In bestowing Kriya initiation on his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya, Babaji said, "The Kriya Yoga that I am giving to the world through you in this nineteenth century is a revival of the same science that Krishna gave millenniums ago to Arjuna; and that was later known to Patanjali and Christ, and to St. John, St. Paul, and other disciples."
- Mahavatar Babaji (as quoted in Autobiography of a Yogi)
The meeting of Mahavatar Babaji with Gurudeva Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda is commemorated as Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas on July 25 every year.
On the occasion of Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas, there will be a two-day programme on July 24 and 25, 2023 at YSS Dwarahat ashram.
On July 25, a Yatra to Babaji’s cave will be organized. The procession will start from the ashram.
A meditation, bhajan session, and bhandara will be organized at the cave.
A special evening meditation will be conducted at the ashram.