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This paper discusses and analyses yogic practices, that are described in the Tirumantiram, that are said to lead to longevity and even immortality. These include physical and mental techniques. interestingly, according to folklore, the knowledge regarding these practices is first handed: the author of the text, Yogi Siddhar Tirumular, is believed to be still alive, as he is said to be immortal.

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This paper is based upon both textual study of the original text in Tamil and oral teachings from a South-Indan yoga Guru, which is recognized by religious authorities in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, as an expert on the Tirumantiram.

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This page is a summary of: Immortality and Longevity through Yoga in the Tirumantiram, Asian Medicine, March 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15734218-12341505.
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