Nāth Sampradāya
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The Nāth Sampradāya today comprises an order of renunciate ascetics and a householder caste, both of which trace their lineages to a group of nine Nāth gurus headed by Ādinātha (“First Nāth”), who is identified with the god Śiva. Next in mo…

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James Mallinson, “Nāth Sampradāya”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000053>
First published online: 2012

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