Author: M JayaramanForeword/Introduction: T K V DesikcharPublisher: Krishnamacharya Yoga MandiramYear: 2012Language: Bi-LingualPages: 96ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788187847304
This is the traditional invocatory verse addressed to Sage Patanjali. Practitioners world over revere Patanjali, the author of Yoga-Sutra-s, for his peerless contribution towards the welfare of humanity.Yoga-Sutra-s are studied, interpreted and discussed widely. But very little is known about the author, Patanjali, Patanjali is believed to be the incarnation of Sesa, the great mythological serpent who supports the whole world on his thousand hoods. Mythology also has it that it is up on Sesa that Lord Visnu reclines. Beyond this, very little is known about Patanjali. The current Sanskrit prose adaptation with English translation of the poetic work of Ramabhadra was attempted because the poetic version is replete with many incidental elaborate romantic descriptions and such other things which are inconsequential to the flow of the story. A brief description of the characters and also the Sanskrit works that are mentioned in the work is presented at the end.
Benediction Introduction 1. Patanjali-Caritam 2. Part one 3. Part two4. Part three 5. Part four 6. Part Four 7. Part Five 8. Part Six 9. Part Seven 10. Part Eight AppendixCharacters in the Work Sanskrit Texts mentioned in the workPatanjali-krtam caranasrngarahita-stotram