Tag: nathas

  • Some Aspects of the History and Doctrines of the Nathas

    Some Aspects of the History and Doctrines of the Nathas

    by Gopinath Kaviraj Introduction A detailed and systematic history of Indian Culture remains yet to be written. But, there is hardly any doubt that before it can be successfully undertaken continued spade-work is necessary in various fields of study. The cultural history of a people is no less complex than its political one, and, it…

  • Natha Sampradaya – Hatha Yoga, Kundalini and Kriya Yoga

    Natha Sampradaya – Hatha Yoga, Kundalini and Kriya Yoga

    Natha Sampradaya – The Yoga Order  The Sanskrit word nāthá or नाथ, is the proper name of a siddha initiatory tradition and the word itself literally means „lord, protector, refuge”. The related Sanskrit term Adi Natha means first or original Lord, and is therefore a synonym for Shiva, Mahadeva, or Maheshvara, and beyond these supramental…