Main Persons in This Story
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.”
“Master,” 1893 – 1952
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.