x, 180p., 7 B/W Figs., Gloss., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
There are very few studies on the Natha philosophy which is still not much known specially among the educated in India. It is a complex field of study but can be made more understandable by suitably clarifying the matter under the principal heads. The works of Matsyendranatha and his great disciple Gorakshanatha form a significant contribution to the exposition of the theory of the creation of the universe the working of mans mind and nature and the Ashtanga Yoga. These have been described in the present work in a simple language while tracing the origin of nearly all the concepts of the Natha philosophy to the Vedas Upanishads Smritis etc., and in a much more comprehensive form to Patanjali's Yoga Sutra.