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Matsyendranātha, also known as Matsyendra, Macchindranāth, Mīnanātha and Minapa (early 10th century) was a saint and yogi in a number of Buddhist and Hindu traditions. He is traditionally considered the revivalist of hatha yoga as well as the author of some of its earliest texts. He is also seen as the founder of the natha sampradaya, having received the teachings from Shiva. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matsyendranatha has received more than 95,199 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Matsyendranatha is the 1,492nd most popular religious figure, the 297th most popular biography from India and the 31st most popular Indian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Matsyendranatha ranks 1,492 out of 2,238Before him are Guillaume Dubois, Ernest Simoni, Fernando Ocáriz Braña, Alberic of Cîteaux, Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama, and Emmeram of Regensburg. After him are Bartholomeus Anglicus, John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Yitzhak Kaduri, Pietro Riario, Henri Schwery, and Jerzy Radziwiłł.

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Among people born in 901, Matsyendranatha ranks 4Before him are Rogvolod, Indulf, and Ashot III of Armenia. After him are Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, Pietro IV Candiano, Dirk II, Count of Holland, Pietro III Candiano, Vitale Candiano, Ulric Manfred II of Turin, Smbat II of Armenia, and Helena. Among people deceased in 1000, Matsyendranatha ranks 12Before him are García Sánchez II of Pamplona, Henry of Speyer, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Abū Sahl al-Qūhī, Bertha of Swabia, and Joseph Genesius. After him are Ibn Sahl, Abu Sulayman Sijistani, Þorbjörn Hornklofi, Leo of Tripoli, Mara Takla Haymanot, and Ælfthryth, wife of Edgar.

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Among people born in India, Matsyendranatha ranks 297 out of 1,493Before him are Rishabhanatha (null), Birbal (1528), Rajaram I (1670), Mohammed Rafi (1924), Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), and Irrfan Khan (1967). After him are M. N. Roy (1887), Gupta (240), Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921), M. Karunanidhi (1924), Chittaranjan Das (1869), and Baba Amte (1914).


Among religious figures born in India, Matsyendranatha ranks 31Before him are Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Parshvanatha (-872), Zakir Naik (1965), Guru Amar Das (1479), Mahinda (-285), and Dashrath Manjhi (1934). After him are Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855), Abbé Faria (1756), Joseph Vaz (1651), Swaminarayan (1781), Pingali Venkayya (1876), and Ivan Dias (1936).