Sankara Narayanaswami of Mysore - is buried alive
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Quest of the Overself – Paul Brunton
The Madras Mail Masulipatam Dec 15th 1936
A remarkable feat of yoga was exhibited by Yogi Sankara Narayanaswami of Mysore on Sunday evening in front of Sri Ramalingeswaraswami's temple in the presence of a gathering of about 15,000 people. He was buried alive for about half an hour.
Lt Col K V Ramana Rao, IMS District Medical Officer who acted as the observer, took a letter from the yogi before the ordeal, stating that he performed the feat on his own responsibility.
The yogi was seated in a box specially prepared for the purpose and let down into a pit, which was covered with earth. After about half an hour, the box was removed, when the yogi was found sitting in a state of trance.
The yogi regained consciousness half an hour afterwards, when he was cheered by the people.