Maharishi Patanjali

Maharshi Patanjali is known as the Father of Yoga. He is the founder of Ashtanga Yoga and compiled the Yoga Sutras around 3rd or 4th century BC.

Maharshi Patanjali is believed that Patanjali was an incarnation of Adishesha, a mythological God. Pata means ‘fallen’ and Anjali means ‘hands folded in prayer’.

Maharshi Patanjali has written treatises on Ayurveda and grammar. He was a follower of the Sankhya philosophy.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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