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Preface Page 1 Introductory
Asceticism Comes of Age
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Acaryas affiliation akhada Ananda appellation As'rama ascetic sects asceticism ascetics austerity Banaras Brahma Brahmacari Brahmin Buddha Buddhist Caitanya Caitanyaites called celibate century A. D. Chapekar Dadupanthis Dasanami Dattatreya described devotion Digambara disciple doctrines famous female ascetics founder garment Giri Gorakhnatha Hamsa Hathayoga Hindu Hiuen Tsang householder idol idol-worship important incarnation Jain ascetic Jogis Kabir Kanphata Kapalika Kapalin known Krishna Kumbha assemblage Kumbha-Mela large number later lived Madhusudana Sarasvati Madhva Mahanta Maharashtra Matha mentioned monastery monastic centres Muslim Naga Naga ascetics naked Natha Nathapanthis Nimbarki Nirvani observe ordained organization Paramahamsa Pas'upata philosophical practice preceptor Purana Puri R. G. Bhandarkar Rama Ramakrishna Ramanandi Ramanuja Ramasanehi referred religious Rudraksha sacred Sadhus Saiva Saiva ascetics Samnyasis Sampradaya Sankaracarya Sanskrit sectarian Siva spiritual Srngeri stage Swami temple Tirtha tradition tutelary deity Udasis Upanisad Vaishnava Vaishnava ascetics Vaishnava Bairagis Vidyaranya Vishnu Vishnuswami Vivekananda Vrindavan wear worship Yoga Yogic