INTRODUCTION Once there lived in Trichy a pious devotee of Guru Raghavendra whose name was Ramanathan, and he was a businessman, and he belonged to Hindu Mudaliar Community. Regularly during thursday’s he used to visit the Raghavendra Mutt at Srirangam, and worship Raghavendra Swamigal and Lord Sriranganathar at the SrirangamRead More →

INTRODUCTION Before hundred years, there lived a pious Brahmin scholar in a village at Tamilnadu whose name was Palani, and he worked as an assistant priest in the nearby Murugan Temple. He used to assist the chief priest in discharging his day to day duties. He will used to doRead More →

INTRODUCTION According to Hindu Legend, Several thousands of years back, there lived a pious person in Varanasi whose name was Mankana, and he was a barber by profession, and he was a great devotee of Lord Ganesa. Once, Kasi was ruled by the King Divodasa. Since the king Divodasa doesn’tRead More →

INTRODUCTION Gopal (20th century) was born in a village at Mumbai and he was an ardent devotee of Sri Sainath from his younger age itself. He used to visit Shirdi on every year during the Guru Purnima festival, and have the darshan of Sairam. He was very good at studies,Read More →

INTRODUCTION The relationship between a bhakta and the bhagavan is that of a mother and a child. In this picture itself, we can see that Lord Narasimha is gently holding Bhakt prahalad in his hands. God expects only a true devotion from his devotees, and he didn’t expect any richRead More →

INTRODUCTION Gopaler Ma (1822 –1906) was a devotee and disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Her birth name was Aghoremani Devi, but she came to be known as Gopaler Ma due to her sincere devotion on Lord Krishna and to her Guru Ramakrishna. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, and Sri RamakrishnaRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Narasimha Swamiji, was born in the year 1874 in a Brahmin family at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. His birth name was Narasimha. Sri Narasimha Swamiji was an intelligent child, and quickly grasped the subjects, and become a leading boy in the school. After completing his law degree, he becameRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji was born in a village in Trichy in a pious Brahmin – Iyer family during the year 1906. Since from his childhood days, he developed bhakti on god and used to do meditation and puja, and at his younger age, he also met many saints andRead More →

INTRODUCTION Once there lived a holy priest and served in the Guruvayur Temple to Lord Guruvayurappan. His name was Nenmini. He was very pious and a kind hearted person. He had one young son whose name was Unni, and he used to help his father in his puja activities. Once,Read More →

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 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 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. (ambien) Vellayi was a dancer who wilfullyRead 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 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 Golap Ma was a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, who lived in the 19th century, and she was considered as a great woman saint. Her birth name was Annapurna Devi, and she was an ardent devotee of Mata Kali Devi, similar to her guru Sri Ramakrishna, and regularly visits the Dakshineswar KaliRead More →

INTRODUCTION Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar (1860-1919), was a great singer and composer of Carnatic music and he sang several songs in praise of Lord Rama, and he was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and also the devotee of the great divine musicians Rishi Narad and Tumburu. He was born in a Hindu piousRead More →

INTRODUCTION Gnanacheri Swamigal has lived in Chennai, and his Shrine is situated at Sithalapakkam, Chennai near Pasupatheeswarar temple, and lot of devotees are visiting his holy Samadhi shrine. He is a sincere devotee of the great saint Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra Swamigal. We can also visit Sri Raghavendra Swamy Temple atRead More →