SIVAKAMI AMMAIYAR INTRODUCTION Sivakami Ammaiyar is a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, and she was born in Neduvayal in Tamil Nadu, in a rich family during the year 1784, and after performing divine service to Lord Muruga for many years, she died in the year 1854, at the age of 70. ItRead More →

VALLIMALAI SRI SATCHIDANANDA SWAMIGAL INTRODUCTION Sri Satchidananda Swamigal of Vallimalai was a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, and he attained Samadhi in the year 1950 at Vallimalai. According to the legend, Vallimalai is the place where Valli, consort of Lord Muruga was born, and it is located in Vellore District,Read More →

ARUMUKA NAVALAR INTRODUCTION Arumuka Navalar (1822–1879) was a Sri Lankan Shaivite Tamil  scholar, saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga. His birth name was Nallur Arumuga Pillai. He was born in a Tamil Vellalar family in Nallur, Jaffna at Srilanka, and became one of the preachers of the Shaivism sect. Though, he translated theRead More →

PASUMPON MUTHURAMALINGA THEVAR INTRODUCTION Muthuramalinga Thevar (1908 –1963), who was also known as Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar, was a popular personality among the Tamil people, and he is worshipped as a Holy saint by the people belonged to Thevar community. He was one among the noble persons who lived in the 20th century andRead More →

SWAMI VAMANASHRAM INTRODUCTION Swami Vamanashram was one of the holy gurus of the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin community. He occupied in the pontiff seat from 1823 to 1839 in the Chitrapur Mutt situated at Uttara Kannada District at Karnataka. Swami Vamanashram had been trained under his guru Swami Keshavashram for several years, and due to that, heRead More →

BABA NAGNATH YOGESHWAR INTRODUCTION Baba Nagnath Yogeshwar was a Hindu saint, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and also a staunch devotee of Mata Ganga, and considers himself as the son of the Holy Mother River Ganga, had observed fasting from 2008, by demanding to remove the pollution and toRead More →

TRIGUNATITANANDA INTRODUCTION Trigunatitananda (1865–1915), was a sincere disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. He started a spiritual Bengali Magazine of Ramakrishna Mutt, and he went to America in the year 1902, and become the head of the San Francisco centre. His birth name was Sarada Prasanna Mitra. Trigunatitananda was born in a rich family in the yearRead More →

RISHI SATANANDA INTRODUCTION Rishi Satananda was the pious son of Rishi Gautama and Mata Ahalya. Satananda was a great scholar and learnt the Vedas, Upanishads and the ancient Puranas from his father Gautama, and become a family priest of King Janaka at Mithila. Mata Ahalya due to her bad fateRead More →

MARAIMALAI ADIGAL INTRODUCTION Maraimalai Adigal (1876–1950) was a Tamil  writer, and he was considered as the father of Tamil Language, who strongly followed the Shaivam sect, and worshipped Lord Muruga and Lord Shiva wholeheartedly. He wrote lot of spiritual books in Tamil. Most of his works are based on the Shaivite philosophy, and aboutRead More →

RISHI DRDHASYU INTRODUCTION The famous Rishi Agastya and Lopamudra have a son named Drdhasyu, who is also called as Idhmavaha. He is mentioned in the Mahabharata as a noble rishi, and similar to Bhakta Prahalada, he has learned the Divine Vedas from his mother Mata Lopamudra’s womb itself, by hearing the Vedic chantsRead More →

KING KUSHANABHA INTRODUCTION Kushanabha was a great king, and he belongs to the Chandravamsha dynasty. He ruled major part of Bharath, which is the present day India. He was the son of King Kusha. Kushanabha was the founder of the city Mahodaya which is located in the present day Uttar Pradesh. Kushanabha married to a piousRead More →

BHARAT BHUSHAN INTRODUCTION Bharat Bhushan was born in the year 1952 is a famous yoga master, and he is Padma Shree Awardee. He was born at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, and he was interested in Yoga from his young age itself, and began to learn yoga from a Guru. He is talented inRead More →

SRI LAKSHMI NARAYANACHARYA – HOLY SON OF GURU RAGHAVENDRA INTRODUCTION Sri Lakshmi Narayanacharya(16th century AD) was the noble son of Guru Raghavendra. He was the only son of Guru Raghavendra and Saraswati Bai. Since at his younger age itself, his father Venkata Natha had become a Madhwa saint and cameRead More →

DEVUDU NARASIMHA SASTRY INTRODUCTION Devudu Narasimha Sastry (1895–1962) was a famous Kannada writer and a scholar. His guru was Vaidhyanatha Shastri. He learnt the Vedas and Sanskrit from his guru, and he was famous in penning devotional poems also. He wrote and published lot of beautiful novels, and in the year 1947, he publishedRead More →

DEVULAPALLI KRISHNA SASTRY INTRODUCTION Devulapalli Venkata Krishnasastri (1897 –1980) was a famous Telugu poet. Krishnasastri was born in a village in Andhra Pradesh, and he was brought up in Pitapuram, and his father had served as a poet in the court                   of kings.  He learnt English literature through his interest in that language, and became an expert inRead More →

BHARATI KRISHNA TIRTHA SWAMIGAL INTRODUCTION Jagadguru  Bharatikrishna Tirtha Swamigal (1884- 1960) was served as the pontiff of Govardhana mutt in Puri, Odisha, from 1925 to 1960. He is a great saint and he was appreciated for his spiritual powers. His birth name was Venkataraman. Venkataraman Shastri was born in the year 1884 to a noble Brahmin family. HisRead More →

SWAMI PRAHLADANANDA INTRODUCTION Due to spiritual thirst, Swami Prahladananda had joined ISKCON in the year 1968. While studying in the college, he heard about Srila Prabhupada, and he met him, and then, he became the Chief priest of the temple of Lord Krishna. Prahladananda Swami conducted Hari Bhajan chanting, andRead More →

RISHI GALAVA INTRODUCTION Galava was a powerful rishi and he lived during the previous Dwapara Yuga. He was the                      disciple of Viswamitra Maharishi. Galava was highly praised for his guru bhakti. After studying the Vedic subjects from Viswamitra, Galava had brought a peculiar kind of white horse, by praying to Lord Garuda.Read More →

NARASIMHA SARASWATHI INTRODUCTION Narasimha Saraswati (1378−1459) was an Indian saint and considered to be an avatar of Lord Dattatreya. His birth name was Narahari. His life history was written by Sri Saraswathi Gangadhar in his book Shri GuruCharitra. LIFE Narasimha Saraswati was born in a Brahmin family in Maharashtra. Narasimha Saraswati was able toRead More →

RISHI DALABHYA INTRODUCTION Dalabhya is an ancient Vedic Rishi and he is mentioned in Upanishads, Puranas and in other holy texts. He appears before the Pandavas during the Mahabharata war, and received blessings from the great Lord Krishna. His descendants contain the Dalabhya gotra and they are living in some parts ofRead More →