Gorakhnath and the Kanphata yogis has 4 ratings and 1 review. Vipin said: Mysticism is integral part of the Hinduism, and Baba Gorakhnatha propounded Nat. 4 gorakhnath and the KANPHATA yogis practising Yoga; but hermits of this kind are exceedingly difficult to find. The author was able to get track of but two. Gorakhnath and the Kanphata Yogis by George Weston Briggs REVIEW by Urmi Chanda-Vaz I’ve always been fascinated by the Left-hand path or Vamacara.

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But, while doing so and seeking to bring to the interpretation of the systems under review mch imagination and. The Yogi at Puri, w ith his club, is reminiscent of the Laku- lisas and the tradition from Tilla gorakhnatj that the Satnath is related to the Paiik, one of the older sects of Siva.

They are also known as Kumar Bharadi, from the name of a dance which they perform at the commencement of the marriage ceremony of their Kunbi an agricultural caste disciples. The division consists of three exogamous sections Marriage is usually early, widow remarriage is allowed pc’lygamy is practised vorakhnath ‘divorce is permissible.

There was a dispute between Hindus and Muslims as to the disposal of his body by cremation or burial He reappeared and commanded them to use the two methods. Some are reputed to have transmuted base metals into gold or silver.


The appoint- ments of his gaddi his cushion, gorakhnahh official seathis huqqa water-pipehis box and other articles were of silver. It is evidently neglected by pilgrims. The Samyog of Ambala has twelve sections. The elections are made at the Kumbh Mela, held at Hardwar once in every twelve years. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is said that the saint spends part of each day there and the remainder of his time at Benares.

His turban was of black cloth and his. Here the father, though still alive, has been superseded by his son, also a Yogi, as pujari. Brah- mans officiate at their weddings. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. They gorakhnatj a distinct order of Yogis. The book is divided into three sections viz.

Gorakhnath and the Kanphata Yogis

This place was built by Raja Man of Jodhpur,- and was well endowed. The building, which is not very’ large, has a flat roof and is surmounted by a pinnacle. Both groups bury their dead, the lips of the corpse being touched with fire by the son, or grandson.

The monastery is subject to Gorakhpur. In all probability they represent minor divisions within the more important groups or the names of important personages or alternate names of some already recorded. KangnaSy or wristlets and armlets made of thread are worn, likewise charms and amulets of the usual types. They practise little asceticism, but grow vegetables and perform oanphata semi -sacerdotal functions, taking the place of the acrdj a class of Brahmans of the plains in the funeral ceremonies znd Kanets and receive the teh of the dead.


Kanphata Yogi

The tweezers may be attached to the pipe bowl by a chain. The conch shell is used by Yogis in worship, being blown kznphata the time of service. Some of these Jogis are mendicants, others follow menial occupations, serving as coolies, peons and the like.

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. They use the sacred thread to which is attached a whistle of brass, or of copper, or of silver. However, Siva is the great ascetic and he wears huge ear-rings.

The Pir Jogis, who are hogis Musalmans, perhaps of the same panth, will eat the food of other Yogis, but others will not eat their food. There is no fixed rule of superiority amongst the monasteries; but that at Tilla, in the Panjab, is generally considered to be the chief seat of the Gorakhnathis.

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