Spiritual Lineage

Our spiritual lineage began some 5000 years ago with the 28th incarnation of Lord Shiva, who incarnated as Lakulish according to the prophecy recorded in the Shiva Puran, Shatrudra Samhita (v:43-50), of the ancient Indian scriptures: "During the twenty-eighth Dwarpar Yuga, when Dwaipan, son of Parasar shall be Vyas and Lord Vishnu shall incarnate as Lord Krishna, son of Vasudev, I too shall incarnate in the body of a celibate and shall be known as Lakulish."

This prophecy came to pass nearly 4500 years ago, when Lord Lakulish appeared on earth at Kayavarohan,a well-known pilgrimage center in western India. He preached the principles of sanatan dharm (eternal culture) and the spiritual science of Divine Yoga. His spiritual tradition flourished for nearly 3000 years. But with the passage of time the teachings of his tradition ceased. However, this timeless Divine Being revived his spiritual tradition afresh when he initiated Swami Pranavanand in 1913 A.D. Pranavandji initiated Swami Kripalvanand in 1931, installing him as a Yogacharya (teacher of Yoga) and the third kulguru in His new lineage. In turn, Swami Kripalvanand initiated his chosen disciple, Swami Rajarshi Muni, in 1971 and passed on to him the profound mysteries of Divine Yoga.