Stories and history behind the statues of the great yoga masters, Jesus Christ, Babaji Krishna, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, and Paramhansa Yogananda.

Jesus Christ white marble statue that was first modeled in Jaipur, India and brought to Ananda Village
Statues of Self-Realization Yoga Masters

Creation of the Marble Statue of Jesus Christ

The final marble statue of Jesus Christ arrived in April 2008 from India. The pilgrim group returned to India with the sole purpose of commissioning the same artist in Jaipur, India to hand-carve this statue of Jesus sitting in meditation, in addition to the first four of the Kriya Yoga line of masters: Babaji Krishna, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Yukteswar, and Paramhansa … Read More

Learning how to bring marble statues of the great masters of self-realization back to the U.S.
Statues of Self-Realization Yoga Masters

How the Statues of Self-Realization Masters Came to Ananda Village

In Spring 2005, after the Paramhansa Yogananda Mahasamadhi celebration in India, Kent and Sraddha Williams, longtime residents of Ananda, journeyed to Rishikesh, India. There they visited the Kriya Yoga Ashram of Swami Shankarananda. Sraddha had been there the previous Fall on a spiritual pilgrimage and discovered these incredible life-size marble statues of the Self-realization line of gurus. Later that spring, … Read More