On this day in 1936, Swami Sri Yukteswar, guru of Paramhansa Yogananda, entered Mahasamadhi, when a yogi master consciously leaves his body.
On this day in 1952, Paramhansa Yogananda entered Mahasamadhi, when a yogi master consciously leaves his body.
Guru Night: A Beloved Ananda Portland Tradition Each of the Masters of Self-realization are lovingly honored with a beautifully created shrine. Together we get to go on a mini-pilgrimage, visiting each shrine. The night progresses with chanting, prayer, meditation, readings and stories of each of our gurus in our lineage. We share in the blessings of this path and these Masters … Read More
Sri Yukteswar was born on May 10, 1855, to a wealthy businessman and his wife in Serampore, India. He was given the name Priya Nath Karar.
He met Babaji, the guru of Lahiri Mahasaya, in 1894. Babaji told him that one day he would send Sri Yukteswar a disciple who would share the teachings of yoga in the West. This disciple turned out to be Paramhansa Yogananda, who is best known for his book, Autobiography of a Yogi. Babaji also asked Sri Yukteswar to write a book on the essential unity of the Bible and Bhagavad Gita, the most well-known scripture in India. Sri Yukteswar titled this book The Holy Science.