Totapuri Baba Samadhi

Samadhi (tomb) of Totapuri Baba at the Advaita Brahma Ashram of Puri.
He was a wandering naga (naked monk) of the Dasnami order of Adi Shankara and is considered a very great saint. He is said to have lived for about 300 years and to have mastered all disciplines of yoga. It is believed that it was he who introduced Sri Ramakrishna to Advaita (non-dual) philosophy and taught him to meditate on the absolute, without form, which enabled him to become fully enlightened. Sri Ramakrishna was one of Yoganandaji's greatest heroes.
Totapuri Maharaj, also known as Digambar Baba, spent the last 40 years of his life doing sadhana (spiritual practice) at the top of an isolated sand dune in Puri, and gave up his mortal form in 1961. The ashramites of the Advaita Brahma Ashram say that Totapuriji also met Swami Sriyukteswar, which makes sense as they lived in the same city and Sriyukteswarji was always very keen on meeting saints and sages.

He was a wandering naga (naked monk) of the Dasnami order of Adi Shankara and is considered a very great saint. Totapuri Maharaj, also known as Digambar Baba, spent the last 40 years of his life doing sadhana (spiritual practice) at the top of an isolated sand dune in Puri, and gave up his mortal form in 1961. The ashramites of the Advaita Brahma Ashram say that Totapuriji also met Swami Sriyukteswar, which makes sense as they lived in the same city and Sriyukteswarji was always very keen on meeting saints