Lahiri Mahasaya

1828 - 1895

Lahiri Mahasaya

Shyama Charan Lahiri (30 September 1828 – 26 September 1895), best known as Lahiri Mahasaya, was an Indian yogi, guru and a disciple of the Kriya Yoga master Mahavatar Babaji. In 1861, he was chosen by his guru to revive the yogic science of Kriya Yoga to the public after centuries of its guarding by masters. He was unusual among Indian holy people in that he was a householder: marrying, raising a family, and working as an government accountant, he lived with his family in Varanasi rather than in a temple or monastery. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lahiri Mahasaya has received more than 515,048 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9,851st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Lahiri Mahasaya ranks 9,802 out of 14,801Before him are Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis, Jaime Roldós Aguilera, Mateusz Morawiecki, and Serge Telle. After him are Julio Velasco, Yemelyan Yaroslavsky, Eva Joly, Leonel Fernández, Rupiah Banda, and Driss Jettou.

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Among people born in 1828, Lahiri Mahasaya ranks 35Before him are Rainilaiarivony, Effie Gray, Władysław Czartoryski, Friedrich Albert Lange, Étienne Carjat, and Franjo Rački. After him are Charles Floquet, Viktor Rydberg, Josephine Butler, René Goblet, George Crook, and Joshua Chamberlain. Among people deceased in 1895, Lahiri Mahasaya ranks 46Before him are Camilla Collett, Jorge Isaacs, L. L. Langstroth, Felix Hoppe-Seyler, George Newbold Lawrence, and Władysław Podkowiński. After him are Henri Ernest Baillon, Viktor Rydberg, Thomas Francis Wade, Gustav Spörer, Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla, and Petko Slaveykov.

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In India

Among people born in India, Lahiri Mahasaya ranks 307 out of 848Before him are Sridevi (1963), Harilal Gandhi (1888), Rani Padmini (null), Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855), Girish Karnad (1938), and Richard O'Connor (1889). After him are Udham Singh (1899), Anish Kapoor (1954), Chandra Shekhar (1927), Margaret Murray (1863), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), and Rakesh Sharma (1949).


Among politicians born in India, Lahiri Mahasaya ranks 104Before him are Shah Alam II (1728), Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Zail Singh (1916), Harilal Gandhi (1888), and Rani Padmini (null). After him are Chandra Shekhar (1927), Alamgir II (1699), Bahubali (null), Lakshmi Sahgal (1914), Bal Thackeray (1926), and Iskander Mirza (1899).

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