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Author Jacobsen, Knut A., 1956-, author.

Title Yoga in modern Hinduism : Hariharananda Araonya and saomkhyayoga / Knut A. Jacobsen.

Published New York : Routledge, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Routledge South Asian religion series ; 8
Contents chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Sankhya, Yoga, and SankhyaYoga -- chapter 2 Encounters with a living Sankhyayoga tradition -- chapter 3 Kapila as the originator of Yoga -- chapter 4 The rebirth of Yoga and the emergence of the bhadralok yogin -- chapter 5 Gurus, book printing, and the Sankhyayoga lineage -- chapter 6 The textual tradition of the Kapil Math institution -- chapter 7 Sankhyayoga meditation instructions of the Kapil Math tradition -- chapter 8 Monastic life and recitation of Sanskrit stotras -- chapter 9 The material religion of Sankhyayoga -- chapter 10 The Kapil Math tradition and modern scholarship on Yoga.
Summary "The Samkhyayoga institution of Kapila Maotha is a religious organisation with a small tradition of followers which emerged in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century in Bengal in India around the renunciant and yogin Hariharananda Araonya. This tradition developed during the same period in which modern yoga was born and forms a chapter in the expansion of yoga traditions in modern Hinduism.The book analyses the yoga teaching of Hariharananda Araonya (1869-1947) and the Kapila Maotha tradition, its origin, history and contemporary manifestations, and this tradition's connection to the expansion of yoga and the Yogasatra in modern Hinduism. The Samkhyayoga of the Kapila Maotha tradition is based on the Pataanjalayogasastra, on a number of texts in Sanskrit and Bengali written by their gurus, and on the lifestyle of the renunciant yogin living isolated in a cave. The book investigates Hariharananda Araonya's connection to pre-modern yoga traditions and the impact of modern production and transmission of knowledge on his interpretations of yoga. The book connects the Kapila Maotha tradition to the nineteenth century transformations of Bengali religious culture of the educated upper class that led to the production of a new type of yogin. The book analyses Samkhyayoga as a living tradition, its current teachings and practices, and looks at what Saamkhyayogins do and what Samkhyayoga is as a yoga practice.A valuable contribution to recent and ongoing debates, this book will be of interest to academics in the fields of Religious Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Indology, Indian philosophy, Hindu Studies and Yoga Studies."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Hariharananda Araonya, Swami.
Kapila Maotha (Madhupur, India)
ISBN 9781315113340 (e-book : PDF)
9781351624732 (e-book: Mobi)
9781138080591 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315113340