The Lakulish Lineage
Dadaji and Bapuji
Dadaji, the spiritual teacher of Bapuji, first appeared to him as a sadhu or wandering monk when Bapuji was a nineteen years old. Bapuji received initiation from Dadaji after enduring fifteen months of rigorous study and practices including 40 days of seclusion, chanting and fasting. Dadaji reappeared again in 1952 after leaving Bapuji on his own to roam India as wandering Swami, this time instructing him to build a temple in Kayavarohan. When the Shiva temple in Kayavarohan was completed in 1974, Lord Lakulish himself appeared to Swami Kripalu and infused his energy into the statue.