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 Audio recording rendered by Cheryl Albrecht, Australia!

master of all yoga masters,
expert in all the Vedaśāstra-s,
healer extraordinaire, a sage of modern times,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

born in an unknown village,
you travelled all over India,
studying under the greatest of scholars,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

a descendant of the noble lineage
that includes Nammāḷvār and Nāthamuni,
Rāmānujā and Vedāntadeśikā too,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

you restored traditional yoga,
at a time India was under alien rule,
your work now, known all over the world,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

author of many important works,
on a wide range of themes,
which contain the essence of Vedic teachings,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

the fountainhead of different yogic traditions,
which now span across the world,
the adaptable Viniyoga in particular,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

endowed with Siddhis of mantra and yoga,
your magic hands helped many heal,
from physical, emotional and spiritual illnesses,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

though a man rooted in tradition,
you broke free from certain old customs,
and empowered women in spiritual leadership,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

you taught many from all walks of life,
and at the right time passed on the beacon,
to your noble son Deśikācārya,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

with your wife Nāmagirī, by your side,
and pupil Deśikācārya at your feet,
you dedicated your life to serve Nārāyaṇa,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

though challenged many times,
and had to start over again and again,
your faith never wavered,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

you lived with purpose, for over a hundred years,
a great example for us to follow,
you continue to shine brightly in our hearts,
yogācārya Kṛṣṇamācārya, namaste to you!

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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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