INO Lineage

INO Lineage

Shri Dattatreya

Shri Dattatreya is a historical figure about whom much could be written. For our purposes however, we will confine his depiction here to those features important to the International Nath Order. Within the INO, Shri Dattatreya is recognized as an Avatar or divine incarnation and Adiguru (first teacher) of the Adinath Sampradaya into which… Continue reading >

Shri Matsyendranath

Shri Matsyendranath is a historical figure said by some scholars to have lived about 1000 years ago. (c. 1000 C.E.) He is considered by many to be the founder of the broader Nath Order as a distinct sect. While the Naths had actually been known much earlier, he did initiate a revival by combining… Continue reading >

Shri Sadguru Lokanath

Shri Sadguru Lokanath was a Nath guru and avadhut from the area of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India. Shri Lokanath was the first Indian guru of Shri Mahendranath and initiated him into the Hindu sect of the Adinath Sampradaya as a sannyasin in 1953. Shri Lokanath taught disciples of his own choosing the science of… Continue reading >

Shri Pagala Baba

Shri Pagala Baba (born:1871, died: Oct. 1967) was a Bengali who had a small ashram on the outskirts of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Both his birth name and initiation name are unknown. He was referred to in that area as Panch Mistry, and later as Pagal Mistry because he refused to touch money. Finally, the… Continue reading >

Portrait of Mahendranath, waist up, wearing orange cloth around body and over left shoulder, rudrakshas, foliage in background

Shri Gurudev Mahendranath

Shri Gurudev Mahendranath (April 29, 1911–August 30, 1991) was a Nath guru, tantric guru, sadhu, sannyasin, writer, poet, and Avadhut. Born Lawrence Miles in London, England on April 29, 1911, his interests in the area of spiritual investigation and the Pagan way of life began at an unusually early age. During his childhood, he… Continue reading >

Kapilnath outside in Costa Rica. Holding trishul, wearing rudrakshas and mercury around neck.

Sri Kapilnath

Sri Kapilnath was born in WA, USA in January 1958 as John Pilskog. He is a disciple of Shri Gurudev Mahendranath from whom he received the Nath initiation name of Kapilnath. This Sanskrit name translates as skull lord or lord of skulls in English. In 1989 he was given the title of Imperator Magus… Continue reading >