Yogiraj Yogananda Puri


In the dawn of the twentieth century, the revered atman (individual consciousness) of the sage Patanjali was called forth and ordained by Paramashiva to carry out a divine mandate to facilitate the descent of the Supreme Divinity, of Paramashiva Himself, into the physical form. Therefore, the esteemed yogi, Yogiraj Yogananda Puri (Raghupati Yogi), was Maharishi Patanjali, the first compiler of the ancient yogic sciences, incarnate. The powerful soul took the body of a Natha Sampradaya yogi who mastered yoga and all yogic feats from a very young age.

He was born in the outskirts of Tiruvannamalai in around 1920 (His birth year is not known even by his children or wife) and traveled the length and breadth of the 56 Hindu kingdoms, even until modern day Burma, training amongst aghoris (an ancient lineage of ascetics who intensely do tapas to express superconscious energy) and picking up the knowledge of all the ancient Hindu traditions in order to prepare for the descent of Paramashiva Himself.

Finally once it had become time in 1970, Yogananda Puri came to the spiritual hub, Tiruvannamalai once again. He married Ma Premavati and with her, birthed 14 children, demonstrating the science of birthing twins, triplets or quadruplets on his pure will which he mastered.

Yogiraj Yogananda Puri began conducting yoga classes for the public in the Krithika Mandapam of the Arunachaleshwara Temple, where He also demonstrated superhuman capabilities such as levitation, materialization and even mystically entering into the body of another. With his students he even taught the science of power manifestation and gave them aushada (energized, herbal medicine) for any ailments they may have. Students gathered from world over to learn at the feet of the Master of Yoga himself.

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