Such distention did not occur at any time in the case of Paramhansa Yogananda. When His father, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh, was a Vice-President of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway; the traveling nature of his job would move his family to several cities during Yogananda's childhood, including Lahore, Bareilly, and Kolkata. Why, after Death, the Ordinary Man Forgets His Former Life. Yogananda was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, to a Hindu family of Bengali Kayastha. At death, you forget all the limitations of the physical body and realize how free you are. According to Autobiography of a Yogi wh… Enbalming of the body of Paramhansa Yogananda took place twenty-four hours after his demise. According to his younger brother, Sananda, from his earliest years young Mukunda's awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary. Written 1923 by Paramahansa Yogananda, Here from Paramahansa Yogananda: The Divine Romance p. 211f . In normal room-temperature, the enzyme action of the intestines of deceased persons causes distention of the tissues in the abdominal region about six hours after death. Unnatural death, and death in a state of bodily attachment, are not only painful, they also obscure memory. Excerpts from the writings of Paramahansa Yogananda Though the ordinary man looks upon death with dread and sadness, those who have gone before know it as a wondrous experience of peace and freedom.