Mahavatar Babaji Cave

About Mahavatar Babaji Cave

Mahavatar Babaji cave is the Most Spiritual Caves in Himalayan Region, which is the origin of Kriya yoga and Where Yoga Guru Lahiri Mahasaya got Kriya Yoga teachings directly from Mahaavatar Baba Ji. 

Every day many pilgrims and Kriya Yogis that follow different gurus visit the cave. Get complete travel guide to reach and explore Mahavatar Babaji Cave.

Kukuchina, Dunagiri Mountain25 kms from Dwarahat, 3 Kms from Kukuchina
25 kms / 2 hr
From Dwarahat Taxi Service, Dwarhat
Free Entry
5 hr
9:00 am
3:30 pm

Mahavatar Babaji Cave in Dwarahat

To understand the historical Significance of the cave, it is suggested that devotees read Chapter 34 "Materialising a Palace in the Himalayas" from the Autobiography of a Yogi, and "A Blessing from Mahavatar Babaji" from Only Love by Sri Sri Daya Mata.

Cave of Mahavatar Babaji

Mahavtar Babaji's Cave area is the place where Babaji initiated Lahiri Mahasaya in 1861 and is the birth of Kriya Yoga in this Dwapara Yuga. All the Kriyabans in the world can trace their lineage to this event. (2011 - The 150th Anniversary of Kriya Yoga)

It is one the best place for Meditation and Yoga in the Himalayas

About Mahavatar Babaji

Mahavatar Babaji was first mentioned by Paramahansa Yogananda in his book Autobiography of a Yogi (1946). Mahavatar Babaji in 1861, met Lahiri Mahasaya who was posted to Ranikhet in his work as an accountant for the British government. One day while walking in the hills of Dunagiri above Ranikhet, he heard a voice calling his name. Following the voice up the mountain, he met a "tall, divinely radiant sadhu." He was amazed to find that the sadhu knew his name. This sadhu was Mahavatar Babaji.

Mahavatar Babaji told Lahiri Mahasaya that he was his guru from the past, then initiated him into Kriya Yoga and instructed Lahiri to initiate others. Lahiri wanted to remain with Mahavatar Babaji, who told him instead that he must return to the world to teach Kriya Yoga and that "Kriya Yoga sadhana would spread through the people of the world through his (Lahiri's) presence in the world. Babaji's cave in Kukuchina is the spot where he gave Kriya initialization to Lahiri Mahasaya.

Darshan Timings of Mahavatar Baba ji Cave

Summers (1 March - 30 September): 9 am to 4 pm

Winters (1 October - 28 February): 10 am to 3:30 pm

Videos of Mahavatar Babaji's Cave

Shri Mahavatar Babaji's Cave at Dunagiri Mountains, Dwarahat, Uttarakhand

Meditation At Babaji's Cave - with Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi

Darshan @ Babaji Cave

Location of Mahavatar Babaji Cave

Mahavatar Babaji Cave is located in Kukuchina, Dunagiri Mountain ( 25 kms from Dwarahat, 3 Kms from Kukuchina).

Location & How to Reach Mahavatar Babaji Cave

The cave is on the Pandukholi Mountain beyond the hamlet of Kukuchina (25 km from Dwarahat). Kukuchina is last motorable point in this journey, after that you have to walk to reach the cave. The mountain path to the cave has been renovated. The climb to the cave takes about one hour for the average person. During the rains there are a few streams along the way which feed the Gogash River mentioned in  Autobiography of a Yogi. The journey to the cave and back from the Ashram takes about Six to Eight hours.

It takes 50 minutes from Dwarahat (YSS Ashram) to Kukuchina by taxi/car and another 50 minutes of trek to reach the Mahavtar Babaji's Cave. 

About Kukuchina Village

Kukuchina is sparsely populated with one bus arriving daily from Haldwani and a few shared jeeps from Dwarahat that makes it peaceful, quiet, tranquil and pollution free spot. Being the end of the road there are only mountain trails going north to the high Himalayas. 

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What is Mahavatar Babaji Cave famous for?

Mahavatar Babaji Cave is popular place for following activities/ interests - Caves, Hiking, OffBeat, Pilgrimage, Religious.

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