INTRODUCTION Poondi Mahan (20th century) is a great Saint and lived in poondi village, near Tiruvannamalai Tamilnadu. From his younger age itself, he was deeply attached with spirituality and used to regularly visit the temples and do the pujas, and sometimes wander in the streets by chanting the mantras ofRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Paranjothi Baba was a great saint who lived in a small room near Vadapalani Murugan Temple. He contains great spiritual powers, and healed many of his devotees by giving the holy medicinal oil. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga from his childhood itself, and used toRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Odukathur Swamigal(19th century) was born in a pious Naidu’s family in the North Arcot District. He was born after performing many pujas and observing fasts by his parents. His birth name was Seshiah. Seshiah, even at his childhood, showed no interest in worldly matters, and concentrated his attentionRead More →

INTRODUCTION Narayan Govind Chandorkar also called as Nanasaheb Chandorkar, was a sincere devotee of Sai Baba. He was born in a pious Hindu family. His parents used to offer free food to the poor people on a daily basis, and perform Narayana Puja at their home. His father worked inRead More →

INTRODUCTION Mouna Swamigal (19th century) was a great saint who lived in Kumbakonam, and done lot of goodness to his followers, and according to his name he maintained perfect silence throughout his life. He was born in a pious family at Thirubhuvanam, and studied well and quickly grasped the divineRead More →

INTRODUCTION Mookupodi Siddhar also called as Mookupodi Swamigal was born in a village at Salem in the Gounder community and his birth name was Mottaiyan. He worked in a local temple as a priest and served Lord Veerabhadra in a pleasing manner. He used to decorate the deity with beautifulRead More →

INTRODUCTION Among the several gopurams in the Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, there is a white gopuram which attracts special attention and it is called as the Vellayi Gopuram, and it is located at the entrance of the Srirangam Temple. Srirangam Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Vellayi was a dancer who wilfully sacrificedRead More →

INTRODUCTION Maragatham (19th century) was a pious woman who was born and brought up at a village in Kanchipuram District. At her younger age, she got married with Sri Varadarajan, who was a great scholar and an expert in astrology. He was a nice person, and lived his life, byRead More →

INTRODUCTION Mandodari was the  consort of Lanka king Ravana, and she was very beautiful, pious, and a chaste woman. It is believed that in her previous birth, she was a celestial dancer, and due to a curse, she was born as Mandodari. Mandodari was the daughter of Mayasura, the King of the demons and sheRead More →

INTRODUCTION Mahayogi Ayya( 19th century) was born in a village at Kanyakumari, and was very pious and holy at his younger age itself. Due to his spiritual thirst, at his teenage he came to Thiruvannamalai and sat down in a cave and done severe meditation for several years without havingRead More →

INTRODUCTION Maha Ananda Siddha was born in Dharmapuri district in the year 1930. Initially he was selling sacred ash, kumkum powder and turmeric powder. After some time, he undertook renovation work in Tamil Nadu Temples with great pleasure. He also fed the poor people with sumptuous meals along with sweetsRead More →

INTRODUCTION Kudai Swamigal was a great siddha who was born to a pious family in Kumarakottam in the year 1897. His birth name was Kanthaiya Swamigal and initially done agricultural work in his farm lands. He lived in Srilanka and he was the disciple of Sri Mahadeva Swamigal. After theRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Krishnaveni Ammal, was a woman saint who lived in the mountain caves in Papanasam, Tirunelveli District. She was fondly called by her devotees as “VanaDevathai”. She has been lonely living in the caves since from her younger age. She didn’t get afraid of anyone and considers herself asRead More →

INTRODUCTION According to his devotee’s experiences, it is believed that Sri Kodi Swami was lived for a few hundred years, and attained Mahasamadhi in the year 1993. He was considered as a holy saint and was greatly respected by his devotees and by other saints and received blessings from him.Read More →

INTRODUCTION Manomohan Mittra (1851–1903) is one of the famous disciples of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Manomohan was born in the year 1851 at a village in West Bengal. His father was a doctor, and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and his mother was also a disciplined and a calm housewife and got sincereRead More →

INTRODUCTION Few hundred years back, there lived a pious king in Kerala, and his name was Samutri, and he ruled the Calicut city in Kerala. He ruled his kingdom in a well-versed manner, and he was very much devoted to Lord Krishna, and used to chant his names regularly. OnceRead More →

INTRODUCTION Prahalad was a child devotee of Lord Vishnu, and his bhakti on god is unimaginable and unthinkable by us. He showed his selfless devotion on the god, and in return, he has been safeguarded in several circumstances by the divine power, and got all kinds of riches in thisRead More →

INTRODUCTION Prabhu Jagatbandhu was a great saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna who was born in the year 1871 in a village in Bangladesh. He was very much attached with Lord Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and used to sing melodious songs on them. Jagadbandhu was a Vaishnava Philosopher and spent most of his timeRead More →

INTRODUCTION Bhasa is one of the celebrated poets and mostly his poems were written in Sanskrit, and he got capabilities similar to the great poet Sri Kalidasa. It is believed that he would have lived in the fourth century AD, and he was considered as a divine poet. He was honouredRead More →