot Swami, Sai Baba , Jesus are the personalities which are immortal as they have conquered death and for them they can hold any form and at any time at their will as they are the “Life” themselves.

  • lynn 28 August, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Greetings Hemant,

    Yes, that is beautiful.
    I feel these great Souls are all Brothers. We perceive them according to our nature and what is needed at the time to bring transformation in our lives.

    In Cree Tradition there is one called Weesaykeejak,
    he is known as the Trickster and can appear in a myriad of forms….
    Sometimes as a raven, sometimes as coyote or in human form.

  • Hemant 28 August, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Greetings Iynn.


    Swami Vivekanand said in the Parliament of religions on Sept 11, 1893 following words which are quite inspiring for any person aspiring to evolve himself to HIGHER SELF.
    The gist of the proceedings is as under from the site


    The delegates arose, one by one, and read prepared speeches, but the Hindu sannyasin was totally unprepared. He had never before addressed such an assembly. When he was asked to give his message he was seized with stage-fright, and requested the chairman to call on him a little later. Several times he postponed the summons. As he admitted later: ‘Of course my heart was fluttering and my tongue nearly dried up. I was so nervous that I could not venture to speak in the morning session.’

    At last he came to the rostrum and Dr. Barrows introduced him. Bowing to Sarasvati, the Goddess of Wisdom, he addressed the audience as ‘Sisters and Brothers of America.’ Instantly, thousands arose in their seats and gave him loud applause. They were deeply moved to see, at last, a man who discarded formal words and spoke to them with the natural and candid warmth of a brother.

    It took a full two minutes before the tumult subsided, and the Swami began his speech by thanking the youngest of the nations in the name of the most ancient monastic order in the world, the Vedic order of sannyasins. The keynote of his address was universal toleration and acceptance. He told the audience how India, even in olden times, had given shelter to the religious refugees of other lands — for instance, the Israelites and the Zoroastrians — and he quoted from the scriptures the following two passages revealing the Hindu spirit of toleration:

    ‘As different streams, having their sources in different places, all mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.’

    ‘Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him. All men are struggling through many paths which in the end lead to Me.’

    In conclusion he pleaded for the quick termination of sectarianism, bigotry, and fanaticism.



  • vishwa 31 August, 2008 at 5:20 am


    i want to know more about babaji ashram at kandbadi



  • Bhagwati 31 August, 2008 at 8:32 am

    That’s a very interesting article. To know that someone has personally experienced the presence of BABAji is thriling. Lots of foreigners these days, actually since always, feel they are qualified to teach his practices and to talk about him. Even the Indian/Hindu gurus its hard to say who is enlightened. India has many great Siddhas and they will take care of this great land of the Gods.

  • lynn 31 August, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Greetings Friends and Family,
    A Cree (Eeyou) elder once said when asked to elaborate on a vision, “I can only tell you what i have seen with my own eyes otherwise i might be lying.” Although it is changing now, Legends and wisdom teachings of the Native people are passed on through oral tradition (living breathing scriptures) as oppossed to the written word- that is how we do most of our learning. Upon Yogiraj Amar Jyoti’s request i wrote an article outlining the events and people that were present during His historic visit to Moose Factory that he might take back to India. i decided to submit a much edited version of the article to Wawatay News as i felt more people in our area could benefit from a glimpse of this great Soul who traveled all the way from India to meet the Cree people in our area…

    Native people in Canada have suffered the effects of colonialsm in much the same way our brothers and sisters in India have.

    Swami Amar Jyoti addressing the gathering in the shagookum one evening said, “We are like beads on a string sitting in this circle.”

    And so we are.

    Love to every-one…

  • lynn 1 September, 2008 at 3:12 am

    Dear Hemant,
    the teachings of vedanta must be very high indeed to inspire such radiance.
    many thanks…

  • balamurali 4 September, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    any body have babaji’s portrates.plz sent me

  • balamurali 4 September, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    any body have babaji’s portrates.plz sent

  • anupam dhar 5 September, 2008 at 7:58 am

    It is so spiritually invigorating to see such a voluminous response to merely a small article on Maha Avatara Babaji.
    This surely harkens good news for the worlds welfare.
    May Babaji bless all participants.

  • Powell 6 September, 2008 at 4:16 am

    I have read the Autobiography of a yogi. there are million PRANAM from me in the feet of MAHAWATAR BABAJI, LAHAURI MAHASHAYA, SRI SRI PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA, SRI SRI YUKTESHWAR GIRI JI.

  • Raghav Gaur 6 September, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    hi lynn,
    i really feel blessed to have a word with beautiful soul like you. i think that AMAR JYOTI BABA JI and MAHAVATAR BABA JI are two names of single person if you close your eyes and pray to MAHAVTAR BABA JI then SWAMI JI will come in picture and if you pay to AMAR JYOTI BABA JI MAHAVTAR BABA JI WILL APPEAR. the blue light you saw is the most experienced sign of HIS presence. if you have some more snaps of BABA JI then please oblige me by mailing them at lynn i am overwhelmed with joy i am so happy for you and your people. you have recieved the rarest blessing. in dia we have a prayer which says guru brahma guru vishnu guru devo maheshwara. that means guru is holy trinity, guru is the universe guru is my only god. i bow to his holy feet.

  • Hemant 10 September, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Dear Raghav Gaur

    Great.That shows the “oneness” or “advaita” in all great souls.The difference in the physical form is not real. The reality is these personalities have realised that they are the manifestation of the one and only one.


  • Raghav Gaur 17 September, 2008 at 4:38 am

    dear hemant
    all of us are like glass bottels scattered on ocean floor the type, colour and shape of glass is different but we all are same (the ocean). from inside and outside.
    raghav gaur

  • kpnair 24 September, 2008 at 8:53 am

    those who want to know more about baba ji can read the book the an autobiography of a yogi, i can bet you that will change your whole life

  • Gautam 24 September, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Agreed. Swami Ram, the great Himalayan sage also talks about Babaji in his book “Living with the Himalayan Masters”.

  • Maruthi 28 October, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Mahavatar Babaji is the sweeter most sound in this world.

  • sai das 31 October, 2008 at 2:20 am

    master of master

    I am afraid that section has grave mistakes about sai baba, swamy samartha and gajanan maharaj.

    truth about sai baba: found as a 16 year old lad under the neem tree (please read sai sat charitra). He left shirdi only for 3 years only to come back again. By pre-dating his birth year was narrowed down to 1838.

    The first world war was fought between 1914-1918 (1918 is when sai nath attaianed maha samathi after staying @ shirdi for more than 60 years) and swamy samartha and gajanan maharaj attained maha samathi way before that.

    Swamy samartha, sai baba are poorna duttavtars. Swamy samartha of akkalkot was none other than sri nrusimha saraswati of ganagapur.

    I hope that clears the confusion

  • sahil pupneja 15 November, 2008 at 10:41 am

    i am so happy after getting in sharan of maha avtaar babaji

  • sahil pupneja 15 November, 2008 at 10:43 am

    i am very happy after getting in sharan of mahaavtaar babaji

  • ARUN 17 November, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I am also the child of great mahavtar babaji and want to learn his kriya yog. I am feeling that life is going on so fast and I am empty. I pray to babaji to help me and take my soul with him to teach. May I know where is the ashram in palampur and any phone no. or photo of swami amar jyoti ji. pls ans anyone . mail me on

  • pratik 23 November, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    who said swami amar jyoti took mahasamadhi, i jst saw him on the occasion of shri satya sai baba’s birthday!!!!!

  • Ashok turki Dhar 26 November, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    SWAMI YOGIRAJ AMARJYOTI JI MAHARAJ has established an Ashram by the name
    The ashram is not only a pligrimage but is a sacred place
    for knowledge seekers like us and HE being the direct desciple
    of ever living — ever present — and ever shining &helpful
    … one has to go to the place to have a feeling and the serenity of the sacredness of the Ashram—& when we have the holy Darshan of Swami Amarjyoti we .
    should be lucky to have HIS darshan and hear wisdom from

  • PARVEEN KUMAR PUPNEJA 11 December, 2008 at 4:13 am


  • Amarjyoti Acharya 15 December, 2008 at 10:15 am

    The story of the great Mahavatar rejuvenates one and yes – there are so many Saints in India and in te world, that one bows to them all – in all humility and begs for forgiveness for one’s arrogance, when faced wit them and their boundless existence-knowledge-bliss! One also feels compelled to beg for forgiveness – for one’s own inferior state and humbly remembers one’s promises and one’s obligations – to the silence that they comprehend – in one’s silences. May the great Mahavatar and those multitudes of the enlightened ones help one in one’s ways and destinies – from the cosmos and beyond – of existence-knowledge-bliss – to the path of the cosmic shiny bodies – may they bless and aid one – in reaching one’s home and yet travel and fulfill one’s promises in silence! In gratitude for everything, one is grateful for the future – in humble prayers and plea to the great enlightened beings! Thankyou for enabling one to remember them…

  • MANI BATHIJA 20 December, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Greetings to all /a devottee of MAHAVTAR BABAJI ., All I can say is I have met babaji (once BABAJI & DIDI & LAHRI MAHASAYA) all three together and the second time BABAJI and HIS DIDI both the times in KATHMANDU /NEPAL ., I have also met Dr. RAM BHONSLE ., The person who introduce me to BABAJI ( I mean by giving me babaji’s photograph) was SHRI PUJNIYA DEV DUTT SHASTRI from allahabad who has written few books in HINDI and who was blessed to become a healer ( The powers of his healing can be found out from indians n others living in south africa esp. joannesburg & durban ) Shirdi SAI BABA was a muslim his name was ABDUL GAFFAR . COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF JHANSI KI RANI ‘S FATHER the RULER Jhansi ki rani was to be protected by the commander was a request given by the ruler jhansi ki rani’s father …/ Yes shri Aurbindo would have been alive today if he would have practised yoga asanas ., Shri Aurbindo is resposible for HITLERS DOWNFALL and his VERBAL BULLET made HITLER LAME ., Babaji still lives and relaxes at GAURI SHANKAR PEETAM ASHRAM ABOUT 30 KMS inside chinese territory near BADRINATH ., I have heard babaji does visit his devottees in mumbai and other places ., he had visited a ladys home in BANDRA in human form for food as the lady use to prepare food for him with a graetest desire and love to serve the food to him and when babaji visited her she did not recognise him and shouted CHOR CHOR (THIEF)I have been to that ladys house in 1980′s JAI SATGURU PARAM GURVEH MAHAVTAR BABAJI

  • vivek 30 December, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Dear Friends,

    If you want to know more about mahavtar babaji .please read the book ” Ek Yogi ki Atmkatha” A very famous book you can find it anywhere in the world written by paramhansa yoganand.
    You can visit Hairakhan ashram in Dist Nainital ,Uttrakhand India to know more about babaji.

    Everyone can meet babaji but one should need to have desire for that….


  • vilay 15 January, 2009 at 5:11 am


  • ARUN 18 January, 2009 at 5:03 am


  • Nisha 19 January, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I want to get the dvd film which baba made during his visits to Nepal Tapoban and Mansarovar.Can u please provide me that DVD.

  • kothamasu ravichandra 4 February, 2009 at 8:00 am

    i had his darshan as a simple human when i follwing beside bramhanandagiri baba who is going to give kriyayoga diksha to people in narasaraopet.the bramhanandagiri baba said iam happy to see you. so he must be babaji.

  • hitesh 14 February, 2009 at 6:17 am

    thanks a lot , i am also a follower of babaji and we r going to build ashram of babji at karvan near karjan dist in gujarat we are requesting to help for donationa -jay gurudev

  • Gautam Pandey 20 February, 2009 at 2:25 am

    I have a deep desire to meet him. Can someone show the way.

  • seetharam k 2 March, 2009 at 2:37 am

    I have known Babaji through the book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’.From thence I, evinced keen interest in knowing more about Him.Luckily I could get very valuable materials which made me to construct a small pyramid dedicating it to Babaji ,about 32 Kms. from Bangalore.In the same site there is a Shirdi Baba Mandir,constructed at the will of Baba under a neem tree.Miraculously the neem leaves are not bitter. Now ,at the will of Mahavtar Baba and Sainath ,wooden foot wears are made and kept in Their respective sanctums.The message is ,that they would meet now and then.Its but miacle that both are in one place and Their precence are felt very much.It is to be felt to believe
    Hail Baba

  • seetharam k 3 March, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    ….In continuation of my previous mail, there is a proposal to concecrate the devine Idols of sage Agastya,Thirumoolar & Bhoganathar at the same site of Babaji and Sainath.The site referred is afour acre farm land of historical background.

  • A. Anand 17 March, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Would like to know more about the Maha Avatar. Probably would like to have books and videos on the Maha Avatar. Based in Bangalore.

    A. Anand

  • Dr.Jyoti Deb 21 April, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I have been regularly travelling in the Himalayas for the past 19yrs.Many a times I was lucky to witness unnatural scenes and yogis of the highest order.They normally stay secluded and apparently look like a common man.But their Eyes are totally different,magnetic and piercing.Moreover just by being close to them brings an immense sense of hapiness(You always dont have to talk to them).They seem to radiate a benevolent energy.I am sure many of u who visit the Himalayas regularly have met such divine persons.One incident I can never forget,happened about 12 yrs back when we were travelling by car to Gangotri.At Harshil we stopped to have tea when I suddenly saw a young(about 20)very attractive yogi wearing a white cloth upto knee level.I was keen to talk to him but he suddenly vanished.Surprisingly when we reached Gangotri temple after an hour the same person was walking around.This time too he dissappeared as I approached him.I had forgotten the matter.After I returned to Calcutta one day I was going thru the book Autobiography of a Yogi by swami Yogananda.Inside was a picture of Babaji maharaj-I was astonished at the striking resemblence to the Yogi I had seen at Gangotri including the copper coloured hair as described in the book.I dont still know if I was really lucky enough to have met the great Babaji maharaj.But I do believe that the himalayas are full of supernormal phenomenon.

  • Gautam 21 April, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Dr. Deb:

    Greetings and thanks very much for sharing your experience with me and the others who follow the website. While we may neve know who you encountered, it’s very well known that the great masters make themselves visible only when they wish to do so. Hence, your eyes may very well have seen the Divine Himalayan Master we all know about.

    Without getting into too many details, my experience has more or less been limited to visions instead of physically manifested appearances. I’m headed to Dronagiri region of Himalayas this summer where Babaji initiated Lahiri Mahasaya and feel the beckoning gets stronger each day.
    Thanks again for your message.

  • khushal sharma 11 May, 2009 at 7:43 am

    i met the holy yogiraj amar jyoti ji in baba mahavtar meditation trust kandwari in the year 2007 when i was posted as dy.s.p palampur.he came into my dreams on the very first night and have lot of interaction.since then i frequently visit ashram.i feel warmth and love of the great master.his appearance is divine .i feel speechless before him and i get my all queries answered on seeing baba mahavtaray namah.

  • Saroj kumar singh 29 May, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Hello,All of you 29 May 2009

    I am a follower of BABAJI .

    I am related of BABAJI’s follower SHRI SHAYAMACHARAN LAHIRI’S/chief follwer PANCHANAN BHATTACHARYA’s/chief follower


    who is alive.IF you are in need of divinity,you can visit on JULY 7th GURU PURNIMA . Thanks

  • Jitendra Singh 14 June, 2009 at 3:23 am

    I have just found this website by accident and have enjoyed reading it.

    I should mention that just last week, on 7th June 2009, a friend of mine and I went to Mahavatar Babaji’s cave in Kumaon.It is beyond the town of Dwarahat, near Ranikhet. One has to go beyond Dwarahat to Dronagiri, and then to a small village called Kukurchhina…there is a unpaved path for 2 km, and then a touch climb up the mountain for 1 km and there is the cave. This is the cave in which Babaji had initiated Lahiri Mahasaya into Kriya Yoga.

    It was a wonderful experience for me. My friend, who was quite afraid of heights, told me later that as he walked up the mountain, he saw Babaji’s naked legs and feet, from the knee down, walking in front of him all the way. He lost all his fear and was able to make it to the cave. He is still quite stunned by the experience.

    I would love to have darshan of this Great Soul….any ideas on how that could happen?

    Warm regards, Jitendra.

  • Jitendra Singh 14 June, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Message for Mani Bathija (would you please answer?):

    “Babaji still lives and relaxes at GAURI SHANKAR PEETAM ASHRAM ABOUT 30 KMS inside chinese territory near BADRINATH”……

    I am very intrigued by this statement by you. Can you say more? How can one go to this ashram? Have you been there?

    I would appreciate any help that you can provide.

    Warm regards, Jitendra.

  • Gautam 14 June, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Jitendra. I have been to the region once (not the cave) and am taking the trip myself next Month. Your friend’s experience is one of the many. I hope to complete my journey successfully.

  • swinny_sam 15 June, 2009 at 4:51 am

    i fortunately read this article and found it very impressive ..i am also a great follower of shri Babaji … and have experienced his supernatural power many times … and after reading this article am planning to go to ranikhet and palampur …just want to know an idea as to what the proper address are of those places……….. i know it for palampur but not for the holy cave at the foot of Kumaon (Haidakhan) and the cave where Shri Lahiri Mahashaya met Babaji … (these are the places that i wanna cover in a go) so please if anyone can help me on that …

    regards and god bless all.

  • Gautam 15 June, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Sam, I have never been to Palampur so can’t comment, but I have been to Ranikhet area twice and am heading there next month to visit Dronagiri area again where the cave is located where Lahiri Mahasaya was initiated in 1861. You may read comments at this page for further information. This is a conversation between me an another seeker who frequents that area.

    Palampur is in a different direction than Almora area and is in a diff. state – a ways North West of the cave. You can see a rough map here:


  • swinny_sam 17 June, 2009 at 2:52 am

    hi gautam

    i have heard that there is a place which is away from ranikhet about 150km ahead …and there is a mountain called BHATKOR PAHAR …and there is a British Rangers Bunglow out there just next to the riverside ….and there is a small temple under a tree and have heard that that place was that of babaji where he used to meditate for many years

    i know just this much about it ….if u have any idea about that place can u plz through some light on that


  • Gautam 18 June, 2009 at 8:08 am


    Bhatkot is right in the Dronagiri area. I’m headed there next month to visit Babaji’s cave. Dronagiri is about 2 hours drive from Almora city. I’m not aware of the Bungalow, however. You can read more about Bhatkot pahaad here in my conversation with a fellow seeker:

  • swinny_sam 20 June, 2009 at 12:39 am

    thanx a lot gautam


  • Shanty 18 July, 2009 at 9:27 pm


    I am planning a trip to India to visit Swamiji Amar Joyti.
    I tried the number 911894235324 several times but nobody answers.

    Does anyone here know how to contact with the Ashram people? Or anyone knows where Swamiji is now?

    Thanks a lot!!

  • Sushanta Banerjee 20 July, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Wow!! This is e-Satsanga at its best,thanks JV.

    Babaji has chosen to touch…….the whole world is a family.

    I and my friend Jitendra (entry 77 above) were lucky enough to visit the cave,yes it has changed my life.By an interesting “coincidence” an unread book in my collection popped up day before yesterday and it was Sri Aurobindo’s “Tales of Prison life”.

    Reading through the entries on this site, and I have read each word, has filled me with joy.Right here is the gateway to Babaji’s feet,just feel the love in these entries,it makes my heart dance.I wait for any way in which he chooses to manifest or touch,for me this joy is his manifestation without a doubt.I am ever so grateful to find this site,to the authors who have made it happen and to you all who are here,to JV who showed the way

    He is behind it all

    Jai babaji

  • Gautam 8 August, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Hi guys, thanks for all of your comments. I visited Babaji’s cave in Himalayas near Pandukholi last month, and have posted my Travel count here:

    Photos from the journey:


  • dhilip 10 August, 2009 at 9:18 am

    hi can you share your feelings in detail when u sat in meditation inside cave..did u feel the presence of babaji? did u see his physical presence?

  • Gautam 14 August, 2009 at 12:01 am

    One must feel the bliss in order to know how it feels. That’s the best I can say :-)

  • Dipak Satyashraya 22 August, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I am searching the rout to reach Budhi Ki Mathi & Amar Baba in Himalayas. Please help.

  • Gautam 24 August, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Do you mean Swami Amar Jyoti or some other Amar Baba?

  • dinesh 10 September, 2009 at 1:51 am

    i want talk to guruji and to see gurji pls any body help me

  • Vijjay jude stoker 13 September, 2009 at 7:18 am


    I am from bangalore and would want to visit babaji’s cave. Could some one guide me with the travel details to my emila id

    I too want to surrender myself to the all migity.

    Need help.


  • Gautam 13 September, 2009 at 11:26 am


    Feel free to go through my travelogue of my trip to the Cave or feel free to drop me a line.

  • dinesh 21 September, 2009 at 8:02 am

    i want to work in my netive place pls help

  • A. Anand 24 September, 2009 at 12:48 am

    There is a programme about the visit of Tamil actor Rajinikanth to the cave of Mahaavatar Babaji in Star Vijay, a TV channel in Tamil at 10 p.m from this mon (21/9/09) to thu (24/9/09). To know more about the Maha Avatar, one can go thro’ “The Autobiography Of a Yogi” by Sri Paramahansa Yogananda avalable in Sapna Book stores.

  • MKprakash 24 September, 2009 at 9:06 am

    i would like to know the routes from rishikesh to reach baba cave.
    pl tell me the places where we can stay between rishikesh – babaji cave.
    during which month is opt to go to caves.we are from south we
    do not know the climatic conditions and accomadation facilities.

  • Gautam 24 September, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Prakash, please see the relevant article and Anupamji’s comment on travel advice:

  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 1 October, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    hi gautam, did got any information about the below comment of
    82.swinny_sam said …
    i have heard that there is a place which is away from ranikhet about 150km ahead …and there is a mountain called BHATKOR PAHAR …and there is a British Rangers Bunglow out there just next to the riverside ….and there is a small temple under a tree and have heard that that place was that of babaji where he used to meditate for many years

  • Gautam 1 October, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I am not aware of any Britisher’s bungalow in the region unfortunately. May be someone else can shed light on it. I did visit the area though and I have talked about it in my article on this site.

  • Udaya 2 October, 2009 at 12:09 am

    This is amzingly great thing about Babaji and I met a Sidhar who also mentioned Babaji reincarnated several time and one such form is Dhavapaleshwar in Rishikesh and more details in sidharindia website

  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 2 October, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Dear Gautham, thanks for your replay, I saw your recent photo taken in the cave, When I zoom the energy circle I can see some image but not clear, can u tell me what image is that if u know.

  • k ashok kumar 8 October, 2009 at 4:36 am

    It is really amazing to read about swamiji, the baba , who is believed to be more than 1800 years old and is still visible to many of his devotees. I would be really greatfull if any one can give me his photograph so that I can be inspired by his ‘presence’

    Regards, May Babaji bless the entire humanity.

  • Dr Milon Mitra 9 October, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I just now saw Babaji. Here I was going through all the letters when suddenly my mind went blank and I saw him on my computer screen. I thought you must have fixed his photo in your website, or my brain is working overtime, or perhaps it is the effect of my regular meditation which has brought strange changes in my head. He smiled and slowly faded away. I will call him today in my meditation. Wish me best of luck. He is perhaps watching me. I do not like this feeling.

  • Gautam 9 October, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Ways of Providence are strange. May the sages guide you!

  • Dr Milon Mitra 10 October, 2009 at 12:46 am

    No, nothing happened in meditation last night. Perhaps meditation do not become fruitful when we are expectant.

  • Arun 14 October, 2009 at 7:28 pm


    You say that you have had a personal visitation from Babaji. Could you share your personal experience and the circumstances under which this happened to you? I havent read through the entire thread so if it captured let me know.

  • R.Subha 19 October, 2009 at 12:39 am


    I would like to know more about mahavatar babaji, and Any ashram is neary by chennai.
    Please mail me the address.

    Thank U

  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 21 October, 2009 at 7:46 am


    Tamil Nadu Headquarters:
    No.5/ 2 Arulanandam Street
    San Thome, (Mylapore), Chennai-600004
    Tamil Nadu,South India
    Phone:044- 24643630

  • shilpa 4 November, 2009 at 4:46 am

    hi Dr Milon Mitra ,

    can you please tell us about your experience ….how did it happen …when u saw how did u feel…can u elaborate.

    all those who are interested in going to babaji’s cave can plan to form a group….it would be nice if v can try to go together..what do u say? v can reach a commonplace and resume the journey together from there

  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 4 November, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Ms.Shilpa, U has given a good suggestion; if the timing is not suiting to all of them we can form batches every month.

  • a disciple 6 November, 2009 at 6:09 am

    namaskar to all,

    it was really fascinating to read what people thought about yogiraj amrjyoti ji………

    i have known swami ji since i was born……i.e 26 years now……….my experince……i dont need to meet ne more gurus or saints….i have seen 90+ yrs old saint bowing to him…….despite knowing him since i was born……i still wonder what he actually is?? he’s infinite to me……..i dnt wish to see ne miracles perfomed by swami ji………..just being with him is a mircale for me………when ever swami ji comes into my dreams..[ verry seldom though......may be bcoz i m nt a pure soul ]…..i feel so elated , without ne specific reason….

    simply lucky to have blessings of saint like swami ji in my life…………no matter how big the circle of his devotees is………his love fr each nd every of them is indivisible………..and those of you who expect a mircale always frm a saint….then frget it……coz the mircales which happen when u get associated with him are felt not described…..nd it was good to read about moose factory visit as i would some day ask swami ji about that……
    all those who have some experineces . please share…..

    god bless all………

  • lynn harper cheechoo 16 November, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Dear Disciple,

    Namaste, it is an honor to share with you….

    You may enjoy reading this article published in Wawatay News (First nations publication) it may be viewed online; Moose-Factory-to-India_17947

    Blessings and Love,

  • lynn harper cheechoo 16 November, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    or you may google, long steep road from moose factory to india wawatay news online.

    the article is inspired by our recent visit to the mahavtar babaji meditation center in palampur, through the grace of His holiness, Yogiraj swami amar jyoti ji

    lynn harper cheechoo
    moose factory

  • mahendramahadevihaidiakhandi 26 November, 2009 at 3:32 am

    Maha Prabuji called me to Him in 1979, spend 2 years at His Divine much love.. so much inner revelations.. endless blessings reaching out to all, embracing all… praise the Universe.. praise the universe…PRAISE THE UNIVERSE…for His love praises you!!

  • awanindra joshi 28 November, 2009 at 4:58 am

    nobody can express babaji . you all can feel his devine blessings every seconds. rest gossips are useless

  • Arvind Gaur 2 December, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Hi Please send me Information about Baba Ji Center in Delhi


  • Dr MILON MITRA 10 December, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Dear Shilpaji, In ref: to your letter of Nov4,2009. That night I was reading letters and enjoying the photos of Babaji’s cave etc. when slowly a faded image of Babaji appeared on the screen and became clear and smiled. I thought that the photo must have been put in the website. At that moment my head got lighted up in white light, a sharp current ran down from head to sole, and many unreal sounds appeared. I never yearned to see Babaji as I know that we are all GOD. I felt it as an intrusion to my privacy.

  • shilpa 30 December, 2009 at 10:34 am

    hi dear one
    babaji is my life , he is the only one who create whole world , water , earth, god, air, anything in this world .
    babaji =krishna
    & shiva means the main soul is babaji and the two form shiv & vishnu tatva of earth created by him to run the earth.what can i say babaji is babaji. i just love him without him i am nothing.

  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 31 December, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Oh Babaji, the Protector, the basis of all life, Who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energizer of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the Purifier of all, let us embrace that very Babaji, so that He may direct our mental faculties in the right direction
    He liberates you if you but think of Him. Surrender yourself directly and without a second thought to him. He will ordain the best for you and you need not ask for it
    Wish you all a Happy 2010.

  • Raghavendra 8 January, 2010 at 11:21 am

    hello everyone this is my first time in this site and I’m extremely happy , I wanted to know more about our divine soul , sri sri sri Mahavatarbabaji , can any one you pls let me as to is their any babaji “s ashram in bangalore , and address of babjis ashram in palampur . Pls help me , so tha I can get some divine blessings of tha holy almighty .. I actually saw babaji in a movie but dint know any thing about babji , but some how managed to get some details about babaji …. and I wanted to from those of you who saw babji , as to did you ppl see the almighty in himalayas and is babji still in himalayas , how can one find him , and can u meet sri amara jyothi babji in palampur ashram .. Pls do answer me .. Hope to find response … Thank u

  • Satish 27 January, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Guys

    If you want to connect with Babaji spiritually, click the following link

  • Satish 28 January, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Hi again

    Has anyone visited Babaji’s ashram in Badrinath?
    Gowri Shankar Peeta is Babaji’s ashram near Badrinath in the Himalayas. The ashram is surrounded by tall rock cliffs on all sides, with a row of caves by their side. The largest cave belongs to Babaji. There are two waterfalls opposite this cave in a corner. There is a small group of residents in the ashram. They use the largest waterfall for bathing and the smaller one for drinking. Though there is no visible light source, even in night, the whole area is well lit. No one can approach the ashram closer than a mile, without Babaji’s permission or concurrence.

  • R.Chandrashekar 29 January, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Hi Satish

    A group of us interested in visiting Mahavatar Babaji’s ashram has been looking for some details of where His ashram is situated. Your posting has some details as I see. Can you give more details if you have so that we can be guided by that and land there. Is it easily accessible or we have to walk for long distance. we shall be having some old and women also in our team. Kindly guide if you have details.Kindly email to

    Mumbai India

  • Satish 29 January, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Hi Chandrashekhar

    The best person to answer this question would be Dr. N Rajgopal of Mindscope, email –, website -

    He’s been in contact with Babaji for quite some time and may help you in getting the exact location for Gowri Shankar Peeta.



  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 29 January, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Dear Chandrashekar, Babaji Ashram is some were in china how can you go there. Moreover you can go there if only Babaji is willing and still if want to explore you will stuck up some where. Just follow the foot path of your guru then you are safe and in right path.

  • Satish 29 January, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Chandrashekar

    I think that Babaji’s hidden ashram is in the Garwhal Himalayas near Badrinath and not in China.
    Why don’t you ask Dr. N Rajgopal and he’ll guide you correctly?

  • natarajan 31 January, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Babaji is learnt to have born to a brahmin family at ‘Parangipet’ close to Chidambatam ,TN. There is also a Tamil Mag dedicated to Babaji.

    There have been 18 noted ‘Siddargal’ (Sidhas) or great rishi’s from TamilNadu . you could even visit all 18 sidda’s shrine near Chennai which is founded recently.

    Though out T.Nadu you find temples and holy places especially around Kumbakonam, Tanjavur and Trichy areas which also houses 9 temples for the respective planets including one for Shani at Thirunallar ,Karaikal, Pondicherry!

    ‘Arunachala’ (Thiruvanamali) is yet an other abode of Shiva and one among the ‘panchabootha sthalas’ representing Agni. Here there are Rishis in every possible roopa, it is said.

    The Arunachala hill it self is worshiped as Shiva!
    Refer to Bagavan Ramana maharshi’s quotes and Arunachala Mahathmium and Skandha puranam .

    It is learnt that about 20 lakhs visit here during New moon days to go around Arunachala. One can go on this way…..

  • Satish 2 February, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Hi all
    Another good website to visit is where Babaji passes on messages to mankind via Swami Vishwananda

  • natarajan 14 February, 2010 at 1:06 am
  • Satish 14 February, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Natarajan, I’d heard that Hairakhan Baba was not the real Mahavtar Babaji.

  • natarajan 14 February, 2010 at 1:21 am
  • Satish 14 February, 2010 at 1:22 am
  • Gautam 14 February, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I do not think anyone of us is qualified to judge whether Haidakhan is real and who is the real Mahavatar Babaji. Satish the link that you gave has a comment by a gentleman who seems disturbed to prove a point for which he has no ground.

    Let us not involve ourselves in trivial debates and concentrate on the higher truth.


  • Satish 14 February, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Gautam

    You are correct – no one can prove whether Haidakhan Baba’s real or not.

    Let us share this blog only on Mahavtar Babaji.

    I’d read the following interesting article on internet in one of the forums on Babaji

    Actually around 1968, I met an engineer from Geological survey of India who told us that the survey team met with a babaji in the remote part of central India who could speak French, German and many other languages fluently with very little accent (I have posted this in this forum somewhere). There was a French speaking German in the team that talked to the Baba. The Baba claimed he talked to Napoleon and I think another name in 1400 AD (I can not remember)….

    Life is full of mysteries…

  • Satish 14 February, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Babaji’s visual appearance: he appears to be a youth of not more than twenty-five. Fair-skinned, of medium build and height, his beautiful, strong body radiates a perceptible glow. His eyes are dark, calm, and tender; his long lustrous hair is copper-coloured.
    The most important clue to recognize him is by his raised toes of both the legs

  • Satish 15 February, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Another interesting article on how Guru Gyan Swami met Babaji

  • Satish 16 February, 2010 at 9:39 pm
  • natarajan 16 February, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Debate about who is Babaji , in my opinion should go on… so that the mistary of it remains a divine faith.

    Suspense should not only create curiosity but also reverence here?

    well, here is another site with the question as to who HE is:

    when i had a chance to meet an elderly lady (who had knownBabaji) and asked her to comment on all the photos of Babaji available to us through the net, she replied to leave every thing as it is and not to indulge in any probing!

  • Usha 17 February, 2010 at 2:18 am

    I really cannot believe how we can probe into certain truths which is beyond our contemplation. If our mum says that “He is your father” we actually believe. We do not ask a second question to our mum and ask her prove the same. Likewise certain truths are to be accepted as such. There is no answer to such trivial things. It is advisable to drop the discussion. Instead concentrate on how to achieve kriya yoga practice in our lives for our betterment, mental peace and health.

  • Manisha Singhal 18 February, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Dear all,

    I am glad to go through so many books which revolve around babaji and are blessed by Swami Amar Jyoti Babaji. the website:


  • Satish 18 February, 2010 at 7:22 pm
  • SAHADEV JAMDAR 26 February, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Sahadev said…
    Maha Avatar Babaji – Omni Present Ageless Saint of the Universe
    follow kriyayoga
    for details click…

  • NKumarreshan 27 February, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    “AKBNA” Aum Kriya Babaji Nama Aum
    Dear Every One,
    Last February 2010,12th, I was in haridwar for Kumbamela 2010, and took a dip in ganga holy river, and that nite i put up in a hotel there, I had a vision of Maha Avatar Babaji Nagaraj in my hotel room at around 3am morning till 6am morning. He sits on floor and talking to me whre i see his lips and arms are moving. But i’cant hear him what is he saying. But i could understand that, he is comunicating to me someting. Ofcourse i’m very happy to have the ageless Mahavatar’s darsanam, but i cant understand what exactly is he trying to tell me, any could advise me?

  • Satish 28 February, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    An interesting ebook on Haidakhan Babaji

  • dinesh 9 March, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Thanks to Babaji He is Be with me

    U can also see him by inner mind ,

    and i want to know about kriya yoga is any body know abt this pls mail me.

  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 10 April, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Though one has shaken off all vices, secured all virtues, renounced all relatives, and observed all the austerities prescribed by the scriptures, can one reach eternal bliss unless one meets the jnana Guru? (Guru Vachaka Kovai, 321)

  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 17 April, 2010 at 4:43 am

    This is Mahamuni Babaji, the Divine Himalayan Yogi, he does not give darsan so easily. Being able to see him is seeing the supreme Being. He lives in everybody in between the eyebrows; he is near for extremely very few people at the same time he is far away for many. That is the truth.

  • Anjimetiy Balaji NagaRaj 5 June, 2010 at 4:46 am

    The One (Real Self) becomes threefold; to the devotee He is God; to the seeker of Illumination He becomes the Guru; when the mind becomes still in the heart He Himself becomes (manifest as) the Real Self. (Guru Ramana Vachana Mala, 120)

  • drdeepaksorathia 14 July, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    hello,madam lynn.i m doctor from gujrat,skin specialist, attracted towards mahavtar babaji n his kriya yoga, read n heard about yogiraj amarjyotiji,cn u tell more about him?is he metting personaly?is he giving initiation? i know he is meeting at guru purnima at ashram but for personal contact how can i approch? if u know, let me illumine, i have seen ur photo with him.

  • Gitika 30 July, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Hello All,

    I met Baba Amar Jyotiji at my ailing cousin’s place and was over awed at his majestic presence and holy white attire. I dint even feel like blinking my eyes so as to lose his sight. After he blessed my brother, I followed him till his vehicle to seek his blessings and in quest of relief from my problem. He smilingly advised me to seek cure from Ayurveda from Palampur. I , then found this site in search of him and saw videos, Lynn’s article. I have this innate desire to meet him again and seek his blessings!! i wonder when I shall meet him again in his Ashram and share more experiences with the needy.

  • Ajay Kumar 3 August, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Ajay Kumar from Jammu said:

    I have heard alot about the great great Mahavtar Baba Ji and most of the time i think to get the glimpse of this Great Great Yogi of the Universe.
    Please pray for my desire to meet this Great Yogi.

  • Faiz Ali 24 August, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Swamiji is always present at Palampur during Gurpurabh.
    Hans Raj Hans a punjabi singer is a great devotee of his.

  • Faiz Ali 24 August, 2010 at 9:38 am

    If you have any questions about Swamiji, pls address them to me. He cant read any language, nor can he write. But his words are crowned in pearls. The only thing he has learnt is writing ‘OM’, and that is his signature.

    Guys you will freak out once you meet him. He is cool.

  • Gitika 26 August, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Dear Faiz
    How you chanced upon meetin him..pls tell me more abt his divine powers…I too wish to meet him soon again….

  • sheik 18 September, 2010 at 3:03 pm


    I am going on 28th of this month from Chennai to Babaji’s cave with my three friends. Last year also, I tried to visit. But, it was not successful. I hope this time, with babaji’s blessings, I will reach there. But, recent landslides are threatening me. Anyone have any idea about landslides on that area please communicate to me. my mail id:

    with regards,

  • Jitendra Singh 18 September, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Sheik, I was there earlier this summer in June for the second time. I don’t think you should be too worried about landslides. There is a motorable road beyond Dunagiri all the way to Kukurchhina where the road ends. There is then a dirt path, on which you can drive if you have a jeep, but otherwise it is a long walk. And then you will have to climb uphill, so you need to be strong, or get help, or just go slowly. It may be best to take help from local people and have a guide.

    I don’t think there is much to worry about with landslides as long as you are on the road. If the road is closed after a landslide, which is unlikely, then you will just have to go back. But if it is raining when you climb up to the cave, that could be difficult. So go on a day when it is sunny.

    I believe that if Babaji wants you to get there, you certainly will. That has been my experience. We had no problem at all last year.

    Jai Babaji!

  • Dr. Anpurna kaul 5 October, 2010 at 4:10 am


    I would like to tell you all
    that I have met Swami ji who is a institution within itself. It is all good karmas that there is a saint who knows every thing without telling him any thing . I feel elivated in my feelings whenever I am in the Ashram and rest He takes care all the time .I always wish to be there and also goes there whenever I get time.

    It is really heaven on the earth .

    Anpurna Kaul

  • Guy Bennett 2 November, 2010 at 1:53 am

    I was fortunate enough to meet Yogi Raj Amar Jyoti (swamiji) when he lived in Pilani back in 1993. I spent about a month and half living with him and travelling with him at this time.

    His true spiritual home is in a cave by a little village in Kashmir where he is revered by the locals who generations have known. He has spent may 40 year stints in deep meditation in this cave.

    He has clearly differentiated to me that he is not maha Avatar Babaji, but one of his closest servants who has been granted the immortal light of immortality. However this may not be an absolute state as he has shown accelerated aging when he is around people. His current proximity to people is causing him to age and he would much rather be sitting in a cave high up in the Himalayas.

    He has indicated that he has been instructed by Maha Avatar Babaji to engage the people at this time. Which could prove fatal even for an immortal. In the mid 1990′s he was attacked by a number of vagabonds (dacoits) who left him mutilated at the site of temple that was being built which he was overseeing. They also stole a large amount of money which was later recovered. He was seriously injured at which time he fused two severed fingers back on which took him three days. His blood was smeared over the temple walls in the form of Om’s, he was finally taken to hospital where physicians were encouraging him to have a blood transfusion which he of course refused, his disciples who took him to hospital where in tears at the sight of him where he was encouraging them to take heart and not to worry for him. Many of his more superficial disciples departed company at this period because of his apparent mortality. When the criminals were caught he quietly forgave them and pressed no charges, to me this is the real miracle.

    It is the little things about an Avatar that are the important things.

    Prior to this event Swamiji was a virtuoso in the Indian flute, while still good his nimble fingers are not the same.

    He has an unusual diet of Milk and fruit and consumes no water. He has about two glasses of milk a day and two pieces of fruit. Man can this guy walk know one can keep up with him when he is in the mountains.

    He has dark circles under his eyes from a time when he was given a lethal dose of poison milk, at which time he went blind for a number of months, he was able to regenerate his eye sight. Some one was jealous of his perpetual good looks (he is very handsome) The poor guy has to put up with a lot humanities bad karma. He sure doesn’t need to be here for himself, so we must be grateful to him for putting up with our crap. The power of this swami’s mind and heart is phenomenal and we are so blessed to have him still hanging around and being accessible. The vibration on Earth is on messed up, we are such fleas compared to his magnitude of consciousness.

    I still marvel how he could loose 10 years in a 10 minute shower, his skill would become taught and he would loose 90% of his grey hair.

    He has informed me that true Kriya yoga is very simple and it is based on the principle of accelerating a humans evolution in their life time. It is largely enacted not by techniques so much but by the spiritual connection to Maha Avatar Babaji who drives the show.


    Guy Bennett

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  • vijay kumar sood 11 December, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    if any body wants to experience mahavtar babaji in living form than a visit to mahavtar babaji ashram in palampur is a must .It is such a wonderful experience which can be had by his grace only .

  • Sushanta Banerjee 11 December, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Dear Vijay

    I will be grateful if you kindly let me know how I can reach this ashram in Palampur. I am based in Delhi.Thanks

  • Gautam 11 December, 2010 at 10:48 pm


    Use to get directions to Palampur.
    Here is the info:

    Yogiraj Swamiji Amar Jyoti Babaji
    Village Kandwari, Palampur, Distt. Kangra,
    Himachal Pradesh, India P.I.N. 176061
    Phone: 91-01894-235324

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  • Guy Bennett 15 May, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Hi, have writen a blog on how I met Yogiraj in 1993, I would be happy to share comments.

  • Sushanta Banerjee 16 May, 2011 at 4:45 am

    I have had the good fortune to be able to visit Sri Yoganandaji’s residence in Kolkata.It is extremely well kept,we were warmly received by a wonderful and gracious young lady who showed us around and let me meditate in the Paramahansa’s prayer room. She is a member of the descended Ghosh family. I was also fortunate enough to be able to visit Sri Yukteswarji’s shrine built on his erstwhile home and ashram at Serampore near Kolkata.At the shrine I clearly received the aroma of the pine trees of the Dronagiri mountains (checked and saw that no incense was either burning or had been used). Must have been Babaji’s presence. Encountered a total stranger then at the shrine who offered to take us to the banyan tree where Babaji had appeared and met Sri Yukteswarji. Babaji is everywhere ! May He keep blessing us all.Love.

  • Aparna singh 6 July, 2011 at 5:11 am

    I met him in Kangra (H.P.)
    Dear Anuj yes he will be available on Guru Purnima in Palampur.

    Aparna Thakur

  • DR Zankyani 19 August, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Recently we gone for Mana-Satopanth_Swagarohini Trekking in May’11 end. It is known as present abode of Mahavatar Babaji as confirmed by mouni baba, bangali baba and local persons. We found more than what we expected.

  • Gautam 19 August, 2011 at 3:59 am

    care to share more on your trip?

  • JV 19 August, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Yes, DR, would you please share more? I was at Babaji’s cave near Dwarahat with a friend in June, but the locals did not know anything about where Babaji might be, even though I mentioned the place beyond Mana, the village not far from Badrinath. I would love to have his darshan.

  • satish 16 March, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    dear all

    iam recently knew about mahavatar babaji i really believe him
    because something in his eyes & so cool . Now iam also babaji”s servent

  • karm 23 August, 2012 at 2:53 am

    anyone can plz tell me, if babaji would be available on ganesh chaturthi?

  • bliss 17 October, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Most probablyBaba will be available on Dussehra at Kandbadhi

  • Baby.A.P. 30 September, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I Wish to meet Mahavatar Babaji, which is my life ambition.Hope I will get my wish fulfilled.

    Iringole,Perumbavoor,Ernakulam District,Kerala,South India.

  • Baby.A.Paulose. 30 September, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I wish to meet Mahavatar Babaji of Himalayas one day.Hope my wish will be fulfilled.


  • Puneet Sharma 8 October, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    hi all
    This is all destiny , belonging to himachal and having been to Palampur many time , never got to know that a true saint/yogi of so high magnitude has made this place his abode . Been seeking the sanidhya of a guru desperately for few years now running here and there . May be my wait is over , may be I will get the call …


  • Anil kumar dwivedi 28 November, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    om kriya babaji namah om

  • Gautam 2 December, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I met Yogiraj Amar Jyoti this weekend at Kandwari (Himachal) and it was truly a blissful moment.

  • hariom 15 January, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    jai jai baba mahavtar ……aapki mujh par kripa apaar… babaji om…..

  • Gautam 19 February, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    For everyone who knows about Yogiraj Amar Jyoti – I would like to share a video that I made during my visit to Kandwari Village when we had an impromptu Ghazal evening.

  • Rajan sood 13 March, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I have met Swami Amar Jyoti once in Delhi at a function. Have a great desire to meet him one to one. I am a kriyavan and would be really grateful if any body informs me whenever he visits Delhi next. Otherwise i will visit him in Palampur.

  • hariom 21 March, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    dear gautam,
    thanx 4 ur vdo.waiting 2 meet swamiji
    jai baba mahavtar…..aapka vandan barambaar… babaji om

  • Aman 5 April, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Deepak rana
    Its deepak and iam from Palampur (H.P) your artical about baba ji is realy very impressibe if you would like to know more about baba ji then you have to visit in Mahavtar baba ji asharam V.P.O Rajed(Kandbadi) Teh. Palampur distt Kangra (H.P)
    there you can meet with yogiraj Amar jyoti baba ji whom is only live direct diciple of baba ji in modern time.
    Deepak Rana
    Yoga Teacher

    Friend he is Mahavtar baba himself. Har Har Mahadev.

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