babaji-97His birth name and date are unknown, but Babaji’s (“revered father”) influence is felt throughout the world, for he brought the ancient science of Kriya Yoga back to the world. Yogananda said it was lost due to “priestly secrecy and man’s indifference.” He is the first in Ananda’s line of guru’s, and it was he who sent Yogananda to the West. Yogananda said that Babaji was a reincarnation of the great prophet Krishna; for this reason, we often say “Babaji-Krishna” when naming our line of gurus.