The Astrological Bangle, was made popular by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda’s guru, Sri Yukteswar, created the Astrological Bangle formula based on very precise weights of three metals; pure silver, copper, and over a Troy Ounce 99.999%, of 24Kt, fine gold.
Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda Sangha, was a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, and received the formula for the bangle from his teacher. In 1985, Swami Kriyananda gave me the formula and the responsibility of making the bangles.
I use the same exact formula that Sri Yukteswar gave to Paramhansa Yogananda.
As you can see in the photo above, the bangles are an open bracelet that can be circled to fit any arm. The ends are left simple (and not covered with a ball), as this is the way Yogananda had them made at Mt. Washington before he left the body.
The three metal astrological bangle is worn by many who follow the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. But the Master and his student Swami Kriyananda have both said that the bangle will benefit anyone who wears it, not only those who follow Yogananda’s teachings or the path of Kriya Yoga.
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“The bangle and its combination of metal as fixed by the Rishis emanate electronic ray (unseen to human eyes) which counteracts all planetary vibrations. Just as a lightning rod is affixed to a house to absorb the falling thunder and lightning, so the bangle is a lightning rod to absorb the ferocity of bad planetary rays falling on the body, when disease attacks as bad karma.”
Paramhansa Yogananda from a letter written to Rajarsi Janakananda