Chapter 2 – Statues of the Masters arrive at Ananda Village

In June 2007 Vidura and I went to Oakland to pick up the statues of the Masters. As you may recall, this has been a 2 year project. (please refer to previous post). The 2 life size statues of Yogananda and Sri Yukteswar each weigh somewhere around 600 pounds and are made out of beautiful white marble. We needed to get Prakash with his backhoe to help us offload the crates.

The plan is to eventually place the smaller statues of the masters along with the life-size statue of Yogananda in our new Mandir when it is built. We also plan to build a special Mandir dedicated to Sri Yukteswar similar to the Lahiri Mandir already here at the village.


The smaller marble statues of the masters were uncrated and placed on the dais in front of the altar at Hansa Temple for a few weeks. We can already feel the enhanced vibrations and joy during weekday morning community meditations.


Over the next 2 weeks we got the 2 large statues uncrated and platforms built on which they now reside. We held a blessing and dedication ceremony on July 12, 2007 when the artists were here from India.