Nice website about Aundh here
I'm pretty sure the princely state of Aundh neighbouring Mysore.
I came across reference to the Surya namaskara of Balasahib Rajah of Aundh again yesterday in Elsizabeth's book,
First There is a Mountain: A Yoga Romance [Hardcover]
Krishnamacharya seems to have been a little suspicious of this practice, it was a criticism of his I believe about later Ashtanga, 'too many Surya namaskaras'. That said the Ten points to health book also includes the chants to the different stages to the Surya namaskara and this was something he taught to Ramaswami and that he taught to us on the Vinyasa Krama TT course, although we were taught three accompanying mantra's.
The full booklet can be found here, look out for counted vinyasa, drishti, focus on breath, long inhalations and exhalations, breath retention, bandhas and a use of mantras.
The ten point way to health published 1928 (in English in 1938)
Or as a free to download pdf file below and over on the left of the blog along with the other free downloads
The Ten Point Way to Health by Shrimant Balasahib Rajah of Aundh pdf JM Dent Publishers
Some background to the book?
'...most Yoga students and teachers are not aware that the famous Surya Namaskar, and the variations out of the South Indian Schools of Hatha, never existed before the 20th century. In 1937 the Raja of Aundh was studying Law in London and attracted much attention by teaching a family system of exercises. This resulted in a London journalist publishing articles and ultimately a book. As a result, the Surya Namaskar rapid spread rapidly throughout the world, including India. Today, many in both East and West, believe this to be a traditional practice; it is not. No Brahman Hindu, reciting the sacred Gayatri, while facing the sun, has ever been taught to do Surya Namaskar. Surya Namaskar is a very modern innovation or invention in a long history of evolving Yoga practices'. from HERE
and here is the cover, the index, the diagram at the back showing the different stages and the chant.
And finally this from Mark Singleton's response to Ramaswami's newsletter in an earlier post of mine
"What I am interested in is how innovators like the Raja of Aundh
revived suryanamaskar in the context of vyayama, and how it was
initially promoted as an Indian alternative to Sandow bodybuilding. I
am also interested in how (to Sri Yogendra's chagrin) it was
subsequently incorporated by others into physical culture-oriented
You ask, "Are these physical drills, yoga exercises or devotional
practices? Which came first? God knows, Lord Ganesa knows". Well, the
answer is that it depends entirely on context. In modern times the
context can often be radically different. For example, into which
category should we place a mass drill-type practice of suryanamaskar
for children led by the Raja of Aundh circa 1935? Certainly he did not
categorize it as yoga himself. It would have looked to many like a
standard drill gymnastics of the time, and was to some extent
conceived by the Raja as a replacement for this. And yet he clearly
also recognized the "traditional" meaning of sun prostration." . Response to "Yoga Gymnastique