Sri Sri Sri Mahavatar Babaji
Gautama Buddha, near the end of his life, in the 5th century BC, predicted that his
teachings would be distorted and lost within 500 years and would be rediscovered in
800 years and preserved by one whose name would be associated with the term "Naga".
In the year 203 A.D on the 30th (Kartheeka Pournami) day of November , in a small village known as Parangipettai,
in Tamilnadu, India a child was born. This child was named Nagaraj, who subsequently
blossomed into the great Sidda Yogi known today as Babaji. Nagaraj being the son of
the village's chief priest in his early formative years must have been greatly influenced
by the personal religious practices of his parents and the public ceremonies and celebrations
associated with Temple life.
When Nagaraj was five years old a kidnapper took Nagaraj on a sailboat to Calcutta and
sold Nagaraj to a wealthy man as a slave. His owner was a kind man and liberated nagaraju from slavery and gave freedom.
At the age of eleven, Nagaraj made a long difficult journey by foot
and by boat with a group of scholar ascetics from Benares to the sacred shrine of Katirgama,
Srilanka. Nagaraj met Sidda Bhoganathar at Katirgama and became his disciple. Sitting under a
large banyan tree with Bhoganathar Nagaraj obtained spiritual initiation into the practice of
Kriya Yoga. After the strict and prolonged practice of various yogic and meditational practices
under the guidance of Sri Sri Sri Bhognath Siddar, he attained oneness with God at the young age
of sixteen years. He has since retained this immortal physical body for centuries. However,
he remains invisible in the Himalayas and guides millions in their spiritual quest. When it is
required he chooses to materialize in a suitable form for the sake of his disciples.