Regarding some questions on Mahavatar Babaji


Birthdate of Mahavatar Babaji is not known, he is the immortal Siddha who is living since many centuries.

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Babaji's disciples call him by the name of Sri Guru Babaji, the term "Mahavatar" was coined by Paramahansa Yogananda and due to his autobiography, the name "Mahavatar Babaji" got popular instead of "Sri Guru Babaji".

It is well known that Lahiri Mahasaya's guru was Mahavatar Babaji who revived the lost technique of Kriya Yoga which Sri Krishna mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita 5000 years ago:

apāne juhvati prāṇaṁ

prāṇe ’pānaṁ tathāpare

prāṇāpāna-gatī ruddhvā


apare niyatāhārāḥ

prāṇān prāṇeṣu juhvati [BG 4.29]

Meaning:- Still others, who are inclined to the process of breath restraint to remain in trance, practice by offering the movement of the outgoing breath into the incoming, and the incoming breath into the outgoing, and thus at last remain in trance, stopping all breathing. Others, curtailing the eating process, offer the outgoing breath into itself as a sacrifice.

Babaji also had a disciple by the name of "Maheshwarnath Babaji" who himself is the guru of Sri M, a yogi who lives in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh. Sri M has written 2 autobiographies - the first one is "Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master" and the second one is "The Journey Continues".

Sri M's meetings with Mahavatar Babaji are recorded in both books. In the second book, a lot of information is available about Babaji. Sri M has mentioned about his past births, he was born as a girl 5000 years ago and met Sri Krishna who told him that he will send a great Siddha in his future life. In one of his future birth, Sri M was born in present day Jaisalmer, in that birth Sri M met Babaji for the first time. Jaisal Singh founded Jaisalmer in 1156 AD but Babaji is also known to give initiation to Adi Shankara who lived in the 8th century.

1) What is the birthdate of Mahavatar Babaji?

- No limiting facts about Babaji’s family or birthplace, dear to the annalist’s heart, have ever been discovered - Paramahansa Yogananda

2) What is the last account of babaji? I mean when he was last seen?

Babaji has never appeared in public but he is well known in yogic world. It is very much possible that while you are reading this line, someone somewhere is conversing face to face with Babaji. We'll never know as he never comes in public but many people in the past have met him like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sri Yukteswar Giri, Paramahansa Yogananda and many more people.

Do babaji still give visit to some?

Yes. Call him with faith, he might come. Paramahansa Yogananda said:

Whenever anyone utters with reverence the name of Babaji, that devotee attracts an instant spiritual blessing.

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