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Last Updated Tuesday November 21 2017 11:12 PM IST

Google honours BKS Iyengar on 97th birth anniversary

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Doodle 1: B.K.S. Iyengar doing Parivrttaikapada Sirsasana

Instrumental in introducing yoga to the Western world in its purest form, B.K.S. Iyengar was honoured on his 97th birth anniversary with a doodle by Internet giant Google. The doodle shows the yoga guru in various poses.

It has been said that Iyengar could hold a headstand for nearly half an hour well into his eighties and his style - Iyengar Yoga - is characterised by tremendous control and discipline.

Doodle 2: B.K.S. Iyengar doing Trikonasana

"To remember the pioneering and deeply spiritual yogi on what would have been his 97th birthday, Kevin Laughlin used a few of the master’s poses, or asanas, to help complete the logo on today’s homepage,” Google said.

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, now popularly known as BKS Iyengar, was born in a poor family on December 14, 1918 at Bellur in today's Karnataka.

Doodle 3: B.K.S. Iyengar doing Kapotasana

Beloved by followers in every continent, Iyengar advised such aspiring yogis as Aldous Huxley, Sachin Tendulkar, and Queen of Belgium Elisabeth of Bavaria.

He is the author of many yoga books including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life.

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