Of his Lakulish avatar, Bhagwan Lakulish, the twenty-eighth incarnation,
it is said as follows in the Shiv Purana: “During the twenty-eighth
Dwapar age when Dwaipayan, son of Parasar, shall be Vyas and Lord Vishnu
shall incarnate as Lord Krishna, son of Vasudev, I too shall incarnate
in the body of a celibate and shall be known as Lakulish. The place of
my incarnation shall be a siddhakshetra and it shall be renowned among
men till the earth shall last”.
This prophesy came to pass nearly 4500 years ago when Lord Lakulish
incarnated on earth at Kayavarohan (near the city of Vadodara in
Gujarat) as was foretold by Him. He preached the principles of Sanatan
Dharm and the science of Divine Yoga. He himself departed the earth in
due time but the purpose of his incarnation continued to be served by
four adept yogi disciples, Kushik, Garg, Mitr and Kaurush. The tradition
is believed to have flourished for about three thousand years.
Eventually however, with the passage of time, the teachings of this
In 1913, an event of extraordinary spiritual import occurred. Bhagwan
Lakulish himself once again revived his spiritual lineage for arranging
the execution of certain lofty and nobles plans he had for the benefit
of human beings by initiating Swami Pranavananda and imparting to him
the secrets of Divine Yoga. The present day disciplic tradition of Lord
Lakulish so started survives to this day and is presently headed by
Swami Rajarshi Muni. (For more on the Gurus of the lineage read Swami
Pranavanand, Swami Kripalavananda, Swami Rajarshi Muni).