Sanatan Dharma Timeline

5000 B.C.   Aryans appear and expand into Europe, Russia and India.

3700 B.C.   The Dravidian and Aryan cultures mix.  Sage Brihaspati synthesizes Sanatan Dharma as a mix of these two cultures.

3000 B.C.   Sage Vyasa compiles the Vedas and writes the scriptures of Sanatan Dharma.

1300-400 B.C.  Sage Vishvamitra spreads Sanatan Dharma, builds the city of Kayavarohan and establishes the Brahmanic Priesthood in India.

200 B.C.   Lord Lakulish appears, restores Kayavarohan and spreads Sanatan Dharma.

700 A.D.  Sage Shankara establishes the Swami Order in India.

1025 A.D.  The Muslims invade India and destroy Kayavarohan.  The Kayavarohan statue is buried in a field and not destroyed by the Muslims.

1866 A.D.  A farmer finds the Kayavarohan statue in his field.  It is placed in a temple to Shiva in Kayavarohan.

1913 A.D.  Lord Lakulish initiates Swami Pranavananda into Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga.

1913 A.D.  Swami Kripalu is born.

1930 A.D.  Swami Pranavananda dies.  Lord Lakulish assumes his body and saves the young Kripalu from suicide.

1931 A.D.  Swami Rajarshi Muni is born.

1932 A.D.  Yogi Amrit Desai is born.

1942 A.D.  Kripalu becomes a swami.

1948 A.D.  Yogi Desai, at age 15, meets Swami Kripalu.

1953 A.D.  Swami Kripalu’s kundalini awakens and he begins his sadhana.

1955 A.D.  Swami Kripalu visits Kayavarohan and recognizes the form on the Kayavarohan statue as the divine form of his guru, Lord Lakulish.

1958 A.D.  Swami Kripalu begins 12 years of silence.  He establishes his Malav Ashram.

1960 A.D.  Yogi Desai moves to the United States.

1962 A.D   Yogi Desai founds the Yoga Society of Pennsylvania.

1968 A.D.  Lord Lakulish commands Swami Kripalu to restore Kayavarohan.

1970 A.D.  Swami Kripalu initiates Yogi Desai into Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga.

1971 A.D.  Swami Kripalu initiates Rajarshi Muni into Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga.  Swami Rajarshi Muni moves to Malav.

1972 A.D.  Yogi Desai founds the Kripalu Yoga Ashram in Sumneytown, Pennsyvania.

1974 A.D.  The new temple in Kayavarohan is completed and dedicated.  Lord Lakulish appears to Swami Kripalu and infuses his energy into the statue.

1976 A.D.  Yogi Desai founds the Kripalu Yoga Retreat Center in Summit Station, Pennsylvania.

1977 A.D.  Swami Kripalu visits the United States and remains for 4 ¼ years.  He does his sadhana at Muktidam, the “house of liberation,” in Sumneytown, Pennsylvania.

1981 A.D.  Yogi Desai merges his two ashrams into the Kripalu Center in Lennox, Massachusetts.  Swami Kripalu returns to India.

December 29th, 1981 A.D.  Swami Kripalu leaves his body.

1993 A.D.  Lord Lakulish visits Swami Rajarshi Muni in India and asks him to come out of sadhana and spread Sanatan Dharma.  Swami Rajarshi Muni founds the Lakulish International Fellowship’s Enlightenment Mission (LIFE Mission).

2002 A.D.  Yogi Desai founds the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida where he continues to live and teach.

2007 A.D.  Swami Rajarshi Muni returns to seclusion and sadhana.

2010 A.D.  Yogi Desai celebrates 50 years of teaching in the West.