The Yoga of Maharaja Man Singh of Jodhpur

A project in collaboration with the Maharaja Man Singh Pustak Prakash, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Maharaja Man Singh acceded as ruler of the princely state of Marwar (in present-day Rajasthan) in 1803, in what was an intensely contested fight for the throne. He attributed his ultimate, miraculous success to the intercession of the divine sage Jālandharanāth, of the Nāth lineage of yoga-practising ascetics. Man Singh was himself a devotee of the Nāth guru Devnāth, and during the forty years of his reign the Nāths enjoyed enormous power and influence in the kingdom, displacing the Brahmin religious establishment and Rajput aristocracy. [...]