Swami Yogananda was staying at Varanasi and performing austerities. One night, while he was repeating the name of Sri Ramakrishna, an evil spirit tried to harm him. Immediately, he shouted out, ‘Jai Ramakrishna’. Frightened, the spirit said to him: ‘I shall never again come to disturb you. Henceforth this place is yours.’ Perhaps it was a haunted place; but by the grace of the Master his life was saved.