The cremation was done according to traditional Iyengar rituals and without any state honours, reports Devidas Deshpande. Internationally renowned yoga guru B K S Iyengar, who passed into the ages in the wee hours of Wednesday, was cremated in the afternoon in Pune amid traditional rituals and chanting of Vedic hymns. Iyengar’s son, Prashant, lit the pyre at the Vaikunth crematorium at about 3 pm in the presence of around a hundred people, mostly the guru’s foreign disciples. Please ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Hundreds of yoga practitioners gathered at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune to pay their respects to yogacharya B K S Iyengar, who passed into the ages on Wednesday. Rediff.com contributor Devidas Deshpande reports. The atmosphere at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune is as serene as on any other day, except there is a tinge of melancholy. For the legend behind the institute, B K S Iyengar, passed away in the wee ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago At BKS Iyengar's home there are mourners, but no mourning Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Maharashtra cooperation minister Harshvardhan Patil on Friday suffered an eye injury after some activists from Dhangar community threw ink at him at a function at Bhigwan Pune’s Indapur tehsil. Dhangar community leaders have launched an agitation for inclusion in scheduled tribes category and benefits of reservation. Pune rural police said two persons were detained for interrogation after the incident. Patil was treated at a hospital in nearby Baramati for pain in his left eye. The ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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