Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas Trust Publications Colombo, Sri Lanka Ashram

Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas Trust is a registered society in Sri Lanka. It maintains on a charitable basis, an ashram and large meeting hall, as well as a shrine to Satguru Babaji Nagaraj at a beachfront site, a few yards south of Colombo, Sri Lanka. For the public it offers introductory classes, several weekly Kriya Hatha Yoga classes, a meditation room, a bookstore, and initiation seminars in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga. For Kriya Yoga initiates it also offers regular satsang meetings.

The ashram address:
59 Peters Lane
Sri Lanka

E-mail: Sri Lanka Ashram
Kriyanandamayi:: (00) (94) 773 706 988
Ahil: (00) (94) 776 055 359

Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Individual classes can be conducted after consultation.

Please note that the ashram does not offer accommodation over night.

  1. Kriya Babaji and the Ancient Kataragama Shrine.    Click here to read this article
  2. Kriya Babaji Nagaraj.    Click here to read this article
  3. The History of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga in Sri Lanka:   A Pilgrims Guide by M. G. Satchidananda:    Click here to read this article

Acharya Kriyananadamayi assisted by Ahil Siva and Devaki offer Yoga and meditation classes
to more than 375 children and 30 school teachers in remote, war torn northern Sri Lanka, April 1-8, 2017

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Ahil-Siva-Acharya-Kriyanandamayi-and-Devika-in-Jaffna-by-water (click image to enlarge)

Ahil Siva, Acharya Kriyanandamayi,
Devaki in Jaffna

Boat-ride-to-islands-off-Jaffna-April-2017 (click image to enlarge)

Boat ride to islands off the coast of Jaffna

Jaffna-Primary-school-Yoga-class-listening-to-the-Om (click image to enlarge)

Jaffna Primary school children listen to
the “Om” with ears plugged

Rows-of-children-meditating-on-heart-center-Jaffna-with-Kriyananadamayi (click image to enlarge)

Children meditating on the heart center
in Jaffna with Kriyanandamayi

Yoga-class-at-school-in-Eluvaitivu-April-2017 (click image to enlarge)

School children practicing Yoga in Eulvaitivu


Babaji Birthday Celebration

Babaji’s birthday celebration at the Colombo, Sri Lanka ashram, November 26, 2015, click here.

Katirgama June 19, 2013 dedication of the Babaji Alayam Koil (temple) and Kriya Guru Parambarai Peetam at Katirgama, Sri Lanka.

Classes are offered in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga in the Colombo area by:

Krishnaveni Krishnaveni 2

Kriyanandamayi (Krishnaveni Kulanthaivel)

Kriyanandamayi, K.K., is an Acharya in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas. She offers Kriya Yoga initiation seminars in Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia in English or Tamil. In her country Sri Lanka, she manages our two ashrams as the secretary of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas Trust, organizes initiation seminars and pilgrimage tours to Katirgama and other holy places, conducts Hatha Yoga classes, corporate and students stress management programs, acupuncture treatment, and performs sacred ceremonies at our ashrams. After being introduced into spirituality by her parents at a very young age, she soon explored various spiritual lineages, has practiced Hatha Yoga since 2001 and taught it regularly since 2002. Since her initiation into Babaji’s Kriya Yoga in 2006, she dedicated her life fully to intense Sadhana of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga and to serving the local Sangha and her parental family.

Sadhana yoga Shrushti
Ayngaran Hall, #105 , Kotahena Street, Colombo – 13. Sri Lanka.
E-mail: Krishyoga or Krishnaveni
Contact No: (00) (94) 77 37 06 988, (00) (94) 77 60 55 359, (00) (94) 77 43 97 339
Wednesday 10 am to 11 am
Saturday 6 am to 7 am
Sunday 6 am to 7 am

We offer Hatha Yoga Classes:

Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Ashram, #59, Peters Lane, Dehiwala
Sunday 8 am to 10.30 am (Five fold path of Kriya Yoga – Free Class)

Trillium Residencies, # 153 Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo – 8
Monday  10 am to 11 am
Wednesday  10 am to 11 am
Friday 10 am to 11 am

Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Book store and Information Center.
#133, College Street, Kotahena, Colombo – 13.

Satsang (only for initiates):
satsang meetings on last Sundays of the month  at 11am to 12.30pm

First level initiation seminars with Acharya Satyananda

For actual seminars, dates and venues, Click here to go to the page with the Sri Lanka Events Schedule.

All initiates are welcome to attend these as a review.

The Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Ashram is situated on the beach in Dehiwala, at 59 Peter’s Lane, just off of Galle Road, 0.5 km from the southern border of Colombo.

About Kriya Yoga and Acharya Satyananda – an initiate’s perspective
by Marina Kapur

Pilgrimage to South India

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* Testimonial *
Review about a first
initiation seminar
with Satyananda

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Babaji’s Birth Day Celebration, December 6, 2014 at the Babaji Alayam Ashram, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

More than 50 persons attended the 12 hour celebration of Babaji’s birthday on December 6, 2014, at the Babaji Alayam Ashram in Dehiwala. A few days before, ashram members fed a meal to children in an orphanage. View more photos here:

Pilgrimage to Babaji Ashram, Katargama, Sri Lanka January 9-16, 2014

Babaji's Kriya Yoga Ashram in Katargama

Babaji's Kriya Yoga Ashram on the seashore in Dehiwala, south of Colombo

Images of Satyananda's 1st Initiation in March, 2013

Sri Lanka 1st Initiation 2013 - 22 (click image to enlarge)

Our Sri Lanka Volunteer Organizer Team with Acharya: from left to right.
1. Sayantha
2. Devika
3. Krishnaveni
4. Ahiltharan
5. Satyananda
7. Vinothan
8. Vijayakumar

First level initiation seminar with Acharya Satyananda

Sixty participated in the initiation seminar at the Babaji’s Kriya
Yoga Order of Acharyas Trust ashram in Dehiwali, October 22-23, 2011

Acharya Satyananda present Prasad

Acharya Satyananda present Prasad to Rev. Panadura Ariyagnano,
during the October 22-23, 2011 initiation

1st level seminar - October 2011

The October 22-23, 2011 seminar included 40 persons from the
Sinhala community and 19 persons from the Tamil community

Acharya Satyananda present Prasad to Professor W.M. Gunatilaka

Professor W.M. Gunatilaka, (indicate by the X) who has
translated into Sinhala two of our publications receives Prasad from Satyananda (in white), October 23, 2011

1st level seminar - October 2011

Students doing Pranayama


Katirgama Shrine
Katirgama Babaji Temple
Katirgama Entrance

We wish to inform you that we have started to do Shivalingha Abhishekam at Babaji Alayam Dehiwela, 59 Peters Lane, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka on every Thursday, for the benefit of Kriya Sadhaks and their families, all over the world. We pray to Lord Shiva to destroy the darkness and grant Peace and blissful life to everyone in this world. We dedicate this pooja to Lord Shiva. In these pictures you can see Rathadevi performing the pooja. Murugesu Candaswamy, the ashram Secretary is on the right, and Krishnaveni, assistant secretary is on the left, in the group photo.

Shrine Katirigama
Shrine Katirigama

Katirgama Ashram and Babaji Koil temple

View Image Gallery of Katirgama Shrine

The holiest shrine to both Hindus and Buddhists in Sri Lanka is the Muruga temple complex at Katirgama, 40 km north of the southernmost town in Sri Lanka, Hambatota, deep in the forest, next to the Manickaganga River. Every year thousands of pilgrims come to Katirgama to seek the blessings of Lord Muruga at this powerful shrine and to enjoy the pristine natural environment. Babaji Nagaraj came here in search of his Guru, and found the Siddhar Boganathar. Under his guidance, for four years he learned dhyana and jnana and attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi, with the blessings of Muruga. He also realized that he is an avatar of Muruga.

A small shrine has been erected on the very spot where Babaji sat, under a banyan tree, with the Siddhar Boganathar to attain enlightenment. It is located just inside the gate to the Theivani Amman Kovil. Pujas are conducted there daily by the priests. Devotees are encouraged to meditate and practice Yoga in front of the small shrine, which contains granite murthis of Babaji and Siddhar Boganathar and a Muruga vel.

Devotees are welcome to visit the Babaji Ashram, which is a 10 minutes walk away from the temple, behind the CTB Government Transport Depot, and the new bridge. It is located on the east side of the Manickaganga River. It is an ideal place for meditation. Contact in advance:


E-mail: Sri Lanka Ashram


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Sunday: 11:00 am. - 12:30 pm.

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M.G. Satchidananda receives Patanjali Award for 2014

The Patanjali Award for 2014
has been made to
M. G. Satchidananda
By Yoga Alliance International/ International Yoga Federation.

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Order builds school near Rudraprayag.

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