Yogananda and the Kriya Yoga Masters - A Documentary of Paramahansa Yogananda's Early Life and Influences

This website contains supporting materials for "Yogananda and the Kriya Yoga Masters."
It contains a gallery of photos showing pilgrimage places related to Paramahansa and the lineage of masters in his Kriya Yoga tradition.
Also included are some videos and a journal of our personal pilgrimage.

What began as a pilgrimage video has blossomed into the story of the lives of the inspired teachers who contributed to transforming Mukunda Lal Ghosh.
The documentary reveals the spiritual journey of the great masters of Kriya Yoga who influenced and guided Paramahansa Yogananda's early years in India and shares insights into the culture, conditions and individuals who supported young Mukunda in becoming the great saint and spiritual dynamo who changed the world. It ends with Swami Yogananda departing from India to come to America in 1920, and includes a section on the legacy he left behind.

Yogananda and the Kriya Yoga Masters documentary is scheduled for release on April 2, 2020. Trailer can be viewed and pre-release orders be placed at
We are working on a solution so those in India can see the movie.


“I am wordless. I never saw such a beautiful story about Yogananda and all the Kriya Yoga Masters. I feel really privileged that you chose our recordings all along the story that so beautifully you are describing. It is something you feel to watch over and over to soak all the holiness drop by drop. Its spirituality is sweeter than honey melt with jaggary. I could continue like that to emphasise my feelings while watching it. Congratulations, it is my favourite display of my "spiritual heroes". I cannot wait to share it with all our friends, Jai Guru, swami”
–Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati

“You might call this movie the “prequel” to Autobiography of a Yogi. It is filled with fascinating new information about Yogananda’s early life, and the great saints and sages who guided him. Stories we’ve never heard, images we’ve never seen, all meticulously researched and beautifully presented. A feast for heart, mind, and soul.”
–Asha Nayaswami, author Swami Kriyananda, LIGHTBEARER: The life and legacy of a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda

“Yogananda and the Kriya Yoga Masters is an enlightening film into India, spirituality and the lineage of seers who brought yoga to light for much of the world.
For those new to this subject and those who have studied it for a lifetime, be prepared for the whole truth! The depth of wisdom revealed here is beyond any other project on this subject. It's presented with a brilliant mix of historical and present day imagery plus for many - rarely heard of accounts and never before seen photographs of the Swami's and Sages who comprise this incredible tale. The voice of the narrator is so pleasant, knowledgeable and sincere that the honesty of this world changing story comes through clearly and is done the justice it deserves. The filmmakers have delivered a truly beautiful film. Two thumbs up!”
—Todd Bush, Kriya Yoga Minister, musician, professional photographer


What wonderful news. And the website is astounding. I am very moved by it. To see once again these magnificent sites shining in Guruji’s aura is a caress to the soul. And the Karar Ashram. Wonderful images. Thank you. - B. D.

Thank you very much for the link to “Yogananda’s India” movie trailer. The images and music are magnificent. The photos on your website are really splendid. I have never before seen such beautiful pictures of the sites in India frequented by Yogananda. - I. N.

Fascinating--I can't wait to see the documentary! - C. C.

Beautiful and inspiringly fresh - ever-new joy! - S. S.

Thank you for all the wonderful photographs that are alive with the energy of these Holy places. - K. W.

Just looking at the photos a rush of gratitude came over me! (Sitting here teary-eyed.) Such a blessing to have you doing this great project. Joy and blessings to you!! - R. S.

So well written. I totally enjoyed it. It was as if I were there too. Thanks so very much . . . lovely snaps . . . very caring of you. - S. S.

Feel Overwhelmed Blessed. Aum. - A. S.

Superb ! - S. S.

Thank you very much for sharing these beautiful pictures and beautiful description to go along. - A. G.

Gratitude and grateful thanks. Jai Guru. - K. B. S.

Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring testimony! Jai beloved Gurudev! - W. C.

Amazing work you are doing for devotees who cannot travel themselves, i.e. an armchair travelogue. Jai GURU. - A. G.

Thanks for sharing these amazing photos and comments. - B. M. I.

Wonderful to see these posts and pics. Great posts to be treasured. Thank you for sharing. Jai Guriji - S. M. L

God bless you. Keep it up. - K. R.

It's charged with spiritual energy. Om Kriya Babaji Namah Om. - N. B.

It is like Grace is emanating from the pic . . . - S. K.

A Gift from Mother Soul. - B. L.