7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)
Yoga Literature in Tamil With Special Focus on the Recent Tamil Translation of Hathayogapradeepika
This INDICA CBL talk looks to foreground some aspects of an important new Tamil translation, by Dr Jayaraman Mahadevan, of the Sanskrit text Hathayoga-Pradeepika. Written in the fifteenth century by Yogi Svatmarama, the Hathayoga-Pradeepika continues to serve as a guide to current-day yoga practices. 15 Asanas, 6 Kriyas, 8 Pranayamas, 10 Mudras, and Meditative practices such as Nadanusandhana are explained in this book. After about 120 years, this book has now been translated by Dr M Jayaraman for present-day Tamil readers. This conversation will also be of particular interest for those watching the niche space that is the intersection of Tamil and Sanskrit, both being amongst languages of profound significance to literature (and more) indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.