Adisesha is known as the King of Nagas as mentioned in the ancient puranas. Sesha is holding the entire universe in his body and is chanting the names of the Lord Vishnu from his mouth. He is considered as a very noble and a pious god. He is also called by various names suchRead More →

Sri Konganar was believed to have been born during the 5th century BC, and is the disciple of Boganathar, and he is one among the 18 great siddhars. He was appreciated as the best student by Bogar himself. He was born in Erode in a goldsmith family. His main worksRead More →

INTRODUCTION Nandanar (7th Century AD) was a Nayanar saint, and a follower of Shaivism. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva, and spent his life towards worshipping Shiva with sincere faith and devotion in his mind. LIFE Nandanar belonged to Adanur in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu. He was born in the Dalit community, andRead More →

INTRODUCTION Madhav Rao Deshpande also called as Shama was one of the baba’s most sincere devotees, and acted like his personal attendant. Their relationship can be compared to that of Lord Krishna and Arjuna. He was born on Margashirsh Shudda Panchmi day on 6th December 1880 to a Brahmin family fromRead More →

INTRODUCTION Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775–1835) was a great  poet, singer, veena player, and a great composer of Carnatic Music. His compositions are highly praised for their detailed descriptions of Hindu gods and temples. His compositions are popular and even today it is sung in classical concerts of Carnatic music. He is also appreciatedRead More →


RAJA RAVI VARMA INTRODUCTION Raja Ravi Varma (19th century AD) was a talented artist, and he is considered as one of the popular artists still now by everyone. His works are highly praised by the learned scholars, by the common public, and also by the ordinary layman, for its beauty.Read More →


LIFE HISTORY OF DHRUVA INTRODUCTION Dhruva is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he was praised in the Vishnu Purana and in the Bhagavatha Purana. Through his sincerity and purity, he has become a shining Dhruva star in the skies, and for him, there is no end. Divine discoursers would frequentlyRead More →


LIFE HISTORY OF PRAHALADA INTRODUCTION Prahlada was the staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he belonged to the Rishi Kashyapa gotra. He is classified as one among the best Bhagavathas similar to Narada, Thumburu and Dhruva due to his utmost devotion on Lord Vishnu. Prahlada was available even at the timeRead More →


VAIKOM VIJAYALAKSHMI INTRODUCTION Vaikom Vijayalakshmi is a famous playback singer who hails from Kerala. She was born at Vaikom in the year 1981 and later she and her family shifted their place to Chennai. She is highly talented in performing vocal music concerts, and she has sung both film as well as devotional songs. DueRead More →

MRS.JAYANTHI RAMAIYER INTRODUCTION Mrs.R.Jayanthi is doing divine music concerts in the Devasthanam temples as well as in other temples of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu for the past 30 years. She also performed music concerts in marriage receptions, Tourism Development programme at Kanyakumari, conferences, clubs, college functions, Tamil Isai Sangam,Read More →

SRI DAMODARDAS – STAUNCH DEVOTEE OF LORD KRISHNA INTRODUCTION Sri Damodardas was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. He was born in a village in Gujarat in a pious Hindu family. His parents were died at his young age, and hence young Damodardas left his home, and began to wanderRead More →

SHYAMALA SUNDARI – AN ARDENT DEVOTEE OF LORD KRISHNA INTRODUCTION Shyamala, also known as Shyamala Sundari (15th Century AD) was a great spiritual poet and a staunch devotee of Lord Krishna. She was born in the present day Porbandar at Gujarat, and she was                                    a celebrated female Bhakti saint, who is still remembered byRead More →

GUNASILAR INTRODUCTION Gunisilar was a great devotee of Lord Muruga, and he was a very generous and kind hearted person. He had made it as a practice to feed a minimum of 100 Murugan devotees in his home, and he has continued the practice till his death. He was aRead More →

PAKAZHIKUTTAR INTRODUCTION Pakazhikuttar, though he was born as a Vaishnavite, become a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, since according to his opinion, both Lord Vishnu and Lord Muruga are one and the same. When he performs meditation on Lord Muruga, he used to sit like a tree without shaking hisRead More →

CHINNAPPA DEVAR INTRODUCTION Chinnappa Devar (1915–1978), also fondly called as Sandow Chinnappa Devar by his fans and by his well-wishers, was a famous and active Tamil film producer during the period: 1950-1970. He is very fond of animals, and hence he produced a few animal based movies, and also made someRead More →

SOMASI MARA NAYANAR INTRODUCTION Somasi Mara Nayanar (8th Century AD) is a Nayanar saint, and was one among the 63 Nayanars. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and also a devotee of Sundarar. He attracted others through his simplicity, generosity and kindness. LIFE Somasi Mara Nayanar belongs to Brahmin caste and servedRead More →

GUSAINJI – AN INCARNATION OF LORD VITHOBA INTRODUCTION Vitthalanatha (1516-1588), also called as Sant Gusainji, was a great saint and a Krishna devotee. He was the son of the great saint Sri Vallabhacharya. He is believed to be an avatar of Lord Vithoba of Pandharpur. Gusainji learned all the divine scriptures from SriRead More →

BHAGAVATA NAMA INTRODUCTION Similar to chanting the names of the almighty, we can also chants the names of his devotees like Prahalada, Dhruva and Markandeya, and sages and saints like Vasishta, Atri, Viswamitra, Raghavendra, Shirdi Sai Baba and Kanchi Paramacharya. In most of the houses, we can see the picturesRead More →

SAINT BHANUDAS INTRODUCTION Bhanudas (1448–1513) was a Hindu saint of Maharashtra, who was well known for bringing back the sacred idol of Lord Vithoba  from Vijayanagar to Pandharpur. He was the great grandfather of Sant Eknath. At his younger age, he used to worship Lord Surya Bhagavan, and after he has seen the divine appearance of Lord Vithoba inRead More →