Mahavatar Babaji Is The Guru Of Dr. Sri Gurumurthy Guruji
Mahāvatār Bābājī (literally; Great Avatar Dear Father) is the name given to an Indian saint and yogi by Lahiri Mahasaya and several of his disciples, who reported meeting him between 1861 and 1935. Some of these meetings were described by Paramahansa Yogananda in his book Autobiography of a Yogi, including a first-hand report of Yogananda’s own meeting with the yogi. Another first-hand account was given by Yukteswar Giri in his book The Holy Science. According to Sri M’s autobiography (Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master), Babaji was Shiva. In the second last chapter of his book, he mentions Babaji changing his form to that of Shiva. All of these accounts, along with additional reported meetings, are described in various biographies.
Sai Devotees can give for annadhana seva on special/auspicious days of their loved ones like Birthday’s, Marriage anniversaries, or in Memory of their loved ones.
Sadhguruji As Called Mahavatar Babaji was the guru of Sri Avadhutha Gurumurthy Guruji, through whom the science of Kriya Yoga & a spiritual liberation — once more began to spread throughout the world.
Sri Gurumurthy Guruji Call’s Mahavatar Babaji As Thrayambak Babaji Or As Sadhguruji.
In 1995 Thrayambak Babaji / Sri Sadhguruji also Known as Mahavatar Babaji gave darshan to Dr. Sri Gurumurthy Guruji at his residence in Bangalore after some years of having darshan of Babaji, Gurumruthy Guruji was taken to the Himalayas by Babaji & Spent 2 years with his guru Sri Thrayambak Babaji & was blessed with divine powers & assurance.
Again, according to Gurumurthy Guruji, shortly before Guruji left for Himalaya in 1997, Babaji came to his dream, where the guruji was praying regarding the mission he was about to undertake. Babaji said to him: “Spread the divine & Spiritual Preachings to the world & Make people feel the divine .”
Mahavathar Babaji first appeared in hariakhan village near the year 1890. He is said to be the great yogi who appeared in many human forms at the same time through his yogic powers of kaya nirvana as described in the yoga philosophy of Patanjali. According to one account, he was the guru of maha yogi Gorakhnath, then named Yogi Matsyendranath. He was the Mahavatar Baba who initiated Yogi Lahiri Mahashay in Almora, whose tradition still goes by the name of the kriya yoga of Yoga Society. Hariakhan Babaji’s other physical form was by the name of Mahaprabhu Ramlal ji Maharaj who lived in a cave in sawai village near Agra, India in the year 1911. Mahaprabhuji initiated Yogiraj Chandramohan Ji to his tradition of Siddha yoga. Bhagwan Nityanand of Ganeshpuri is said to be another physical body of Hariakhan Babaji who initiated Swami Muktanand.
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Local Tradition In Kurmachala (Kumaon)
In the Kurmachala area, which includes Almora district, Nainital, and Garwhal (the lower Himalayas) he is well known as Hariakhan Baba. In 1890 he appeared in a cave in the Hariakhan jungle. From 1890 until 1920, he was seen in different places in Kurmachala. After that several people saw him in visions. When the dam of Lake Bhim Tal was constructed he appeared dressed as a laborer. That difficult construction was successfully completed with his assistance but he disappeared when people guessed he was not an ordinary person. “He was tall and slim-bodied, with long arms reaching to the knees and a fair complexion. He would walk very fast. His eyes were brown, and his eye-brows would move up and down which indicates that some mantra was being repeated continuously inside him. He would not sleep at all…he had great strength in his body, people would see him lifting huge rocks.”
During the summers, near Gautam Ganga River, Babaji Maharaj would perform Panchagni Sevan (an austerity of Five Fires). In it, the yogi sits in the middle and gazes at the bright sun with his eyes open and does Japa. Observers would notice Babaji Maharaj completely enveloped by the flames. Upon completion of that practice, they saw a huge lion would come to walk around Babaji, bow to his feet, and then leave. Babaji explained to fearful villages that the lion would not harm anyone; that he only came to pay his respect to him.
The British commissioner Henry Ramsay (Indian Army officer) of Nainital District in 1856–1884 met Babaji Maharaj near Katgharia. The commissioner after that meeting made a tax-free grant of land in Babaji’s name. In that place, devotees built a temple. On Feb 24th, 1958, after Sri Mahendra Brahmachari built an ashram there, a huge opening ceremony was held, including visitors from Western countries. At 11 o’clock, when yajna was going on, there appeared a light in a human form. Several people who recognized it as Hariakhan Maharaji danced with great joy or fainted in ecstasy.