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Biography of a Yogi - Satyananda, Volume 1

760 pp, more than 90 illustrations/photos, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-60-6, Rs. 700.00 + postage and handling

This is the thoroughly revised 3rd edition of this volume, including three biographies of Lahiri Mahasay, Kebalananda, and Sriyukteswar. Published in 1941, these were the first biographical sketches in the entire history of Kriya Yoga. The volume also includes 81 handwritten letters from Swami Satyananda to the author, in Bengali and English, as well as elaborate discussions on Kriya with Satyananda.

Biography of a Yogi - Yogananda, Volume 2

938 pp, more than 70 illustrations/photos, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-56-9, Rs. 700.00 + postage and handling

This is the long awaited "Yogananda Sanga," written by his boyhood best friend, brother disciple, Swami Satyananda. Translated and edited by Swami Satyeswarananda, Himalayan Hermit, a Yogi Vedantist. Part 1- Satyananda's brief life sketch, Part 2- history of the Kriya discipline, Part 3- contains several chapters including life sketches of his colleagues: Swami Dhirananda, Nirad Choudhuri. The book includes Yogananda's historical handwritten letters in Bengali, English and combinations of Bengali and English with translations, notes and annotations, and the documentations.

It is informative, interesting, and includes a life sketch which was left out of his own book. This book will bring out the "complete picture of Yogananda" as the world knows him now. For that reason alone, it is a must read book.

The Kularnava Sastra, For Both Bhukti (Enjoyment) and Mukti (Liberation)

600 pp, 18 photos, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-58-3, Rs. 700.00 + postage and handling

The Adinath, the first Lord Siva, never disclosed this path Kularnava to Brahma (the creator), Visnu (the preserver) and Kartikeya (the first son of Lord Siva and the commander-in-chief of the gods, devatas) including his divine consort, Parvati.

For the first time he has revealed a tiny fraction of which had been established in the heart of Yoginis (women Yogis) who control all the mantras remaining inherently in the letters (aksaras or varnas) of the Sanskrit alphabet (both vowels and consonants) as the matrikas (mothers).

Therefore, it is a tremendously important book in that respect. Besides, Lord Siva said, “If I am worshiped with devotion and sincerity, then I provide ‘Enjoyment’ (bhukti) and ‘Liberation’ (mukti)”.

The Lord's Lay (The Bhagavad Gita)

328 pp, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-57-6, Rs. 400.00 + postage and handling

This includes interpretations of The Bhagavad Gita, in the light of Kriya. The war of Mahabharata through The Bhagavad Gita, brought to everybody's breath, in day to day life, through the practice of Kriya Pranayam.

An Amazing Autobiography of A Siddha YOGI - Khoka Bhattacharya

942 pp, 59 Illustrations, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-55-2, Rs. 700.00 + postage and handling

Long awaited, the best and amazing "Autobiography of a Siddha YOGI - Khoka Bhattacharya (Sri Panchanan Bhattacharya)" is finally released; translated from the original Bengali (Jagat O Ami) into English and edited by Swami Satyeswarananda in the service of the world community.

The Kriya Sutras

544 pp, 36 Illustrations, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-54-5, Rs. 400.00

This long awaited book finally sees the light of day, published in eleven languages.

The Journey of a Himalayan Hermit, Part 2

390 pp, 44 Illustrations, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-53-8, Rs. 400.00

The Siva Sanghita
Sanskrit Texts by Lord Siva
The Satha Chakra
The Brahma Sanghita

342 pp, 39 Illustrations, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-52-1, Rs. 400.00

The Siva Sanghita, the Satha Chakra (the Six Centers) and the Brahma Sanghita are the classic books in Sanskrit literature. These are very important books of the Vedic culture on the scriptural field. The Siva Sanghita explains the Yoga system in the light of Yoga and tantra. The Six Centers provides information how the Kundalini functions and the Brahma Sanghita explains how the Brahma became Brahmana and the Govinda (Krisna) is praised.

In the present edition, we have published all three books in one for the reader's convenience.

Suddenly Silence...Atmastha
The State Beyond Heaven

416 pp, 8 Illustrations, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-51-4, Rs. 400.00

The Yoga Vasistha Ramayan is also a very famous book in Sanskrit literature. Although its title contains the word Ramayana, it is not Ramayan in the conventional sense like the Epic Ramayan.

In fact, it is Vedanta philosophy or the spiritual discipline in the light of Vedanta. Yogi Vasistha is the Guru and Prince Rama is his intelligent disciple. In the court yard of King Dasaratha, Yogi Vasistha lectured eighteen days on prince Rama so that he could attain the complete state of Realization. During these days, he enquired him about his practice. On the last day Rama attained the final Realization.

We have published the entire book in two volumes comprising more than two thousand pages in large format under the title "The Ultimate Book - Yoga Vasistha".

The present edition is an abridged version with selected verses and cheaper edition made available.

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi
Lahiri Mahasay's Interpretations in the Light of Kriya

240 pp, 16 Photographs, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-35-4, Rs. 200.00

This has been translated in the light of Kriya, from Lahiri Mahasay's original interpretation in Bengali, first to English, and now to Hindi.

Babaji in Hindi

342 pp, 82 Photographs, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-46-0, Rs. 400.00

Journey of a Himalayan Hermit, Part 2

416 pp, 112 Photographs, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-49-7, Rs. 400/- in India

The author grew up in the world of Kriya from age 12. This title includes discussions and conversations on Kriya with Swami Satyananda and Mahamuni Babaji.

The Kriya Sutras of Babaji are presented with special references to Bible quotations.

The author's sixteen pilgrimages are described in detail, including his pilgrimage with Mahamuni Babaji in the Himalayas.

The roadmap of the Original Kriya discipline discusses the 108 steps of Kriya taught directly by Mahamuni Babaji to Lahiri Mahasay and highlights the importance of the personal relationship between Master and disciple.

Yogacharya Sri Sri Panchanan Bhattacharya

The Chief Disciple of Lahiri Mahasay

His Notes in the Light of Kriya on The Bhagavad Gita (Aryya Mission Gita)

406 pp, 55 Illustrations, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Hardcover,
ISBN 1-877854-48-4, Rs. 450/- in India

This book contains the following features, valuable documents and information:

  1. Historical handwritten letters of Lahiri Mahasay written to his Chief Disciple, Panchanan Bhattacharya, and to his eldest son, Tinkori Lahiri, who was living with Panchanan Bhattacharya.
  2. Autobiography of Panchanan Bhattacharya (what he wrote about himself.)
  3. Biography of Panchanan Bhattacharya
  4. The revelations of Sri Sri Chandi (the book of Divine Mother) and traditional worship of Goddess Durga in the Bhattacharya family.
  5. The list of the complete works of Panchanan Bhattacharya and a detailed reproduction of many of the books.
  6. The introductions written by Panchanan Bhattacharya in each title of Lahiri Mahasay.
  7. The Bhagavad Gita - Interpretations of Panchanan Bhattacharya, popularly known as "Aryya Mission Gita." This title was so popular that its Bengali and Hindi versions found its way into millions of homes in India. Now the world has a chance to read this famous interpretation.

The Ultimate Book: Yoga Vasistha

2 volumes, 2132 pp, 77 Photographs, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, Hardcover,
ISBN 978-1-877854-50-7, Rs. 3,000/- in India

A Few Words about Yoga Vasistha:

Since the interpretation is in the light of synthesis of Yoga Vedanta, it would be appropriate to define these two words: Yoga and Vedanta in proper perspective in the spiritual light.

Yoga-chitta-vritti-nirodha - Which means "Yoga is a tranquil state of Consciousness when the waves (vrittis) of the heart (chitta) are eliminated (nirodha)". In other words, when the restless waves of the heart are made tranquil, it is a state of Yoga. The restless thoughts or the confused intellect of the heart and mind is dissolved, and then it is a state of Yoga, Sthirattva, eternal Tranquility, and Peace.

Therefore, Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline; it has nothing to do with physical exercises. In reality, the asana (a posture of the body - seating) is a steadfast condition of the mind which consequently shapes the body posture, and so Yoga has nothing to do with the body. It is directly related with the heart and mind. So where is the scope of doing anything with the body? Its primary intention is to dissolve the mind or the intellect and tranquilize the heart.

Now, the word Vedanta; it can be scanned into two words: Veda which means "knowing" or "knowledge" and anta which means "the end"; therefore, the word Vedanta means "the end of knowing or knowledge."

Thus the combined perspective of Yoga and Vedanta brings the state of eternal Tranquility (Sthirattva) at the end of knowing (realizing the Self); with nothing more left to know as the knowing mind or the intellect itself is dissolved in its very Source, attaining the state of eternal Tranquility (Chira Santi) and then "suddenly becomes eternal Silence (Chira Mouna). …."

Mahamuni Babaji and His Legacy

1120 Pp, 217 Photographs, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 1-877854-34-4, Rs. 750/- in India  

This revised and enlarged fifth edition is the ultimate resource of Kriya literature. Many historical documents and photos are included, some of which have never been published.

This is the first hardcover edition and contains six books in one volume:


1100 pp, 47 Photographs and Illustrations, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", Hard Cover,
ISBN 1-877854-45-X, Rs 650.00

Lahiri Mahasay's Kriya interpretations of the six classical systems of spiritual disciplines enunciated by the six sages, treated as the founders of the systems.

While the discipline of Raja Yoga (which is in fact, a variation of Kriya Yoga) is well known to Western readers, the other disciplines are equally important and have been practised for thousands of years.

Reference: Tapaswadhyayeswara pranidhanani kriya yoga - Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Chapter 2, Verse 1.

Kriya Yoga stands on the tripod of the following:

The volume contains the following:


156 pp, 23 photographs and illustrations, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", Hard Cover,
ISBN 1-877854-44-1, Rs 375.00

In ancient times, the Upanisads were traditionally taught in the mountains and forests by the ancient sages. However, as the author said in Bengali: "Vaner Vedanta aj Gharer Kone". By this book, Lahiri Mahasay brought the message of the forest and the mountains to the householder.

This is the revised second edition of the Upanisads.


352 pp, 34 Photographs and Illustrations, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", Hard Cover,
ISBN 1-877854-37-9, Rs 375.00

Lahiri Mahasay's Kriya interpretations of the Chandi, the Yantrasar, the Tantrasar, the Linga Puran, ancient Yogi Panini on education, the Kabir Doha (couplets) and the Japaji (the first book) of Guru Nanak have been reorganized in the latest version of Lahiri Mahasay's Complete works Volume 2.

Kabir's Doha (couplets) are published for the first time in this volume.


720 pp, 21 Photographs and Illustrations, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", Hard Cover,
ISBN 1-877854-36-0, Rs 575.00

Lahiri Mahasay's Kriya interpretations of all the five Gitas and three Sanghitas have been reorganized in the latest version of Lahiri Mahasay's Complete works Volume 1.

Astabakra Sanghita is published for the first time in this volume. Those who have collected the previous edition of the Gitas and Manusanghita with Charaka can buy this reorganized version to complete their personal library because we will not be publishing Astabakra Sanghita separately.


832 pp, 63 Photographs and Illustrations, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", Hard Cover,
ISBN 1-877854-43-3, Rs 575.00

The Mahabharata - internationally famous, previously published in two volumes (The Stories of the Great Epic – Volume 1 and The Spiritual Interpretation – Volume 2) is released by the Sanskrit Classics, in One Volume.

India's greatest Epic contains the holy book the Bhagavad Gita, which besides being a literary classic, is a supreme treatise on Yoga, philosophy, and the science of human behavior. It is an exhaustive manual of morals and manners which is of the greatest need of the present time.

Its subject matter is eternally applicable for all times in everybody’s life.

The interpretation is in the light of Breath (Kriya – Pranayam) which is the universal ground of all religions.


664 pp, 127 photos and illustrations, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hard Cover
ISBN 1-877854-42-5, Rs 450.00

This is an encyclopedia of information on Kriya including:

In this revised second edition, the reader will find the following features:

This book has a comprehensive explanation of the Kriya Science: the Science of Breath.

Synthesis of All Dharma Paths
Sarba Dharma Samanway

1256 Pp, 122 photographs, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hard Cover,
ISBN 1-877854-41-7, Rs. 600.00

This landmark publication by the Sanskrit Classics is all you need to grasp the major religious faiths of the world.

The essence of all the major religious faiths is presented in the light of BREATH: Kriya - Pranayam. Here lies the harmony or peace - Eternal Silence...

Eternal Silence includes the following books:

  1. ATMA KRIYA - The Science of Breath
  2. THE CHANDI - The book of Divine Mother
  3. THE RAMAYAN - the great epic of India
  4. THE MAHABHARATA - Spiritual Characters and the Bhagavad Gita
  5. THE DHAMMAPADA - The Path of Dharma (Buddhism)
  6. THE HOLY BIBLE - The Old Testament
  7. THE HOLY BIBLE - The New Testament
  9. THE GURU GRANTHA SAHIB - Japaji (the first book of the Grantha Sahib)
  10. THE KRIYA SUTRAS and the Author



88 pp, 3 Photographs, 5" x 4", Paperback,
ISBN 1-877854-38-7, Rs. 37.00

This tiny pocket book is valuable for every day reading and is convenient to carry. It contains valuable advice of Mahamuni Babaji, the divine Himalayan yogi, Lahiri Mahasay, the polestar of Kriya and Swami Satyeswarananda Vidyaratna Babaji.

Bengali Books


340 pp, 19 Photographs, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 1-877854-40-9, Rs. 300/- in India

This revised edition includes Lahiri Mahasay's historical handwritten letters.

Contains the descriptions of the Himalayas, Dunagiri Hill, life sketch of Lahiri Mahasay, an account of the author's meeting with Babaji, and four disciplines: Kriya, Purna Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Avyas Yoga. The author wrote this title sitting in Dunagiri Hill in 1978. The first edition was released 20 years later in 1998 in the United States.

This title is also available from Calcutta. The price is RS 300/- plus postage and handling.

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934 pp, 159 photographs and illustrations, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 1-877854-33-6, Rs. 400/- in India

This is a landmark book capturing a rare glimpse of the original Kriya Masters.

It is divided into four parts:

  1. Babaji - The Divine Himalayan Yogi
  2. Lahiri Mahasay - the Polestar of Kriya.
  3. Masters of Original Kriya
  4. Master and Disciple

Contains the author's firsthand account of his personal experiences and discussions with Babaji over a twelve-year period in the Himalayas. Includes answers to questions about Kriya and reveals the nature of a universal and eternal Person.

This enlarged edition contains "Master and Disciple", which contains the basic preparations for spiritual life in Vedic culture, importance of Guru-param-para (personal relationship between master and disciple), and the author's advice on atmajnan, acquiring self-knowledge.

Includes handwritten letters of Lahiri Mahasay, Swami Satyananda, Swami Satyeswarananda, Swami Yogananda and Swami Premananda.

Original in Bengali
Interpretations of Lahiri Mahasay

198 pp, 10 photographs, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Hardcover,
ISBN 1-877854-25-5, Rs. 125.00 in India


102 pp, 3 photographs, 4" x 5 1/4", Paperback,
ISBN 1-877854-39-5, (Rs. 22/- in India)

The synoptic advice of Mahamuni Babaji, Lahiri Mahasay and Swami Satyeswarananda Vidyaratna Babaji.

A very valuable handy pocket size book which was long requested by many devotees.