Known as Mahavatar, or great incarnation. Guru of Lahiri Mahasaya.
Shayama Charan Lahiri, 1828–1895
Disciple of Babaji and guru of Sri Yukteswar. Yogananda described him as yogavatar, or “incarnation of yoga.”
Priya Nath Karar, 1855–1936
Disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya and guru of Paramhansa Yogananda. Yogananda described him as a gyanavatar, or “incarnation of wisdom.”
The founder of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF). A great master of yoga who lived and taught in the West. Rajarsi Janakananda described him as a premavatar, or “incarnation of love”.
Saint Lynn, James J. Lynn, 1892–1955
Paramhansa Yogananda’s foremost disciple. The second President of Self-Realization Fellowship.
Faye Wright, 1914–
The third President of Self-Realization Fellowship.
Laurie Pratt, 1900–1970
Second Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of Self-Realization Fellowship.