Param Pujya Avadhuta Sri Brahmananda Babaji Maharaja, whom Prabhuji calls Gurudeva out of respect and love, is the guru of Prabhuji. He was born on November 13, 1930, in Lakhimpur, a small village on the banks of the river Seryu, close to the holy city of Ayodhya in India. He is a disciple of the great siddha Param Pujya Avadhuta Sri Mastarama Babaji Maharaja. Over the years, Sri Brahmananda Babaji became a living example of the light and wisdom of his great master.
After years of sadhana, Sri Brahmananda Babaji Maharaja’s spiritual master gave him the sacred initiation “Avadhuta”. Sri Brahmananda Babaji Maharaja was a fully enlightened being and lived his life in full enjoyment of the divine bliss. He attained complete realization of karma, bhakti, hatha, raja, kundalini, tantra, and jnana yoga. He instructed and guided Prabhuji for more than 15 years in all the different aspects of yoga. The last years Gurudeva resided in Attipra, Thiruvananthapuram, India, and left his body on May 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in Rishikesh.