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By Swami Harshananda

Just as one burning lamp can light another lamp similarly a perfect guru[1] can pass on his spiritual power to a qualified or worthy disciple through a touch. This is called Tārakayoga. It is also called śaktipāta or bequeathing spiritual power.


  1. Guru means spiritual master.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore