Babaji Maharaj (“Babaji” — Sanskrit for “holy father”, “Maharaj” — Sanskrit for “great ruler”), (? – as legend has it, never died) – is the first guru in Kria yoga lineage. Lots of miracles, including that he defeated death, are connected with his name. Babaji appeared to Lahiri Mahasaya in the hills of Himalayas in 1861. He taught him the forgotten knowledge of kriya yoga and told to spread it all over the world. This meeting is described in the book of Paramahansa Yogananda Autobiography of a Yogi (1946).